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“Great Tapas, Delicious Sangria” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Tasca

La Tasca
607 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
(703) 299-9810
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Ranked #33 of 650 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town
Transit: King Street Metro (Yellow & Blue Lines) Also, take advantage of the King Street Trolley, a free trolley from the King Street metro stop all the way to the harbor. We are located between Washington Street and St Asaph Street.
Description: La Tasca is a careful blend of everything about Spain—warm décor, authentic cuisine and friendly hospitality.With a combination of many tapas dishes, paellas, sangria blends and Spanish wines and beers, La Tasca has something for everyone.We strive to keep the Spanish culture and passion alive in our restaurants
Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Tapas, Delicious Sangria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This place is great, really imaginative Tapas, a wide range of house-made sangria, and they have awesome deals if you sit at the bar. A great option, although I much prefer the bar ambiance to the restaurant. The restaurant is darker and more subdued, perhaps perfect for a date-night, but I tend to head there for drinks and a bite with friends.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Frederick
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delicious Tapas, Fantastic Price!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My fiance and I loved out dinner at La Tasca. We frequently dine at a tapas restaurant near our home in Maryland, and I must say that La Tasca is a much better value. Everything we ordered was delicious and the portion sizes were large for a tapas restaurant. We ordered most of our dishes off of the seafood menu - I highly recommend the seafood. The atmosphere was fun and low lit. Our server was attentive. Dishes came to the table relatively quickly. Great location. My only suggestion is that they expand their wine menu!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Excellent tapas and paella”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

A very popular spot that gets quite crowded and noisy, but the food is worth it. Service is friendly, and there is a very complete tapas menu. Paellas are excellent, and portions are abundant.

Visited November 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great selection, can get pricey quickly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The dishes are mostly tapas, with the exception of the paella for two. The paella is highly recommended although will cost you. It also provides more than enough food for 2, could easily be split by 4.
The tapas are fine. Some are greasy or oily, some were dry, some were delicious. You really have to choose wisely and with so many options, I can't begin to note which are which here. Generally they do the meat dishes decently but for some reason they feel the veggie ones needed extra butter and oil to taste good. The sangria however is great and if you get a pitcher during happy hour is even better. A better place for happy hour than dinner.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great Spanish food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I used to go to La Tasca in DC, and I loved it! And this time I was with my husband in Alexandria and we decided to try it for dinner. I have to say, despite the excellent service we received and the good tapas we had siting at the bar, we were upset because the hostess was very rude in telling us they didn't have more tables for all the night. If I don't know that La Tasca is a good restaurant, I would probably leave the place at that moment.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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