Tasca

★★★★☆

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Great for meeting friends, hangin' out and have one or more from their outstanding wine and beer list. I have not eaten here yet but will soon.
Great staff and comfortable surroundings.

3
★★★★★

Great for meeting friends, hangin' out and have one or more from their outstanding wine and beer list. I have not eaten here yet but will soon.
Great staff and comfortable surroundings.

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I like this small wine/tapas bar. The servers are passionate and knowledgeable about wine. The happy hour is a great way to sample the tapas menu. The decor is warm, inviting and romantic. If you sit in the outside patio, be prepared for the slow service. But overall its a fun, unpretentious bar that I keep going back to.

2
★★★★☆

I like this small wine/tapas bar. The servers are passionate and knowledgeable about wine. The happy hour is a great way to sample the tapas menu. The decor is warm, inviting and romantic. If you sit in the outside patio, be prepared for the slow service. But overall its a fun, unpretentious bar that I keep going back to.

Pros: wine, tapas, atmosphere

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My friend and I wanted to get a glass of wine so we decided to try Tasca the other night. In total, we had an app for $12, four glasses of wine for $7 each and one glass of wine for $9. Our bill was $77. I'm not the best at math but when I calculate this it comes out to $49. The waiter said it was because there were "tasting" charges and "glass" charges. Before we ordered two of the wines, he gave us a miniscule taste (which most good places do) and I'm praying that these "tastes" didn't total $28. He tried explaining the bill but we didn't' understand it and were so annoyed that we paid it and vowed to never go back again. I've had better food and wine at other winebars for less than $77, Disappointing because I really wanted to like this place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I wanted to get a glass of wine so we decided to try Tasca the other night. In total, we had an app for $12, four glasses of wine for $7 each and one glass of wine for $9. Our bill was $77. I'm not the best at math but when I calculate this it comes out to $49. The waiter said it was because there were "tasting" charges and "glass" charges. Before we ordered two of the wines, he gave us a miniscule taste (which most good places do) and I'm praying that these "tastes" didn't total $28. He tried explaining the bill but we didn't' understand it and were so annoyed that we paid it and vowed to never go back again. I've had better food and wine at other winebars for less than $77, Disappointing because I really wanted to like this place.

Cons: Pricing is ridiculous

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Walked in for dinner around 7:30 on a Saturday night sans reservation, got seated right away. Nice host, charming waiter. Ambience lovely, good music, cozy lighting. Place filled up, seemed like a fun mixed crowd. But service really slow, food crawled out of the kitchen at a snails pace. The wine was good, but we had to drink a ton of it because our food wasn't arriving. In my mind the thing with Tapas is you order a bunch and the plates all just keep coming. Also food very salty, and honestly not that great - the 'moules frites' was really drab, kinda funky, and the fries were tough and bland. My husband ordered a large plate fish dish; super small portion, nothing else on the plate, no potatoes, no green beans nothing. For what we ended up spending, wouldn't go back. And I know it's 'Spanish Food', but seriously dismissive of vegetables, and practically nothing for Vegetarians. Too bad because we live in the hood...

1
★★★☆☆

Walked in for dinner around 7:30 on a Saturday night sans reservation, got seated right away. Nice host, charming waiter. Ambience lovely, good music, cozy lighting. Place filled up, seemed like a fun mixed crowd. But service really slow, food crawled out of the kitchen at a snails pace. The wine was good, but we had to drink a ton of it because our food wasn't arriving. In my mind the thing with Tapas is you order a bunch and the plates all just keep coming. Also food very salty, and honestly not that great - the 'moules frites' was really drab, kinda funky, and the fries were tough and bland. My husband ordered a large plate fish dish; super small portion, nothing else on the plate, no potatoes, no green beans nothing. For what we ended up spending, wouldn't go back. And I know it's 'Spanish Food', but seriously dismissive of vegetables, and practically nothing for Vegetarians. Too bad because we live in the hood...

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Celebrating a birthday at Tasca is just a horrible idea. Our group wasn't seated until nearly 10 PM, which was 40 minutes after our so-called reservation. The service was atrocious! We were very hungry but they refused to bring any bread until after we ordered (which took another 25 minutes). The server was pompous, insulting and could not answer simple questions in a straight forward manner. He was completely inattentive to our needs. Their dishes were overpriced and inconsistent. My brother and his girlfriend described their experience as eating "expensive airline food." The highlight of the evening was discovering a miniature crab in one of my mussels - no joke. I brought our displeasure to the attention of the Maitre D. But rather than try and smooth things over and make us feel appreciated or important he attempted to defend their horrible customer service. It was insulting! He could've cared less when I told him that I would never come back nor recommend the restaurant to anyone. Never before have I left a "nice" meal feeling like an idiot. But after my experience at Tasca I can't believe I wasted so much money and time at a place that clearly doesn't value my business. NEVER AGAIN!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Celebrating a birthday at Tasca is just a horrible idea. Our group wasn't seated until nearly 10 PM, which was 40 minutes after our so-called reservation. The service was atrocious! We were very hungry but they refused to bring any bread until after we ordered (which took another 25 minutes). The server was pompous, insulting and could not answer simple questions in a straight forward manner. He was completely inattentive to our needs. Their dishes were overpriced and inconsistent. My brother and his girlfriend described their experience as eating "expensive airline food." The highlight of the evening was discovering a miniature crab in one of my mussels - no joke. I brought our displeasure to the attention of the Maitre D. But rather than try and smooth things over and make us feel appreciated or important he attempted to defend their horrible customer service. It was insulting! He could've cared less when I told him that I would never come back nor recommend the restaurant to anyone. Never before have I left a "nice" meal feeling like an idiot. But after my experience at Tasca I can't believe I wasted so much money and time at a place that clearly doesn't value my business. NEVER AGAIN!!!

Pros: The burrata salad and mussels are very good.

Cons: Doesn't value customers, pompous waiter, poor service = felt like a schmuck for choosing tasca

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This place was just ok. I have been to several tapas places in Los Angeles and I found the tapas to be excessively overpriced for the extremely small portions, similar to the restaurant "Parc." The food was maybe a 7 out of 10. Cheese plate's are my favorite and I found their cheese plate to be quite mediocre. The one thing I must say about this place is that they do have an amazing wine selection so if you are a wino this is the place to be.

