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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant is very noisy, so not a good place if you would like to have a conversation w/friends. But it is Avery nice restaurant if you want to find a relaxed place for dinner. One thing worth notice is, they don't discount on the quality and quantity of food they offer during restaurant week, a gem rare to find among the ones I visited during the restaurant week."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Don't bother with the mediocre food, which were mostly cold by the time they hit our table. The decor is very confusing - ugly. Service style is similar to Steak House with large service trays, so we were overwhelmed with the dishes we ordered all at once. Greetings at the front of the house needs work - this is generally the first impression... So hire a more pleasant host/hostess. Overall, more like a college bar. The star rating should have been 2-stars at most. P.S. There should be a "too loud" option for the Noise Level rating option, because that's what this place is."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Excellent tapas, great service, Flamenco show outstanding"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Had the Shrimp salad, Tuna and Paella tapas, beef, scallops, all just amazing. I will definitely be back. Enjoyed the Spanish beer, too. Lots of choices for both the health conscious and the not-so."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "A friend and I came to La Tasca for DC Restaurant Week while we were in town for a conference. The service was great and the food was excellent. The bacon wrapped pork tenderloin (Solomillo De Cerdo) was my favorite plate. I also enjoyed some sangria and the custard with raspberries (Crema Catalana Con Frambuesas) for dessert. I would recommend leaving room for dessert because there are so many delicious things to choose from. I will definitely be coming back here next time I'm in Alexandria."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "First time dining here, took the wife out for date night and decided to take advantage of Restaurant Week. Was a Monday so not very noisy as read in other reviews the presentation of the food was wonderful. Very fresh, flavorful and vibrant food! Definetly met my expectations. We had the traditional sangria and it was very good. Service was not bad, they could of been a little more on top of things but that is just me. Overall my experience was great and look forward to going again and definetly not on a weekend."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We tried the tasting menu, and everything was amazing! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Delicious tapas and interesting sangria selection. Friendly service. Great vegan options."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We dined at La Tasca on a Friday evening and were sorely disappointed. The food was just OK, but the ambiance was terrible. My fiance and I, we sat next to each other at our table and still had to shout in order to hear each other, but ultimately gave up and had our dinner without speaking because it wasn't worth the effort to be heard. The noise from the bar area was deafening as drunken 20-somethings behaved like they were at a frat house party. It was completely unacceptable for a couple in their 30's trying to have a nice dinner out. We won't be coming back again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is our go-to restaurant in Old Town. The food is consistently good. However, on this visit we noticed a lot of flies in the restaurant, and our table was sticky."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Despite walking into an empty restaurant, our server was very slow getting us the food as well as the check. We waited in excess of 30 minutes after they cleared our plates. In addition to the slow wait service, we also had trouble with the bill- despite splitting it up, it was done wrong. They also seemed to have a problem with flies since the doors remained propped open. With fans that may have been alleviated, but it was annoying to constantly wave flies away from the tasty food. Speaking of the food, it was superb. Their numerous options for sangria were also excellent and I will definitely return. I hope the flies are gone and the service is faster!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We have eaten at La Tasca several times and always love the grilled food, vegetables and fish. Nice atmosphere, not too noisy."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Tosca is one of our favorite Alexandria restaurants. There is an energy and excitement in this restaurant that makes it one step above most of the tapas restaurants that we've experienced. It could be the flamenco. Or it could be the anticipation of the flamenco in between performances. The wait staff seems to exude a level of energy and affection for their restaurant and their customers from the hostess, our waiter and the bus staff. They are busy - but not too busy to pay attention to my party. And then there's the food. Each of the items we ordered had a distinctive smell, texture and a taste that burst. Each serving was just the right size to experience, but not fill up. Of course, we ordered so many waves that we did fill up."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Appetizer was very small. I believe it was the chorizo. I was afraid the main dish would not be filling. Ordered the paella and steak dishes off the "special's" menu. Very good and filling! I had enough left to enjoy the next day for lunch."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food here was quite excellent. Had a group of 6 - lots of pitchers of sangria, a group paella, and several orders of tapas. The service was a little slow and confused - probably due to a Saturday night. As this restaurant has "removed" their mandatory 18% gratuity for parties of 6 or more, be sure to make sure your waitstaff is compensated appropriately."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Fabulous waiter ! Great food, felt like I was back In Barcelona! Will be going back !!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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