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“Excellent, but adds up quickly”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Tasca

La Tasca
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Ranked #34 of 752 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent, but adds up quickly”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

I've been to this La Tasca a couple times (& a few of the other locations). It's always excellent food. I've never had anything that I didn't like. Tapas can definitely add up quickly, so be prepared to spend at least $25 per person. I highly recommend checking out the sangria happy hour deals. They have so many delicious flavors. Most recently, we ate here during Alexandria restaurant week & were able to enjoy an all-you-can eat tapas lunch for $20/person. If you ever see that deal available, jump on it. It was the best lunch ever!

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Tapas, Delicious Sangria”
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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San Mateo, California
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious Tapas, Fantastic Price!”
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
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Alexandria, Virginia
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221 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Excellent tapas and paella”
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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great selection, can get pricey quickly”
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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