There are a few reasons tapas restaurants bring me so much joy.
- I can order multiple plates without looking like a fat ass
- I can try out multiple items on the menu in one sitting
- See 1 and 2 above
Although tapas restaurants are my fave right now, not all of them tapas restaurants are created equal.
Nope, sho’ ain’t.
Basically, the perfect tapas restaurant offers plenty of variety in the meat, cheese, vegetarian and seafood categories, doesn’t skimp on quality or taste and can fill you up nicely with 3-4 plates.
Enter La Tasca.
This restaurant, with locations in DC and Alexandria, is my shit right now! La Tasca serves over 37 different tapas, including paellas and tasting menus. Their sangria is also some of the best I’ve tasted. My favorite being their Mango Blackberry Sangria. A few of my favorite dishes are the Buey del dia (angus steak of the day), beef empanadas, and gambas al ajillo (shrimp, olive oil, garlic and white wine).
If you are looking to have a sexy night out with that special someone, stop by on Friday nights for some live Rumba music, or join one of their sangria and paella making classes. Nothing sexier than watching your man cook, amIright? Need a more low-key relaxing idea? Try out their weekend Sangria brunch and enjoy $2 sangrias!! Yes lawd!