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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
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Quick Bite (5)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

The service was outstanding. The food was OK.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

A new favorite of ours! Outstanding food and service. Great for date nights or fun times with friends.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent food! Great service. Creative and varied menu.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a fantastic time for a group of ten people. The food was superb!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

A co-worker suggested Tango-and we loved it! The 'Cheap Dates' are a MUST! Brussel sprouts with the honey are amazing! The pork belly bites with pomegranate reduction-WOW! Can't wait to come back! Service was the best! Lucas made the entire experience fantastic! We'll be asking for him next time in....

Tags: Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Casual, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was good, but uneven. Some dishes seemed will constructed in flavor, while others fell flat. Of course the bacon wrapped dates were 4 stars. The papas bravas were a bit soggy. Service was average.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious, interesting, and well crafted food with excellent ingredients. Very pleasant setting, friendly, helpful and professional staff. The dining area is spacious, inviting, and comfortable. The music was a little loud for conversation when we were seated, but they reduced the volume at our request. We have eaten here about 6 times over the last 2 years and have very pleased each and every time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Four of us met at Tango for dinner before seeing Ragtime at Fifth Avenue Theatre. As always, the service and the food were outstanding. Love this restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service spotty therefore 20% minimum tip was too high

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent experience! Very good food, excellent service and a fun environment.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Steak was cold

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was great and came out fast. The host staff was not properly trained. Servers were attentive. They don't serve fried foods. Everything tasted fresh.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and ambiance were great but the service was so slow and inattentive it ruined the rest of the dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Even better than the Yelp reviews! You MUST have El Diabalo at the end of the night!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I really wanted to like the place, service was slow and fairly unresponsive. Do not like the fact that 20 percent tip was automatic but I understand that it's party of dining in Seattle now. I had a seafood dish that I ended up turning back because half the seafood didn't taste right, or fresh although I was assured by the chef it was fresh. A manager stopped by and offered to replace it which was nice but the server did no follow up.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our group stopped by for dinner before seeing a musical at Paramount Theater. We liked the ambiance but found the food, service, and value proposition to be lacking. Last but not least, it is unacceptable for an aspiring Spanish cuisine destination to have paella so mediocre that many reviewers, us included, would caution prospective diners against ordering it.

Tags: Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fun place for a birthday celebration. Excellent wine selection and a fun and tasty variety of tapas. lamb chops and chicken croquettes were excellent.
paella for all and then el Diablo foe dessert were good choices though paella was ok but the weak item in the meal. other items were great

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent food, great service. We went during Seattle Restaurant Week, so we enjoyed added value.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The menu provides the option of small plates or full entrees prepared in the Spanish tradition. Excellent wine selection. Great service. Well worth the visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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