1
★★★☆☆

This place was just ok. I have been to several tapas places in Los Angeles and I found the tapas to be excessively overpriced for the extremely small portions, similar to the restaurant "Parc." The food was maybe a 7 out of 10. Cheese plate's are my favorite and I found their cheese plate to be quite mediocre. The one thing I must say about this place is that they do have an amazing wine selection so if you are a wino this is the place to be.

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I adore Tasca. The food is delicious and inventive. It is always piping hot and fresh, and on top of that, the service is always cordial. The waitstaff and bartenders are always willing to answer questions and make suggestions as to what their favorite dishes are. They will also help you out if you have a hard time deciding what you'd like to eat. I would recommend trying to score a seat at the bar if you're eating with only one other person, as I think the tables put the diners too far apart from one another. It is also quite loud, so if you sit at the bar you'll have a better chance of hearing your dining partner. It's a nice place to go on a date with someone you really like...in other words, not first date material. It can get pricey, but it's not outrageous. The moules frites are delicious, served in a saffron broth. The duck confit is to die for. I found the pate plate a little disappointing simply because I preferred one pate over the other two we were served, but it's fun to try new things. And the bread is delicious. Pair things with wine, have a good conversation with your date and the waiter, and you're guaranteed to have a good time. Just remember...sitting at the bar makes a big difference!

2
★★★★★

I adore Tasca. The food is delicious and inventive. It is always piping hot and fresh, and on top of that, the service is always cordial. The waitstaff and bartenders are always willing to answer questions and make suggestions as to what their favorite dishes are. They will also help you out if you have a hard time deciding what you'd like to eat. I would recommend trying to score a seat at the bar if you're eating with only one other person, as I think the tables put the diners too far apart from one another. It is also quite loud, so if you sit at the bar you'll have a better chance of hearing your dining partner. It's a nice place to go on a date with someone you really like...in other words, not first date material. It can get pricey, but it's not outrageous. The moules frites are delicious, served in a saffron broth. The duck confit is to die for. I found the pate plate a little disappointing simply because I preferred one pate over the other two we were served, but it's fun to try new things. And the bread is delicious. Pair things with wine, have a good conversation with your date and the waiter, and you're guaranteed to have a good time. Just remember...sitting at the bar makes a big difference!

Pros: Inventive, fresh food served by attentive and helpful waitstaff.

Cons: Ambiance is a loud, and tables put patrons too far apart. It's best to sit at the bar.

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I called to check on availability at 4pm on Saturday, and was told that may be I will be able to be seated at 10pm after a show I went to see with 2 other couples. Well, at 10 there were no space available inside, however, outside on the patio there was one corner free, where the owner set up 3 tables together and seated us within 5 minutes. Our waiter was great, attentive and gave us a lot of recommendations, so is the bus boy, food was excellent, we are all into tapas style now. Ceviche was excellent, so are the buratta cheese salad, tuna tartar (we ordered extra later), shrimp dish; service was outstanding. We did not order any drinks from the bar, but all had Sangria with raspberries and oranges. For dessert, the owner treated us to 4 different desserts; all were great, especially chocolate mousse. We had a wonderful time, and would return sometime very soon.

2
★★★★★

I called to check on availability at 4pm on Saturday, and was told that may be I will be able to be seated at 10pm after a show I went to see with 2 other couples. Well, at 10 there were no space available inside, however, outside on the patio there was one corner free, where the owner set up 3 tables together and seated us within 5 minutes. Our waiter was great, attentive and gave us a lot of recommendations, so is the bus boy, food was excellent, we are all into tapas style now. Ceviche was excellent, so are the buratta cheese salad, tuna tartar (we ordered extra later), shrimp dish; service was outstanding. We did not order any drinks from the bar, but all had Sangria with raspberries and oranges. For dessert, the owner treated us to 4 different desserts; all were great, especially chocolate mousse. We had a wonderful time, and would return sometime very soon.

Pros: Food, service, atmosphere

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We had a reservation, but still had to wait about 20 minutes. However, the manager came over several times to check on us and was extremely cordial. The bartender was fantastic - wines were amazing, our group of 5 waited patiently. It makes a huge difference when someone is at least checking on you. After being seated, the waiter took his time and was extremely informative. Having recently moved here from NYC, this is the best service at a "trendy" spot so far. Yes, it is loud due to room design and the natural acoustics, but it was perfect for friends getting together for a well prepared meal and great wine. The braised short rib, steak frites and duck confit were cooked perfectly. The person who recomended the wine was fantastic as well, selecting and describing the perfect bottle for a group of 5. I am still getting to know the LA restaurant scene, but this was one of the best experiences so far....

2
★★★★★

We had a reservation, but still had to wait about 20 minutes. However, the manager came over several times to check on us and was extremely cordial. The bartender was fantastic - wines were amazing, our group of 5 waited patiently. It makes a huge difference when someone is at least checking on you. After being seated, the waiter took his time and was extremely informative. Having recently moved here from NYC, this is the best service at a "trendy" spot so far. Yes, it is loud due to room design and the natural acoustics, but it was perfect for friends getting together for a well prepared meal and great wine. The braised short rib, steak frites and duck confit were cooked perfectly. The person who recomended the wine was fantastic as well, selecting and describing the perfect bottle for a group of 5. I am still getting to know the LA restaurant scene, but this was one of the best experiences so far....

Pros: Food, wine

Cons: parking ( use the valet )

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there was definitely a wait before we were sat, but i can understand it because Tasca has been named one of the "LA's 75 Best Reastaurants" by Los Angeles Magazine and it was packed. i have to say that the food was amazing. the restaurant is beautiful. i'll try to remeber next time to request to be seated in the corner booth. We ordered the arancini, so delicious. the Steak Frites, which melted in your mouth and the very yummy braised short rib with butternut squash agnonlotis, the best short rib i've ever had. my server was amazing. very nice experience.

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★★★★★

there was definitely a wait before we were sat, but i can understand it because Tasca has been named one of the "LA's 75 Best Reastaurants" by Los Angeles Magazine and it was packed. i have to say that the food was amazing. the restaurant is beautiful. i'll try to remeber next time to request to be seated in the corner booth. We ordered the arancini, so delicious. the Steak Frites, which melted in your mouth and the very yummy braised short rib with butternut squash agnonlotis, the best short rib i've ever had. my server was amazing. very nice experience.

Pros: service, ambience

Cons: make reservations

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My wife and I just got back from dinner and I cannot believe how awful our experience at this restaurant was. We will never go back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I just got back from dinner and I cannot believe how awful our experience at this restaurant was. We will never go back.

