Good neighborhood atmosphere.
Good neighborhood atmosphere. Wine complemented food very well. Special occasion, good time with friends and family.
5/12/2012 4:00:00 PM
Great Restaurant for a Date
Had a wonderful time and enjoyed the small plate style eating. It creates more interaction with everyone at the table and the notable wine list will create perfect pairing. Definitely get the smoked salmon appetizer!
12/19/2012 4:00:00 PM
Worth the drive from Silver Spring
Even though it was a Saturday evening, I had no trouble making a reservation, and we got a good table. Our waiter was friendly and helpful in making suggestions on food and drinks. We had a pitcher of watermelon sangria, which didn't have as much of a kick as the white sangria I had at the bar while I waited for my guest, but our waiter spiced it up for us. This was my third time at this particular La Tasca (I've also been to the one in Chinatown twice) and I had good food and good service each time.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've eaten here several times,
I've eaten here several times, and the food is outstanding. The restaurant has a beautiful interior too. A party of two should share about 6 plates for a full meal. If you don't like one entree, you're sure to like the other five.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a delicious Easter
We had a delicious Easter dinner there with an ulmimited tapas menu which was a special for the occasion. Te service was excellent and the food amazing! We especially love the bacon wrapped cheese stuffed dates! And the chocolate churros for dessert!!!!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I brought a group of out of
I brought a group of out of town friends here on a Saturday night. There was a little difficulty with our table at first, but the manager was incredibly responsive and made things right. We had a fabulous time, kudos to the staff!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating Spain month at La Tasca
Our waiter was outstanding and very helpful in his advice on drinks, tapas and paella. We look forward to our next visit!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time visiting. Excellent
Second time visiting. Excellent accomodations, service and food was superb! Would highly recommend to others.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun and Great food for All
La Tasca is ideal for small and large groups, and is friendly to families as well as the crowd of young professionals who live in the neighborhood. The menu of tapas is diverse, tastey, and well presented. Service is prompt and very well orchestrated.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service! Our server
Great service! Our server Manuel was very attentive and surprised me with a birthday dessert.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant for larger
Great restaurant for larger groups. There were 8 of us and their "party" menu was a great option for all of us to try 12 different tapas. They were spaced well throughout our dining experience so we werent overwhelmed. The sangria was definitely the highlight though!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am in love with La Tasca.
I am in love with La Tasca. It is a special treat for whenever I am in town and I always make time to have an amazing dinner there. The food and service are consistently good. They changed up the menu and put new goodies up for tasting! The only downside to this restaurant is the noise! It can be very overwhelming and gets louder the later it gets! But if you don't mind it, then this is a great place with delicious food and super service!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We liked the place, food and
We liked the place, food and service. However the music was too loud and it was too noisy last Saturday evening.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
There's a great happy hour
There's a great happy hour menu and the sangria was very good. The ambiance and decor are nice. It's a good spot for a group of friends or for a date. But the service during happy hour at the bar was very poor. We had to go track someone down every time we needed something, because no one ever came to our table. They were nice when we did find them, though.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service, really loud
Food and service were excellent, but the open layout allowed all the noise from the bar to carry into the restaurant - especially on the upper floors. Was with a couple associates and sometimes it was difficult to have a conversation with them at the table.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Tapas Restaurant
The fried eggplant is excellent and the ham croquettes are very good. The White and Red Sangria is good, but a bit pricey. The special they have for unlimited tapas at $25/person is very nice.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Tapas were excellent.
The Tapas were excellent. The bacon wrapped dates an meat and cheese tapas were the top of our list. The steamed octopus was not our fav or something we'll order again but thats just us. A nice wine list compliments the tapas menu. THe pallela was decent but not as good as hoped. Our only real complaint was after about half our meal our server just disappeared. I had to ask another server for the check after about 5 mins of sitting and waiting to see our server.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as always
One of my favorite restaurants in the area, they never fail to impress; the food and sangria are always top notch. Every time I go, they always seem to have a special going on which is really nice. Last time I went, it was unlimited tapas. This time around, it would have been a sangria special, but the special hadn't kicked off yet.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Tapas restaurant!
We were a party of five having a reunion of sorts on a Sunday evening. We thought because it was a Sunday around 8 pm that it would be relatively quiet and that we could talk without struggling to hear. My only complaint is that the noise level is really too loud at times. When the game ended (on the TVs hung around the bar area) and when the table of noisy diners next to us left, we enjoyed the evening a lot more.
Loved the food and have always loved the concept of the tapas which are conducive to lots of sampling and sharing. The servers were exceptionally nice, especially our waitress and they were also very patient with our orders. Good place for a party; not as good for serious conversation.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great service
The food was good but not as awesome as I wanted; we ate vegetarian, so maybe the meat tapas are better. The service and ambience was great and it was a fun atmosphere with good food in a casual dining style.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice but noisy
We liked the food and service, and decor was also nice, but this is not a good place for much conversation, as the noise level is quite high. We were there on a Sunday evening, about 7-8pm and there were still a few empty tables.
