Whenever someone asks me for a fun or unique place to dine in Orlando, Café Tu Tu Tango always comes to mind. As a Central Florida resident since 1995, I’ve been recommending this restaurant for literally half my life!

While Orlando’s restaurant scene has massively expanded since Café Tu Tu Tango first opened its doors more than 30 years ago, there’s still no place in town quite like it. The first thing you’ll notice is all the eclectic art on the walls. Everything you see is for sale. On any given night, you may observe a painting in progress, a belly dancer performing, or a fortune teller reading tarot cards for guests.

Now is the perfect time to visit Café Tu Tu Tango, while Magical Dining is taking place. Normally, this is a chance to enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe dinner at popular Orlando restaurants for $37 per person.

But since Tu Tu Tango is a tapas-style restaurant serving small plates, its Magical Dining menu offers five courses for $37. It’s a terrific deal and enough food for two people to share!

My guest and I were invited to sample this year’s Magical Dining menu at Café Tu Tu Tango, and it did not disappoint. Here’s what we had:

Three terrific tacos feature loads of pungent pickled onions and flaky fish hunks. I appreciate that the chef uses corn, not flour, tortillas.
The jumbo Tuscan meatballs (made from beef, pork and veal) will melt in your mouth. Pro tip: Dip a bread crisp in the tangy tomato sauce and top it with a chunk of meatball!
A pair of New York strip steak skewers are served with potato wedges, huanciana and more of those perfect pickled onions.
Dynamite shrimp lettuce wraps come with a very spicy side of Asian slaw. Heat wimps, beware!
What makes a flan extra fantastic? Nutella, chocolate chips and whipped cream!
Triple chocolate cake pops are a fun way to finish your meal.
Tu Tu Tango also offers a nice selection of creative cocktails, wine and beer. A happy hour menu is available Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Pictured here are prosecco and the vodka-blueberry-lemon Starry Night cocktail.

The Magical Dining promotion has been extended to Oct. 17. One dollar from each meal served will benefit Pathlight HOME and IDignity, both of which help to combat homelessness in Central Florida. Don’t miss your opportunity to support a great cause while enjoying a special meal!