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La Tasca - Penn Quarter

4.2
1725 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
Perfect For:
  • Tapas
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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”.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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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:7 day's a Week 4pm - 7pm (bar only)
Brunch: Weekends 11am - 4pm
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Phone number
(202) 347-9190
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lucio Manchame
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Private party facilities
2 private floors available with a private bar.
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Private party contact
Rob Penberg: (202) 347-9190
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
H Street
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Parking details
Parking garages in area available
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Public transit
Metro - Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro Stop (red, yellow, and green lines)
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Entertainment
Please contact La Tasca directly by phone to set up DJ's or Flamenco dancers.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

CELEBRATE MOM WITH A MOTHER'S DAY SANGRIA BRUNCH!
Complementary glas of Sangria or mimosa for every mom!*
From 11am to 4pm

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1725 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I didn't like the empanadas.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Pleasant experience - although many tapas restaurants in DC are much better

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We did a birthday party surprise the restaurant was very accommodating with our party since we had last minute RSVP's. The service was great on top of everything the waiter was nice and helped a lot with helping our party choose the best specials. I would definitely recommend and go again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Manager Juan and server Francisco R make this an awesome visit. My last 2 were not so great and I have been coming here for years. Bread served late and slow service. One call to Manager Juan and he took care of this visit with friends for a Wizards Playoff Game. It was nice to see our favorite server Francisco R and we have been complaining that there isn't a paella tapa dish and he arranged one for us (apparently the will introduce one later which is awesome).

Steak papas were great, so was the sherry mushrooms and garlic shrimp.

Thank you Manager Juan for an awesome visit.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Good food, especially the cheese board. Noisy atmosphere. Nice place to share a taste of many different items.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Very tasty menu and great drinks. Noise level is a bit high. Seems very popular for happy hour

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I usually love La Tasca, but my most recent experience left me disappointed in regards to the wait staff. Our first encounter with our waiter was at least 15 minutes after we sat down, and was a hurried, “have you been helped?” Interaction. Our food took quite a long time, our drinks weren’t refilled until after we were finished eating and I had to flag someone down for that. I’d ordered a second round of tapas at that time, but they didn’t come. It wasn’t until the waiter approached with the check that I saw him again and mentioned it. Overall, for the prices, I’d anticipate much better service.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Our server was amazing! She was a young latina woman and she was so warm and helpful.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

DON'T GO HERE ON A DATE. OR A BUSY NIGHT.

It was very noisy. I couldn't hear a thing my friend was saying, even when she was 5 inches from my face. I left there with a huge headache. The food is pretty expensive for what you get. I was looking forward to happy hour prices, but you have to sit at the bar for that, even though the website said happy hour prices for bar and lounge. I had requested to sit in the lounge but the place was PACKED. It was a Monday night, but there was a concert that night. They obviously were letting in people that didn't have reservations of they overbooked themselves. We ordered a sangria and three tapas. It took 45 minutes to get them. We never saw our waitress and it took forever to get our bill. Another server had to give it to us. Our reservations were for 6:00 and we didn't get to the concert til 8:30. It started at 7:30. We missed the opening act completely and just barely made the main act. They obviously can't handle crowds.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Perfect restaurant for pre-game or concert at Capital One Arena. We were a party of 10, food and drink came out quickly and was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent dinner, well priced, great value and we can’t wait to go again soon.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Very good food and prices were typical for Washington DC

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Servers intended to be excellent. There was some mis-communication on the wine order. They took care of this. Wine and small plates were excellent. The paella was absolutely terrific. Great combination of the traditional seafood. Rice was perfect.

I would return if I were in town more. There are so many good fine dining establishments in DC that I won't be back to this restaurant in the near future. It's not that I don't like it, but the competition is fierce and there is simply no room for any errors during the entire dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was amazing. Place was packed, there were a few events going on in D.C., because of that service was a little slow because the kitchen was backed up. I'm usually fine with that, and can understand things getting a little backed up, however a couple items/requests were missing from the ticket and the server said things weren't ordered when they definitely were. If the service is gonna be slow, at least make sure its accurate. Also our server didn't check in on us after taking our order which was a little disappointing. The food we did get was well worth the wait though.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

La Tasca is an enormously popular spot for tapas -- and deservedly so. The sangria (enhanced with additional alcohol) was exceptionally good. We ordered a variety of dishes and they were all very good. There was some confusion about one of the dishes -- it was either very poorly described on the menu or we were brought the wrong dish and never did get the right one, although attempting to reorder it we got something else which we enjoyed. Service in general seemed a little confused but with a large establishment and lots of dishes coming out asynchronously that may be inevitable. All in all a very enjoyable experience and one we plan to repeat.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I don’t write poor reviews often. I honestly wish we hadn’t come. We did the caps/wiz game menu (a pitcher of sangria and four pitchers for $45). It took 15 mins for someone to take our drink order. We ordered the waters and a pitcher of sangria, specifying that we wanted to do the game day deal. They brought us sangria and no water. 30 mins after we were seated, they took our order. We picked our four tapas and again, our water. They asked us our sangria order, and I pointed to our pitcher. The server explained that “that doesn’t count because that was from earlier.” Fortunately, my fiancé is very easygoing and we probably would’ve ordered two pitchers anyway. I let it go, but was very unhappy especially because I’d already explained what our ordering plan was. The tapas were fine. They brought me a full glass of water and my fiancé a rocks glass of water (why?). Finally, we wanted to leave, and my fiancé asked for our check. 15 mins later I had to sit at the bar till our server turned around and noticed me, asked me where our table was and started that he forgot. We left and walke to jaleo for more tapas and wine and had an infinitely better experience.

