Tapateria, Old Colorado City

Bars, cocktails, Old Colorado City, Uncategorized

So, small food seems to have taken hold here in Colorado Springs. I guess I get why. People don’t want to spend a lot of money but they still want to go out. Some of it can be good but overall I don’t really care for the idea of it. I like to eat while I’m drinking. Eat. Real. Food.

Tapateria is one of these small food places that just opened last month. It’s by the same people who do Pizzeria Rustica, one of my faves. The menu is printed on a placemat with pictures and prices. It’s a really cute concept.

Mike and Linda at Tapateria, Colorado Springs, CO
Mike and Linda at Tapateria, Colorado Springs, CO

The food is really tasty, that’s for sure. But it is tiny. Like at Motif, don’t go there expecting a meal. It’s tapas (Tapateria, get it?) which are just small bites.

It’s located in a really pretty space.

Tapateria, Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs, CO

Tapateria, Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs, CO

They have a really nice wine list that features a lot of Spanish wines- I had a tempranillo, which is my new thing, Mike got a Bristol and Linda had a Mojito.

Drinks at Tapateria, Colorado Springs, CO
Drinks at Tapateria, Colorado Springs, CO

We had a couple of snacks. They were very good. But small! Have I mentioned the food here is very very small?

Goat cheese salad from Tapateria, Colorado Springs, CO

Goat cheese salad from Tapateria, Colorado Springs, CO

The Patatas Bravas were basically roasted potatoes. They were fine, but the sauce they were served with really made them something special.

Patatas Bravas from Tapateria, Colorado Springs, CO
Patatas Bravas from Tapateria, Colorado Springs, CO

I’ll for sure go back to Tapateria because it’s in an interesting space, the people are really nice, the food is good and I like the vibe of the whole place. But I’ll probably have dinner first…:)

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  • Andrea

    So your saying…..if I am on a cutting down on my portions, want to look around at a really cool small location and I am in the state if CO this is the place for me?

  • adrienne

    Yes! For sure!

  • Elizabeth Henry

    where are you in Old Colorado City.  You do not show an address or
    a telephone number!!!

  • Elena de Valencia

    Tapas are traditionally small bites of tasty bits. I would not expect a huge plate of anything. The word tapas comes from the “tapa” which is the small cover over a plate or glass. Can’t wait to try these renditions of a Spanish classic!!!