La Tasca

I ate at a really good tapas restaurant this weekend, so I thought I’d pass the recommendation along to my readers in the DC area. It’s called La Tasca — apparently it’s part of a British chain, but you wouldn’t know it when you’re in the place; the atmosphere is terrific and the food is amazing and reasonably priced. It was a really good time.

If you’re curious, I had the Buey al Jerez (grilled marinated flank steak with sherry sauce) and the Pollo al Ajillo (roasted chicken thighs in white wine & garlic). The beef was just way too good for me to describe here — juicy and flavorful. The chicken was slightly less impressive, but still quite good. Both were far better than I had any right to expect after picking a restaurant essentially at random off the street, that’s for sure!

Oh, and the desserts are insanely great too. Shell out the extra few bucks for dessert, you won’t regret it.

The location I went to is at 722 7th St. NW, in Penn Quarter, not far from the Convention Center. Apparently there’s another one in Arlington (near Clarendon Metro) too, for you Northern Virginians who refuse to come into the city for whatever reason.



October 20, 2004
11:05 am

Did you go there on a date? If yes, do tell!

Jason Lefkowitz

October 20, 2004
11:36 am

I was there on a fact-finding mission for the International Tapas Council.
My code-name with them is “El Diablo”.


October 26, 2004
11:22 pm

La Tasca in Arlington is pretty bland/unimpressive. In DC, Jaleo – which is near 7th and E NE – has better tapas and sangria. Haven’t tried La Tasca in DC but I doubt I will.