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Is it just me, or shouldn't a restaurant honor your reservation if you go through the trouble of making a reservation? I had a 9:00 reservation for a party of 2 and I had to wait 45 minutes before being seated. There was barely an apology and the owner/host was completely apathetic. I suppose I could have gone somewhere else, but no one told me it would take 45 minutes of just standing around before we were finally given a table.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Is it just me, or shouldn't a restaurant honor your reservation if you go through the trouble of making a reservation? I had a 9:00 reservation for a party of 2 and I had to wait 45 minutes before being seated. There was barely an apology and the owner/host was completely apathetic. I suppose I could have gone somewhere else, but no one told me it would take 45 minutes of just standing around before we were finally given a table.

Cons: the people that work there

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I ordered a bunch of small plates with a friend and the food was really terrible. They use way too much salt. I complained to the owner and he looked at me like I was crazy. Aside from the food, the ambiance is completely lacking. The lights are way too low and the noise is way too high. You can't even have a conversation because its so loud. I'm going somewhere else next time.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I ordered a bunch of small plates with a friend and the food was really terrible. They use way too much salt. I complained to the owner and he looked at me like I was crazy. Aside from the food, the ambiance is completely lacking. The lights are way too low and the noise is way too high. You can't even have a conversation because its so loud. I'm going somewhere else next time.

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I'm really disappointed with my experience at Tasca. I thought it was much more expensive than it should have been. When you go there, you're paying high end but not getting a high end experience. I also wasn't really all that crazy about the menu. It was really limited and the food wasn't anything special. I wouldn't go there again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I'm really disappointed with my experience at Tasca. I thought it was much more expensive than it should have been. When you go there, you're paying high end but not getting a high end experience. I also wasn't really all that crazy about the menu. It was really limited and the food wasn't anything special. I wouldn't go there again.

Cons: Too expensive for what it is

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Tasca is by far my favorite tapas place in L.A. I've been going there since before they had a liquor license and have never left disappointed. The food is consistently fantastic. For two people, try the braised shortribs with butternut squash ravioli, the burrata cheese salad, the truffled potato chips, and one or two of the nightly specials. Their wine list offers a broad selection of choices, with my personal favorite being the Derose "Negrette", or the Linne Calodo "Problem Child" if you're feeling like splurging. All of the reds are decanted and served at the right temperature, which is a nice touch and somewhat of a rarity in L.A. The ambience is warm and friendly, making it a great date spot or fun for slightly larger groups, but do make a reservation, since it's a small place and very popular on weekends. Service has been flawless every time I've been there, and the staff are open and friendly about answering any questions about the menu, wine list, etc.

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★★★★★

Tasca is by far my favorite tapas place in L.A. I've been going there since before they had a liquor license and have never left disappointed. The food is consistently fantastic. For two people, try the braised shortribs with butternut squash ravioli, the burrata cheese salad, the truffled potato chips, and one or two of the nightly specials. Their wine list offers a broad selection of choices, with my personal favorite being the Derose "Negrette", or the Linne Calodo "Problem Child" if you're feeling like splurging. All of the reds are decanted and served at the right temperature, which is a nice touch and somewhat of a rarity in L.A. The ambience is warm and friendly, making it a great date spot or fun for slightly larger groups, but do make a reservation, since it's a small place and very popular on weekends. Service has been flawless every time I've been there, and the staff are open and friendly about answering any questions about the menu, wine list, etc.

Pros: Wonderful food and service

Cons: Parking can be tough, so use the valet

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My wife and I have been going to Tasca since it first opened. We've watched it develop from a secret little place, to the bustling, but intimate, place it is now. We used to laugh conspiratorially with the early customers (who always seemed to be regulars) about how we can't let the secret out about the fantastic food, service and setting, or we won't be able to just walk in and get a table, but how we couldn't help sharing this gem with our friends. I think a lot of people felt that way.

Now the secret is out, and it's full most nights of people laughing and enjoying the food, wine and the company. The staff is excellent, and extremely attentive and friendly. While we can't just saunter in (unless we want to eat at the bar - which we often do) as easily as we once could (reservations are a good idea), we're always greeted with literally open arms. Every night we go there, we meet others who are met just as warmly and love the place as we do. We've introduced lots of friends to Tasca, and they've always reported back how attentive the staff is and how great the food.

The food is fantastic, with a few of the tapas standards, but without falling victim to being all the same old tired tapas dishes. We have our favorites (the truffled potato chips are a must, the burrata cheese a great snack, and you can't leave without the braised short rib with butternut squash agnolotti), and we usually pick up one or two of the specials. If there's a foie gras offered as special, no matter how it's cooked, get it (if you're so inclined), the chef always does a great job with it.

The wine list is not huge, but it's extremely well chosen, with a number of unique and wonderful wines - complete with a number of great servers that will lead you in the right direction depending on your tastes - and there are always special wines on the board.

Honestly, for quality of food, great wine, great people and great atmosphere. There's no place we like more.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I have been going to Tasca since it first opened. We've watched it develop from a secret little place, to the bustling, but intimate, place it is now. We used to laugh conspiratorially with the early customers (who always seemed to be regulars) about how we can't let the secret out about the fantastic food, service and setting, or we won't be able to just walk in and get a table, but how we couldn't help sharing this gem with our friends. I think a lot of people felt that way.

Now the secret is out, and it's full most nights of people laughing and enjoying the food, wine and the company. The staff is excellent, and extremely attentive and friendly. While we can't just saunter in (unless we want to eat at the bar - which we often do) as easily as we once could (reservations are a good idea), we're always greeted with literally open arms. Every night we go there, we meet others who are met just as warmly and love the place as we do. We've introduced lots of friends to Tasca, and they've always reported back how attentive the staff is and how great the food.

The food is fantastic, with a few of the tapas standards, but without falling victim to being all the same old tired tapas dishes. We have our favorites (the truffled potato chips are a must, the burrata cheese a great snack, and you can't leave without the braised short rib with butternut squash agnolotti), and we usually pick up one or two of the specials. If there's a foie gras offered as special, no matter how it's cooked, get it (if you're so inclined), the chef always does a great job with it.

The wine list is not huge, but it's extremely well chosen, with a number of unique and wonderful wines - complete with a number of great servers that will lead you in the right direction depending on your tastes - and there are always special wines on the board.

Honestly, for quality of food, great wine, great people and great atmosphere. There's no place we like more.

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Better than A.O.C.

