About La Tasca - Penn Quarter

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”.

722 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

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:
H Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(202) 347-9190

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

Entertainment:
Please contact La Tasca directly by phone to set up DJ's or Flamenco dancers.

Parking Details:
Parking garages in area available

Public Transit:
Metro - Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro Stop (red, yellow, and green lines)

Executive Chef:
Lucio Manchame

Private Party Facilities:
2 private floors available with a private bar.

Private Party Contact:
Rob Penberg: (202) 347-9190

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

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La Tasca - Penn Quarter Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (12)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
People Watching (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Authentic (6)
Romantic (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Convenient location across the street from the arena. We had dinner before going to a basketball game. The food was very good. We would go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was great but peannia was dry and sea food over cooked.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Tapas, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were so disappointed with this trip to La Tasca. We were seated in the back in an empty section with boxes of glasses on nearby tables. I didn’t really care as long as we were seated. It took 12 minutes to be acknowledged by a server. Although we were given a HH menu and ordered drinks from it when the bill came they were full price. We don’t have time to argue as we were meeting friends and my husband practically had to go into the kitchen to get the bill so we could pay. Very disappointing, and with all the options nearby, we most likely won’t be back.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had the Paella Marinera. Very little seafood but a lot of rice. Didn’t feel it was worth $45. I will say that the seafood was cooked well.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The three of us including g our 5 year old son had a great time. Tapas were tasty and the place was bustling with people. Good experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Spanish tapas, while not all that varied, were authentic and tasty and the paella marinera was surprisingly good. Try the rabas (fried calamari) as well. Wine by the glass was good quality if a bit stingy on the pouring — maybe better just to order a bottle if your budget permits.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was outstanding

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Tapas were bland and mediocre at best. Literally tasted like bar food from a frozen bag that had been refried. The calamari was chewy, cheese curds stale and tasted or processed American cheese, shrimp bland and oily, the lamb meat balls were decent. Service was slow, unfriendly, and unappealing as the environment was also dissspointing. This spot was basically boring with no appeal and completely lacked luster. The only way this place is still in business is due to its locations across from the stadium. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good meal. We will keep coming back.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very good food. Served in small portions, so the three of us got different tapas plates and shared them. Service was excellent, ambiance was excellent. Would definitely recommend the Chorizo which had a nice Smokey flavor and some spice.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Slowest and most inattentive service I’ve ever had.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Met friends there who had never been to La Tasca. They loved it! All was great! Service was a little slow but manageable. Will return in the future!

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Told the restaurant we were celebrating birthdays via open table but they made no mention of it. Server only visited the table three times. To take drink orders, to take food orders and to deliver the check. Never came to check on anything or anyone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The restaurant has undergone some changes in recent months and it is not as good as it used to be. The food is pretty average.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Zero service! 35 minutes to get our drinks and one was wrong. another 20 for the replacement. Bread arrived after 50 minutes the oil about 5 minutes later, and the water never. Food was also very slow, and several times incorrect. We had allowed 90 minutes to eat before Verizon center performance. The last dish arrived as we were leaving.

Food was varied. Some dishes were very good - beet salad, and some mediocre - patatas bravas.

Extremely disappointed!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

way too busy for pre-theater dining. rather long wait for food

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was good. Great white sangria - not too sweet. Service very slow...almost missed Andrea Bocelli concert. I would go back but not if I'm in a hurry.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Pre-concert meal. Restaurant did not seem prepared to move all concert goers in & out as required to make the show on time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I had family in town for a show and we decided to go to La Tasca for pre show drinks and food. Our service was absolutely the worst I've ever received in a restaurant. I was embarrassed for bringing my family. The food was excellent, as always, but it was impossible to get our waiter's attention. Sometimes he'd make eye contact and then shake his head, say he was sorry, and walk away. Several drinks never even made it to the table. We go to the Old Town La Tasca all the time, but I don't think I'd ever go back to this restaurant.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Love this place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food and drink at happy hour, as usual. We were unaware that the bottles of wine were half off. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our table was ready when we arrived around happy hour. The happy hour specials are fairly priced and there are enough drink options to satisfy everyone. Good place to get dinner before a game at the Verizon Center. Our server was polite and attentive. Ordered a paella valenciana, which was pretty good. It does take a little over half an hour to get a paella, but they are good and feed about 3 people. Also ordered the empanadas, would recommend beef over chicken.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Casual, Tapas
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Too overpriced for the quality of the food. Food it's ok.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and great service! My family and I really enjoyed this restaurant!

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Decent specials during Caps/Wiz games.

Service left me disappointed. We literally had to wave down our waitress all throughout the meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual, Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

only one type beer - both drinks order from the bar came back wrong....

service was okay, but clear something has changed here?

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good food, but very crowded so service was slow. I ordered a second drink but never got it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was good but wait for food was very long. Sangria was ok

Tags: Authentic, Live Sports, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service level was quite a struggle. Several things we’re missing and one had to be inquired about multiple times. Waitress often disappeared. The stand out in good service was a runner (very tall guy) who was great about removing used plates when he brought out new dishes.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service and tasty tapas. Went with pretty standard fare (e.g. croquetas, jamon y queso). Paella was okay but a bit overpriced.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great variety of delicious tapas served quickly and friendly.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great meal with sangria before Wizards game! The four-course option with Sangria is a great value. Nachos were excellent too.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was very good. The service was OK. Checked with us when we first arrived, we were not ready to order, but then it seemed like she did not come back for 15 minutes. After that misfire she was very attentive.

We started as a party of 4, then the fifth joined us about 30 minutes later. When we received our bill there was a 20% service charge included, we were surprised by that. Then, three others ordered a second glass of wine after we settled the bill, and a 20% service charge was added to that bill too. We thought that was very unusual.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Jenni is just wonderful as a server- so friendly! We love La Tasca and will continue coming here for weekly brunch! It never disappoints :)

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at la tosca

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The homemade sangria was great, with so many options. The Cava was my favorite. I was worried the 3 tapas wouldnt be filling enough, but it definitely was. Plus, theres a whole section of vegetarian options

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food served there is not to what I had expected according to the reviews. I am Spanish.

Gazpacho: Fair.

Spanish potato omelette: Tasteless, the potato and the onion were raw and cut into big pieces. There was mayonnaise on top of it (we never put mayonnaise on omelettes in Spain).

Artichokes and cured ham: Ham was too salty and bad-quality artichokes.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We booked this as a quick dinner and drinks spot before a concert at the Verizon center. The service was awesome! The food was great - we were able to order off of the Happy Hour Menu. I've been to the La Tasca in Alexandria as well, and both are just outstanding - one of my favorite places to go because they have something for everyone!

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Tapas
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The cons: It’s a very loud space; one of our tapas never arrived; our server wasn’t very good about checking in with us, or timely in getting us our check; the aforementioned undelivered tapas was on our bill, so we had to ask to have it removed.

The pros: we loved all of the different tapas that we tried, and the paella as well; we arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time and they still sat us right away; I was able to get a reservation with less than 24-hours notice on a night when there was a concert at Verizon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Disappointing after reading the reviews. It was extremely loud and the service was slow. The food was okay, but nothing special.

Tags: Tapas
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