La Tasca - Alexandria

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$30 and under
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Spanish
La Tasca is a careful blend of everything you love about Spain. Warm decor, authentic cuisine and friendly hospitality. Enjoy our legendary sangria, our authentic tapas and our classic flavors.

Special Offers

Unlimited Tapas

Enjoy unlimited tapas 4pm-close Thursday-Sunday for $39, some restrictions do apply.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 27 June 2019

Ends: 28 June 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 16:00-23:00

What 1317 People Are Saying
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PC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our experience was amazing! From the great service, to the phenomenal food, to the delicious drinks! I can't wait to go back!

CD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as always! Good selection for Restaurant Week

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience5

We went for all you can eat tapas. It was totally swamped and they were understaffed. Through no fault of our waitress it took 2 hours to get 4 tapas and they were missing ingredients or cold.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening, the food was delicious, and the service outstanding!

PL
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for restaurant week. Had all you could eat tapas and a few glasses of sangria. It was all very good, including service. A bit loud for me but not too bad. Would recommend.

P
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant. Service is prompt, attentive and very courteous. Food was appetizing. I would recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Restaurant was dead on a Sunday afternoon. Host spilled water all over our table. Never replaced silverware. Slow service on a slow day. Forgot various entrees.

AA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Restaurant needs more servers. Food and drinks took longer than expected. But must say food was delicious.

AG
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been here many times over the years and keep coming back because the food is great. My hubby and I love the unlimited tapas they offer Sun-thurs. It's a great value and a great way to try different things on the menu. The recent renovation is nice but I personally prefer the original decor. Definitely a great option for date night. We were recently there on New Years Day and there were two noisy tables with lots of children. This is not a children's restaurant and thankfully they left soon after we arrived so we could enjoy our meal in peace and quiet.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I am not one to leave reviews at all but this was extremely disappointing. I had been before and love it so we decided to go for NYE. Even asking multiple times in advance (and over the phone) if there was a specific menu pricing we were surprised that itwas $99 a person. This included one glass of their cheapest cava, NYE party favors and unlimited tapas. Figured at least the food would be good and worth the surprise price. It was not. Half of the most traditional Spanish tapas were not included. Our server didn’t even come over for 45 to offer beverages and then the service continued to be extremely slow. The place wasn’t even packed which was odd. Finally we (a party of two) were charged a 25% gratuity. Our whole bill came out to be $230-something (with tax). The whole experience wasn’t worth half of that. On top of it all, we couldn’t even just leave because they would have charged us $58 per person on our card that was held for the reservation, and if we left they would have considered us a ‘no show’.

Terrible experience. Well, the empanadas were decent. Luckily a new tapas restaurant has opened near by!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Rather expensive charge ($99 a person) for what sounded like it could be fun New Year’s Eve. The advertisement offered endless tapas and live music (only one drink included, for the toast), in a “by reservation only” venue. While the food and the ambiance were good, the service was slow, the bar was crowded by non-dining customers, the live band proved to be a single DJ, and in addition to a mandatory 20% gratuity, we were charged $40 for the two drinks we ordered. Will definitely not do this again.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went for dinner on NYE before heading to our party. The restaurant had a NYE deal and special menu but we were unaware that anyone that made a reservation for dinner was expected to purchase the unlimited plate deal they had which was $99 per person and you could stay there til midnight. The manager understood and let us just pay for what we were going to order and not do the unlimited since we wouldn’t be staying. Our waiter kept ignoring us. The rest of my party didn’t even eat because by the time we flagged someone down( we were in a corner upstairs) we needed to pay and get to our party. They never brought out 2 of our plates and my chicken skewers were raw in the middle 🤢 I was disgusted after that and didn’t eat anything else. When the waiter finally appeared and I showed him the chicken he just make a “yikes” face and and wrote something down and said he would take it off the bill..... then we had to get him to take all the missing items off the bill and we RAN out of there. I had been here before and had a great experience, it was disappointing that I bought my group here and it was so bad. We knew they were busy, completely understandable. But there was a select, smaller menu to help the kitchen staff, the restaurant knows how many they are expecting, the restaurant seemed unprepared for their evening where they were expecting “400 people” . And I feel bad for the people that paid $99 each for unlimited food until midnight and just spent and hour waiting for their first plates🤦🏻‍♀️
Will not return.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to relax and enjoy good food

LR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious but very expensive for lunch! The small plates were filling.