Best tapas bar in L.A. Romantic atmosphere definitely one of my favorite wine bar wonderful food excellent service highly recommended . the owners Gustavo and Kristine are very friendly and very helpful, Tasca has the best wine list , the best small plates. Tasca is the best restaurant on 3st. must go and see it to belive it. most try tuna tartar , mussels, lamb chop, steak frets, rissoto, burrata chess salad.

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★★★★★

Better than A.O.C.

Best tapas bar in L.A. Romantic atmosphere definitely one of my favorite wine bar wonderful food excellent service highly recommended . the owners Gustavo and Kristine are very friendly and very helpful, Tasca has the best wine list , the best small plates. Tasca is the best restaurant on 3st. must go and see it to belive it. most try tuna tartar , mussels, lamb chop, steak frets, rissoto, burrata chess salad.

Pros: thumbs up.

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I live in the neighborhood and I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while. I've been a little confused by the different reviews I have seen on citysearch. Some describe the restaurant as the greatest wine bar on the planet and others describe Tasca as a pretty mediocre place that is somewhat overrated. My husband and I finally went there last saturday and I have come to the conclusion that the positives reviews are all probably being written by the same person. They all sound the same and they don't describe what the restaurant is actually like. Its just sort of... blah. The food wasn't anything special. The host barely recognized us when we came in, and the waiter seemed like there was some other place he'd rather be. I don't know what all the hype is about. I'm pretty disappointed... I was hoping Tasca would be better than it is.

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★☆☆☆☆

I live in the neighborhood and I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while. I've been a little confused by the different reviews I have seen on citysearch. Some describe the restaurant as the greatest wine bar on the planet and others describe Tasca as a pretty mediocre place that is somewhat overrated. My husband and I finally went there last saturday and I have come to the conclusion that the positives reviews are all probably being written by the same person. They all sound the same and they don't describe what the restaurant is actually like. Its just sort of... blah. The food wasn't anything special. The host barely recognized us when we came in, and the waiter seemed like there was some other place he'd rather be. I don't know what all the hype is about. I'm pretty disappointed... I was hoping Tasca would be better than it is.

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i wish they had a better selection of wine. isn't that what they're supposed to specialize in? if i'm going to a wine bar, i'd like to be able to order more than just the ordinary reds that you find at a grocery store

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★☆☆☆☆

i wish they had a better selection of wine. isn't that what they're supposed to specialize in? if i'm going to a wine bar, i'd like to be able to order more than just the ordinary reds that you find at a grocery store

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The service at Tasca is rude and arrogant! I was there the other night with a friend and we were either ignored or treated like garbage. I'll never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service at Tasca is rude and arrogant! I was there the other night with a friend and we were either ignored or treated like garbage. I'll never go back.

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Since my recent trips to the Santa Barbara county for wine tastings I developed an urge to discover wine bars in my local area. With searches online and word of mouth I found myself in a quaint little restaurant on 3rd street that was just oozing of European culture and flair. The ambience was warm and comforting and I loved that it was completely lit by candle light. My boyfriend and I were extremely thrilled to find a romantic restaurant that didn't feel stuffy and uppity like most nice restaurants in LA.

The food was exceptional. Our server informed us of the various cuisine available and didn't hesitate to assist us with translation since I had no idea what Cod Brandad (sp?) was (It was a cod spread with crostinis haha). My favorite dish was the arancini which consisted of mushroom risotto and a truffle sauce, the whole thing just melted in my mouth. My boyfriend also was raving about the steak and how good even the fries were. Our server even helped us with wine pairing with our food and I was thrilled to find a new favorite wine which was an italian montepuciano.

Great experience that I recommend everyone try at least once!

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★★★★★

Since my recent trips to the Santa Barbara county for wine tastings I developed an urge to discover wine bars in my local area. With searches online and word of mouth I found myself in a quaint little restaurant on 3rd street that was just oozing of European culture and flair. The ambience was warm and comforting and I loved that it was completely lit by candle light. My boyfriend and I were extremely thrilled to find a romantic restaurant that didn't feel stuffy and uppity like most nice restaurants in LA.

The food was exceptional. Our server informed us of the various cuisine available and didn't hesitate to assist us with translation since I had no idea what Cod Brandad (sp?) was (It was a cod spread with crostinis haha). My favorite dish was the arancini which consisted of mushroom risotto and a truffle sauce, the whole thing just melted in my mouth. My boyfriend also was raving about the steak and how good even the fries were. Our server even helped us with wine pairing with our food and I was thrilled to find a new favorite wine which was an italian montepuciano.

Great experience that I recommend everyone try at least once!

Pros: FOOD!, WINE!, ambience and service

Cons: Parking is tough, but there's always valet

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i just spent 3 weeks in NYC and met a random lady who told me about Tasca in Los Angeles in which she said it reminded her of New York and that she was trilled to find a place to dine in LA with her friends and feel at home. After seeing there were some bad review I had to investigate. Unless these reviewers are completely out of their minds and I was in the wrong place I had the most wonderful time in a place very much like a great neighborhood place in Manhattan and for that matter Paris. This place is intimate, yet vibrant. The music is perfectly smooth and the food above what anyone would expect from a winebar. Lastly the service was incredibly sincere and made us feel that we didn't need to a celebrity to get great service in tinsel town. Timeless!

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★★★★★

i just spent 3 weeks in NYC and met a random lady who told me about Tasca in Los Angeles in which she said it reminded her of New York and that she was trilled to find a place to dine in LA with her friends and feel at home. After seeing there were some bad review I had to investigate. Unless these reviewers are completely out of their minds and I was in the wrong place I had the most wonderful time in a place very much like a great neighborhood place in Manhattan and for that matter Paris. This place is intimate, yet vibrant. The music is perfectly smooth and the food above what anyone would expect from a winebar. Lastly the service was incredibly sincere and made us feel that we didn't need to a celebrity to get great service in tinsel town. Timeless!

Pros: Ambience

Cons: None

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My girlfriend and I went there the other night hoping for a romantic evening. We couldn't even hear each other speak. The ambience at Tasca is really terrible. I wouldn't recommend it for couples or anyone who wants to actually have a conversation. The food was pretty mediocre and expensive for what it was as well. Go somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

My girlfriend and I went there the other night hoping for a romantic evening. We couldn't even hear each other speak. The ambience at Tasca is really terrible. I wouldn't recommend it for couples or anyone who wants to actually have a conversation. The food was pretty mediocre and expensive for what it was as well. Go somewhere else.

