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La Tasca - Alexandria
La Tasca - Alexandria

La Tasca - Alexandria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.latascausa.com
  • Phone: (703) 299-9810
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch/Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm (Bar stays open later)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Oriol Subiron
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate private events up to 170 people. Semi private areas are available for smaller groups. Visit our website for information on pre-fixed menus for parties over 12 people: www.latascausa.com
  • Private Party Contact: Noel Soca (703) 299-9810
  • Entertainment: Thursdays: Flamenco performances at 7:30 & 9pm featuring Sevillanas dancers accompanied by a live guitarist
    Fridays: Rumba flamenco band performs live at 9pm
    Saturdays: Our house band "Deep Dreams" performs live at 9pm

    There's something special every day at La Tasca, please call specific locations for more information about our daily promotions!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Lunch Deals - Two tapas for $12 or unlimited tapas for $20
    Wednesday - Unlimited tapas lunch and dinner for $20

Getting there

  • Public Transit: King Street Metro (Yellow & Blue Lines)

    Also, take advantage of the King Street Trolley, a free trolley from the King Street metro stop all the way to the harbor. We are located between Washington Street and St Asaph Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: http://alexandriava.gov/recreation/info/default.aspx?id=12490
A word from La Tasca - Alexandria
La Tasca is a careful blend of everything that is good about Spain. Warm décor, authentic cuisine and friendly hospitality. All these go together to create a unique and genuine atmosphere. La Tasca has been described as being “so authentic that you won’t find anything better in Spain”.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first visit to La Tasca. The restaurant is cute, and the hostess and server were very friendly. The tapas were about average, and for the price, we expected the food to be better. But overall, it was fun."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Nous sommes allés diner le 5 juillet dernier. Notre choix s'est porté sur un assortiment de Tapas. Une tortilla des crevettes a l'ail du Serano des calamars et des brochettes de poulet. Tout était excellent le tout accompagne d'un délicieux Rioja. Un service efficace et convivial. We will come back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "La Tasca is avery nice restaurant. Definitely on the repeat list. The food is exceptional. The wine list was obviously developed by someone who wants to sell wine ... Most bottles under $50. We had a 91pt wine and paid $39. The restaurant is very loud ... Just be aware and be prepared. The tapas are very well portioned. My only complaint would be that Thursday night was adverised as "Flamenco" night ... Dancers came out for only about 9 minutes .... Spread apart in three different sections of the restaurant. After the initial appearance, we never saw them again. Too bad ... While likely amaturish compared to what you will find in Sevilla ... They were very good, very enthusiastic!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "La Tasca becoming more active/lively. Entertainment excellent"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined at the Chinatown and Alexandria locations. One time with our kids and the other on a date. We had a wonderful experience at both locations. Though the food can be pricey, but we went when they had specials during restaurant week in DC and most recently, The World Cup. The latter was awesome because we were able to sit and watch and the game on their big screen TV. I would recommend this place as a fun, special occasion place as it takes a little $$$ otherwise."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The prices are relatively high, in particular the dessert (40 $) and the Sangria. The Tapas are very tasty. The noise level is very high, it is definitely too loud for a conversation."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Because my friend and I each ordered three tascas, our meal was like a buffet for which we never had to leave our table! The menu has a large variety of meats, vegetables, and dish types. My favorite the other day was the beef empanadas."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I bring my out of town visitors here. So far they have all loved the selection, and the sangria. You can find something for the most picky or adventuresome of eaters. And since it's small plates, you can try it, order more if you like, or let someone else enjoy it if it's not for you. The 3 of us shared a total of 12 plates (ordered 4 at a time) and 2 pitchers of sangria. The La Tasca Sangria was fantastic - apples, pears, cinnamon, etc. The Sangria Blanco was also wonderful with peaches and cinnamon. Both very different from each other, yet both very refreshing. We all agreed the best small plate we shared were the bacon wrapped dates (Datiles con Tocino)! We had to order 2 extra plates of those....so, so, so, good! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "La tasca makes me feel like I am back In Barcelona! Great food, great service , And wonderful location. Love this place!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Each selection has the perfect size. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This place is awesome, the food was great and the service was outstanding. We came with a group of 8 and despite having to wait a few mins for our table. Our server didn't miss a beat. We had the sangria flowing and by the time we hit the fourth tapas we were full. There was a live band that played and you just felt the need to get up dance. We are planning our next girls outing for La Tasca."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I have dinned at the King Street location twice now and have tried 10 different tapas and they were all amazing. The first time we ate there we were there for brunch. What a great deal... 3 tapas for $20 and $2 Sangrias. We love the Cherry blossom and blackberry mango sangrias. Second time we went, we had the dinner for 2 special for$40. The choices on the special menu were different but I was glad I was forced to try new ones. They are all so good and great for sharing!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "If I want to go back right away it would be for the eggplant fritters with cabrales dip-- super!! Everything was delicious!! I would not bother with the paella -- try the shrimp,smoked salmon on toast, most of the tapas were good. Everything seems to be little-- but believe me-- it is enough to fill you ."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The drinks were great and the flamenco dancer was excellent. Captured the full attention of our infant granddaughter! Can't wait to return. The evening certainly got louder as the night wore on, but we arrived early in part because our goddaughter was with us. Definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "They currently have a brunch offer of 3 tapas for $20, plus one sangria for $2. The food is amazing and the price is very reasonable."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our diner at La Tasca capped a week of excellent DC area dining. The mostly Spanish wait staff was very helpful with wine and tapas suggestions. We also enjoyed a 45 minute Flamenco exhibition that was beautiful and energetic. The bacon wrapped pork and Ahi tuna tapas were terrific!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "It was our first time here and we wanted to try new things and we got it! it was amazingly delicious. We went for v-day we knew they were tapas but we didn't think we would get full; we were wrong. The flavors were amazing and we enjoyed every moment of it. Great dinner date place. We left before the band started to play, but planning to go back to hopefully catch the band again. "
