Let your taste buds enjoy an exotic trip to the Iberican Peninsula without ever leaving Northwest Indiana. Tapas Cafe, established in spring 2012 by Ulises and Rosalba Gomez, offers a diverse selection of hot and cold tapas, creative entrees and paella, Spain's traditional rice dish.
As Ulises Gomez, who mans the kitchen in the role of chef explains it, his focus is to serve "modern" Spanish fare using traditional ingredients and techniques.
"We use traditional ingredients but reinvent them to create new tapas, and new flavors," said Gomez. "And I want to bring diners a gourmet touch at an affordable price."
Tapas, which are small plates, are the perfect choice for sharing a meal with friends. At Tapas Cafe, the menu boasts a nice variety and also stars an assortment of seafood and meat entrees along with chicken, seafood and vegetable paellas.
Among the cold tapas offerings are Bacon-Wrapped Scallops ($13); Shrimp and Diablo, ($9), which is grilled shrimp topped with spicy garlic Chipotle pepper sauce; Meatballs Albondigas ($7), which are meatballs served over rice and served with a Spanish tomato sauce; and Patatas Bravas ($6), a spicy potato dish with a creamy sauce.
If you're looking for an out-of-the-ordinary dining experience, take a little culinary journey with friends at Tapas Cafe.