So, as you may have noticed, Colorado Springs has finally discovered tapas, or as I like to call it, “small food.”
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.
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.
We also had chicken quesadillas which were yummy and also large for their price of $6.75.
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.
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.