Part of the reason why my husband and I started Culinary Capers was a way of getting out of the house and getting me out of my comfort zone to meet new people, especially since I have been known to be a bit of a homebody. We’ve lived in several different cities around the country, including Atlanta, L.A, New Orleans and Philadelphia, and despite my homebodian (is that even a word?) tendencies, one thing I’ve always loved doing is sharing my dining experiences with new friends, old companions and friendly strangers.
A few months ago I gave birth to our second daughter and have been craving adult company, the way I craved oven-warmed sugar cookies throughout my pregnancy. So as a way of satisfying my cravings for adult conversation, adult beverages and amazing food, we decided to invite the community go on a series of tasty adventures with us!
Our first destination was TAPAteria located in Old Colorado Springs. We chose TAPAteria as our first caper mostly because we wanted to see if it was worth the hype. Awarded “Best of the Springs,” in 2013 and 2014 by both the CS Gazette and the CS Independent, it was definitely worth challenging their reputation. We weren’t disappointed!
This quaint restaurant had plenty of old world charm and great service, but the best part was the variety of authentic Spanish tapas and exceptional wine! For our group of eight tasters we shared several dishes, but our favorites were the Chorizo & Figs, Tortilla Espanola, Pan con Ajo and most notably the Bison Carpaccio. Paired with a variety of different wines, each dish was deliciously exotic and worth more than a single order.
We definitely recommend this spot for a cozy evening with your love or the prelude to an epic ladies/guys night out! The prices were reasonable, the staff was attentive and informative, and the food was exceptional. Based on our survey, the consensus was unanimous; TAPAteria is a caper worth repeating! Until next time, we look forward to tasting with you!