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“Did Not Dissapoint - Authentic”
Review of TAPAteria

TAPAteria
Ranked #25 of 1,431 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Traditional and creative spins on Spanish Tapas combined with exceptional Spanish wines, and hand crafted cocktails set in a classic Barcelona ambiance. TAPAteria offers a 100 percent gluten free menu of small bites meant to share in a group setting.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Did Not Dissapoint - Authentic”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Ate here on a Saturday afternoon with friends that had actually resided for 3 years in Madrid, Spain. Although I know very little about authentic Spanish cuisine they were quite pleased with the various plates of food that we ordered and how they were prepared. I found the food, especially the ham extremely tasty as were the other dishes we ordered. I plan to return. The staff and 2 waiters who tended our table were friendly and engaging. The atmosphere was also pleasant and enjoyable.

  • Visited February 2013
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colorado
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“Mary Poppins + Tapateria = Practically Perfevt”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Having had my lunch appointment cancel on a blustery day I was in need of dome warm soup in a comfortable place. Tapateria was around the corner; a welcome repast began. There was no soup on the menu , but the waiter said they would make me some homemade tomato soup . Make it they did! Hot, nicely flavored, and bits of tomato warmed me quickly . The homemade soup was seved with warm toast ppints on the side. An order of Chorizo and figs was the perfect accompaniment. Lunch or dinner , solo or with a group Tapateria will welcome you up in a practically perfect way!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Wonderful gluten-free find in Old Colorado City!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We ate a recent meal at Tapateria and found this quaint restaurant offered myriad gluten free items. We were welcomed with mulled wine and found the garlic mushrooms were our favorite. We sampled the Caprese salad bites, and several other items. The atmosphere is cabin-style homey with very friendly waitstaff and excellent food. The prices are very reasonable and the small portions offer diners the opportunity to sample several choices. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank coloradoklm
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Dave B, Owner at TAPAteria, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on being 100% gluten-free, including 3 beers. We are also the only independent restaurant in Colorado certified by the Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program.
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Houston, Texas
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“Amazing food and Incredible service!!!!”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The selection is incredible and the prices are even better! They use this amazing blood orange hbalsamic vinegar glaze and while I couldn't find it at the King Sooper's, I am going to find it online. The service was pormpt, and attentive and the food was just delectable. The ambience is quite casual but clearly their focus on providing a great experience is quite intense. I would eat there multiple times if I lived there! M

Visited February 2013
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Thank mcurtis924
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Dave B, General Manager at TAPAteria, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your visit. The balsamic blood orange glaze is made by Roland and is available at Amazon. Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the Springs!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Nice place!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

We tried to get in there a few times on the weekend, but it's a small place & we didn't feel like waiting a long time. We went during the week & got in easily! Great atmosphere, service, & FOOD! I do hope this place stays open - we need good restaurants. Oh, there is convenient parking off the alley that is FREE - definitely a PLUS!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank ColoradoGal17
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Dave B, Owner at TAPAteria, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for your review. Great tip on the free parking. Visitors can see the free parking areas on a map on the Location page of our website.
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