Fun, festive, and noisy in a good way, this casual tapas-style hangout flies high with an artist theme. Actual artists somehow concentrate on painting at easels amid the frolic of tables, cocktails, and nightly entertainment of belly dancing, salsa, or flamenco dancing. Their works fill the walls up to the rafters while boisterous diners spill out into the front patio. Despite the gimmick, chef Tiffany L. Sawyer’s food is locally sourced from sustainable ingredients and packs flavor. I love the chili-lime marinated chicken skewers with corn pudding and almond pesto and the pork belly Reuben, although the Cajun chicken egg rolls are popular. This may also be one of the only mainstream Orlando restaurants to serve the animal that once owned these parts, the alligator: Try it as spiced gator bites with key lime mustard, or in gator jambalaya; clichés aside, it’s kinda like chicken.
Café Tu Tu Tango
8625 International Dr., Orlando
Our Rating Neighborhood International Drive Area Hours Sun–Thurs 11:30am–11pm; Fri–Sat 11:30am–1am Phone 407/248-2222 Prices Tapas $8–$10 Cuisine Type International Web site Café Tu Tu Tango
Map8625 International Dr., Orlando Orlando
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