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La Costa Del Sol & Las Tapas

Old Town
Mexican, Spanish, Tapas
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710 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3015 (Washington St.)
Free King Street Trolley, serving King Street from the Potomac River waterfront to the King Street Metro station from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
703-836-4000
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasing

There were nine of us and we really enjoyed our selections...canneloni, steak, eggplant, asparagus, bacon-wrapped dates, salmon, paella, shrimp and calamari. Everyone was pleased with the food and wine selections. Our waitress was superb! Things that were not so pleasing were seating was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
Marcia P
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

There were nine of us and we really enjoyed our selections...canneloni, steak, eggplant, asparagus, bacon-wrapped dates, salmon, paella, shrimp and calamari. Everyone was pleased with the food and wine selections. Our waitress was superb! Things that were not so pleasing were seating was crowded and lighting was dim but after a couple of bottles of wine were shared, this was... More 

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Leander, Texas
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159 reviews 159 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went with a group of six. Seated towards the back of the restaurant which was a little dark making it hard to read a rather big selection of tapas. We all ordered a couple and ended up just putting them down the middle of the table as no one knew who ordered what. We just shared a mix and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food is okay. I recommend the grilled vegetable tapas and the chicken croquettes tapas. It is a bargain restaurant that has personality, but the food is just okay.

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Libertyville IL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The food and service was good but I will never go back. This is one of the few places that allows smoking. Even though the bar is "separate" the tobacco stench permeated whole building

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Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The big thing this place has going for it is that it is often open when other places are closed. The tapas are mediocre and drinks so-so--which is generous, I've had better Bloody Mary's on an airplane. Late night atmosphere in the bar is lacking unless you're into smoking a hookah. There are better places in Old Towne...skip this one.

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Boston, MA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Hot & cold tapas of many different types are available here, and none of them disappointed. Service was good, prices were reasonable, and we didn't have to wait for either a table or very long for our food. Profiteroles for dessert were okay, though still frozen in the middle. Red sangria was good also. We felt we made a good... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

On our DC trip adventures, we ate a lot in Old Towne Alexandria. Our most favorite restaurant was Las Tapas on King Street. But the back story--we had scouted out another tapas restaurant also on King but when we arrived we were sat in the darkest, dankest spot in the restaurant and when we asked for a different place, the... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were unable to talk because the music from the flamenco show was so loud, and had to frantically order between songs.The quality of the food here was acceptable, although several things, including the pulpo, were somewhat under seasoned. Our paella was actually tasty, but we were very disappointed at its portion size. Our table of five ordered five tapas... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Having walked past this place several times, the Mrs and I decided to try it on a whim to rest our feet and have a drink or two. We were very disappointed. First sign we made a bad choice was that two restaurants across the street serving similar cuisine were packed and this place was empty except for the bar.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My wife and I have walked past this restaurant many times always threatening to try it. (Our favorite Tapas restaurant is in Frederick, MD.) So last night we gave it a try. Frankly we were underwhelmed. We found the restaurant to be quite loud, the food average and the service poor. Although the menu had lots of items to choose... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 710 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3015
    (Washington St.)
  • Public Transportation: Free King Street Trolley, serving King Street from the Potomac River waterfront to the King Street Metro station from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-836-4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?