Cucuru Old Colorado City

So, as you may have noticed, Colorado Springs has finally discovered tapas, or as I like to call it, “small food.”

I like Tapateria and Motif a lot, but my new fave is Cucuru in Old Colorado City on 23rd and Colorado, next door to Front Range BBQ.

It doesn’t look like all that much from the street but it’s really cute inside. Not fancy but more like a hippie cafe vibe. It must be an old house because there are a bunch of different rooms. Lots of seating options, very colorful, and tons of art on the walls.  You have to go allllll the way to the back to order from the counter, then they bring it to your table, cafe-like. In the summer there are patios in front and back.

The night we were there they had live music and it was crowded and lively but not so crowded that we couldn’t get a seat or anything.

We started with a couple drinks. Mike had a bottle of Modelo and I had a Cabernet (I’m back into Cabernet now, hello 1989)  from their interesting wine list.

Modelo and cabernet at Cucuru, Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs

Modelo and cabernet at Cucuru, Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs

The food is really really good. Like awesome. First of all, altho it’s “tapas” it’s not tiny. It’s normal sized and very well-priced.

The Shrimp Diablo was deliciously spicy and served with avocado, salsa and lime. It came with six pieces for just 8 bucks.

Shrimp Diablo at Cucuru, Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs

Shrimp Diablo at Cucuru, Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs

We also had chicken quesadillas which were yummy and also large for their price of $6.75.

Chicken quesadilla at Cucuru, Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs

Chicken quesadilla at Cucuru, Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs

Ok, so when we ordered, we were pretty hungry and thought that these tapas would be really small like other tapas we’ve had so we also ordered a Cuban sandwich. I don’t usually eat pork but I wanted to taste it for purposes of this review (heh) and it was really good. In addition to marinated pork, it also has ham, Swiss cheese, and a pickle on it. Also very well-priced at $7.50.

Cuban sandwich, Cucuru, Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs

Cuban sandwich, Cucuru, Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs

Overall, this place is great. Very lively with delicious, affordable food and drinks, and live music and art!

Starting to think I might need to move to Old Colorado City! So many mixed feelings about the OCC.

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