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La Tasca Restaurant Review

About.com Rating 3 Star Rating
User Rating 1 Star Rating (1 Review)


The Bottom Line

La Tasca offers Spanish Tapas, small dishes of a variety of ingredients and flavors. The restaurant has a cozy yet lively atmosphere. The food is okay, but not outstanding. It's a good choice for drinks and light fare.


  • Nice atmosphere
  • Wide variety of dishes
  • Extensive Spanish wine and Sangria list
  • Great locations


  • Food is uneven in quality
  • Expensive if you are really hungry


  • Locations: Washington, DC, Arlington, Old Town Alexandria, Rockville, and Baltimore
  • Hours: Serving lunch and dinner daily
  • Prices: Tapas range from $3-11, Most are $5-7. Paellas are $15-24.

Guide Review - La Tasca Restaurant Review

The list of tapas includes a variety of items, some that are not quite authentic Spanish dishes. The most recommended are grilled salmon over a ragout of vegetables, grilled prawns, eggplant baked with cheese and tomatoes, mushroom sautéed with oil and garlic, and a fritura mixta de pescado, consisting of deep-fried squid, swordfish, and shrimp. The only main course is paella, offered in four versions - Valenciana, meat, seafood, and vegetarian.

La Tasca is decorated in bright colors with hundreds of plates, paintings, and wrought-iron objects on the walls. The restaurant is large and spacious, seating 250 people on two levels. The lower level has its own bar and pillows making a cozy space to hang out with friends. The Washington, DC location is across from Gallery Place and the Verizon Center.

Review based on Washington, DC location in December 2007. Prices subject to change.
User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
very disappointed, Member Brian79938

This is my first and maybe last tasting of ""Tapas"". The Paella Langosta was over cooked, pasty rice and dried out lobster. The meat tapas tasting menu was just so - so. On a high point the Cadillac Red Sangria was good.

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