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“Very, very tiny portions ... you may leave hungry” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Tasca

La Tasca
722 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
(202) 347-9190
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Ranked #262 of 2,564 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: H Street
Transit: Metro - Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro Stop (red, yellow, and green lines)
Description: Happy Hour, 4-7 PM Everyday! Bar Only: $3.50 glasses of draft beer, house wine ($15 bottles), Sangria ($15 pitchers); $3.00 select tapas; Ask about our seasonal drink specials. Seating for 275 people on two floors. Book a complete floor for your own private party with private bar. In the Heart of the Penn Quarter, take the Metro Red, Yellow, or Green Lines to Gallery Place/ChinaTown.DINER’S CHOICE: La Tasca DC was recently named in “GOOD FOR GROUPS” CATEGORY
Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very, very tiny portions ... you may leave hungry”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The food was good, I had Gambas al Ajillo(Sautéed shrimp), huevos Estrellados (potatoes) and Empanadas de Pollo (fried pastries stuffed with chicken). Everything taste good BUT the portion were tiny...like sample size! And everything was a la carte. The Berry Sangria was yummy (be sure to eat the fruit). Check online for soecials before you go.

Visited July 2013
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New York
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent choice for lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The food was yummy and the service great. Go for their Power Lunch Menu - Tapas at $6 each. Our party of four each ordered two plates and it was plenty. Try the potato omelet, pear salad or grilled veggies - seriously delicious. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and gets packed at night (we had dinner there a while back). After lunch, browse around the shops in the area. La Tasca is close to the Chinatown Metro Station. Can't wait to go back!

  • 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Loud, busy and average tapas”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

You expect a tapas bar/restaurant to be loud. The atmosphere was good; the place was very busy for dinner. So far, so good. The sangria was weak. The meloso rice was good; the bread with tomato soggy; the shrimp good but with a non-descript thick sauce that didn't add to the dish--lemon would have been much better. The anchoas on bread came on a soggy bread, too. Overall disappointed. If this is people's experience of tapas they may be excused for writing them off.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome Tapas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Really enjoyed the tapas, had the shrimp skewers, personal paella, octopus, and even the beef tapas were good. Calamari was the best and so was the chicken empanadas. Drinks not too good I had the frozen mojito and frozen sangria.

Visited May 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Totally decadent food! Can't wait to go back!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

4 of us ate at La Tasca on the evening of May 16, 2013. The food was out of this world. We've had tapas in multiple locations in Spain, and this was very authentic. The newbies in the group also raved about the food and service. Next time we're in DC (for next year's conference if not sooner) we will definitely eat at LaTasca again. Can't recommend it highly enough. One note, it seems to be the trendy hotspot near Gallery Place, just off the metro stop. Lots of 20-30 somethings enjoying their time in the bar area. We ate downstairs where we could at least hear each other. But of course, we were not concerned about talking/listening while we ate all that fabulous food. Totally decadent!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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