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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Casual (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fun (13)
Romantic (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Cozy (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
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People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Spicy (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Was absolutely blown away by the food. Great ambiance and friendly staff. 10/10 would come back. On the expensive side though so it won’t be for a while. But I would come for a very special occasion

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Unfortunately, this restaurant charges an automatic 20% service charge. I really abhor this practice. A 20% tip is reserved for outstanding service. A restaurant should not demand it. Just raise the prices of your food if you need more money and let the customer retain the ability to tip as they deem appropriate. It incentivizes good service.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

We had not been to Tango in a while and were delighted with our Valentine's Day date choice. The menu was lovely and we are eager to come back and get re-acquainted with the rest of the regular menu. I love Spanish tapas and I remember they have some really good ones.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding experience for valentine day

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Way over priced. $180 for two people with no drinks after a non-optional gratuity. We’ve been coming here for years on valentines, but that tradition probably ends after tonight.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

enjoyed the food and wine and reminded me of the wonderful food and wine we had in Spain

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Happy Hour, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Great setting for visiting with friends. Lots of fun and tasty choices of small plates. We liked it a lot!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Boise)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food. Super waiter. The private room was quiet and intimate.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service as usual

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·Dined 6 days ago

Went in before seeing Hamilton. We met with my parents and all chose 1-2 tapas items to share. The food was delicious, highlights include the crispy pork belly bites and the sangria by the pitcher. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Great tapas and drinks
Excellent service
Entree was bit disappointing however staff to great lengths to redress the situation.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was my 4th visit there ...it’s a gem, food is amazing... be sure to try their famous dessert the diablo.... we split it as our appetizer as wanted to be sure there was room for it. Each year when I am staying downtown Seattle this is a must do

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went before seeing a show down the block at the Paramount as did many of the other patrons. Kitchen staff gets a round of applause for getting everyone out in time. Bacon wrapped dates are a favorite as were the shrimp, meatballs, and lamb chops. Wish we had had time to try a paella. Next time when we don't have a time constraint. The rich chocolate dessert we shared was a fitting conclusion to a tasty, well seasoned sampling of dishes.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

3rd time here. There will be a 4th. Friendly service and tasty tapas. Fun putting my own combination together (and wine to complement).

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Tapas, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Took my wife here for dinner before a show at the Paramount. We shared several different tapas and had a great meal! Everything was delicious. Definitely get the albondigas. We will for sure come back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great place to relax and eat before a show at the Paramount. Food is fantastic, service is great, good tapas to share, and full meals also.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food here is fabulous. Lots of wonderful small plates to choose from, every one was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love using Tango always easy to book. Tango is one of the few places you can get paella in Seattle and it was kewl. The manager was very nice and attentive. The waitress was moderate she may have been tired but low Energy.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Totally blown away by the service and ambiance at Tango! We had a blast and would highly recommended this cute tapas spot!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 14, 2018

Seafood paella is excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 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 13, 2018

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

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 12, 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 10, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 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 5, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 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 26, 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 23, 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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 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 19, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

For the price we paid for the tapas, I was expecting a much more classy, clean, and romantic evening. It felt like a standard restaurant with overpriced items.
Some dishes were good and others not so much. I would recommend the prefixed menu instead of individual tapas.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was outstanding. The food was OK.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 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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