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I don't know how this restaurant can justify charging what it charges. The food is really mediocre at best. Its no where near the same level as AOC, but the prices are right up there. Its just too expensive for what it is. I don't mind spending money on a nice meal if the meal is actually nice and the restaurant has the kind of ambience that creates an experience that makes it worth spending the money. Don't waste your money on Tasca. Go to a nicer restaurant if you want an expensive experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't know how this restaurant can justify charging what it charges. The food is really mediocre at best. Its no where near the same level as AOC, but the prices are right up there. Its just too expensive for what it is. I don't mind spending money on a nice meal if the meal is actually nice and the restaurant has the kind of ambience that creates an experience that makes it worth spending the money. Don't waste your money on Tasca. Go to a nicer restaurant if you want an expensive experience.

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I ordered a bunch of small plates with a group of friends last night, and there was a long hair in my salad. It was so disgusting. I told the waiter about it and he just looked at me with a blank stare. There was no apology. I'm never going to Tasca again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered a bunch of small plates with a group of friends last night, and there was a long hair in my salad. It was so disgusting. I told the waiter about it and he just looked at me with a blank stare. There was no apology. I'm never going to Tasca again.

Pros: None

Cons: Plenty

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I just returned from dinner at Tasca... what a terrible experience! I had 9:00 reservations for a party of 5. We were not seated until 9:50. It was my friend's birthday and they didn't bring a dessert for her as promised. The owner is completely arrogant and unapologetic. They are disorganized and need to learn how to treat their patrons. I will never go to Tasca again and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone at all.

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★☆☆☆☆

I just returned from dinner at Tasca... what a terrible experience! I had 9:00 reservations for a party of 5. We were not seated until 9:50. It was my friend's birthday and they didn't bring a dessert for her as promised. The owner is completely arrogant and unapologetic. They are disorganized and need to learn how to treat their patrons. I will never go to Tasca again and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone at all.

Pros: The other patrons were attractive

Cons: The service is terrible!

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loved the food small plates, loved the service David and Kerri is very friendly, Kristine the owner she is very sweet allways with smiley great customer service, the best wine list in l.a. loved the place highly recommended,
GO TASCA GO..

2
★★★★★

loved the food small plates, loved the service David and Kerri is very friendly, Kristine the owner she is very sweet allways with smiley great customer service, the best wine list in l.a. loved the place highly recommended,
GO TASCA GO..

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after falling in love with real tapas and pinxtos in spain a couple years ago, this place is refreshing. many so called tapas spots in LA are nothing like the real stuff. we enjoyed our meal here very much. i wouldn't say it was flawless, and the prices are a bit high (tho nothing compared to the exchange rate. sigh). salt cod dish was interesting. wine list was quite nice and we had help pairing with food. used to be free parking in back but it's gone now and replaced with valet. can be loud and for some reason, both times i've been in, there have been very young babies in strollers. doesn't really seem appropriate for a wine bar.

2
★★★★★

after falling in love with real tapas and pinxtos in spain a couple years ago, this place is refreshing. many so called tapas spots in LA are nothing like the real stuff. we enjoyed our meal here very much. i wouldn't say it was flawless, and the prices are a bit high (tho nothing compared to the exchange rate. sigh). salt cod dish was interesting. wine list was quite nice and we had help pairing with food. used to be free parking in back but it's gone now and replaced with valet. can be loud and for some reason, both times i've been in, there have been very young babies in strollers. doesn't really seem appropriate for a wine bar.

Pros: good food, nice wine list

Cons: parking on third, loud when busy

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this place is a find! the food is great, the prices are reasonable, and the wine is fantastic! i especially appreciate that they have tastes and glasses of wine! the desserts weren't fantastic but still good!

2
★★★★★

this place is a find! the food is great, the prices are reasonable, and the wine is fantastic! i especially appreciate that they have tastes and glasses of wine! the desserts weren't fantastic but still good!

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I don't often visit the 3rd St. area restaurants as they're often overcrowded, parking is a nightmare, a too-cool-for-school crowd and snobby restaurant staff. However, I was very impressed by my evening at Tasca. The staff was GREAT! The hostess smiled GENUINELY! What a rare event in LA. The bartenders, waiters, servers - ALL of them were competent, caring and engaging (without being overbearing). The food was well prepared, but I was a little underwhelmed. The patatas with sausage was bland, the langostines were average and the crab cakes were just ok. Same for the desserts: just so-so (when we left the restaurant, we smelled the Joan's bakery and wished we had gone there for desserts). But despite the adequate fare, we had a great time. I would definitely go back and give them a second try, just because of the staff.

2
★★★★☆

I don't often visit the 3rd St. area restaurants as they're often overcrowded, parking is a nightmare, a too-cool-for-school crowd and snobby restaurant staff. However, I was very impressed by my evening at Tasca. The staff was GREAT! The hostess smiled GENUINELY! What a rare event in LA. The bartenders, waiters, servers - ALL of them were competent, caring and engaging (without being overbearing). The food was well prepared, but I was a little underwhelmed. The patatas with sausage was bland, the langostines were average and the crab cakes were just ok. Same for the desserts: just so-so (when we left the restaurant, we smelled the Joan's bakery and wished we had gone there for desserts). But despite the adequate fare, we had a great time. I would definitely go back and give them a second try, just because of the staff.

Pros: Great staff and atmosphere

Cons: Food tasted a little dull

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Went here for the first time a week ago with a party of seven people. It was packed on a tuesday night. Our party sampled various wines from the wine by the glass list and then ordered a couple of bottles from Chile when we sat at our table. The food was great. Small plates that ranged from foie gras to a medley of grilled seafood, shortribs, pasta, cheese & olives and yummy salads. I'm a big fan of this format of small bites and wine and this place does it all well. Great service and an intimate cozy ambience. Parking is a pain so you probably have to use the valet. I suggest making a reservation because there were people that night who wanted to indulge but there was no room for them. Loved it and will definitely return.

2
★★★★★

Went here for the first time a week ago with a party of seven people. It was packed on a tuesday night. Our party sampled various wines from the wine by the glass list and then ordered a couple of bottles from Chile when we sat at our table. The food was great. Small plates that ranged from foie gras to a medley of grilled seafood, shortribs, pasta, cheese & olives and yummy salads. I'm a big fan of this format of small bites and wine and this place does it all well. Great service and an intimate cozy ambience. Parking is a pain so you probably have to use the valet. I suggest making a reservation because there were people that night who wanted to indulge but there was no room for them. Loved it and will definitely return.

