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La Tasca - Penn Quarter

La Tasca - Penn Quarter

Tapas Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, Washington
  • Mellissa
    "The La Tasca sangria with cinnamon and apples was delicious!"(50 Tips)
    Ashley D.
    "Highly recommend the patatas bravas"(5 Tips)
    nanako C.
    "Drinks r all good and enough strong, always packed in happy hours."(26 Tips)
    Laura L.
    "I loved the Paella, we ordered one for 3 and it was enough and..."(6 Tips)
127 Tips and reviews
  • sangria
  • tapas
  • happy hour
  • paella
  • patatas bravas
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  • John S.
    John SchubelMarch 11, 2015
    Sangria is amazing. Happy hour starts at 4- come early, seats fill up fast! It can be busy. Pitchers of sangria are cheap and strong and delicious! I got the sparkling cava. Amazing
  • Mellissa
    MellissaMarch 26, 2013
    We didn't enjoy the seafood paella as much as we thought. We able to order a Spanish omelet off the menu, which is very nice. The La Tasca sangria with cinnamon and apples was delicious!
  • Zach N.
    Zach NellFebruary 5, 2013
    If you have a chance to go there for restaurant week, Feb 4-10, I highly recommend this place. This is easily a top ten for me on best food overall. I fell in love with the Datiles dish. Fav eat in DC
  • nanako C.
    nanako CandykoFebruary 6, 2014
    So packed in happy hour time, if u design to come for happy hour and it must be at the bar, u should come earlier because the bar is always packed. Drinks is good and enough strong.
  • Fairuz M.
    Fairuz MaggioJanuary 30, 2015
    Great happy hour! $4 tapas and $18 pitchers of sangria. So many flavors of sangria too! From 4-7 but get there early to secure a spot. Only at the bar!
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDermottJuly 3, 2012
    The selection of Sangrias they have at the bar is quite something. Some are better than others though, like the Raspberry Limonada! Their chicken croquettes are also good… (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Laura L.
    Laura LimasSeptember 2, 2013
    I loved the Paella, we ordered one for 3 and it was enough and delicious! Another thing, the bread is really good with balsamic vinegar and olive oil yummy!
  • Kirk G.
    Kirk GrayMarch 10, 2013
    Great food! And if you know me and my restrictive palette then you know that I could find stuff to eat! Was a great meal, with a great group of people!
  • Yulia A.
    Yulia AMay 8, 2013
    Delicious!!!! Try Ensalada de Tomates and Salmon a la Plancha. Their lunch special: 2 tapas for $13 and 3 tapas for $19, unlimited tapas for $25.
  • Ashley D.
    Ashley DeeseJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour at the bar has amazing tapas and sangria. Highly recommend the patatas bravas, fried cheese, chicken skewers, and the bacon wrapped dates.
  • Kelly N.
    Kelly NelsonJuly 30, 2011
    Eggplant was fantastic (try sauce on everything!) Potatoes, also fantastic! Asparagus was so so & tomato salad would be better with only red tomatoes. Bread was ok. Sauteed spinach was very good.
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonJuly 18, 2015
    Try the Black And Blue Martini - Belvedere Black Vodka with Blue Cheese stuffed olives...and a side of Jamon Iberico (via @Foodspotting)
  • Sebastián R.
    Sebastián RománJuly 10, 2015
    good ambience. draft stella beer not as expencive as in New York. Good Calamares a la Andaluza.
  • Alaa S.
    Alaa ShakerAugust 27, 2014
    I liked the seafood paella, the tapas were good too. It's a bit pricey so that's why everyone obviously just sticks with deals and happy hours.
  • Angela
    AngelaAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Not the best tapas in DC but the HH is totally worth it. Unfortunately, the only place you can get HH deals are at the bar. There is a 2nd bar (downstairs) but it's only open on certain days.
  • Tiffany S.
    Tiffany ScottFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    HH here is amazing, but get here early!! The bar area gets super packed so you might end up downstairs, which isn't as fun
  • Dizzie T.
