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“An Evening's Entertainment” 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 #34 of 651 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
Ft. Worth, TX
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“An Evening's Entertainment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We lived in Spain for many years, but now live in Texas. It was a treat to have real croquetas, tortilla espanola, manchego, etc. The ambiance was similar to that in Las Cavas in Madrid, not fancy, but almost authentic. Although the Flamenco dancers appeared to be American, they performed better than some that I have seen on stage in Spain. The singer sounded just like un gitano gritando sus dolores. Aside from seeing our family, this was the highlight of our trip.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Restaurant Week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Restaurant Week tapas menu was yummy, extensive and affordable. And our server Thomas was extremely attentive and handsome!

Visited August 2014
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toronto
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Disappointingly Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

we were looking forwarfd to s meal of varied and different tapas , expecting a varirty of tastes , textures and experiences. Unfortunately , this was not the case. The food is OK , neither good nor bad , just average. the range of selection is impressive but the delivery is lacking , nothing stood out in terms of flavour or spice . Service was fine but we wont be going back anytime soon.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Abingdon, Maryland
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150 reviews 150 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“A Lot of Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Having had tapas in Barcelona, I was not expecting the quantity of food our waiter delivered to our table. The tapas here are easily twice the size of those in Spain. I got 3--salmon, shrimp and asparagus. All were extremely delicious. Other people in my party got veal shank, steak, potatoes,and calamari. There was enough for us all to share. The service was great. The sangria was also good. This is a restaurant that I will definitely come to again.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great tapas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Our group sampled ten tapas plates and all were delicious. Shrimp and bacon-wrapped scallops were very nice, fried cheese was yummy and bread topped with smoked salmon unusual but great. Unlike most other tapas restaurants they offer Paella in small size dishes which is a nice way to try them. Service was excellent and there is an interesting assortment of Sangrias. One caveat, the noise level is very loud even before the nightly entertainment kicks in.

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