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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”.

607 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
N. Washington St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 299-9810

Website:
http://www.latascausa.com/

Entertainment:
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!

Parking Details:
http://alexandriava.gov/recreation/info/default.aspx?id=12490

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Marta Oloroso

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

Additional:
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

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food

4.5

service

4.3

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4.1

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4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (4)
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Healthy (3)
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·Dined 2 days ago

La Tasca's Alexandria location has a fast kitchen that serves great food. Overall, they do tapas very well. Our server was not good at all. Our water glasses and iced tea were not refilled for 45 minutes. Simply put, our server ignored us and was borderline rude when he did talk to us. Our bill was incorrect, and when we asked questions about the bill our server told us that the manager did not allow receipts to show everything ordered. Of course, this was not true. We spoke with the manager when we left and he said he would address the situation.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We’re regulars and this place never disappoints! La Tasca is a definitely a favorite of ours.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

This is one of my favorite places in Alexandria. It's never been anything short of amazing.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Tapas, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was exceptionally good, but the waiter looks as if he came back from a fight that he lost. Very hot welcoming.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and better ambiance. Authentic Spanish tapas and food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Took advantage of a Valentines Day offering and enjoyed a delicious meal of several small plates and a pitcher of sangria. The food and service were wonderful! The one area that was bothersome that evening was the live music being played. While we couldn’t see the band from where we were seated, it included loud stomping, on a wooden stage! It definitely affected the romantic evening we had been enjoying. Other than that, it was a wonderful evening, and a venue that we hope to return to.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was absolutely delicious, and the service was great! We thoroughly enjoyed the flamenco dancing accompanied by Spanish guitar that made the ambiance very romantic. What a lovely Valentine's Day evening!

Tags: Live Music, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

It was our first time there, and had a small plate price fixe menu for valentines day. It was worth the cost, a great way to taste new things, and their house sangria was excellent. We were seated at a quiet table away from the bar area, the ambiance was nice, the waiter and food runners were friendly and courteous. Even the host was nice. It was pricey, but definitely worth it. Overall a very positive experience and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

As alaways a wonderful meal and special time! La Tasca always delivers!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good experience and service but a little loud with noise coming from the bar area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food and a quiet place for lunch

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Came with a group of friends after a session in the Escape Room on King Street. We had a table reservation, but were a bit early so we all found a spot at the bar. The vibe of the place was fun with the live band playing Latin music. The service at the bar was outstanding! Our bartender was very attentive and when we ordered food, it came out quickly. Everyone had a good time and we'll be sure to come back!

Tags: Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. Fun birthday experience thank you

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious! The brunch deal is great. Particularly love the croquetas.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

the service was okay. The food however, was terrible. The gambas were tiny and had no flavor. The menu described them as being cooked in white wine but there was nothing but olive oil on them. Hence, the no flavor. We then ordered a paella and it was super salty! No one at my table was able to finish the paella. I used to love La Tasca but the service and food has really gone down. I think tonight was my last visit and i wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to any one of my friends.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our server was attentive and helpful. Food was great! Enjoyed the Sangria brunch with friends. Mango sangria good choice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent live entertaiment on Wednesday nights. Food was great and service had excellent timing. Sangrias are better but still need more work.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My first time trying Spanish Paella and it was fantastic. Also, the Sangria Flight is a must try!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Highly recommended!!! La Tasca tapas are perfect for family-style dining. The sangria menu is top-notch as the fruit is soaked in liquor for several months before serving. Great restaurant for large groups, dates, and families with children. The ambiance is laid-back during the day & early evening and vibrant/ exciting at night.

We went on a Friday night with our 1yr old and there was a live band, lights and people dancing. The accommodating hostess seated us on the upper floor where it wasn’t as loud yet we were able to watch all the action!

The lamb chops, and chorizo tapas are our all-time favorites and of course the peach Sangria Blanco

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Tapas, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Visited La Tasca on a Friday evening. I was expecting lots of noise just like most places with a bar, but the sound level at the bar was minimal even with the games on screen. The food was amazing, authentic and delectable and priced just right. It's a good date night environment, and the service was good also.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were there for flamenco dance show mostly, but food and drinks are great too!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a great meal and fun experience at La Tasca. Loved sharing and tasting different menu items. After dinner we thouroughly enjoyed the Flamenco guitarist and dancers. It was a great night out with my family!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for a different Christmas outing. It was a great find!! 3 generations and we all enjoyed every bite of each dish

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a lovely Christmas Day dinner with excellent food and service. La Tasca is best known for its big selection of tapas (including many good choices for the three vegetarians in our group) but two of us had paella for a change and it was also outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The staff here were very friendly and attentive and the food tasty. My husband loves one particular tapas dish so we came here but generally I find tapas to be a bit overpriced for what one gets. The baby beets plate had 3 tiny beets for $8.50. It really wasn’t enough to share and not a good value for the price.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I've been to this location three or four times already, and the food is always great. The menu is large, so there is plenty to keep anyone happy. There are many vegetarian, seafood, and meat dishes, which helps for a large group. The empanadas (beef or chicken) are especially good, and so are any of the shrimp dishes I have tried. On our most recent visit, the service was slightly off the mark, but still very good. Just little things like when we all ordered coffees after the meal, we were only given one spoon between all of us in a group. Also, towards the end of our meal the band was setting up to play later, and there was really (*really*) bad feedback five or six times within a few minutes. Other than that, it was a very good meal, and the food and drink is always great here.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The tapas selections were delicious. Enjoyed the tres leches cake as well. Have eaten here twice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great tapad

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

First time and we will absolutely be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was ok, food was excellent but expensive, atmosphere was airplane-hanger echo. Probably quieter in a sports bar during the big game. Convo not a possibility. Fun for big boisterous groups probably.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always a good meal. Very reliable and consistent. Fresh seafood and authentic Spanish fare. Great for groups.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I’ve had better tapas in other places, but this restaurant was definitely worth the drive! A few great plates, good craft beer, a flight of sangria, and the service was fantastic! We would go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Tapas, Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great for people-watching while celebrating a birthday (or any special occasion). The waitress was extremely friendly and provided us wonderful service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I am a repeat customer, love their Sunday Sangria Brunch Yumm!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious food but extremely overpriced. Everyone was still hungry too

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food is good. Our server Sohany is good, (9/20/2017)made sure we got everything we needed. We praise her for that

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fun, Live Music, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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