Then again we are a geezer couple in our 70' s, so maybe we are not with it when it comes to the "energenic" euphemism for "really loud."
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, amazing experience!
Amazing food, drinks, music, long story short amazing experience! Cheers!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
DELICIOUS & BETTER THAN JALEO!
This is a great place for tapas. The only con would be that they no longer have the all you can eat $20.00 special....we always only ate the tapas we liked & did not abuse the "all you can eat" part. The 50% off specials have also gone to the wayside....Those brought us in like crazy....Thanks
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious tapas a sangira
Not my first time here, but like the other times, it was great. Food and sangria was delicious. Server was very friendly and attentive.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved everything we ordered! Waiter was very patient with my indecisive husband. Knowledgeable about the menu items and wine list. They were offering a special 'resturant week' special which was great. Portions were bigger than I expected. Parking not too difficult. Street parking and garage near by. Plan on returning soon.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for dinner during Restaurant
Went for dinner during Restaurant week and ordered tapas off that special menu. Selections were plentiful, great looking, great tasting, servings good sized. Especially liked the date dish and the fried eggplant; fish and lamb wonferful too! Service was fine as well. Had an overall great dining
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love bacon wrapped pork chop, shrimp and scallop skewer, grilled vegetables, paellas, and cava.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very good experience. The food was excellent; good size portions and the service was quick and great.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall we had a good experience. I would like to see a more expansive beer selection.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
Came here for Restaurant Week and as always, the food here was excellent. My friend came along with his parrot and the wait staff was accommodating enough to seat us outside. The complaint (a very minor one) that I have is that the size of the table we were seated at was barely enough to fit all of the tapas we ordered. We had to do some rearranging of the dishes on our part to give us some breathing room.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Tapas Packaging
This is a great place for groups and they make ordering tapas easy by "packaging" them together at various price points. Plus, you can add their great paella for just $5 per person. Highly rcommended!
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had great birthday celebration for my husband! Wonderful first time experience; we will return.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for birthday lunch
Went there for birthday lunch with family and friends. It was great!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Tapas Spot
La Tosca serves up some delicious tapas! The duck with onions and potatoes was the favorite at our table, but not the only one everyone enjoyed. And the servicer was very attentive.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to meet!
We were looking for a place where six girlfriends could meet up to welcome back one of the group. This place is perfect! We got tapas and sangria for a mere $6 (until 4 p.m.) and the service was great; the food was great and so was the sangria! The food servers were attentive, but not overbearing and all in all we had a great time. I definitely need to take my husband there sometime soon.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place was great overall...loved the food, fast service and great view from the third floor!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious tapas and sangria! Server brought out free dessert for the birthday girl and took photos for us. Very accommodating for groups. Huge menu with something for everyone.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
La Tasca with kids
My husband and I have dined at the La Tasca in downtown DC, but this time we knew we would be eating with 2 kids, aged 3 & 11 months. My daughter thought the Arlington location would be more kid-friendly and she was right! We arrived around 6 PM and were seated at a lovely table near a window. The restaurant was spacious so we were not near anyone else. The service was good, and so was the food. A booster seat and high chair were made available. All in all, a great time was had by the adults and children!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite tapas in the DC area
Food is consistently very good, likewise service is consistently very good. The sound level was an 11 the entire evening, which made sense when it was packed, but less sense when it was 70% empty. Near the end, I would have paid any amount of money for them to bring it down, my ears are still pounding 2 days later.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Birthday at La Tasca
We have come to La Tasca in Arlington several times for my wife's birthday and have always had a great experience. This time our kids came with us, and they were immediately greeted with a coloring placemat and crayons - always a plus for parents. My daughter has a severe dairy allergy (among other allergies) and the waitress was very familiar with the menu and its ingredients, and the kitchen made several modifications (some without us even having to ask) to ensure a safe and healthy meal. We will definitely be back.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stick with the meats
Service was very good; the waiter was knowledgeable about both food and wine. The room looks nice, and was quiet enough to make conversation easy. The wine list is not long, but there are quite a few nice choices. The tables for 4 are a small, making it hard to get two tapas per person on the table. We had mixed results with the food during this first-time visit. Most of the meat tapas were good to excellent, with the exception of one order of lamb, which was very dry. Several of the seafood dishes were disappointing. The shrimp dishes in particular used small, tasteless shrimp. The serving sizes were generous for tapas. I would recommend the restaurant to a friend, but I'd suggest ordering from the meat or veggie sections of the menu.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM