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

Specials

Reserve Monday or Tuesday for your holiday lunch

Tuesdays and Mondays from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Specials

Reserve Monday or Tuesday for your holiday lunch

Tuesdays and Mondays from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Details

Contact La Tasca directly at 202.347.9190 or dc@latascausa.com for holiday lunch specials. Excludes Tax and Tip. Restrictions apply. Special is for group menus only. Special valid Aug 29, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 on Tuesdays and Mondays from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

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La Tasca - Penn Quarter Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (11)
People Watching (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Authentic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Romantic (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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·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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 (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

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent lunch menu plus had a Groupon. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We love La Tasca! It is always a great dining experience -- this time it was pre-Caps opening day game and we were limited on time, but still enjoyed every single serving of our tapas selections as part of the Caps/Wiz menu. What good selections and a pitcher of sangria! thanks so much for a wonderful time... and service was exceptional! (Karol P -- the best!)

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Tapas, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The tapas at this location are not as good as the ones at the Rockville location.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We absolutely loved this place! The food and ambiance was awesome!

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was great, good selection and service was timely since we were on our way to a show.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My friend and I came to La Tasca to enjoy a fun dinner before the Bruno Mars concert. Our visit exceeded all our expectations. We had a lovely server, Kelly S. who ensured that we had everything we needed and helped us with the best drinks to try. We left filled and delighted. We'll keep La Tasca in our future plans.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I have been here once before for brunch and was super excited to come back. The variety in Sangria’s is awesome and I had so much fun trying many of them. Additionally the tapas are awesome!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great place place for tapas and sangria before the hockey game.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Every time I attend an event at the Verizon Center/Capitol One Arena I start my experience with tapas at La Tasca. I will note that one must budget time at this restaurant. It is popular, busy, and therefore food service can feel and be slow. That said, I usually succeed to complete dinner within an hour of my concert/game time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Consistent meal every time. Service was great and its a great place to stop before events at the Verizon Center/Capital One Arena

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I had read poor reviews of the restaurant on other sites but the reviews and averages here at Open Table are good so decided to give it a try. First off, it took 15+ mins for anyone to come to our table. I know there was a concert at Capital One arena but that's no excuse especially since there were even some open tables. We tried a bunch of the tapas and asked for some recommendations. Sorry to say almost all (except the mini burgers) were greasy, salty and really bad! Go to Oyamel, jaleos Zaytinia and the many other awesome restaurants nearby.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great lunch with excellent menu. Attentive waiters. Quiet and we were not pushed out. Recommend it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Atmosphere is fine. Our waiter was very attentive but the food came very slow from the kitchen, even though it wasn't very busy. We ordered the seafood paella- would give it a two on a scale of five. No vegetables in it at all and no real flavor. Not horrible- just not great. Overall I would be hesitant to try it again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We live out of the Metro area, but visit once a year as part of our anniversary celebration and La Tasca is a perennial stop. This year's tapas list seemed shorter than we remember, but the plates delivered tasty morsels of very good fare. We arrived just after the lunch special expired and had time for a quiet hour and a half visit. We especially like the empanadas, the fried calamari and the stuffed, bacon-wrapped dates. So, after another enjoyable visit and meal at La Tasca, we are home, satisified and looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We ate here for brunch on a Saturday as a party of 10. The food was very good; however, our service was not good. Two of us did not receive all of our tapas, and we waited a very long time to get our bill (which included the missing tapas!). I believe they did not have enough waitstaff as our server was also working behind the bar. We usually enjoy our time here, but that said i would recommend sitting at the bar for faster service.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great service, old classic in Chinatown. Awesome sangria and happy hour deals.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Not the best lol . Loud . Slow service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great tapas. We had to try everything. The Sangria was also great. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the service received. The food was great.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Tapas, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This was very disappointing. My booking was confirmed online and when I went to the restaurant, they were closed and there was a paper sign on the door saying they were closed for a "company picnic". It completely through out mine and my friends plans for the afternoon.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Typical Tapas experience. The scallops and mushrooms were very good. The manchengo frito was tasty but quite small and seemed breaded like cheap mozzarella sticks. The tortilla de patatas was a disappointment. It was rubbery and the chef included every part of the onion including the dried out stalks in the omelet which were inedible

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

We had terrible service and we spent more time waiting on our food than we did actually eating. When we finally got our checks there were extra items added to each of our checks which caused the server to spend more time. No one checked on us until after we got our checks, one of the sliders I ordered was extremely under cooked. I will not be returning to this establishment.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The ambience is nice and the food is generally good. Service was a bit spotty and the noise level was very high. But it's very convenient to the arena!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 31, 2017

On same evening quite sure many will be rating unfavorably. Reason is everyone was experiencing delays and wrong orders. Our party politely inquired what was going on. Mgr or Owner, not sure which, informed us they just converted to touch screen computer ordering and causing mass problems. Mgr said he would discount check due to our patience. Ultimately he wrote off our entire check. We tipped server appropriately. The real review: Tapas was awesome, prices reasonable considering downtown DC across from Verizon Center before major concert! Specialty Sangrias varieties was very cool ! Hats iff to mgmnt for trying their beat during the proverbial perfect storm dilemma.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Always delicious

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

One of our favorite places to eat in DC. Everything we've had on the menu has been delicious. Rivals some of the best tapas we've had in Spain.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Happy hour prices are good, but food was very mediocre and lack luster. Service was so-so, it wasn't too busy but food took a long time but then Mussels were cold. This place has a lot of potential but unfortunately fell short.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Went out for brunch and was not disappointed. The portions were well sized and getting 3 items off the menu was amazing. The shrimp was very good, I want to eat it again. Also there was a huge selection of sangria, which my friends and I took full advantage of.

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