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La Tasca - Arlington
La Tasca - Arlington

La Tasca - Arlington Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.latascausa.com
  • Phone: (703) 812-9120
  • Hours of Operation:

    - Catering service available for any ocation.

    - Unlimited Lunch $28 p/p 11:30 - 4:00pm (Weekdays)

    - 2 Tapas $14 Lunch Deal 11:30 - 4:00pm (Weekdays)

    - Special Patio Menu (Tapas $6) 3 - 7pm (Weekdays)

    - Happy Hour (Bar Only) 4-7:30pm (Weekdays)

    - Sabor de España - Sunday through Thursday $30 for 4 items from our Special Sabor de España Menu

    - Sangria Brunch Menu @ $20 11:30 - 4pm (Weekends)

    - Late Night Menu (Tapas $6) 11pm - 01am (Fri - Sat)

    - Wednesdays - Wine Down Wines 50% off all bottles of wine (until 9pm)

    - Thursdays - Sangria Pitchers $20.00 (until 9pm)

    - Fridays - Live Flamenco Dancers Show

    - Sundays - 25% off Paellas until 9pm

    Spain is closer than you think!!

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Josu Zubikarai
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties and events up to nearly 230 guests. 3 levels, outdoor patio and a party menu with 3 specially priced options are available. Custom menus are also available. ~La Tasca has Something Different for Everybody: Rehearsal Dinner, Baptisms, Wedding Receptions & Ceremonies, Baby & Wedding Showers,Holiday parties, Bachelorette, Birthday's, Corporate, group happy hour, Fundraisers, Graduation Parties,Wine tastings, etc.
  • Private Party Contact: Mario Fajardo (703) 812-9120
  • Entertainment: Flamenco Dancing on Fridays @ 8:00pm
  • Special Events & Promotions:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Filmore
  • Public Transit: Orange Line (Clarendon Station)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample Parking available in Market Common Garages and 50% validation up to 3 hours provided by La Tasca.
A word from La Tasca - Arlington
Su-Th = 11:30am to 10:00pm
F-Sat = 11:30am to 1:00am

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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my second time here. I wasn't thrilled the first time, so we decided to give it another shot. We ended up there for happy hour then stayed for dinner. If you go, go for the happy hour 4-7:30. We ended up with two sangria's. The blueberry one was good, the cherry one tasted like cough syrup. We had ordered 9 tapas for the two of us and got a dessert but didn't leave stuffed. At happy hour prices this place is OK, and regular prices this place is a rip-off. The steak tapas was good, the paella was good, and the bacon wrapped pork (or chicken, I forgot) was good. The rest were fair. Overly I was not impressed. This place is more of a novelty than a great place to eat. If it isn't for happy hour, I won't be coming back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our waiter, Manuel, refused to split our checks BEFORE we ordered our food. He then forgot multiple food orders and also gave us food from other tables. The experience was confusing and frustrating. After we split up our tab for him, Manuel came back to our table and called out my name and asked me loudly "why did you only tip me 10%?" I wasn't going to complain about his service, but I did leave a tip that I felt matched his level of service. We were absolutely appalled that he had the nerve to ask why his tip was so small. Due to his behavior, we all agree that we will be reluctant to return to your restaurant. I always thought La Tasca was a classy establishment and your staff's behavior did not reflect the reputation of your chain."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Resetaurant was not crowded and outdoor seating provided a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend for brunch"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "A very pleasanrt surprise to have landed at La Tasca. The service was excellent. The Price Value equation was very good. The quality of the food both in presentation and taste was also excellent. We travel to spain often where the Tapas cannot be challenged, but LaTasca gives it a run for the money."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "A girlfriend and I have been in Arlington for a few year and have walked by this restaurant numerous times but have never been in. We decided to give it a try for a birthday dinner. We enjoyed being able to sit outside and our server was nice. The food was terrible. Extremely over priced and for the tiniest of portions! I know it is a tapas restaurants but for the price I would have like to see at least two bites of food each dish. I left hungry and disappointed."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food was very good. The small plates permit a tremendous variety. Kids were treated very well and were more than satisfied. Fried eggplant appetizer went over big! We have eaten there many times, but not with kids. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I went here with a few friends. Service started off to a slow start but we started with the Mango, Blackberry sangria as we waiting for one more person. I've had good sangria...this one was pretty amazing. The food is tapas. style which is what they are known for and everything was excellent. I especially like the fried manchetto served with a marmalade. we ended with a white Sangria. The weather was rainy outside, La Tasca made the evening well worth it. Happy eating."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My friend and I had had a long day sightseeing and shopping. This was perfect: cozy, comfort food of a Spanish variety (the paella was perfect to divide between us), and abundant and eminently drinkable sangria. We were there early on Saturday, before the hipsters arrived, so the noise level was low and families with kids were there too -- very friendly. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had dined previously several times at La Tasca-Arlington, but this was the first time we invited a number of Guests to join us for a Special Celebration Dinner. La Tasca-Arlington management was very helpful with planning. On the evening, our Party of 14 was well-served and everyone was very pleased with their food, drinks, and service. Guests' requests were met quickly and pleasantly. Restaurant Waitstaff was especially helpful explaining options to Guests with food allergies, and the Chef's and management's service in this regard was above-and-beyond expectations. Thanks for a great evening! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I've been to La tasca, chinatown and arlington locations, and I've learned in my visits that you really need to figure out this menu, what works and what doesn't, to have a great meal. There are definitely disappointing dishes, but there are some really great and fun ones as well. My most recent visit was great, because I knew what I've had and I knew where Tasca would likely succeed. Love: dates, duck, chicken empanadas, shrimp in olive oil/garlic Skip: potato pancake with crab - all potato, no crab. this one might sting, but the sangria has never been great and its expensive. get something else, stuffed eggplant reservations are easy to grab, and kitchen does an even better job when it's not a crazy night "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I've been to both DC and Alexandria locations. I recall food was better in both location than at Arlington. To begin with, I was thoroughly disappointed with the quality and quantity with paella. I live in NJ/NY area where there are many Spanish/tapas restaurants and never have I seen a dish cooked the way it was at Arlington La Tasca. Rice was a different type of grain; it was round, hard and was burnt on the bottom. Also there was lack of shell fish and for the price, quantity was too small. And the taste...lack luster. TAPAS also over priced and lack luster. Cadillac Sangria (most expensive) virtually had no taste which was a surprise since there shouldn't be difference in the ingredient where as food can differ from chef to chef. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I love La Tasca! It's such a great place for groups- so much good food and the sangria is delicious! My only concern was that the bartender was handling a number of tables, including our table of 7, so he really wasn't able to come check on us frequently throughout our meal so we were there much longer than we had intended. Stanley was wonderful, and it completely wasn't his fault- there really should have been a waiter handling the tables because he was definitely busy behind the bar. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We took my family here to celebrate graduation and everyone enjoyed the food and the service was great. I recommend the Sangria Blanca! Our favorite dishes were the empanadas, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and toasted bread with crushed tomatoes and garlic. Really wonderful restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Came for Mother's Day and the food was delicious. It came out quickly and the waiter was very friendly and checked on us often. I brought my 5 month old and she liked staring at the decor, the ambiance was great. Brunch was a great deal!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Really just one complaint in an otherwise enjoyable Mother's Day dinner. Single complaint was that while clearing some tapas plates, the server accidentally broke my half-full (half-empty?) glass of white wine and it spilled on me. Accidents are accidents, however, when I end up wearing the remaining wine I don't think that I should end up paying for it. Yet there it was on the final bill. Only down moment in an otherwise nice evening."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "All in all, it was a nice experience. Our server was nice and attentive. Our good had great flavor but all the meats came out cold. We read that the moms were supposed to receive a flower but we did not. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "At lunch you can order 2 tapas for $14 or unlimited for $28. No other options. No a la carte ordering. Found this too restrictive! Also no one else there for lunch during the week. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The drinks are great but the paella and almost all of the seafood was way to dry to consume (unless you had raw seafood like the salmon bread)"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Love the food, the service, the decor! Convenient to the parking, excellent spot for celebrating special celebrations. Desserts to die for! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, some really great and unique dishes. The service was horrendous, the waiter never checked on the table, never cleared the plates, never brought more water, never asked about the meal, and then suddenly dropped off a check without asking about additional drinks or food. The food is good, but not good enough to counteract the awful service."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "It takes forever to get the servers over to your table, which isn't a problem for me, as u like making dinner a 3 hour affair, but might be an issue for impatient folks."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The Clarendon location was a great spot for a bridal shower/lunch for a co-worker. We had reservations for 7, and at lunch that appeared to not be a problem. I've only gone to La Tasca in Old Town in the evenings and for Happy Hour, and it ranges from lively and energetic to down-right loud, which is appropriate. I was pleasantly surprised that for a quiet lunch on a beautiful Friday, it was also perfect. The food was delicious, including the desserts. We could not partake of their Sangrias, sadly, but I know they're phenomenal. The staff was attentive and even snapped some pictures for us. We were able to eat, chat, and enjoy while still getting back to work on time. We had a great experience. Thanks, La Tasca!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had dinner on a Saturday night with extended family. We ordered about 20 plates. They came out of the kitchen in the order that we ordered them; the waiter made four trips separated by about 4-5 minutes each. Most were pretty good but two were not nearly warm enough. The only one that I did not care to finish was the small plate of Paella which was surprising. It was just bland. Noise level was very high when the restaurant filled up, making conversation difficult. Overall a pleasant experience. I would go back but only early in the evening before it gets crowded."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went for my parents anniversary and I do not know if our waiter was new or what but she seem not to be able to handle a party new to the restaurant. My parents are older of course they are going to ask questions and she didn't know how to answer. I've been there before and had great service. We were there for almost three hours and she only checked on so maybe three time. Another server took the drink order. I brought a cake and it took me to ask twice for plates and forks."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We ordered from the brunch menu and plenty to eat. The tapas and tortilla were delicious."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My husband, sons (11 and 13) and I enjoyed more than our share of tapas and paella. We ordered two different dishes each. All delish ! The Cadillac sangria was a nice light touch to all the flavors on the table. Noise volume was little loud for mid-level table conversation. Good place for adventurous foodies. Wait staff was well attentive. Thank you to ours!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went with my husband to celebrate his birthday. Neither of us had tapas before so we chose the La Tasca Tasting Menu. Food was excellent as was the sangria. Three tapas courses included meat, vegetable-starch, and seafood. We had early dinner 5:15pm and service was good. Restaurant started to get very busy by time we left. Definitely would go again but would stick with an early time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've been to La Tasca several times. It's a reliable, reasonably priced tapas restaurant with delicious sangrias. This visit, I dined with a quirky friend who made a variety of peculiar requests, all of which the wait staff handled with patience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The waitress hardly paid any attention to us. When one of my dining companions asked to see a regular menu- not the one that had whatever special they're running- the waitress seemed perplexed as to why we would want such a thing. Just let us order what we want and stop pushing the special menu. The food is great though and it's the only reason to come back."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant. Service was good; food was well cooked and decently presently, the waitress did not rush us. Prices were reasonable. Not a five-star place but that's not what we expected."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent! However, it was the Saturday before Saint Patrick's day so the restaurant was crowded with partiers so it was noisy. Despite the crowds, the wait staff brought our food in good time and they were attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Did not meet expectations- Friday flamenco "show" is nothing than two ladies attempting to dance flamenco-nothing authentic, Bread was cold, paella undercook, chorizo looked and tasted like hot dog. Made a group reservation for 12 a month in advance and table was not ready, missing plates and silverware- DO NOT plan group meetings here- its costly and there is no place for private parties. I went to see if my company would coordinate an event there (40 people) but dont see good customer service and the food is not 100% authentic spanish-Waiter was nice-"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Had a reservation for 6 on Sunday. First table was terrible, had to request another table. They only gave us two menus for six people, we actually had to ask for menus! Then we got a whole spiel about how we should do one of their party platters because it's easier for the restaurant to serve us with a fixed-price preselected menu and not as many plates to bring out. Um, I'm sorry, I came to your restaurant to eat a meal that I want to eat, not to make your life easier. Our water glasses didn't get touched once unless we asked, and we waited 45 minutes between ordering and receiving our food for every round. We were still hungry and would have gotten a third round but at that point we were fed up with having to wait forever for each plate."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Overall my husband and I had a satisfying experience at la tasca. Will come back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I took our eldest son for his birthday to the Tasca on Wilson Blvd. in Arlington. We orderd and waited but nothing came out. Then the tapas came all at once. But they were cold. I mentioned the cold dishes to our server. He replied that the kitchen is on the third floor so it's a hike--I think the carriers also waited to make just one trip. I noted that when we ate at the Tapas near the Verizon center, which was a good experience the waiter brought bread and olive oil. He said that if we want some, he'll bring it. Overall, it was not a good experience. I would rank the Tasca in Arlington as a one star and a negative in terms of our son's birthday."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was very good, and the service was good too right up until they asked us to leave because they needed the table. I guess that's just Clarendon on a Saturday night. This was our second time at La Tasca, and it appears to always be pretty loud--not so much that it's unpleasant, but don't go there for a quiet and intimate dinner. The tapas is quite good, and sharing it around the table makes for a fun evening."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food was good, service attentive, table was about as poor a selection as one could get in the place and there were lots of much better open tables."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I always enjoying dining at La Tasca - the sangria is always flavorful, and the rich variety of meat, seafood and vegetarian tapas make it suitable for anyone's particular dietary needs."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Noisy, fun environment, perfect for groups. also great because people can pick and choose what they want and share, which is fun. food isnt the best in the world, but its pretty good. nothing was bad. and not outrageously priced like most tapas places. best part was i got a table for 10 reservation on a sat night like two days before."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time with a large group of girlfriends. The ambience is beautiful. Food was authentic and delicious. Glad we went during Restaurant Week."
    Dined on 1/25/2014