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Written on: 15/07/2010
Tremendously disappointing experience. We were sat at our table with one menu between four of us then faced an extended wait for drinks. The wine at £18 a bottle was vile. The food came in ridiculously small portions that were invariably bland, oily and tasted the same. We then ordered pudding and waited 45 minutes for it to arrive. Unfortunately, only three of us got what we'd ordered. No apology from the waiter, he just trotted off with the pudding and reappeared five minutes later with… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/07/2010
went to La Tasca expecting fantastic tapas. unfortunately the food was EXTREMELY oily, luke warm abd very bland. plus for the money we paid it just wasn't worth it. would not recommend any sane person to go unless you have a 100% off voucher and even then think again!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/06/2010
Went out and really fancied Tapas but was SO disappointed with the food, service and ambience of La Tasca. Wish I had read all these reviews fist and saved myself the money! We had my son with me but they never told us they had a kids menu. We had Tapas to start which was all soggy, and tasted the same, then we had Paella which was again soggy and over cooked. No clean plates were brought so we had to eat them off our dirty ones. The table was never cleared and we were never given any… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/05/2010 by IckleBerrin (1 review written)
Went out for a celebration as love Tapas, wish I had read review first.Food was plain,boring and luke warm. Ordered Paella for three, it was burnt,and tasteless and only realised later when a couple ordered the same dish, even though you pay for three you get a portion for two. The table was dirty and sticky,and after our meal was delivered no further attention from our waitress. Overall very disappointing and begrudged paying the bill. Not value for money… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/05/2010
Pretty shocking food - all tasted tired and reheated (including inedible Calamares), green salad included rock hard, inedible Avocado.
A very limp effort at fresh simple food. Will not return. Don't be fooled by the nice location and surroundings - you'll feel cheated… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/05/2010
Very very poor. Food reheated tasteless rubbish. Very mean portions even though we paid extra on a few dishes to get a bit more. Calamari soggy, 6 measly prawns in stale oil, Sangria-absolutely terrible, spare ribs disgusting, value for money appalling, service terrible. What a complete rip-off. Never, ever, ever again. No response from the feedback given as yet. How they have the audacity to market it as a 'taste of Spain' I do not know.It couldn't be further from the truth. They should be… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/04/2010
I have been to other La Tasca restaurants before and they were ok, but this one, just off the Strand in London was horrible.
First, we were given an awful table, even though the restaurant was half empty. Upon changing tables, we had to wait around 10 minutes for somebody to take our order. The food (starters were olives and bread) didn't come for another 15 minutes or so! The waiting times were absolutely ridiculous, even though it was half empty and it's a tapas restaurant, where the… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/04/2010
After living and working in Spain for more than 35 years i think i know what the proper tapas are like. What I had the other day in Cambridge was absolutely disgusting, tasteless, reheated from lunch time...expensive.
I send them an e-mail which they never replaid back to me.
It's a shame. Never again!… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/02/2010 by Damie (1 review written)
As a couple we have been lots of times and loved the food drink atmosphere.
So invite a dozen friends as a treat, only to be served in a freezing cold venue. £12 a jug for lemonade with a bit of fruit and splash of wine they called Sangria. Starving guests as a result of switching the menu to a sub-standard one at a £1.00 a head more. Rubbish !!! Deserves to close Apologies to my freinds so making them suffer. Mugged of Just under £300 Never again… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/01/2010
Absolutely terrible food even with 50% off it wasn't worth the money. We had 4 dishes between two of us and did not finish any of them except the prawns. Even the wine was very poor… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/01/2010
I'd like to be able to write a review but we couldn't get in to an almost empty restaurant at 5.10pm on a Sunday. All the tables had been booked we were told. An hour and a half later we returned to our car having eaten elsewhere and it was barely busier. Apparently, the tables had been reserved for diners who were turning up about 7! So tables have to be kept clear for nearly 2 hours in a 'casual dining' restaurant? We'd even said we weren't staying long as we had our children with us and… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/01/2010
I have worked in most of them, and therefore I had to eat in many of them as well. Very Unfortunate. Most food at La Tasca is not prepared fresh and and they are cooked or reheated in Microwaves. So, diners always have a choice of eating microwaved or fried food. I could not even bring myself to eat the free staff food that we were given. It just does not taste nice except the freshly cooked paella sharers. But, still the flavour and standard of them still are not up to the standards of a… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/12/2009
Absolutely terrible food. Bland and tasteless. The 'paella' seemed to be pre-cooked and then microwaved Batchelors savoury rice with no taste, the potatas bravas were lukewarm and the 'spicy' sauce was not remotely spicy. The battered fish was OK, made me wish I'd gone for tea at a chip-shop instead! The meatballs tasted like they were made with beef that was on the turn, consequently I didn't eat them. The chicken croquettes.... Well, Trade Descriptions Act anyone? They were basically… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/10/2009
Overcooked yet cold and extremely bland. A great disappointment, each dish sent back as it was just too cold, we then get a complementary dessert of what must have been reheated stale churros. On the positive side, excellent staff, good service, and very apologetic - maybe it was a one-off occurrence, but once too many for me… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/09/2009 by erena (102 reviews written)
I have dined in La Tasca a few times in the restaurants near Oxford Street and near Covent Garden in London. We usually order some tapas and then the paella for two. I totally loved the food, very well prepared and very delicious, the service we had was immaculate, friendly and helpful staff, the prices are reasonable for central London, the atmosphere is very pleasant, the restaurants were clean and tidy, so were the bathrooms. All in all I really enjoy La Tasca and would definately go again… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/09/2009
As there are quite a few negative reviews about La Tasca on here, thought I should report a good experience of La Tasca in Kingston last night.
We turned up mostly because we had a 50% off voucher - always a bonus, and I have to say that at full price it might be a bit over-priced (but then I'm a cheap-skate)!
However, though the place was busy, we were found a pleasant table outside (by the river), and served quickly with a selection of tapas which, while not perhaps what you would get in… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/09/2009 by Maruasha (1 review written)
I have dined so many times at La Tasca in London and will be coming there very often when there is a chanse. The place has a great price-quality ratio and wonderful atmosphere. You don't have to be an expert in spanish cuisine to order something at La Tasca, but merely relax and enjoy almost everything in their menu. Starters and main meals have the same size and similar in price, and that's what makes it so special, to have 3-4 different and delicious meals, combine them so that they would… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/08/2009
My first and only visit to La Tasca in Solihull. Paella, dried rice with a few peas and bits of carrot, Croquetas de pollo - supposed to be chicken and was is fact mashed potato with chicken flavouring deep fried in batter. Salad, a few bits of lettuce and cucumber. All dishes were approximately £5. each. It was all a big rip off. We left with a feeling that we had been 'had'. No wonder the restaurant has to give away money off tokens for people to go there. Avoid at all costs.
I wish I… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/08/2009
The recent menu changes at La Tasca are a disappointment. When they advertise paella why fob customers off with long grain rice, a cheap alternative and an insult to any Spaniard, not to mention against the trade description.The batter for the gambas garbardina, is now a cheap 'Farmfoods style' alternative. The light beer style batter was far more authentic.The patatas bravas is now far from 'brave' and is nothing more than a tin of tomatoes thrown on potatoes.
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