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As someone who has been managing and working in restaurants for years, I can honestly say Tasca is the one restaurant I've been to in Los Angeles that I would most like for my own. From its cozy seating arrangement that doesn't feel overcrowded to its menu (better and more eclectic than the oft-praised A.O.C.), Tasca truly serves up the notion that dining is not just a place to eat but a place to go. You feel like you're someplace else - and in every good sense of that notion.

Perhaps its strongest and most notable offering is its staff. From owner down to busser, the staff is friendly and engaging. They seem quite passionate about working there - and a happy staff almost always means (for me, at least) a happy dining experience.

If I had a few notes of constructive criticism, it would be related to the outdoor seating and the noise. It is not a very attractive outside space as you are surrounded by concrete. They should spend a bit more time to make the space more visually appealing even if that means adding more plants/saplings. The noise inside can make it difficult to have a conversation. I wish they would consider sound absorbing fabric/boards on the ceiling or other ways to muffle sound.

Those criticisms aside, Tasca is one of my favorite places to go. In Los Angeles, it is rare to feel as welcome as you do at Tasca - and you will likely appreciate all they have to offer.

2
★★★★★

As someone who has been managing and working in restaurants for years, I can honestly say Tasca is the one restaurant I've been to in Los Angeles that I would most like for my own. From its cozy seating arrangement that doesn't feel overcrowded to its menu (better and more eclectic than the oft-praised A.O.C.), Tasca truly serves up the notion that dining is not just a place to eat but a place to go. You feel like you're someplace else - and in every good sense of that notion.

Perhaps its strongest and most notable offering is its staff. From owner down to busser, the staff is friendly and engaging. They seem quite passionate about working there - and a happy staff almost always means (for me, at least) a happy dining experience.

If I had a few notes of constructive criticism, it would be related to the outdoor seating and the noise. It is not a very attractive outside space as you are surrounded by concrete. They should spend a bit more time to make the space more visually appealing even if that means adding more plants/saplings. The noise inside can make it difficult to have a conversation. I wish they would consider sound absorbing fabric/boards on the ceiling or other ways to muffle sound.

Those criticisms aside, Tasca is one of my favorite places to go. In Los Angeles, it is rare to feel as welcome as you do at Tasca - and you will likely appreciate all they have to offer.

Pros: Very Hospitable Service, Well Executed Food, Boutique Wine List

Cons: Parking on 3rd is difficult with or without valet

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Of all the wine bars I've been to this year, it's Tasca on West 3rd Street at Crescent Heights Boulevard that brings up memories of Paris. The wines aren't at all the main draw: After more than a year of delays, Tasca just got its wine license in February, so the wine list is still under construction. What draws me there is that elusive sense of place.

Walk in the door and you feel welcomed. It seems like such a simple thing, but few restaurants get it right. I'm not talking about a phalanx of junior managers slipping you an insincere smile as they size you up and then try to stick you with the worst table in the room. Everyone who works at Tasca has an instinctive sense of how to be warm and hospitable. The food is fairly traditional too. A brown paper menu printed in a retro typeface introduces small plates, salads and soups on the front page, large plates, sides and desserts on the reverse.

highly recommend!

2
★★★★☆

Of all the wine bars I've been to this year, it's Tasca on West 3rd Street at Crescent Heights Boulevard that brings up memories of Paris. The wines aren't at all the main draw: After more than a year of delays, Tasca just got its wine license in February, so the wine list is still under construction. What draws me there is that elusive sense of place.

Walk in the door and you feel welcomed. It seems like such a simple thing, but few restaurants get it right. I'm not talking about a phalanx of junior managers slipping you an insincere smile as they size you up and then try to stick you with the worst table in the room. Everyone who works at Tasca has an instinctive sense of how to be warm and hospitable. The food is fairly traditional too. A brown paper menu printed in a retro typeface introduces small plates, salads and soups on the front page, large plates, sides and desserts on the reverse.

highly recommend!

Pros: excellent ambience, customer service, wine and food

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I was reluctant to try this restaurant - the parking isn't great and no one ever seems to be in there - but after the Little Door botched our reservation, we headed down to give it a try. Lemmee tell ya, the dining gods must have been looking out for me cuz holy moly, this place is a FIND. It's byob, so we walked a few blocks down and brought back some wine, which they didn't charge us to cork. They refilled our glasses attentively and we were served by friendly, knowledgeable servers who I think actually wanted to be there, and not in their acting class. The ambiance is warm, inviting, simple, with lots of candlight. And the food. WOW. The tuna tartare is hands down the best I've had in LA, beating out my all time favorite, Asia de Cuba. The short rib was succulent and melt in your mouth delicious, the raviolis were a special and good LORD they were awesome - perfectly cooked with a cacophony of flavor and just the right amount of sauce. The cheese plate was a basic cheese plate with nice variety, the seafood was zesty and fresh. We had something chocolate for dessert that was served with a light lavendar cream that was exactly what my taste buds needed. Tasca has really nailed it: ambiance, service, and really, really fantastic food. The prices are slightly higher than you'd expect, but you don't mind - the entire experience is worth it. I think this place just made it into my top ten list.

2
★★★★★

I was reluctant to try this restaurant - the parking isn't great and no one ever seems to be in there - but after the Little Door botched our reservation, we headed down to give it a try. Lemmee tell ya, the dining gods must have been looking out for me cuz holy moly, this place is a FIND. It's byob, so we walked a few blocks down and brought back some wine, which they didn't charge us to cork. They refilled our glasses attentively and we were served by friendly, knowledgeable servers who I think actually wanted to be there, and not in their acting class. The ambiance is warm, inviting, simple, with lots of candlight. And the food. WOW. The tuna tartare is hands down the best I've had in LA, beating out my all time favorite, Asia de Cuba. The short rib was succulent and melt in your mouth delicious, the raviolis were a special and good LORD they were awesome - perfectly cooked with a cacophony of flavor and just the right amount of sauce. The cheese plate was a basic cheese plate with nice variety, the seafood was zesty and fresh. We had something chocolate for dessert that was served with a light lavendar cream that was exactly what my taste buds needed. Tasca has really nailed it: ambiance, service, and really, really fantastic food. The prices are slightly higher than you'd expect, but you don't mind - the entire experience is worth it. I think this place just made it into my top ten list.

Pros: Tuna Tartare, warmly lit and cozy, service, menu

Cons: Can be a little loud

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My boyfriend and I were researching BYOB restaurants in the area and we came across Tasca. The food and service was absolutely amazing! Our waiter steered us to a few of the daily specials, as well as some of his favorites on the menu. You cannot go wrong with the tapas portion of the BRAISED SHORT RIBS w/ BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLIS!!! It melts in your mouth! The TUNA TARTARE was also a pleasant surprise!

