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About Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna
In 1997, brothers Telly and Jake Topakas moved to Colorado from Philadelphia and opened Jake and Telly’s Greek Taverna, then simply known as Jake and Telly's Bar and Grill. Though at the time the brothers were relatively young, they were third generation restaurateurs and had gathered much second hand experience and knowledge from their father, uncle, and grandfather about the restaurant business.
They soon noticed that many of their customers were enjoying the Greek specials they were offering over the standard American-style menu items and thus began the transition from a bar and grill to the only full-service Greek restaurant in Colorado Springs.
A few years into the business, Telly and Jake became interested in carrying a better variety of Greek wines and began educating themselves about wine and food pairings in general.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Between 26th & 27th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please visit our website for our full catering menu.
Parking available in Old Colorado Square parking lot between 26th and 27th streets.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wine
Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna Ratings and Reviews
We were in Colorado Springs for just a couple of days. This restaurant was recommended on several sites so we decided to try it. The restaurant clearly met our expectations. We had a Mediterranean chicken with tomato and capers that was fantastic. The humus was delicious as was the Greek salad. We had coffee crepe brûlée for dessert and it was excellent. We will definitely return.
Great food and specials. Complimentary warm pita bread was excellent. I had a rib eye steak special that was amazing and my date had the chicken kabobs which were excellent. The service was very attentive. The blueberry bread pudding for dessert was also excellent and complimentary for my dates bday. Ended dinner with complimentary Ouzo shots. Very fun evening.
Food was good. Service was awful. We waited 30 min for the server at the beginning who spilled someones mostly dranken martini on my son without assisting him in cleaning up. We then had to wait another 30 min after we paid to get the dessert we ordered to go. In addition, the house red wine- which has been good in the past- tasted like my husband's home brew. Usually this restaurant is a good exoerience.
Jake and Telly's was wonderful from the moment we entered. We had made a reservation and they seated us immediately upon arrival. The place does get real busy. Our server was friendly and accommodating. We never felt rushed. They checked in on us in an unobtrusive manner - not too often or overbearing. All of the staff were polite and friendly.
The food was excellent. Everything tasted fresh. They also have a full bar.
What a great find. We highly recommend Jake and Telly's.
Always a reliable restaurant for lunch or dinner. My wife and I were there for our 19th wedding anniversary and had a nice veranda table out front. The food, drink, and service are always good. This evening, my wife had a great spinach and eggplant dish over noodles and I had my usual roast lamb leg with vegetables and orzo. Everything was cooked to perfection and tasty. My wife enjoyed her German reisling wine and I tried a new (to me) Greek red (xinomavro). We both enjoyed them tremendously.
The staff is always great, this night being no exception. Friendly, courteous and helpful with any questions or concerns.
And, of course, the complementary shot of ouzo (Opa!)...
Sure, some times and dishes are better than others, but of late, every time we have gone, we have been had excellent food and service.
Jake and Telly's is one of those "go-to" restaurants where you know you will always get a great meal at a reasonable price. It seems that they really have upped their game lately with locally sourced produce and meats. Their wine list is very good with wonderful and reasonable options beyond your traditional California whites and reds that are so common in other restaurants. The outdoor dining on the second floor balcony gives a bit of a euro feeling, your part of the atmosphere of Old Colorado City without being directly in the traffic. They are one of my favorite restaurants in the region.
What a great night ! It was my birthday and there were 7 of us. None of us had been here before! It was delicious! Our server was very sweet and attentive. She made the whole party feel special! We will definately be back! The menu has a wide selection to choose from, and my Greek red wine that was recomended did not disappoint!!! We also loved the fact that they take reservations!!
My family and I came to Jake & Telly's for Mother's Day this year. We have frequented the restaurant a few times before as well. We came for the amazing authentic Greek cuisine as well as for the laid back atmosphere. Our server was absolutely a gem, we would come back for him alone. We all had a wonderful time and will for sure be back.
I really hate leaving bad reviews.. But we just really did not have a good experience at Jake & Telly's. Our waitress was nice but seemed to forget we existed 75% of the time. We had to ask for the childrens menu 3 times before we finally received one. It just all went downhill from there. Ordered my 6 year old some milk. Sour. Sent it back and ordered a new one. Sour Again. Three times a charm to get her non-expired milk. I could get over that if that was all. But no. After 45-50 min of waiting for our dinner they finally arrived. I had ordered chicken kabobs for my daughter. Started cutting into them and they were raw in the inside. O. M. G. I just want to bolt at this point. The manager nicely came over and said they would comp us for the milk and chicken meal (as they Should..) and offered us a free dessert. If i didn't think it would take our non-existant waitress another 45 min to serve us a dessert i probably would have taken her up on it. But honestly, the meal was pretty much ruined for us at that point so it would not have made much of a difference. A very disappointing evening overall after i was expecting such great food after reading all of the reviews.. There's just no way i can give Jake & Telly's another chance after an experience like that :-(
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