    Dizzie TotJanuary 6, 2014
    you get salsa and bachata lessons 10pm onwards and have two dancefloors to choose from. cover is $10 and we did it on weekends idk bout weekdays :)
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley ShumwayNovember 17, 2013
    David is an amazing waiter and all of his recommendations are delicious. I want to go back just for the empenadas. #mco435
  • Sheila L.
    Sheila LampitocOctober 10, 2014
    Went for HH before an event at Verizon. A good selection of drinks, tasty food, and they have free pallea on Fridays.
  • Yilen R.
    Yilen RodriguezFebruary 19, 2012
    everything is delicious here! from the drinks to the food, to the vibe! Great spot to start off a girls night with a few drinks, some tapas
  • myLoyalFamily
    myLoyalFamilyJuly 2, 2012
    Join La Tasca of Chinatown & myLoyalFamily to get a complimentary bottle of champagne, Virginia vineyard get-away, trip to Spain and more- just for visiting as usual! Be Treated Like Loyalty.
  • Miss Grace
    Miss GraceJanuary 1, 2014
    Happy hour tapas and drinks are the business!! The fried egg plant is a must! You're welcome!
  • Erin P.
    Erin PonsonbyMarch 13, 2015
    Happy hour (4-7) is great! $4 sangrias and small plates!
  • Laura W.
    Laura WongAugust 20, 2014
    Great menu, lots of choices for suite any appetite. Good place to meet friends and share plates
  • Harsh M.
    Harsh MallMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cava Sangria is out of this world! Catch the happy hour (only at the bar on the first floor).
  • Ray H.
    Ray HartjenJune 18, 2016
    Lunch special offers two tapas for $14, and the plates are big. Try the paella and shrimp skewers.
  • Ashley T.
    Ashley ThorntonFebruary 11, 2014
    Everything is delicious... seriously. Get the shrimp and scallop skewers and the brussels!
  • Maria Helena C.
    Maria Helena CDecember 26, 2012
    The current lunch deal is really good. Also, they were open Christmas Day, which was a happy convenience.
  • Ari W.
    Ari WeaverAugust 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Really good happy hour but so frustrating that it's only at the bar...which is tiny. So get there early or no chance.
  • Everton B.
    Everton BatistaAugust 14, 2013
    The sangrias are the best. Tinta has tons of fruit. Pitchers are the best value
  • Chris L.
    Chris LinnNovember 13, 2013
    Don't go for happy hour unless you enjoy waiting for one or two bartenders to take care of table orders, glassware, and (if you're lucky) eventually you.
  • Trishal K.
    Trishal KhetiaOctober 6, 2012
    Loved it. Had a live band playing some upbeat Spanish music and the entire crowd was into it.
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HMarch 11
    mango blackberry sangria is the best! very unique and strong blackberry taste with subtle mango-smooth mouthfeel
  • Felicia R.
    Felicia RamosNovember 27, 2013
    Try the churros con chocolate :) and ask for a scoop of vanilla icecream
  • Wendy O.
    Wendy OwensDecember 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent! Great wine! Perfect amount of food. Pricey but worth it!
  • Pablo P.
    Pablo PaezApril 26, 2012
    Its all small plates, so make sure you ask for 2. That's the concept of tha place, try several things
  • Tarif H.
    Tarif HalabiDecember 27, 2014
    The two Tapas for $14 is and excellent deal. Food is great.
  • David A.
    David AllSeptember 26, 2010
    If you prefer dry, tasty sangria, give the Cadillac White Sangria a go. But, remember, when in España, ordering/drinking sangria is frowned upon.
  • Bethany L.
    Bethany LarsonAugust 17, 2015
    Happy hour was great! Tropical seasonal sangria was strong and delish!
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GoetzMarch 5, 2011
    Tried a bunch of dif tapas, my favorite was the dessert flan. Calamari was ok, not the best. Salmon and meatball dishes were good. Veggie Paella was very bland. All in all, good place to go for lunch.