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "La Tasca is a great place to go for small bites with a group of friends. The wait staff was efficient and our waiter had good recommendations. There are several flavors of sangria which you can order in a pitcher. The sangria comes with a lot of tasty fruit that has been soaking in the wine. I would definitely recommend La Tasca to friends."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "La Tasca Tasting Menu is a great choice for those that are not comfortable ordering al la carte."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "great tapas and sangria selection. been here several times, on dates, double dates, or in a group of 6-7 friends never been disappointed. great place for dates, or catching up with friends. good spanish wine selection. when the weather cooperates, they open the windows to give covered al fresco dining."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • " Maybe it was the fact we were there on Easter Sunday, but the food was at best average. The Jamón Ibérico ham was almost inedible. Many slices so hard it was like chewing on leather while the majority contain just fat. Certainly the gambas al ajillo could have used some crusty bread to put the garlicky olive oil to use in lieu of eating the overdone, previously frozen, small shrimp. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "La Tasca is located in Old Town Alexandria. Taking advantage of the warm spring weather, we took a stroll in this vibrant neighborhood full of shops and ethnic restaurants, and ended up at La Tasca. Since this was our first time experience with tapas, we've decided to try the classic tasting menu. The foods came out quickly, hot, looked appetizing, smelled wonderfully, and tasted great. Our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Very casual and relaxed bar/restaurant combination atmosphere. Had a great time overall!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went to La Tasca with some visiting family, including two young kids (5 & 8). Kids menu was great for them, and the adult menu was truly fantastic. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Tapas were excellent to very good. Wednesday wine special made it very affordable. Flamenco music and dancing were enjoyable. One drawback was light level in restaurant. Targeted lighting at tables would greatly enhance the dining experience without distracting from the music and ambiance."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Fabulous waiter ! Great food, felt like I was back In Barcelona! Will be going back !!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I wanted to take my wife for a nice romantic dinner. We were not disappointed. The portions were generous, the food was delicious and the ambiance was ideal. While we were able to enjoy ourselves, the bar area was very energetic and sociable. We could oversee the whole place from our location and we're able to appreciate that the place is fit for social gathering of friends. The service was first class. Always prompt, cordial and gracious. I recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "There are plenty of different food options for many different people. The patatas bravas(sp?) was amazing. All the different sangria a were amazing as well. We will defintly be going back there."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The eggplant rolls were particularly noteworthy! Delicious. Also the bacon wrapped dates. Everything else was very good, too."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable meal; made more pleasurable by our waiter who was excellent! We were celebrating our anniversary with some dear friends and had an excellent evening!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is the second time I've been to this restaurant. The tapas were are savory and unique. Everything we ordered was yummy. Our server was excellent and attentive. The drinks were also scrumptious. My friend ordered a drink off of the menu, and was happily indulged. It was extremely noisy this particular evening as the restaurant had a Flamingo dancer. I was very disappointed because we went there for a quite chat (the guitarist and dancer were very good, but annoying for our purpose). Other than the noise on this particular night, it is a fabulous restaurant."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed la tasca a lot. Food & service were great. We had tapas and loved everybite. The surprise came when they had flameco dancers. Great spot.recommend it highly."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Consistently good food and service with a wide variety of choices for everyone's taste"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "This was our fourth time at La Tasca in Alexandria and we enjoyed it as usual. It's one of our "go to" places to eat. Our waiter was terrific and the food and sangria were very good. We tried several different types of tapas and enjoyed them all."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Carpet upstairs seemed old and dirty. The restaurant lost power a couple of times ending the night earlier."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal at La Tasca. The server was attentive and informative. I can't wait to visit Alexandria again. I know I will be back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The tapas were good and we enjoyed to sangria as well."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I and a couple of friends had a reservation for 7:30. We were about 5 minutes late but our table was still waiting for us. Our server explained that we should each order 3 tapas. We had a great waiter and the food was great. I recommend the bacon wrapped dates and the skewered shrimp with spicy sauce. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Too many reservations not enough wait staff. Our waiter was wonderful--very attentive when he was around. Way too many reservations and not enough wait staff to go around. The food was extremely slow to be served but was very good. There was live music but it was so loud you couldn't hear yourself think. We would have like to stay for dessert and after dinner drinks but it with the slow service and music pounding in our ears we chose to spend our money elsewhere."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our group of two couples enjoyed the dynamic scene and abundant variety of their tapas offerings, especially the seafood tapas which was important to us. I liked their Tasca version of sangria; not too sweet as recommended by the server. We were upstairs and it was quite loud; but that was okay for us."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "While "La Tasca" is a chain restaurant of sorts, it serves pretty authentic Spanish tapas and a good selection of their interpretation of various sangrias. My wife and I have dined at the Old Town Alexandria, VA location twice and have always enjoyed their food and ambiance. I have also dined at their Cambridge, UK location with identical menu. The service is good and many of the servers are bilingual speakers. A note about their sangrias: they are fairly weak (at least for someone accustomed to real sangria). Their Cadillac Tinto Sangria is the closest to a "real" Spanish red sangria. I have had most of their tapas and are all generally good. Their preparation for "bacalao a la vizcaina" is spotty (cod not soaked long enough)."
    Dined on 2/16/2014