Currently they do not have a liquor license. If you are bringing your own wine consider a Spanish white from the Rioja region! Enjoy!!!!

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I were researching BYOB restaurants in the area and we came across Tasca. The food and service was absolutely amazing! Our waiter steered us to a few of the daily specials, as well as some of his favorites on the menu. You cannot go wrong with the tapas portion of the BRAISED SHORT RIBS w/ BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLIS!!! It melts in your mouth! The TUNA TARTARE was also a pleasant surprise!

Currently they do not have a liquor license. If you are bringing your own wine consider a Spanish white from the Rioja region! Enjoy!!!!

Pros: Braised Short Ribs, Wait Staff, Ambience, BYOB

Cons: Parking, Minimal Seating (make reservations)

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We just had a wonderful night at Tosca. Great food and even better service. It was one of those magical evenings that you hope goes on and on. My pregnant wife and the waitress exchanged stories of their nine months and then she brought us an amazing dessert that she thought would be perfect for a woman who is eating for two. We can't wait to go back.

2
★★★★★

We just had a wonderful night at Tosca. Great food and even better service. It was one of those magical evenings that you hope goes on and on. My pregnant wife and the waitress exchanged stories of their nine months and then she brought us an amazing dessert that she thought would be perfect for a woman who is eating for two. We can't wait to go back.

Pros: Great service, great food, parking in back

Cons: No liquor license... yet.

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Great tasty treats- with a cosy romantic atmosphere- everything tasted great- and the staff was so friendly- we were so full after dinner but we needed to fit in dessert and the chocolate mousse was to die for. Parking was not too easy but the valet from the place next to it let us silde. We are definetly going back!!!! Bringing our own wine was not a big deal and they let us know on the phone right away.

2
★★★★★

Great tasty treats- with a cosy romantic atmosphere- everything tasted great- and the staff was so friendly- we were so full after dinner but we needed to fit in dessert and the chocolate mousse was to die for. Parking was not too easy but the valet from the place next to it let us silde. We are definetly going back!!!! Bringing our own wine was not a big deal and they let us know on the phone right away.

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

Cons: parking

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Don't get me wrong, Cobras and Matadors has great food and remains one of my fave restaurants, but if u want to check out a new incredible tapas place then go to Tasca. Their food has more variety and its more sophisticated, definitely foodie heaven. Its also BYOB too. Cant wait to go back...

2
★★★★★

Don't get me wrong, Cobras and Matadors has great food and remains one of my fave restaurants, but if u want to check out a new incredible tapas place then go to Tasca. Their food has more variety and its more sophisticated, definitely foodie heaven. Its also BYOB too. Cant wait to go back...

Pros: Food, Value, ambiance

Cons: nothing!!

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I tried Tasca for brunch when they first opened a few months ago and was excited about the space but not overwhelmed by the food.

Flash forward a few months and I tried it again, this time for dinner with friends. There is still no beer and wine license, but they insist it is forthcoming (and corkage is free in the interim).

The space is warm and inviting at night, dimly lit with just enough flickering candlelight to keep things lively. It's just one room with a really inviting bar (for when there is something to serve at the bar).

The menu is small plates, hardly authentic Spanish tapas, but really tasty stuff anyway. More fusion-y, continental tapas than the real-deal from Spain -- and that's just fine. A summer salad of heirloom cherry tomatoes and grapes is super, punched up with some Spanish blue cheese crumbles. A house pate served with cornichons is rich and tasty. A little lump of tender short rib is just OK, but the chewy little squash ravioli with sage that the beef rests on steals the dish.

The service is really friendly. It seems like they really want to make it work -- and whoever the dude is that operates the front of the house seems like he has enough classical service training to make it feel right, without going overboard. Tasca is, if nothing else, relaxed and comfortable. Now where's that beer and wine license so I can justify sitting at that nice bar?

2
★★★★★

I tried Tasca for brunch when they first opened a few months ago and was excited about the space but not overwhelmed by the food.

Flash forward a few months and I tried it again, this time for dinner with friends. There is still no beer and wine license, but they insist it is forthcoming (and corkage is free in the interim).

The space is warm and inviting at night, dimly lit with just enough flickering candlelight to keep things lively. It's just one room with a really inviting bar (for when there is something to serve at the bar).

The menu is small plates, hardly authentic Spanish tapas, but really tasty stuff anyway. More fusion-y, continental tapas than the real-deal from Spain -- and that's just fine. A summer salad of heirloom cherry tomatoes and grapes is super, punched up with some Spanish blue cheese crumbles. A house pate served with cornichons is rich and tasty. A little lump of tender short rib is just OK, but the chewy little squash ravioli with sage that the beef rests on steals the dish.

The service is really friendly. It seems like they really want to make it work -- and whoever the dude is that operates the front of the house seems like he has enough classical service training to make it feel right, without going overboard. Tasca is, if nothing else, relaxed and comfortable. Now where's that beer and wine license so I can justify sitting at that nice bar?

Pros: Friendly, professional service

Cons: Waiting forever on a beer/wine license

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This restaurant is one of my favorites in LA. If you love great food in a relaxed setting and at reasonable prices this is the place for you. Bring your own wine and enjoy some of my favorites: Tuna Tar Tar with Chips, Braised Short Ribs with Butternut Squash Tortellini, Black Sausage with pears and mashed potatoes. If you need help with the menu, the owners are always there to give you great advice and are very friendly. You won't regret trying out this divine little restaurant.

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is one of my favorites in LA. If you love great food in a relaxed setting and at reasonable prices this is the place for you. Bring your own wine and enjoy some of my favorites: Tuna Tar Tar with Chips, Braised Short Ribs with Butternut Squash Tortellini, Black Sausage with pears and mashed potatoes. If you need help with the menu, the owners are always there to give you great advice and are very friendly. You won't regret trying out this divine little restaurant.

Pros: Food, Price, Atmosphere

Cons: Outdoor dinning is not romantic

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My friends and I went to Tasca last weekend based on a recommendation. I absolutely can say that this has become one of my favorites. The wait staff is very attentive and the owners are warm and friendly! The food was delicious and cooked to perfection! Great menu! I will definately be back and spread the word about this charming place!

