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About 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”.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
Lunch: Mon - Sun 11am - 4pm
Dinner: Sun - Thu 4pm - 10pm/ Fri- Sat 4pm - 11pm
Happy Hour: Mon - Fri 4pm - 7pm (bar only)
Brunch: Weekends 11am - 4pm
N. Washington St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month: Flamenco performances at 8pm featuring professional dancers accompanied by a live Flamenco guitarist.
There's something special every day at La Tasca, please call specific locations for more information about our daily promotions!
King Street Metro (Yellow & Blue Lines)
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, and across the street from Anthropologie.
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, or call a manager for more information!
Private Party Contact:
Adriana Chang: (703) 299-9810
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Tapas Lunch - Weekdays until 4pm: Two tapas for $14
Sangria Brunch - Weekends until 4pm: 3 Tapas for $22 and $2 Sangria, $2 Mimosa and $2 Bloody Mary.
Happy Hour - Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm at the bar area.
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La Tasca - Alexandria Ratings and Reviews
We went to celebrate a new job. Several of the dishes were quite good; a couple just average. Service was prompt and attentive, really excellent. The wine list is short, but decent. It was loud, making conversation about the new job difficult. We enjoyed the flamenco music and dancers later in the evening.
The food and service were mediocre. Having been in Spain frequently for the last 50 years, there idea of tapas was embarrassing to say the least. Even the tortilla Espinoza was barely recognizable as what it was claiming to be. I had great hopes for the place and the server was courteous. I won’t be back nor will I advise anyone else to go there.
Extremely disappointed! I’ve eaten at La Tasca, this specific location, 10 times over the last few years; however, my last two meals were very poor...quality is deteriorating. Tonight we ordered the paella, but it wasn’t paella it was a very tasty risotto. Additionally, the floor and table was sticky. Bottom Line: They have lost my wife and I was customers as tonight I wasted over $100.
I've been to this location three times. Twice for dinner and this time for brunch. $22 for 3 tapas and $2 sangrias is unbeatable. You'd think 3 tapas aren't enough, but they are. The Calamari was perfectly cooked, Patatas Bravas (a staple), delicious, Empanadas and Croquettes, I highly recommend. On past occasions, my partner and I come and order paella for dinner. Extremely tasty. We love it! Their Albóndigas are also great with some table bread for dipping the sofrito. Our wait service has been hit or miss, though. For brunch, the young lady was great; however, on past occasions for dinner, some have lacked attentiveness leaving our drinks completely empty before asking if we'd like refills.
Was a bit disappointed. We went specifically for paella - opting for the most expensive of the offerings - and while the flavors were present, the rice was lumpy and lacked the crispy under-belly, and the lobster was a bit overcooked.
Service was excellent & friendly; cocktails were spot-on.
We'd return when again visiting the city, but will probably stick to the pintxos offerings.
Did I order wrong? Weak Sangria (after tasting a few options), hit & miss on the tapas, truly AWFUL pallela (soggy, salty, chewy seafood -- eww!) Truly confused about the good reviews. Really, REALLY loud with sound bouncing off the tile floors ... and a RUDE WAITER to boot (others seemed fine, we just got the bad one). Seemed very popular, but *I* won't be returning!
We usually go to the Rosslyn La Tasca and it's a great experience. We wanted to spend some time in Old Town Saturday night so figured La Tasca there would be the same. WRONG! The food was good but the service was abysmal (and they weren't crowded). Service was a little slow at first but not annoyingly so, but about halfway through the meal it became non-existent - as in, I had to go myself to the wait stand to refill my water glass. Also, our last order round was not even completely filled -- some of the items we ordered just never showed up. We paid our bill as quickly as we could (it wasn't) and finally left in disgust.
Disappointed with the service and overall experience. Food came raw.. even though we specify the term we wanted the meat. The chorizo plate was bad.. and our service never came back to follo wup on us. We had to constantly ask for help. Our service was not aware or trained in how to service a bottle of cava in a bucket. We go to La TASCA in DC.. which is great.. wanted to try Old Town since it is my neighborhood.. not a good experience
Great sunday sangria brunch. Food portions are very generous, so the three tapas for $22 is plenty. Can't beat $2 sangria....affordable enough to try them all. Pleasant service. Just wish windows opened so you could enjoy a breeze on a nice day. Will go back for sure.
Our first round of tapas came out quickly, but our second round took FOREVER. Included in our second round was ice cream for our 4 year old--even if the hot food wasn't ready, bringing out dessert for the toddler would've been nice. Any time there are small children at a table, expedited service is appreciated whenever possible. Since we were one of 5 tables there, expedited service shouldn't have been a problem. We ended up taking our second round to go.
Had a wonderful time with our group of six.
The wait staff was attentive and they backed up each other on dish delivery and pick-up.
Its a definite place to hang out -- as long as one does not mind loud venues.
The food is delicious and I love the Sangria with an extra shot (or two). :)
I wish I remembered our waiter's name but he was hilarious and so great. Service was great and so was the food. One small complaint is the slight change in menu, namely for the bacon wrapped dates since they are now breaded. A little disappointing for our gluten free friends who were once able to enjoy the dates but now cannot.
This is my 3rd visit here. I have lived in Spain and love Jaleo, the other "tapas" restaurant, but this has a different menu and an overall "southern spain" vibe. It's clean and the food is delicious. Their manchego bites are to die for, as is the arroz con leche for dessert. Service was excellent and I'm definitely returning.
La Tasca's tapas and sangrias are outstanding! The noise level is high, even though the seating is not crowded. Pay close attention to the street signs regulating parking --- there is a small FREE parking zone between 7 and 11 PM right at La Tasca's doorstep!
I have been enjoying this restaurant for many many years. I heard that there are new owners - which may explain my recent disappointment. Menu has been cut back significantly and I heard "we don't have that anymore" a lot. It seemed to take awhile between receiving our different dishes. Its just not special like it used to be. La Tasca in Old Town was the first place I thought of for tapas. not anymore. Service was still excellent and our waiter was friendly and really trying.
Nice folks, good attitude, menu looked good and the dining room has a nice feel... but something wrong with the process or perhaps just short manpower. Seated 30 minutes before four of the six drinks ordered arrived. Waited about 10 maybe 15min more for the other two drinks with hopes of ordering apps and realized we were unlikely to get food on the table for at least another 1/2 hour or more... Oh Well.
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