  • Olivia
    OliviaJune 22, 2013
    Happy hour 4-7 every day. Also, bacon wrapped dates. So delicious.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KampJune 17, 2013
    Make sure you order from the bar at happy hour cause finding a server in the bar is a lost cause...
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FieldsApril 1, 2011
    Their prices are more expensive if you sit down to eat vice the bar during happy hour. Price for a pitcher of sangria is $8.50 more if have dinner.
  • Lisa O.
    Lisa O'ReillyDecember 13, 2014
    Pre movie. Investigating vegetarian options. Not bad. Scallops and chorizo for meatatarians are also available
  • Neil D.
    Neil DarmaninMay 28, 2011
    Sangria = delicious. The paella was great as was the solomillo de credo (bacon wrapped pork)
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EldredgeJanuary 11, 2014
    Great Tapas place to go after work for Happy Hour. $4 food & drinks
  • Brad E.
    Brad E.January 29, 2011
    David A. has, obviously, never been to Spain. Ordering sangria in the afternoon and late evening is highly encouraged and customary.
  • KD
    KDJune 23, 2013
    Sweet Sunday brunch: $30 for 3 tapas and unlimited sangria and/or mimosas
  • Lee G.
    Lee GrigsbyNovember 17, 2013
    The best Empanadas I've ever had. Almost like they were homemade
  • Andrés R.
    Andrés Rodríguez RFebruary 17, 2014
    $4 tapas happy hour from 4 - 7, great options!
  • Víctor S.
    Víctor SanchoJuly 3, 2012
    Awesome patatas bravas. They have Estrella Damm from Barcelona!
  • Shane J.
    Shane JonesMarch 24, 2013
    Cava Sangria is great any time of the day.
  • Yesha C.
    Yesha C.April 23, 2011
    So apparently the all you can eat Tapas is only when they're not busy...stick with the sangria..its the only thing worth coming for
  • nanako C.
    nanako CandykoFebruary 10, 2014
    Drinks r all good and enough strong, always packed in happy hours.
  • Christine P.
    Christine PuigSeptember 10, 2012
    Sangria Blanca- white wine,peaches,cinnamon....delicious!!
  • Viraj P.
    Viraj PatelMay 5, 2012
    The peach/cinnamon sangria is wonderful. So wonderful.
  • Kristin C.
    Kristin CalhounMarch 8, 2014
    The cranberry pomegranate sangria was awesome!
  • David H.
    David HarrityJuly 10, 2013
    Try the Patatas de Churrería - Potato chips basically
  • Bethany L.
    Bethany L.July 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good happy hour specials. #sangria #FTW
  • Balqees J.
    Balqees JApril 27, 2010
    Mouthwatering Spanish Tapas. Go with a group 'cause it's great fun to share those amazing dishes :)
  • Lukas Z.
    Lukas ZajacJuly 9, 2010
    1/2 off Sangrias on Thursday until 9PM, Champagne with Grape Juice and that's a sangria. A+
  • Paul N.
    Paul NelsonMarch 20, 2012
    Mon-Wed all you can eat tapas is a must!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley ShumwayNovember 17, 2013
    Get the bacon wrapped pork. They're amazing!
  • James F.
    James FiltzJanuary 31, 2013
    The downstairs bar is much quieter than upstairs!
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikSeptember 28, 2014
    Add a booster shot to your sangria. All the cool kids are doing it.
  • Caleb H.
    Caleb HaysAugust 10, 2015
    Downstairs is a great place to host an event!
  • Holly S.
    Holly SimonJuly 6, 2011
    Mousse De Chocolate dessert= not worth $7. The brownie was cold (not room temp., cold), and it was small portions, big price. The mousse was good. The ice cream tasted like mint cuz of the leaf.
  • Benny R.
    Benny RymerMay 15, 2010
    Wouldnt recommend it to anybody, each dish had tons of oil and for its price, the food isnt worth it
  • Alfie P.
    Alfie PaulMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a pitcher of Sangria. It's worth it, goes fast.
