After a hard but very satisfying hike in Green Mountain Falls, I headed up the road to Woodland Park for dinner. I was a little disappointed by the choices, but I decided to try Tabeguache Steakhouse. What does “Tabeguache” mean? According to Wikipedia, it is a translation from Ute for “place where the snow melts first”. It is also the name of one of Colorado’s 14ers that are along the Arkansas River headwaters.
I got there around 2000; the restaurant was about 1/3 full. I started off with iced tea. It was not bad. I had a little trouble keeping it full during the meal.
I started off with some sauteed mushrooms. I sort of didn’t like them. They were sauteed in balsamic vinegar and old. The BV was really strong and overwhelmed the taste of the mushrooms. They were also large mushrooms, and some of the larger pieces were not cooked all the way through, so some of they were kind of fibrous.
I got a soup instead of salad. It was a chicken, rice, and veg soup that was quite thick. It had a nice taste to it.
The main course was a 16 oz ribeye. That steak was cooked and tasted like I cooked it on my backyard grill – it was darned good! A perfect medium, and mostly fork tender. Not a scrap was left! I got some OK rice with it, and it had a mixed steamed veg medley.
Overall, a good meal. The beef was excellent and cooked completely to order. When I left at 2115, the place was still about 1/3 full. My check was $41.30. Good place!