It’s Magical Dining Month right now, and every year I try to take the kids to a couple of different restaurants to try out what they have to offer. Earlier in the month, we visited Taverna Opa, but then we also decided to try out Café Tu Tu Tango. Café Tu Tu Tango is located on International Drive, so it can be combined with some pre or post dinner fun with the attractions on International Drive.
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Magical Dining at Café Tu Tu Tango
The first thing you will notice when walking into Café Tu Tu Tango is that is has a sort of eclectic vibe. It gives the appearance of an old world taverna combining bright red and yellow walls with dark wood and tons or artwork. It is definitely transports you into another world while dining. What I also like about Café Tu Tu Tango is that they don’t just want to fill your bellies with food, they also want to keep you entertained (and if you have kids with you this might be of even more importance than the food). They feature a variety of acts every hour including flamenco dancers, belly dancers, contortionists and more. They also have a Tarot card reader on site and an artist creating paintings.
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The Food at Café Tu Tu Tango
Café Tu Tu Tango serves food tapas style but the food itself is not just limited to Spanish food; they also had Italian, American, Indian and Jamaican as well. On the Magical Dining month menu instead of the typical 3 courses you get 5. You might be thinking that each plate is really small, hence the 5 courses, but they really are not. For a couple, you could get away with sharing one Magical Dining dinner and purchasing an extra dessert. This will give you four tapas to split between the two of you plus dessert. Since we had two adults/two kids we split 3 Magical Dining dinners and we had to take dessert home because we were stuffed.
We ordered a variety of different foods from the menu. We tried ceviche, fish tacos, NY strip anticucho, pizza (for the little one), Tuscan meatballs, jerk chicken skewers, dynamite shrimp lettuce wraps, butter chicken tikka masala. Our favorites were the NY strip and the jerk chicken skewers.
The food comes out as it is made, not necessarily in the order of the listed courses. It also comes out for the table not really for the individual. We received a lot of plates all at the same time, so I would ask your server to space them out a bit, so you can have time between plates and are able to try everything.
Dessert, not surprisingly, was our favorite part of the meal. There are three desserts that they offer panna cotta, a Nutella flan and triple chocolate cake pops. We tried the first two desserts. The panna cotta was nice and light and was served with fresh fruit. The Nutella flan was extremely rich, so you might not be able to eat it in one seating.
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Magical Dining Month
Magical Dining Month happens every year in Orlando during the month of September, where a variety of restaurants offer a special 3-course menu for $37. This year Magical Dining Month has been extended until October 17 giving you a couple of weeks to try out some of the restaurants on this year’s list.