Last year I had the pleasure of eating at Café Tu Tu Tango on Florida’s International Drive in the USA.
I was on a multi-generational trip with the family and we were visiting Disney World!
Café Tu Tu Tango was in close proximity to where we were staying, and it was actually recommended to us by a local resident. And, as we all know, a local’s recommendation is usually a good one!
So, with the kids staying with the grandparents (that’s the beauty of a multi-generational holiday!), VIP and I went off on date night!
We were immediately impressed with the exterior of Café Tu Tu Tango – it was bright, vibrant and looked exciting!
If the exterior of Café Tu Tu Tango was colourful, the interior was even more vibrant.
As we walked through the doors, we were welcomed by lovely aromas, music you want to move to and an upbeat atmosphere.
Laughter and music were the first things that you’re met with on entering the restaurant. Conversations were loud and we loved the music, which was mostly from the 80s and 90s – our cup of tea!
Forget coming here for a quiet dinner for two; it was loud, full of energy and best of all, fun!
The walls were adorned with a plethora of abstract art and there was even a local artist painting on site and displaying their art, which was nice to see.
The interiors offered a bohemian vibe and it almost felt like we were joining one big celebration! Mind you, reading up on the background of Café Tu Tu Tango, this didn’t surprise me.
According to the restaurant's website, three friends decided to launch the restaurant following their trip to Barcelona in Spain back in the early 90s – and you certainly see the city’s influence on the restaurant’s style.
Cafe Tu Tu's Food
The menu was quite varied so I wasn’t worried about being able to find something to eat that I’d like.
I decided to skip starters (in favour of dessert) and for the mains, I opted for the No Way Jose Sliders (Burgers) – of pork and beef, which included mango-sriracha-chipotle slaw, avocado pico and crispy shoestring potatoes – for $10.50.
VIP opted for the Guava BBQ ribs (with malta-guava BBQ sauce and pickled green tomatoes) for $10, plus we ordered some Yuca fries as a side.
We also ordered Roma Tomato and Goat Cheese Flatbread from the Brick Oven menu, along with some hummus.
For larger groups, of six or more, there’s the option of a small plates tasting menu for $29.22 per person, which is a great idea.
Dessert for me was my favourite though; Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Lollipops, which cost $7.
They tasted absolutely delicious and, if I wasn’t quite so full, I could have easily have gone for a second round!
Get the look
If you’re a fan of the Café Tu Tu Tango look, I’ve scoured the internet to find similar homeware and kitchenware to recreate the look at home…
Pictured below, clockwise from the top left below are:
- A Handmade Dancing Girl Oil Painting On Canvas from £22.41.
- Tableware dinnerware set. Includes a dinner plate, side plate and salad/soup/breakfast bowl. Comes in numerous colours including black, turquoise and white. Made to order for £45 plus shipping.
- Rosenice Hand Held Spanish Folding Fan made of bamboo and lace. It costs £6.99 with free delivery and measures 23cm in length.
- Divine Deli Spanish Collection Olive Dip Dish. Comes in various colours, is dishwasher and microwave safe and costs £12.99 with free delivery.
If you’re staying on International Drive in Orlando, Florida and looking for a unique dining experience, consider a visit to Café Tu Tu Tango. I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed!
You can also check out my quick video tour of Café Tu Tu Tango.