Later this week, the back room of El Senor Sol, a Mexican restaurant at 2301 Seventh Street, will become the new quarters for Tapas de España, a Basque-region bonanza from El Senor Sol owner Francisco Jerez, who hails from Spain -- as does the chef who's responsible for building the board.
The bold red menu, stamped with a bull and a sun, is chock-full of Spanish small plates -- tortilla Española, patatas bravas, albondigas en salsa, Spanish meat and queso platters, boquerones en vinagre and gambas al ajillo -- as well as paellas, desserts and liquids, including sangria.
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Manager Jahir Meza says the boxy tapas room, which can accommodate about thirty butts, will open this Thursday or Friday, serving both lunch and dinner. "I've tried a few of the dishes, and I think people are really going to like what we're doing," says Meza. If they do it right, we'll be the first to concur.
For more details, call 303-455-2500.