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Located in Old Colorado City, on the West side of Colorado Springs, TAPAteria is a tapas restaurant with a complete gluten-free menu.
It was the perfect way to spend the last evening of summer. The sun sat just as we were seated on the back patio and the few clouds in the sky changed from orange to red to white as it got dark.
Every item we saw on the menu had a small gluten-free symbol next to it. In case you don’t already know, tapas are smaller portions of food – perfect for a light dinner or ideal for trying multiple dishes at one meal!
- Garlic bulb
- Carne Adobada
- Goat cheese salad
- Grilled garlic shrimp
- Tortilla espanol
- Grilled mushroom and cheese mushroom special
- Tuna carpaccio
…and for dessert:
Pan con chocolate
The wine list is made up mostly of Spanish wines – none of which we were familiar with. I was looking for something similar to a pinot noir and so our server recommended the Caceres Rioja. It was perfect.
Tips: parking can be difficult in Old Colorado City. Look for the signs directing you to public parking – it is free and much easier than trying to find parking on Colorado Street. If you’re visiting Colorado Springs, plan some time around this meal – firstly so you can walk around Old Colorado City and secondly so you have time to relax while you eat.