Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Orlando

Cafe Tu Tu Tango is an eclectic, artsy restaurant located on International Drive in Orlando that features a tapas-style menu and local artwork for sale right off the wall! You will often find local artists painting their next piece right there in the restaurant as you eat!

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There is a huge patio outside that opens up right to the bar for easy access with plenty of seating perfect for the beautiful Orlando weather!

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Cafe Tu Tu Tango is located at 8625 International Dr. Orlando, FL in front of the Castle Hotel.

The Drinks

Mom ordered the Strawberry Mojito which she said was good but a little watered down. My peach sangria was also watered down but would have been good otherwise. I also took a bite of one of the apples from my sangria and almost gagged it was so bitter! Needless to say, we were not impressed with the mixed drinks.

Strawberry Mojito
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Peach Sangria
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The Food

We had much better luck with the food we ordered! We started with the Olives & Feta spread which also had sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and oven-roasted mushrooms. I'm not a fan of olives but I enjoyed everything else and didn't find the olive taste to be too overpowering.

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Next, we tried the Cajun Chicken Egg Rolls which had blackened chicken, roasted corn, red onions, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, and was served with a creole mustard sauce. I really enjoyed the egg rolls with and without the mustard sauce!

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Finally, we had the Argentinian Chimichurri Steak served with crispy mofongo, and an extra side of chimichurri sauce. The meat was definitely a lower grade flap steak and was very chewy. I could definitely see it becoming like beef jerky if cooked too long. Luckily ours weren't cooked to beef jerky status but was still pretty chewy. The "mofongo" that came with it was more like Yucca fries (I'm almost positive that's what they were) but they were really good! The texture was a little weird but there was the perfect amount of salt to give them just enough flavor.

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Overall, the food was good but a little overpriced for me at $10 a plate. Our bill for the two of us with 3 plates of food and two drinks was $45 which was pretty expensive for what we got.


Although we weren't there during happy hour, I did find some happy hour times on their website. 
4:30PM to 6:30PM: Monday – Friday
Bar, Lounge, and Patio Only

Drink Specials: 2 for 1, Drafts, Sangria, Pinnacle Vodka, Don Q Rum, Margaritaville Tequila.

Plus $2 Off All Appetizers

11:30AM to 3:30PM
Join us for Brunch at Cafe Tu Tu Tango and enjoy our bottomless Bloody Mary bar!

Wine Down the right way at Tango each Wednesday night! Enjoy a delicious selection of top wines and sangria for your enjoyment.

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Throughout the restaurant, you will find artwork from local artists for sale. I loved walking around and looking at all of the different pieces!

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Even some of the tables served as unique artwork!

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Although we weren't overly impressed with the drinks and the price of the food, I would definitely go back during happy hour! I always feel like your drinks come out a little better if you're ordering right from the bar anyways.

Have you ever been to Cafe Tu Tu Tango? What did you think? 

1 comment:

  1. This looks like so much fun! I'll have to check it out, thanks for sharing!