Restaurant Review: Cafe Tango

Oh. my. goodness.

Since we’ve been in money saving mode for a while (for the wedding, for the house, for Charlie…), I’ve been itching to go somewhere nice. So yesterday, David researched seafood restaurants in our area, and discovered Cafe Tango, a small restaurant on 30A. It is one of the top rated — it has nearly five star reviews on all of the major review sites — and the menu looked delicious, so we decided to give it a try.

It is a converted house and has all of 10 tables, so it’s tricky to get a seat on the same day. But, luck for us, there was a cancellation and we were able to secure a reservation. The reviews also said that it is hard to find — and it was. But we finally spotted it and got there just in time.

We were greeted promptly and seated, and immediately served with water. A few minutes later, our waitress came to take our drink orders, and dropped off some fresh bread with an olive oil and asiago cheese dipping sauce. Talk about delicious — we are big bread lovers anyway, but the asiago cheese and the freshly baked bread was amazing.

fresh and cheesy

We opted against an appetizer, and it’s a good thing we did! Our entrees came with salds — mine with parmesan ranch dressing and David’s with toasted pecan blue cheese dressing. They don’t look like much, but the sunflower seeds added something extra that I really enjoyed. Oh, and the salad dressing was good, too.

salad

I ordered the lobster ravioli, which was served in a pink lobster cream sauce with Gulf shrimp and diver scallops. The sauce wasn’t too thick or too watery, and the ravioli and seafood were cooked perfectly. So good. I ate every bite, and then scooped up some of the remaining sauce with the fresh bread!

can I have some more?

David opted for a dish called The Tango Fish: pan sauteed grouper topped with lump crabmeat, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, and scallions. It also came with homemade mashed potatoes and sweet snap peas. I of course had to try some of the snap peas, they were sweet but not too sweet, and the the mashed potatoes were delicious. David tells me the grouper was fantastic, too.

grouper

They had a dessert menu, but we were too stuffed to even consider it. Overall, this is one of the best meals we’ve had. The service also was great. Even though the seating was limited, we didn’t feel rushed at all and our glasses were never empty. Overall, a fantastic dinner. We’re already talking about making it our go-place for celebrating!

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