However he advised us that we can get the scallops on the special menu so we did. Eat Drink and be Merry Tapas means that you are getting small plates with small portions. Really enjoyed my recent visit with a date. We enjoyed the flan for desert, and I can comfortably say it was the best I've ever sampled. I found a small parasitic crab, inside the muscle, which in the wild attaches itself inside the muscle and feeds off of it.
Been here about a dozen times since it opened, when it was great - it's one of few places I categorically won't visit again. You can tell the owner is passionate about his food and making sure everybody is enjoying it. We have been going to La Tasca for past 16 years with boy friend now Hubby , girls night out and for large group parties. I also personally like Café Iberico when downtown but between driving from the burbs, valet, and all the commotion we frequent La Tasca much more. Try their homemade vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce for dessert - you won't be disappointed! They seated us at a round table placed awkwardly in the corner of a the restaurant. I am not a big eater but the two plates did not satisfy me.
Nobody left hungry that day. That's exactly what I did for my Tuesday date night. There was nothing to complain about but also nothing to rave about either. When we tried to order the seafood paella, the waiter told us that they didn't have mussels even for the paella so they would instead put in clams. Our waitress was very nice. We went before the Caps game and it is a convenient location for Capital fans.
It was obvious based on the taste and temperature of the food that it was prepared in advance and microwaved coming out 2 mins after we ordered it. Only good thing was the sangria and service. In 2011, it became a standalone business La Tasca Holdings Ltd. We ended up getting seated about 10 minutes late, but it was worth it. The grilled calamari was not a rubber mess , it was grilled really well. In July 2015, Casual Dining Group acquired La Tasca.
In December 2006, Tragus was bought by for £267m. The group has established an international operation with a number of franchise partners in the Middle East, and more than 50 restaurants are set to open under such partnerships. I can understand the service being affected by the large number of Caps fans eating there, but it would be hard to describe the tapas as off-the-charts. We have been going to La Tasca for past 16 years with boy friend now Hubby , girls night out and for large group parties. He came back again saying scallops that go in paellas were not available anymore either. I prefer not to eat reheated leftovers when I only eat out once or twice a week at most. It was quite loud on this Friday night, filled with families and friends.
The business, and its restaurant brands, have operated under several different owners. I pause- umm hello my waiter put on binoculars where are you???!! So we finally get ours and I'm pretty sure it had canned vegetables in it. The drinks and food were tasty, conversation was better. Told the host about the latrine stench and they seemed oblivious - no apology, much less a refund, or any indication that they valued our business, which makes sense, because the place was packed. The only drawback is that it gets extremely crowded.
But the rest were good portions sized and all very tasty. The noise level was off the charts. Please clean your seafood well! Let me repeat - wtf!! I will not be going back. It also operates sites under the , Huxleys, , Oriel Grande Brasserie and La Salle brands. Openings include a Café Rouge in Dubai 2015 and a Bella Italia in New Delhi 2016.
The chain was bought by the in 2007 then the Laurel Pub Company for £123m. Don't expect perfection when its really busy, ie before Caps game. Reserve your table in advance for a slam-dunk start to your evening. Not quite as good as Jaleo, but considerably cheaper equals a good value for Penn quarter. Also, their calamari is one of the best that I have ever had.