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

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (11)
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Fun (10)
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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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vip
 (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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 (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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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and my aunts birthday. Food was amazing late dinner!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Was a busy night with lots of people going to one or more nearby theater events. Though we weren't going to an event, upon arrival we were asked right away if we were. Nice for them to be mindful that people might be on a short time schedule for making an event at one of the nearby venues.
The beet soup (special) was fantastic. Would highly recommend that.
We didn't order an entree, just a number of smaller items to share. All was great, and the desert as well.
Reasonably priced.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We went here for our first date, and recently went back for our anniversary dinner. Great tasting menu and Tapas! Love Tango!

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Take my girl to dinner. The waiter is quite friendly and helpful. Definitely gonna go there again!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Tango once again exceeded our expectations for great service and perfectly prepared food. Bistec a la Parilla is excellent. Also, don't miss trying El Diablo for dessert...delicious!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Tapas, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Everything we ordered was great! Highly recommend!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

As a frequent restaurant diner and cook I was disappointed with execution of my meal. I ordered the seafood paella and the calamari and shrimp were over cooked and the peas were undercooked.

Prior to attending the restaurant I called to see what the policy for bringing an outside cake in for a Birthday (which is what the celebration was) and was not informed about the fee that would be added to mine and my guest bill. Not that it would have been an issue but I could’ve better prepared them of that charge in addition to the service charge that was added to our bill.

When I spoke to the manager about it he was unapologetic about it, nor did he take responsibility that the host or whom ever answers the phone did not give detailed information to new coming guest.

As someone who has been in the service industry for many years I would say that Tango restaurant did not provide me with an excellent level of customer service that I expected. I would not recommend it to anyone nor will I patronize them again.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was great, we tried all the small bites and a couple veggies. Drinks were fun (desert sage and Gran Papa) and well with the dates and bacon. Service was low-key and helpful. Truly a gem, we'll be coming back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I read several reviews commenting about poor or slow service. We received great service from everyone we interacted with on this evening and it was a busy Saturday night with a full house. Overall a great experience and we will go back.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Tapas places are usually expensive, but this place is more than usual. Just be careful with what you order.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were welcomed and seated promptly despite the fact that they could not find my Open Table reservation. Service was excellent as was the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food, right on Pike. We enjoyed all our dishes that were made "plant based" for us without any issues. We were given a window seat and the service was fantastic. Will return again on our next adventure. Cheers!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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