TLDR go to jaleo and have a much better experience

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was amazing! So good I almost forgot how HORRIBLE the hostess (older wearing all black) was to me and my date. If possible, I would like to speak to a manager about this “experience” with the hostess gave us: unacceptable

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As a group of 4 people, we shared one tapa and two paellas. More than enough excellent food!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Me and my husband stumbled on this place years ago. I make it a point anytime im in DC to eat here!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was very quick. Some plates were good (spinach, steak) and others way too greasy (eggplant was very thinly sliced and heavily tempura’d, shrimp was sitting in oil), and some were fine, but I wouldn’t go back for it (empanada, Manchego balls)

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Went with a group of 6. Food was bland, dry and overall fair to terrible. Noise level was extreme. Inattentive staff. When we told the waitress we wanted to leave due to the noise and could we have the check we still had to wait almost 10 min for our check. Wont return.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

As usual, food and service were excellent. In addition, when I called the next day to see if they had my sunglasses I inadvertently left behind, the staff was super helpful and called me back to tell me they had them and would hold them for me.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I had a large group of us meeting there before the Caps game. I was a bit nervous about how it was going to work out. However, the hostess was very accommodating and very polite. The service is always great. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was not really good , waiter was good very personable

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food, but noise level is very high.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food was pretty good - tho I've had better tapas at other places. Our waiter wasn't the best. Rushed us to order at first, then forgot multiple items...Who wants to eat sauteed spinach and asparagus after you've had everything else?! And can't say it was a busy night - half the restaurant was empty so no excuse for not paying attention to the details.

Anyways, I love tapas so the place was worth the try but next time I'll be going to another restaurant. Barcelona has great food and better service. As does Jaleo.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Restaurant wasn't crowded and surprised that the plain bread we requested took so long. Hope it wasn't because we didn't order the paid choice. It was served cold. Tapas were decent but restaurant should offer a tapas of Paellas rather than a large plate for those of us that would like rice. There used to be a tapas with seafood and paellas but that has stopped. if they stop the steak tapas we will stop coming.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful evening and prompt service. At a busy time the waitress was there at the right moments ,not to pushy not to forgetful, just right. Will go back , will recommend.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Do not go here before a big event at the Cap. One Arena. It was a madhouse and we couldn't hear ourselves speak. We were told the kitchen was backed up when we sat down, but it took the waitress a 1/2 hr to take our order and a 1/2 hour to get our wine. I've been here before an event before and haven't had a problem (except the noise). I think they were short-staffed. The food was good though!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a poor dining experience this time. We had a reservation at 6pm. It took about 15 min for the server to initially acknowledge us. Our initial drink order did not arrive until 7pm. Our food came shortly after. We realized we didn’t order enough so we immediately placed another food order. By 7:30 our food had not arrived. When we asked our server, he had forgotten to put in our order. We declined to order again since we were attending a show at the arena at 7:30. We left still hungry and quite disappointed.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I was very disappointed with our latest visit to La Tasca. We ordered several pitchers of sangria and dishes. One half of the table received there food, while the others did not. Our waitress was very busy and never came back to check on us or asked if we needed anything. We left the restaurant still hungry and thirsty. We spoke with the manager the manager who was very helpful and apologetic, he covered our bill.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Some of the tapas were good but the paella was not.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Service was very slow, drinks took very long to come, they were short staffed due to some event on the main floor. We were in the basement. Food was delicious when we got it. Manager was apologetic but sitting there for 30 mins with no water is not a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I met with some friends who were from out of town. We were able to feed two ravenous carnivores and a vegetarian with ease. I enjoy coming here, and I was pleased to have shared another great experience at La Tasca Penn Quarter with my friends.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

They put us in tables we requested and took care of our expediency needs

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Menu was changed for the worse

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was authentic. The service was a little slow, but the atmosphere was great. The tapas were perfect for lunch and we had a great view of the Chinese New Year parade.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fiancé’s fave place in DC. Great tapas - good variety. Sangria is spot on. Best after 8pm for dimmer lighting. Always a good place to eat for groups or dates. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Exceptional food and exceptional service. Perfect in all aspects.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing food and service...I'm a regular here!!! The sangria are so delicious so many different choices.

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