If there’s a tapas dish that best sums up the Spanish experience, it has to be patatas bravas. This addictive pairing of fried potatoes and spicy, paprika-spiked tomato sauce is eaten at bars and restaurants all over the country.
Now, you can snack on this appetizer at three-week-old Ondo’s, chefs Curt and Deicy Steinbecker’s Spanish eatery, which took over the French 250 space in Cherry Creek North.
Make a meal of it with orders of croquetas de jamÃ³n serrano (doughnut-hole-size nuggets of fried cheese and Spanish ham), creamy rice with nutty Idiazabal cheese, and a nicely acidic salad of spinach, butternut squash, corn, bacon, basil, and pine nuts. For dessert, don’t miss the off-the-menu, toffee-like tejas cookies, served with a scoop of chocolate ice cream.
Bonus: For another take on patatas bravas, check out OlivÃ©a‘s version, which comes with the addition of garlicky aÃ¯oli.
250 Steele St., 303-975-6514