May 29th, 2012, 7:19 am · · posted by GUEST
But at Café Tu Tu Tango, in the outdoor mall formerly known at The Block, making the dessert popularized by the Girl Scouts is just one of the things that make this place different.
Opened 14 years ago, Café Tu Tu Tango resembles a Spanish artist’s loft, and follows through on that décor with a policy that assists local struggling artists. The walls are festooned with the works of those artists (all for sale), and there are various artists who use the restaurant regularly as a studio.
As for the cuisine, the restaurant specializes in small plates, with a range that runs the gamut from pizza and burgers to seafood, skewers and Roasted Pears (a house specialty).
There is an outdoor and indoor bar, and an ample happy hour that runs from 3-6:30 p.m. (Monday-Saturday), and 10 p.m.-closing (Sunday-Thursday). Besides half-off on beer, glasses of wine and mixed drinks, the restaurant offers a dozen appetizers at a reduced rate. Among the discounted items are the S’mores and the Cajun chicken egg rolls (another specialty of the house).
By the way, The Block is now known as The Outlets at Orange. New name; same Café Tu Tu Tango.
Photos and article by Barry Koltnow, the Orange County Register.
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