  • Mae R.
    Mae ReedDecember 30, 2010
    I had eggplant tapas... Not so good. My boyfriend had the cherizo and it was good. Portions are small. Probably going to eat again very soon...
  • Stephanie
    StephanieMay 10, 2011
    Amazing drinks&menu.Also great HH specials.Loved the picture of Mojitoes.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJuly 10, 2013
    Try the Ensalada De Tomates
  • Corey H.
    Corey HubbertJanuary 2, 2014
    Ask for Cecillia. She's awesome!
  • Joe G.
    Joe GizziSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious sangria and tapas.
  • Leah A.
    Leah ArrAugust 30, 2010
    Dinner and a movie for $50. Two glasses of Sangria and five plates plus two movie tickets.
  • Scott M.
    Scott McKeeFebruary 16, 2011
    Apparently the "Fiesta Package" happy hour deal is only for groups of 7-10. Too bad they don't tell you that BEFORE coming.
  • Joe G.
    Joe GizziJuly 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Thursday - half price sangria pitchers! Agree on the patatas bravas, a great choice.
  • Amol K.
    Amol KApril 13, 2015
    Sangria brunches on the weekends!
  • Brent B.
    Brent BovenziNovember 27, 2014
    Tapas are always great.
  • Morgan F.
    Morgan FarentholdMarch 29, 2011
    Sangria was great! Try the raspberry!
  • Mary R.
    Mary R.October 24, 2010
    I absolutely love the food here, especially the tortillas espanola!
  • Sondra R.
    Sondra RichardsonOctober 9, 2010
    Best Spanish restaurant in town! Amazing tapas and cocktails!!! :)
  • Barbara P. E.
    Barbara P. EscobarMay 31, 2010
    Really good happy hour deals, but not the best Spansh food around by any means.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJuly 10, 2013
    Try the Brocheta de gambas
  • Sean J.
    Sean JamiesonJuly 20, 2014
    Don't get the gambas al ajillo...the shrimp is not fresh here!
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJuly 10, 2013
    Try the Patatas Bravas
  • Kimberly H.
    Kimberly H.July 26, 2010
    This location has unlimited tapas from 11am-3pm daily.
  • Ian
    IanMay 6, 2011
    Customer service is pretty bad and will kick you out if you take your time getting food despite their false advertising for happy hour
  • Barbara H.
    Barbara HlavacekOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get some Sangria. It's delish
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJuly 10, 2013
    Try the Cerdo A La Mozárabe
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline S.July 25, 2011
    Wasn't expecting a Spanish band Friday night, but it was fun to listen to while we finished our meal. Read more
  • O P.
    O PatioAugust 3, 2011
    Happy Hour :) before a concert :))
  • Ted M.
    Ted MFebruary 2, 2013
    The Cava Sangria tastes like fruit snacks. Seriously. If you like that kind of thing, go for it. If not, avoid.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJuly 10, 2013
    Try the Datiles Con Tocino
  • Marina H.
    Marina HMay 6, 2011
    Sangria in a pitcher - while not all that good, very loaded. Stay away from sampler, very bad Combo. Tony - the most untalented waiter I've seen.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJuly 10, 2013
    Try the Calamares
  • Randy G.
    Randy GreyFebruary 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Half price sangria Thursday's doesnt exist anymore... Their food is not that good for full price alcohol.
  • Luis A.
    Luis AlbertoJanuary 11, 2016
    Excellent choice!
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BowerMarch 10, 2012
    It's ok, nothing special. Sangrias are amazing but food not that great. Especially when you have Jaleo with the best spanish tapas in DC.
  • Kristen
    KristenFebruary 9, 2014
    Cava sangria a+
  • Manuela B.
    Manuela BasileNovember 17, 2013
    Andateci si mangia davvero spagnolo! Tutto buonissimo!
  • Alejandra S.
    Alejandra SalazarJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Los calamares y las berenjenas son deliciosas!!
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJuly 10, 2013
    Try the Parrillada De Espárragos Y Verduras
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