About Tango

Latin inspired cuisine and cocktails in a fun, sophisticated 1908 brick building on the cusp of Capitol Hill. From the Tango front door it is just a short walk to the Convention Center, Paramount Theater and ACT Theater. Tango is a family owned restaurant that prides itself on great paella, ceviche and mojitos.
Come on in and enjoy!

1100 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish, South American, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour (lounge only): Seven nights a week: 4:30pm - 6:00pm, Monday Nights All Night Long!

Cross Street:
Boren

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 583-0382

Website:
http://www.tangorestaurant.com/

Catering:
Tango offers full service catering for parties up to 100. Our affable staff will provide knowledgeable and warm service, creating a successful and stress free event. We develop personalized menus that reflect our guests' individual preferences along with each event's unique qualities. Allow us to take care of you!

Parking Details:
Directly across from the restaurant for $12

Executive Chef:
Kelvin Morales

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Tango Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (34)
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Fit for Foodies (22)
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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Authentic (16)
Happy Hour (13)
Cozy (13)
Romantic (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Spicy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrated my husband's birthday in the private room with a group of 14. I think the room must've been sound proof because we were quite loud and couldn't be heard outside the room! (The other patrons must have been happy) Food was great and perfect for a large group just ordering tapas and sharing them. The Diablo desert was amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Seafood paella is excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

It's been quite a while since the last time I had gone to Tango, over a decade. Doing a little research, reading about the large leather bound menus, I realize that it had to have been owned by the original owner. Regardless, this visit definitely had a huge impact. My friends and I went for a pre-theater early dinner. Everything we had was delicious, and the staff really accommodated our needs. We enjoyed a great meal, tasting many amazing dishes, spending time with friends, and we got to the show without rushing.
Thank you to the chef, the host and our patient waitress.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious tapas, lots of choices. Friendly and helpful service.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was great, despite the extrodinary long wait for the paella. It would be nice if the waiter can space out the delivery of tapas, so that guests don't have to sit in silence before empty plates.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fun place with good atmosphere and great food. The brussell sprouts in balsamic glaze were probably the best we’ve ever had. Everything else was great too.. mussels, mushrooms, bacon wrapped dates. Would recommend for a great night of small plates.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent service. Portions a bit small for the price. Could use a little lighter hand with the oil in the kitchen. Good sangria and a decent selection of beers on tap. Perfect ambience. Happy Hour is a great deal.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Simply fantastic. Went there because it had good reviews and was close to the Paramount. Can’t wait to go back. Food was delicious, service was great.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

It was ridiculous.
We came specifically for happy hours. And waiters didn't propose us happy hours menu.
And we paid a whole amount.
Very expensive bill.
Even no alcohol included.
Food was okay. But price was not related to the taste.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Absolutely delicious tapas and paella that is to die for...plus an excellent house sangria among a very notable wine list. This is my go-to fancy birthday place; great for pairs and small groups or larger ones (make a reservation well in advance). Tango is amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was timely but not overly present, in general. Good service. Most of the food was very, very good indeed. This was especially true of the (very fresh) mussels, the mushrooms, the salad with shredded duck, the papas. The only shortcoming, and it was consistent, is that the kitchen doesn't toast/grill their bread enough. Thus the pan was soggy, the topping quite cold. The desserts were excellent.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Been here before and will continue to come back for the tapas and the El Diablo dessert. Great location for those going to the Paramount theatre.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Loved every part of Tango! They made our first New Year's Eve together very special.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food just wasn’t that good. Steak tasted like old grease. The vegetarian paella was bland and super dry, like zero sauce or flavor left in the pan. I would suggest looking up Toro, a tapas restaurant in Boston MA. That is what you should emulate... The service was amazing, and the mulled sangria was tasty. That’s about it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

first time & would go again - enjoyed every item we ordered, as did our 11 year old son!

Tags: Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Once again we return to Tango. Tasty and well cooked Spanish delights. Although we didn't get past the tapas this time the paella and other mains are well worth the wait. A decent selection of Spanish wines tops it all off.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Bacon wrapped dates, queso azul and brussel sprouts were the winners. El Diablo lives up to its name.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It had been a while since I visited Tango.
I was able to get a reservation without issue. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive, but had a few missed. Received our tea lukewarm. One of the dishes we ordered was mussels since my friend doesn't eat meat, but it happened to have pork in it as well. Other than that the rest of the food was good.

