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“Still no food after two hour wait!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Tasca, York

La Tasca, York
21 Back Swinegate, York YO1 8AD, England
+44 (0)1904 521100
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Ranked #97 of 657 Restaurants in York
Price range: $0 - $55
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
1 review
“Still no food after two hour wait!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013


13 if us went for a hen party, we had a reservation and had even pre-ordered the set menu on 03.08.2013.
We were seated on the balcony, which was pleasant but surrounded by families with young children and couples trying to have a romantic meal, not great when you are a large hen party.

After an hour of waiting for food we spoke to staff who would chase it up, we never saw them again!

After an hour and 15 minutes we found another staff member who assured us that it was on its way.

After an hour and 40 minute wait for our food we asked to see the manager, he assured us it was on its way.

After 2 hours of waiting for food we got up and left!! We had some chips from a burger van round the corner and tried to salvage the rest of the evening as we had missed some of our later plans due to the wait!

Please also be aware that there are 2 DIFFERENT MENUS IN LA TASCA WITH 2 DIFFERENT PRICES. We ordered some cocktails, based on one menu and overcharged as it was priced higher on a different menu circulating in the restaurant. The staff was very rude about this, coming to our table with a menu to prove the price, very loudly and embarrassingly, just then to see our menu, with a lower price, mumble and go off.

Staff rude, waiting times ridiculous, no food actually arrived in 2 hours, poorly planned table arrangements and over charging!

I won't be back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
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English first
stellaquil
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“good and fast service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

the food was great we had a starter platter and then a selectin of tapas after. cocktails were very good and the service was very prompt and the staff were lovely

Visited December 2012
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great value £10 starter and 3 tapas deal. Everything we had was delicious. 2 of us ate so had both starters and 6 different tapas, eaten on decking glorious sunshine , Spanish music playing, could have been in Barcelona! Good friendly service too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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skipton
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66 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Good Tapas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Four of us ate here on last Saturday night when the weather was still nice and hot, so we were pleased to be offered a table on the nice roof terrace. When it got a little chilly later on there were some heaters to take the edge off it making it a pleasant experience. The staff were very good and friendly taking time to talk through the menu options and after our starters we all ordered Tapas dishes to share. We went for 3 dishes each and found that was plenty and gave a range of meat, seafood and veg dishes. Each dish was well cooked and well received meaning clean plates all round! We rounded off with coffee, the bill for 4 including drinks and a tip coming to about £120. Good value for money and well worth a visit for a relaxed, social meal.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good consistent chain restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great environment, warm and cosy, with low ceilings. Great selection of tapas food, and you always know what you are going to get, its typically consistent.. which I guess is just the chain aspect of it!

Lovely friendly staff and quick service. There is always vouchers on moneysavingexpert.com which is worth getting if you want to go out on the cheap after a heavy day on the plastic card while shopping in York!

Visited July 2013
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