Party Earth Review Once patrons step into La Tasca, the hustle and bustle of Chinatown is completely abolished, seamlessly replaced with the hustle and bustle of festive guests devouring tapas and slinging back pitchers of fruity booze... ... read full review
722 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Yellow, Green, Red Line: Gallery Place/Chinatown
M–Th, Su 11am–10pm, F–Sa 11am–midnight
Chinatown, Washington, DC –
Once patrons step into La Tasca, the hustle and bustle of Chinatown is completely abolished, seamlessly replaced with the hustle and bustle of festive guests devouring tapas and slinging back pitchers of fruity booze.
Decorated like an elegant old Spanish estate, the vibrant yellow main room is decked out in spear-studded sconces, iron chandeliers, and a slew of Mediterranean knick-knacks. Comfy booths and large round tables fill out the space, and fill up quickly during the popular Happy Hour, which includes sangria and small plates for $3.75 a pop.
A boisterous energy carries over into the dinner scene, with big groups of ladies on a night out getting spendy over expansive tasting menus and lots of sparkling wine, while Fridays play host to a Gypsy King-style cover band that gets a lot of people on their feet before they’ve even finished eating.
Trendier couples in need of a break can always head straight for the intimate lounge downstairs, however, where chic retro couches provide a comfy escape from the frenetic pace above.
Colorful and fun, La Tasca is the kind of place where the spirit of sharing remains strong and the spirit of Spain keeps everyone’s senses satisfied.
Groups of girls on a night out, young and old area professionals, Spanish and Latin American expats, cultured college kids, trendy but unpretentious couples, 20s to mid-30s+.
Latin/pop cover band, Deep Dreams, on Fridays from 9pm.
Authentic tapas menu including meat, seafood, and vegetable tapas, a considerable prix fixe tasting selection, and paella. Happy Hour daily 4–7pm.
Appetizers $4–$6.75, tapas $6–$14, tasting menu $50–$65, paella (serves 2–3) $38.
Beer $5.50, cocktails $6–$14, wine and sangria $6.50–$13/glass or $25–$85+/bottle or pitcher.
Business to fun trendy: suits, khakis, polos, jeans, button-downs, colorful dresses, sashes, sexy skirts built for movement, heels.
Fridays for the live music, or any day for Happy Hour.
Zengo (781 7th Street NW) is another trendy and colorful Latin American joint with a wide array of exotic cocktails, including several varieties of popular mojitos.