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“Authentic Spanish Tapas Place in Old Town Alexandria”
Review of La Tasca Old Town

La Tasca Old Town
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Ranked #34 of 815 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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
Reviewed June 17, 2014

During a recent pleasure trip to the Washington DC area, we stayed in Alexandria (VA) while visiting some well known landmarks like George Washington's Mount Vernon, and we found this establishment through a hotel promotion. Since we love Spanish food and the tapas concept, we went and were very happy with the result: super authentic tapas at reasonable prices, especially during the daily 4-7 pm Happy Hour (mostly $4: wines and select tapas). So we returned a second time and all in all, we tried 8 tapas of all varieties and can attest to that they were of the highest quality.

With the soccer World Cup in progress, we were also thrilled to watch the games on a huge projection screen, a welcome departure from traditional US sports like baseball - it is nice to see a European place paying homage to true football (sorry, but "American football" should be called something else, because real football originates from Europe!).

If you find yourself in Old Town Alexandria, don't miss the "scoring opportunity" of having tapas at La Tasca! Better than a 7th inning "home run"!

And since you may wonder: I'm not even close to being Spanish since I'm Swedish - but I love Spain and its people and food and I take every chance enjoying it while traveling!

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Thank TraderBo
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We dined here while visiting the DC area and it was a great experience. We did the tapas sampler menu and enjoyed all of the selections as well as the half price wines on Wed! The service was also a highlight - just the right amount of attention and tapas coming out in a stream.

We really enjoyed the flamenco show and it was a highlight of our trip. We'd certainly try this again.

Thank James L
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went on a night during World Cup, so it was quite crowded and noisy, but enjoyed our meal. Sardines and bacon wrapped tenderloin were two favorites. Only complaint is, it was really cold inside and all dishes were brought out at the same time so you had to eat very fast to avoid things getting cold.

Thank Kathy H
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Ate here twice on our vacation in Alexandria.....go at Happy Hour for inexpensive drinks and tapas.....very good food and the service was very good as well. Nice selection of hot and cold tapas and Sangria. It's right on King Street and easy to find.

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Thank dino2mom
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We can always count on a great time here. Especially the sangria! Best to come with friends so you can try a variety of items, especially things you might not be sure about.

Thank leslierodriguez
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