I'd recommend this place for happy hour. Good selection and even better prices.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The service was outstanding. The food was OK.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was SLOW (one hour for one tapas) with no smile and disdain. Now the gratuity is fixed to 20%, with room to add. Probably last time there.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our meal was delivered to the couple next to us, when they brought us the meal the other couple ordered we said it's not what we ordered, it took another 20 min for my husband's short ribs to come out, by then I was done eating my soup and salad. The other couple devoured our dinner , even though it obviously wasn't what they ordered, then the server brought them the one they tried to deliver to us and they devoured that too, and the server apologized to them for the mix up. No one appologized to us, or comped any of our bill, and we were the ones who sat hungry, waiting for our meal, and we're late getting to our show because the meal took so long. Service seemed very disorganized and scattered. The food, when we finally got it, was delicious. It's a bummer to write a review like this, I am usually super positive and love to write glowing reviews. Couldn't do that this time, :-(.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is a gem -- just across the freeway on Pike, it is within walking distance to downtown. The tapas are great, the prices for food and wine are reasonable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Tango, you broke my heart. Once upon a time you served me well. A delicious dish you bore, The Del Mar (seafood paella). Alas, it is no more. Replaced by a "Traditional or Vegetarian Paella". Replaced. And the tears cannot be stopped. Oh, the replacement is... sufficient, somewhat traditional, at best a mediocre cousin of the great Del Mar. Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and so goes our love affair with Tango's Del Mar. Adios my good friend. I will remember you fondly for being unique, exquisite, a mistress to my palette, and most of all simply delicious. Oh the service was outstanding, the ambiance cozy, the Sangria delectable, but the Sangria cried that night. The Night The Paella Died... A long, long time ago, I can still remember how the Paella made me feel...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

FABULOUS! Just fabulous in every way -- delicious authentic tapas, friendly and efficient help, variety of seating possibilities to accommodate needs/wishes. Great for pre-Paramount shows, but really anytime. We will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great dining spot if you are going to a show at the Paramount

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went before a show. Great food, service, etc. Love tapas plates for variety for two people. Their special dessert was delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Had just been to Spain so this was such a nice treat for my Spanish food cravings. The only disappointments were the added 20 percent gratuity and the fact that the waiter starred and circled 'additional' on the tab.... 20 percent seems high and that's what I normally tip if the service is good so I'm not going to tip more. I'm sure that's disappointing to the wait staff -- plus it wasn't really busy so the waiter was somewhat inattentive, but he was friendly and efficient. They were very responsive to the fact we had a show to go to so that was nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food and nice environment. A bit on the loud side. Will definitely go again.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service and ambiance was excellent. The food presentation, quality and flavor was also very good. We especially liked the grilled brussel sprouts.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Tango is our fave place to go when we go to a show at the Paramount!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our food at Tango was just okay. The shrimp were chewy and over cooked and the pork belly was burned. The ceviche dish had just a few small slivers of fish so definitely not worth the money. Our server gave us the wrong check and said it was “not a big deal because the amounts were pretty similar anyway.” I wish the entire experience had been better!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Delicious!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great spot, unique interior space. Good food, really couldn't complain. Adding a few Brussel Spouts to the Beef Tenderloin dish would make it a bit better, but all good either way. Service was awesome, loved Annie. She was very attentive, friendly and helpful. The manager and, I think a cook or another server, also stopped by our table to ensure we were happy. Definitely, a repeat place for sure. Wish I was there now. :-)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful ambiance !
Love the menu, location is fun.
Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great tapas and friendly service. Great for a pre-performance meal.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious tapas and lots of variety. We just returned from Barcelona, and it was so nice to discover this place so that we could still savor the flavors of good tapas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Tango equates to tasty food, great servers, and generous happy hour values!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

An excellent dinner--service, food, wine, ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a delightful experience at Tango. The paella is especially good - be sure to order it right when you sit down since it takes about 45 minutes to prepare.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had seafood coconut curry with rice and steak with sliced potato.
They were delicious and big portions including desserts.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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