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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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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food - too noisy for normal conversations

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2014
wacotom
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Leander, Texas
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Alexandria, Virginia
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food was flavorful but extremely small portions. Don't attempt to share. Service is slow to the point you are taking the staff from their plans for the weekend. Sangria is good but served in small portions like the food.

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Clearwater, Florida
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I've been here twice, and each time the food has been fresh, delicious, and perfect size for sampling & sharing. Was meeting up with friends to do some sight seeing, didn't want a big heavy meal to slow us down. It was later in the afternoon, and we sat in the bar area. Poor bartender was working by himself, and... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?