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“How to ruin a great night”
Review of La Tasca - Aberdeen - CLOSED

La Tasca - Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $257 - $720
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dunblane, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“How to ruin a great night”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went to Aberdeen to meet our daughter to celebrate her 24 birthday. We booked La Tasca online well in advanced. When we arrived the atmosphere was fine and we ordered our first course but almost immediately everything went downhill from there. A total mess of serving the starters and the mains came while the starters were still being eaten also with the remnants of the starters that seemed to have been forgotten about. I know how tapas work but the ordering was precise in the service.
We could live with this but when the £30 Faustino was plonked on our table we were disappointed to find that it was corked. We asked to speak to the manager and he came to our table with a defensive attitude. I got the impression that he was concerned with protecting his reputation rather than understanding the total disaster our night had become, Later, he came to our table and announced that he would 'speak to us' when we had finished which sounded more like a threat than an expression of conciliation.
The manager offered us a 40% discount which we accepted such was our haste to depart but it only made the whole evening cheap and nasty. We managed to retrieve the evening in a nice Aberdeen pub on the way back to our hotel but the message to all is don't go to La Tasca in Aberdeen if you want to have a special evening.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Frank D
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  • English first
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English first
UK
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Aberdeen is not Spain”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

It might be a cliché to review what is a 'chain' restaurant. It you are looking for something a bit different and Aberdeen only have the standard selection then this might be for you. It is a large restaurant space which makes the first walk not so friendly, once past that its fine, natural wooden floor can make the place a bit noisy. Now the food is tasty and not over cooked the portions are of a size where you can order up you own combination to your own satisfaction. There is a good selection of options its not all paella and tapas by any means and unlike many restaurants in Spain there are vegie options.
I will be back

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank AMSugna
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Aberdeen
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is the second time i have been to la tasca in Aberdeen. I felt that it was not that busy as we went on a week night so i expected service to be a bit quicker. i found that others who had been seated or ordered before us were seen to or got their food quicker.

The food itself was good although one of the options i was looking to order was not available.

i think i would order more next time as well. overall i would say it was average.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank ChaDeen
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious food and friendly staff”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Pros
+ Quick Service
+ Food delicious
+ Large restaurant so no need to wait for table
+ Friendly staff very helpful
+ Didn't feel rushed by staff, even though we stayed a while after dinner

Cons
- Bit pricey, more than other places of same brand
- West end of union st so wee bit away from the other areas of pubs

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Thank Fraser1988
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Moray, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Pretty average especially for the price”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Pretty poor quality of food and service especially for the price of around £4-5 per tapas dish. Not enough staff for a Friday evening service and our server was rushed off her feet despite her best efforts which unfortunately then effects our enjoyment. Thought the desserts and coffee were particularly poor which in our case ended up getting returned and left. Not good and won't be back.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank ScottishExposure
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