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Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna
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Jake & Telly’s
Greek Taverna
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Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna

Food from Yia-Yia and Papou’s

Food from Yia-Yia and Papou’s

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Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna
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Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna
Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna
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About our Food

Located in beautiful historic Old Colorado City on the west side of Colorado Springs, Jake and Telly’s Greek Taverna has been delighting loyal guests since 1997. Their delicious and innovative Greek specialties are made with fresh ingredients like Paopu perfected at his Philadelphia restaurant. We have something for every palate, from a kids menu, to vegetarian and vegan options.

Jake Topakas strives to make his patrons feel like part of the family by offering a comfortable and scenic setting to enjoy the home-cooked delicacies made from recipes passed down from their Yia Yia and Papou, who brought them from the Greek island of Chios in the Northern Aegean Sea. Jake hopes to welcome you soon to enjoy a succulent meal you won’t soon forget!

Our Restaurant

Jake in the dining room in a white shirt, smiling and holding out his left hand wth a glass of red wine in his right hand.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 first 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.  After many years of studying and tasting wine, as well as a stint at a winery in Italy and opening a wine bar in San Francisco. From 2013-2017  Telly had moved to the Denver Metro area and operated Axios Estiatorio at 3901 Tennyson Street in the Highlands Area, a full service Greek restaurant.  He has since moved to Canada for his wife Nicole to further her career as a college professor of nutrition

Over the years, Jake has worked to establish a delicious and creative menu by integrating traditional family recipes with modern techniques.  Spending time in the Pacific Northwest and Greece has allowed him to gather many innovative ideas that are now reflected in Jake and Telly’s food menu and drinks list.

Jake and Telly are so thankful to all of you, their loyal customers, and look forward to bringing you the best quality food and drink for many years to come.  OPA!

Καλή όρεξη! Kali orexi!

Beginning May 1, 2020 Jake and Telly’s is reopening for carry-out only.

Reservations

Per Governor Polis’ Orders, Jake and Telly’s Dining room is closed until further notice.

Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna happily takes reservations through Open Table
or you can call us at (719) 633-0406.

Dining Room Hours

Reopening on May 29, 2020

Closed for Training: May 25 - May 28
See you soon!
Monday
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Contact us

2616 Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 633-0406

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