SK
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

W alive la Tasca and come back often. We have a 9 month old son and they are always so sweet and considerate of him. Wonderful food and the service is second to none. Recommend for brunch, lunch or dinner!!

SN
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was OK but I was expecting a better ambiance and quality.

C
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious! We made the mistake of not clarifying that we wanted the unlimited tapas, and ended up unknowingly ordering some items that were not on the unlimited. Had we known, we would not have ordered them. The pitchers of sangria are also very watered down, and lots of ice. Would not recommend getting the pitcher. Overall, great place though.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! We did All-You-Can-Eat. The service was great.

OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will definitely dine here again.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We were sat promptly and our waiter came right up to greet us and take out order. Our waiter was amazing - gave us suggestions, asked us questions to help guide us in what we might like. Our table did the unlimited tapas (wonderful choice) and so our waited brought out dishes for us to try that he thought would enhance our dining experience (and it did!) on top of what we ordered. He definitely added to the whole experience - we tried tapas we might not have thought to order otherwise and loved it. He was so very thoughtful. The food was simply delicious. Tapas were a new experience for a member of our party and she was thrilled with the food, the experience. I think we may have been on the early side (7pm) for the music and I would have enjoyed that as well - next time. Otherwise, the place had a nice atmosphere, moderately busy but not so busy you couldn't hold a conversation and still hear. Excellent - would definitely recommend and come back again.

KM
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lob, love, love this place. Tastes like Spain! Very authentic and staff the best!!

OT
Stuttgart Area
9 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was delicious. I had called and set up a birthday acknowledgment/dessert but never received it. The waitress spilled a lot of out sangria on the table (from the pitcher)...you’d think she’d bring us a free glass considering how much spilled. She wasn’t very friendly....and when she split up the paella, the third/last person’s plate had no muscles or shrimp...really needs to learn how to split that up.

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went on a Thursday at 5:30 and the place was empty. Our waitress was rude and rushed us. If we were there for 45 minutes it was a long time. We barely sat down and she asked what we wanted to eat. The food is extremely salty. We ordered the fried calamari and the lamb skewers. The calamari was so salty neither one of us could enjoy it , and to receive two little skewers with six nickel-sized pieces of lamb for $13 was a bit much. I will never go back I would never recommend this place.

L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

New modern decor distracts, no flamenco show anymore. We felt rushed by service staff

l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

the only reasons I didn't give it a 5 overall was that we waited a LONG time for everything, dessert included. wait staff was generally very nice, just very slow service. perhaps they were out a few people in the kitchen, and food was AMAZING. everything we got was fantastic. I will definitely go again!

JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food
Nice location

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server did a great job. The food was delicious. Our semi-booth table was perfect for our party of five. Will definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch on a Sunday morning and were seated immediately. 3 for $29 tapas (small plates) and $3 sangrias.

The food was perfect and the waitress always came back when our cups were nearly empty to ask if we wanted more.

The setting was great, just an overall friendly vibe. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started out with a delicious salad and the stuffed dates ( one of our favorites). Then ordered croquetas, screwers of pork, chicken and shrimp. All delicious. Finished with a plate of manchego and Serrano ham. Wine pours were a little skimpy for the price but the sangria was delicious. Everything is freshly made and arrives very hot. Our waitress was a huge help in deciding what to get and was very helpful. Can’t wait to go again

DD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The recent renovation looks great!! Much brighter and modern. The sangria was delicious. The food was well seasoned and came promptly- and given that the restaurant was busy that was welcome.

I
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe, great service

JD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

All our dishes were very good. However, with tapas the bill can grow quickly and nothing is cheap. Sangria was a bit watery. Hard to have a conversation with all the noise.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Adequate. Nothing special.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our party of four ordered a Paella and six small plates. The Paella was great and recommend the following small plates -- sausages, shrimp in oil/garlic, patatas bravas, ham/chicken croquettes, and calamari.

NB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food and service. This was my first time and my last.

S
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

In our opinion, the food was good, some items better than others. Two of us dined, yet some dishes had odd numbered portions; the probe were very small. Our order was messed up and we got the same dishes twice, but fortunately we liked them. The all-you-can-eat option proved too be worth it, especially with the odd numbered, small plates. The drink prices are very high comparatively. The service was sporadic; we had to flag down refills.
One gentleman left because no one addressed him and he read an entire newspaper! We will likely be back, now armed with knowledge about the ordering process.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per usual, La Tasca didn't disappoint. Great food and even better service.

CJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great date place to enjoy a long leisurely evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very nice and helpful and the food was delicious.