La Tasca - Alexandria

4.3
1214 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
La Tasca is a careful blend of everything you love about Spain. Warm decor, authentic cuisine and friendly hospitality. Enjoy our legendary sangria, our authentic tapas and our classic flavors.

Specials

Sangria Happy Hour

Enjoy $5 glasses of our legendary sangria Monday through Friday 4pm-7pm.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 5, 2019

Ends: February 6, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great, but the service was sub par. Took 40 mins for someone to even come to our table to ask for drinks--took another 25 to get them...food was the same deal.

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DA
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place with remodel and updated menu. Excellent food, good service. Definitely top five for casual brunch / dinner!

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g
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great !! Love the Paella !! worth the price

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JG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience for Valentine’s Day! The drinks and food were amazing, we especially like to get the croquettes as one of our tapas when we go and they never disappoint. We’re easy to please! Our waiter was extremely helpful and pleasant!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner , seated right away, the server explained everything and they brought a rose to eat couple, it was a nice touch

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AF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious tapas and sangria. Great Valentines Day Special.

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JS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for a little something different. Good date night spot. Service was great and the food taste good too.

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CF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remodeled, eight months ago, looks awesome! Great place for a date!

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BH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was Maria Fernanda and she was "amazing" which was also her favorite term for her recommendations and she was correct. The owner promised to do the Flamenco for us but I guess he got too busy :) Great night and can't wait to go back and we will be asking for Maria.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my daughters birthday who loves tapas. Everything was delicious! The service was amazing! Wonderful evening.

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KJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a girls night and unofficial birthday celebration. My server was so attentive and helpful she really made the night special. Plus I had some of the best empanadas and paella of my entire life! Highly recommended.

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OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

An off night for sure. Someone else's food as served to us. Server didnt speak English so couldn't explain. Waitress took it off the table and gave it to right person. We did the tasting menu, 3 courses. Very poor timing. Sat forever for last courses. Nearly 2 hours later packed up last course and went home. Food tasted good.

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GO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and our server was helpful, friendly and very attentive. Drinks were delicious. We had one tapa and shared a paella, which we had never ordered before. The tapa (bacon wrapped pork) was phenomenal but the paella was...not great. The rice was undercooked and the seafood was over cooked. The lobster especially was dry and chewy. I will be returning, but I won’t be ordering the paella again.

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DF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the whole experience- great food !
Went for restaurant week menu but ordered off of regular menu. We will be back. One in our party has celiac disease - lots of GF options.

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C
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Normally La Tasca can be extremely expensive, even on date night for two. But the brunch menu is a great option, including $2 bloody marys and sangrias. Perfect brunch option!

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k
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I was really excited to finally get to brunch here, but let down. There were several issues: 1. there were only 2 waiters for the entire restaurant 2. my sangria was served in a glass that was filled to the top with ice and watered it down, 3. it took about 20 minutes after I received my first 2 tapas to get my waffle, which arrived soggy and cold, 3. I sent the waffle back and replaced it with the french toast. When that arrived there was hair on my plate (not from my waiter). I sent that back and did not request any replacement meal items, I was no longer interested.

We had a great waiter and he was able to comp my brunch. What I did get to eat was tasty and wish I could have enjoyed everything.

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JA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Main course was excellent...swordfish. A nice atmosphere but a bit noisy.

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PB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff and excellent service! I have been several times and they have never disappointed. A particular situation where the website allowed me to gain a reservation 15 minutes before the kitchen closes they accommodated us and stayed up in just a bit longer instead of turning us away was so pleased with that! One of my favorite restaurants the food is scrumptious - lots of variety! My guess was beyond impressed and two days later is still talking about it!

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KM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to La Tasca! Sangria and tapas are excellent and I have always had great service. Most recently went for restaurant week and had a wonderful time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just kind of average. The food wasn’t memorable. The service was extremely slow. They knew 13 of us were coming and the restaurant was empty due to the snow. I tried to give my card so everything could be on one check to make life easier and the waitress said no she would rather do 13 separate checks. It was my birthday and luckily the group of us had fun but La Tasca didn’t do anything to make it memorable.

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AO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday here recently...loved the remodel/update of the interior. Food was delicious, Cadillac Sangria was yummy & the Paella is a must have! Waitress was attentive & friendly even as she continued to push us to purchase the most expensive wine (red AND white!) on the menu. La Tasca is a favorite restaurant of ours, and we have always had a great time!

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VD
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hey were out of two wines that my friend and I asked for. I also don’t eat ham and asked for a protein sub for my salad which could not be accommodated. That being said, everything was still delicious and satisfying and I am sure I will be back.

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JA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, as usual. Service was outstanding, as usual. We had a leisurely New Years Day/Husband’s Birthday lunch with good friends. Smiles all around.

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Z
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was happy to spend New Year’s Eve at the Tasca , only disappoinment no Alive Band I was expecting that and also website mention about that . Otherwise all good .

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I usually LOVE La Tasca - we have hosted a party here before. New Years Eve was such a disappointment. We had a reservation, and weren't seated for 20 minutes after it had passed. Our waiter took an hour between courses to come by. This is not an exaggeration. Our reservation was for 8:30, there were three pitchers of sangria for our table of 5, and five courses. We didn't leave until 12:00, when he brought our third pitcher of sangria WITH THE CHECK, and we missed the ball dropping and any celebrations we have had planned afterwards. I go to eat here all the time (like twice a month!) and this is the worst ever. Were they understaffed? What was up? If you're going to host a NYE special and prix fixe menu, you've gotta do a better job. I won't be coming here for any more special events. For $99 a person, it was a HUGE disappointment.

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EF
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Excellent food but terrible service. Due to NYE our waiter received 20 percent. Unfortunately he did not deserve it! He rushed us every moment of our visit. It was difficult to enjoy our food. Ran out of H20 twice.

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PB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New Year’s Eve

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Noise levels too high
Portions expensive
Service great
Would not return

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Food was cold and service was not great.

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A
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just a fun place to go too with friends or date. I recommend going on happy hour or brunch

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JM
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

wonderful food and wonderful service. not too busy and great for familu

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c
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I would recommend La Tasca as a lively place for tapas. It would be good to get Spanish cheese in the empanada instead of what tasted and looked like a gooey orange melting cheese. Fried eggplant is good but of course a little greasy--maybe dump it on a paper towel quickly to eliminate that. The high tables are nice around the bar and they do have food service at the bar. Nice live music on Saturday night.

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BT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was my first time back after the renovation. Bad move. I used to love their empenadas...now they are just full of cheese and little meat. Not even their bacon wrapped dates taste the same. I usually order 2-3 plates of them, I didn't finish the first plate. Service was slow...our waiter was admittedly new (went from collecting dirty dishes to a waiter the week prior). However, other around us also complained of their poor service. I took some out of toen friends here to celebrate my and my twin's birthday. I was so disappointed, will not be returning.

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N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dinner was tasty. Skip the desserts though, not worth the price.

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MH
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice, pAella delicious!

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LF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and wine!

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took friends who had never had paella surprisingly. They loved it! I kind of miss the decor before the renovation but the food was great. Go on a live music night, worth it!! So fun!

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PP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There right at opening. Fabulous service, food and drinks very tasty. Brunch menu was great value, three tapas and sangria. Will go back.

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A
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went toLa Tasca for first time. Tapas were delicious. Service outstanding. Will go again.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really like our waitress, she explained to us the menu, very polite, she was so professional, I think her name was Maria from Colombia.

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