La Tasca - Arlington
La Tasca - Arlington

La Tasca - Arlington

  • 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)

    - Happy Hour (Bar Only) 4-7:00pm (Everyday)

    - 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 7038129120x
  • Entertainment: Flamenco Dancing on Fridays @ 8:00pm
  • Special Events:

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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La Tasca - Arlington reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (38)fit for foodies (32)neighborhood gem (20)great for outdoor dining (17)special occasion (15)great for lunch (12)notable wine list (10)romantic (9)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (8)hot spot (7)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • Great Food and Sangria!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Went there to celebrate that my niece had passed her bar exam. The food was great and the best thing their red sangría. Ask for a pitcher.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was cold when it arrived. The services was good... The restaurant was very loud and at some point it became very cold...was not a very good experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Overall good experience
    Sarah
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Good experience and amazing food. However, we were seated on the second floor and the temperature was extremely hot. It was draining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Feelings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had reservations for 8pm and so did about 10 other groups. The hostess apologized for the overbooking but that means little when you have to wait 30 minutes for a table that you "reserved". On top of that another table that was seated about 15 minutes after us received their food at least 10 minutes before us. We ended up spending two hours there and it wasn't because we were mesmerized by the Flamingo dancers.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A little loud for my taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Server was great, fetter was really good. The place is really noisey though. You can hear everyone's converstaion
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Tasca - Clarendon
    MSC1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    food was excellent and service was good. what would keep me from coming back on a Saturday night was the noise level. Loud music, TVs blaring with sports games. we were in the 3rd level - probably the most remote part of the restaurant, and we were struggling to hear one another. volume became even higher when the spanish dancers came out. they walked around the restaurant and performed in different sections. the dancing was lovely, but when they were near, you truly couldn't speak to/hear people at your table. perhaps La Tasca is more amenable for brunch, when the noise level might be lower.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What are these, tapas for ants?
    Beerlington
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Good happy hour deals on sangria and snacks. Less good deal for our group's prix-fixe dinner -- $33/person ($241 plus tax/tip) for tiny portions of toasted bread, fried potatoes, asparagus, deep-fried cheese, empanadas and a few meat dishes.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food/sangria, ok service
    JimFromPitt14
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Loved the 4 for $30 feature (you can choose 4 items from a set menu, including sangria). Our server spoke VERY softly and didn't seem to understand what the feature was and how it worked, but I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt as it could have been something brand new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but noisy
    loulindy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our group of 5 enjoyed our dinner at La Tasca. The food, variety of dishes, and service were very good, and we enjoyed eating on the top floor of the restaurant. However, the noise level on the first floor was very high, and the noise carried so much that it was a bit loud on the top floor as well. We had to raise our voices to be heard, so it would not be a good place for an intimate/romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect local find
    luvspanishfd
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Terrific tapas, perfect paella and super sangrias. The atmosphere with high ceilings and interesting levels makes groups an intimate feel here. They have live music certain nights of the week. The Brussel sprouts, asparagus, grilled shrimp apps and chocolate chirros for dessert are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food tasted great, the rest ???
    sparklymegz
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    To be honest, the food was really good. They had some amazing choices for tapas and we had a full table of food. Unfortunately, the service wasn't great. Our server was hard to come by. she offered us no suggestions, no assistance. She forgot a couple of our dishes, never offered us refills on sangria, beer, or anything else. At the end, when it came time to pay she said both credit cards were declined. Our credit cards were from two different people, so It seemed suspicious. The code on the declined receipt was "failed to initiate" which means they basically didn't turn the machine on. All in all the food was good, the service just wasn't worth our time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Credit Card Number Was STOLEN!
    AmandaJW
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I visited La Tasca last night (9/30/14) with my friends and my credit card number was stolen to purchase a Western Union transfer for almost $500.00. Our server's name was Didier. Protect yourself, people and stay away from this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We had a group of seven for our daughter's 18th birthday on a Monday evening. The food was fine. Service was fair at best. (One of the orders got lost. The waiter was quick with the expensive drinks, and entirely inattentive to my iced tea.) Be aware the noise level in this restaurant is LOUD. It's not heavy metal loud, but it's definitely up there. It'll certainly be a bother if your group is social and likes to be able to hear each other without having to raise their voices above a normal conversational level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite good
    GoodFoodLover
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Pretty good food, though I don't care for the Paella. Noise level quite high, service excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, loud
    JamieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had never sat inside at La Tasca, and it was very nice, but the music was very loud. The food, as always, was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful as always
    EtjsingerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I brought a group of out-of-town family members to La Tasca for dinner on a Saturday night. Every person at the table LOVED all the food (I am a huge fan of the new menu items!) and several of us tried the flights of sangria (also a GREAT new addition!). We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every bite and sip of everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Bad Service
    mm123
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I took my parents to this restaurant last Saturday night. The food was excellent and they had a good variety of tapas. We tried the salmon, a few salads, the chick pea stew, and a few other dishes and all of them were well prepared. The only negative was our server. She seemed genuinely annoyed whenever we ordered more dishes and didn't try to give any recommendations. She clearly did not want to be there and she was not prompt or attentive even though the restaurant was not very busy. Perhaps she was anxious to leave as were dining relatively late (~9PM) but it was not very professional. Overall, it is a great tapas place and I will likely return and just try to get a different server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our Favorites
    Josh
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love going to La Tasca for dinner, especially for groups. Just order a bunch of different things and share it all family style. Don't miss out on the great variety of sangrias either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, but...
    Tony
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    La Tasca is great place to eat and drink, especially for special occasions. Everything was excellent last time we were there except for some reason we felt rushed. Instead of a leisurely dining experience, the food plates came a little too quickly; almost like we needed to be elsewhere at a set time. Other than that, the Sangria was excellent as usual, as was the food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food & sangria!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Nice ambiance, good service, delicious food and a nice variety of tapas. Overall, great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Jeca
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went for restaurant week. Good food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    parisiensVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went on a Wednesday night. They offer 1/2 price bottles of wine that night. The Tapas offer a blend of foods that are quite pleasing. A few shared tapas will fill you up. Don't order everything together. Space them out so that they don't all come at once.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    SuburbanFoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The mango blackberry sangria was delicious. So was the flan.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late night snack
    HoneyBear
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Arriving at 9pm was no problem for La Tosca on a Saturday night as they immediately seated my part of two after starting that I had an Open Table reservation. Sweet window seat at a table that would usually seat 4 w/ a comfy sofa at one end. Service was prompt, food choices came to the table quickly and tasted great. DJ had some nice beats going in the background. Very nice night at La Tosca.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First time in neighborhood. A real find and would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    fred
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The only negative aspect is that the restrooms are upstairs via an open stairway, so ladies in dresses are not too comfortable about the exposure as they ascend / descend the stairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food was good, but my friend has a shellfish allergy and the waiter was not sure what she could or could not eat. Because of his lack of knowledge about their cooking procedures, we were really concerned about whether or not she would have a reaction to the food. She ended up not really eating, which detracted from our experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 622 reviews are from the La Tasca - Arlington reviews archive.
  • Great restaurant
    DReed
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Loved the food at this restaurant. A lot of choices and they seem to have a great party package if you have a group that will eat a lot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No good with a Living Social
    wineNdine26VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I went a few weeks ago with my boyfriend for our date night. We had purchased a Living Social deal for their "Taste of Spain" which included a number of tapas and dessert. Our table was actually quite nice, it was by a window and it was slightly secluded, so we could be alone. The food was very good & we enjoyed trying different tapas. The downside, however, was the service. We hardly saw our server the entire time after we notified him that we were using a Living Social deal. It felt as if we weren't as important or that he just assumed we weren't going to tip, which was insulting. We sat with empty glasses for quite a while, & we saw more of the bussers than our server. We just felt uncomfortable & unwelcome in a place we usually love.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tapas
    tapas
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great for tapas and sangria. multiple different items to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas Spot
    FoodieX2VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Good for tapas and drinks. Service was good considering how busy is was. Popular social scene. Has three floors of dining areas with interesting decor featuring a large staircase.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sangria good, food O.K.
    bethany1234
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server Manuel
    glutenfreegoddess
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch spot
    Kim3
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Resetaurant was not crowded and outdoor seating provided a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend for brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Arlington
    Yale395VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    StrangeDining
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty
    Greps
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Definite Must!!
    DannyVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful spot
    irishmomma
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Know your La Tasca Menu
    dcfoodie97
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic