Covent Garden's La Tasca is just one of a host of fabulous Spanish tapas bar-restaurants throughout the UK offering great attention to detail in both food and surroundings. La Tasca is undoubtedly the country’s preferred purveyor of tapas, popularising the Spanish way of eating throughout the nineties and noughties with a much copied formula of authentic, fresh Iberian sharing plates and lively, unpretentious atmosphere. La Tasca's Covent Garden interior is typical of the brand, combining warm, welcoming tradition and a contemporary air of light and space, the seating informal and comfortable with plenty of space for the larger group to comfortably dine together. On the menu you’ll discover a wide ranging collection of tapas dishes cooked to wholly authentic Spanish recipes and including everything from fresh fish and seafood to regional cured meats and cheeses as well as a trademark range of paellas. Meals are accompanied by hand-picked Spanish wines and Cava as well as sangria.
£25 and under
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La Tasca Spanish Tapas Bar and Kitchen - Covent Garden
23-24 Maiden LaneCovent GardenLondonWC2E 7NP
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- Charing Cross, Underground
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Latest 5 reviews of La Tasca Spanish Tapas Bar and Kitchen - Covent Garden
This restaurant feels like an Olive Garden for tapas. It's part of a chain and very much feels like it. We ordered tons of tapas on the menu, including the pork belly and the paella. It was all pretty bad, except for the prawns. The atmosphere is somewhat ok, it does feel more decorated then a typical chain restaurant. The waiter had a Spanish accent. But overall, you can probably do much...more
Is it me or are the days of La Tasca over? The portions are now so small they're shocking, thankfully we were on the 50% off food deal so for £30 we got:
2 glasses white wine, 1 diet coke, 1 chicken skewers, 1 bravas, 1 croquettes, 1 calamaris, 1 tortilla, 1 white fish and some not very nice bread with garlic olive oil....
Service was slow, waited so long for my drink to arrive and we asked...more
Give this one a miss. They underestimated our wait by a half an hour. The only reason we stayed was because it was Friday night, and everywhere else was packed too. We had an older child with us, she was great, but the extra long wait was a bit much for her.
We finally sat down and were looking forward to our meal. The first couple of tapas were great. Not too memorable, I can't remember...more
The place was very busy and the waiting time for as table meant perching on bar stools for an hour and a quarter (they said 40 minutes the little tinkers!). Easy at first, a little more challenging after 3 large glasses of the Temperanillo.
The waiting staff appeared overwhelmed and the long time between courses was cumulatively irritating. If you can't feed us at least make sure we have got...more
Meh. That's about the best way to describe La Tasca. There is nothing exciting about it from the fairly generic somewhat Spanish décor to the bland core staples on the menu. If you want tapas get yourself to Barrafina or Jose. Even if you only get one dish (they aren't the cheapest places), the experience and satisfaction you get will be fair greater than all you can eat at La Tasca.