2
★★★★★

My friends and I went to Tasca last weekend based on a recommendation. I absolutely can say that this has become one of my favorites. The wait staff is very attentive and the owners are warm and friendly! The food was delicious and cooked to perfection! Great menu! I will definately be back and spread the word about this charming place!

Pros: Great menu, food and service

Cons: None

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Definitely one of my new favorites in LA. Food was great, service wonderful, you can bring in your own wine. Enjoy it now before it's packed every night.

2
★★★★★

Definitely one of my new favorites in LA. Food was great, service wonderful, you can bring in your own wine. Enjoy it now before it's packed every night.

Pros: Food

Cons: None

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I'm almost hesitant to write this review as I want to keep this gem of a restaurant to myself. From the sleek ambience, great service and delicious food, Tasca is a great find. We tried the scallop special - large seared scallops on a bed of lima beans and corn. Lima beans - yuck! Right? Well not at Tasca. I could have eaten an entire plate. I will definitley be going back soon.

2
★★★★★

I'm almost hesitant to write this review as I want to keep this gem of a restaurant to myself. From the sleek ambience, great service and delicious food, Tasca is a great find. We tried the scallop special - large seared scallops on a bed of lima beans and corn. Lima beans - yuck! Right? Well not at Tasca. I could have eaten an entire plate. I will definitley be going back soon.

Pros: Ambience and service are top notch

Cons: Like any restaurant on 3rd Street, parking can be tough.

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Tasca is the new jewel on the LA Tapas scene. My biggest pet peeve at a Tapas restaurant is when all dishes will come together, one mention of this to our server/owner and she assured the chef would pace these for us in an order he deemed most appropriate. Not to mention, any place that is lit almost entirely by candlelight is ok in my book. I will definitely return.

They do not currently have a wine list, as they just got approved however in the mean time it is BYOB with no corkage fee, what more could you ask for? But I am assured when they do have their wine list together it will be great!

2
★★★★★

Tasca is the new jewel on the LA Tapas scene. My biggest pet peeve at a Tapas restaurant is when all dishes will come together, one mention of this to our server/owner and she assured the chef would pace these for us in an order he deemed most appropriate. Not to mention, any place that is lit almost entirely by candlelight is ok in my book. I will definitely return.

They do not currently have a wine list, as they just got approved however in the mean time it is BYOB with no corkage fee, what more could you ask for? But I am assured when they do have their wine list together it will be great!

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In short, I tried all the tapas rests in LA. This is deffinitly the best. The others are not bad, but this is the best period. Add to this the great atmosphere of this rest and the great service.
You will feel like home. Very warm people are in charge of this venue.
Great for a date and/or to share a nice dinner or brunch with friends.
I brought my own bottle of wine while the wine license clears.
I was impressed also with the quality of the products used (pork chops, ham, cheeses, etc) which really makes a difference.

2
★★★★★

In short, I tried all the tapas rests in LA. This is deffinitly the best. The others are not bad, but this is the best period. Add to this the great atmosphere of this rest and the great service.
You will feel like home. Very warm people are in charge of this venue.
Great for a date and/or to share a nice dinner or brunch with friends.
I brought my own bottle of wine while the wine license clears.
I was impressed also with the quality of the products used (pork chops, ham, cheeses, etc) which really makes a difference.

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I went here with my husband last Friday & we had a great time. The food was unique, the service was excellent as well as the atmosphere. Go before everyone finds out about this little gem!

It's BYOB - so be sure to bring a nice bottle of wine with you.

2
★★★★★

I went here with my husband last Friday & we had a great time. The food was unique, the service was excellent as well as the atmosphere. Go before everyone finds out about this little gem!

It's BYOB - so be sure to bring a nice bottle of wine with you.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: BYOB (If you can call that a con)

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The food is excelent, I recommend everything from the meats, the tapas, the fish, etc. First class couisine in a high end rest at very reasonable prices. I really had a great experience and already tried all the menu. It was like having my mom cooking for me! The owners will serve and of course, when this happens a good service is guaranteed. Cheers to Gustavo and Veronica.
BYBOW while the wine license gets through.
Tasca has also great brunch!
A must go.... every day.

2
★★★★★

The food is excelent, I recommend everything from the meats, the tapas, the fish, etc. First class couisine in a high end rest at very reasonable prices. I really had a great experience and already tried all the menu. It was like having my mom cooking for me! The owners will serve and of course, when this happens a good service is guaranteed. Cheers to Gustavo and Veronica.
BYBOW while the wine license gets through.
Tasca has also great brunch!
A must go.... every day.

Pros: Food, service, very hip ambience. Free parking in the rear.

Cons: None

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Go! Go! Go! I've now eaten the entire menu so thank God there are daily specials!
The mussels are wonderful, the burratta cheese & sorrento ham I could eat every day!
The service is low-key & terrific! The owners (Gustavo & Veronica) act as if they're welcoming you into their home!
Still have liquor license issues but when they resolve those & you can drink at the bar...they're never getting rid of me!!

2
★★★★★

Go! Go! Go! I've now eaten the entire menu so thank God there are daily specials!
The mussels are wonderful, the burratta cheese & sorrento ham I could eat every day!
The service is low-key & terrific! The owners (Gustavo & Veronica) act as if they're welcoming you into their home!
Still have liquor license issues but when they resolve those & you can drink at the bar...they're never getting rid of me!!

Pros: AMAZING FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT PRICES!!!

Cons: No liquor license so BYOB & can't drink @ outside tables

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We just went to Tasca on a Friday night with a group of four. We noticed that the restaurant wasn't packed like the "other" tapas place close by. We didn't mind because the owners were extremely pleasant and accomodating. The decor inside is simple, but lacks warmth. Perhaps they have not finished decorating the place, since it's a newcomer on the scene. The food was actually very good, but didn't really impress. It tastes very home-made, so it's satisfying, but lacks the ability to impress. The pork chop had enough seasoning to make it tasty, but lacked that extra riskiness that is required to make a dish something spectacular. In fact, the tastiest items on the menu were the salami, quince paste and bresaola, all of which taste amazing without any seasonings, oils or added flavors. Bottom line is that we'll probably give it another try a few months down the line, perhaps when the flavors on the menu are a bit more refined. In sum, we were greatly impressed by the service, but wished that the flavors and decor were more exciting....

2
★★★★☆

We just went to Tasca on a Friday night with a group of four. We noticed that the restaurant wasn't packed like the "other" tapas place close by. We didn't mind because the owners were extremely pleasant and accomodating. The decor inside is simple, but lacks warmth. Perhaps they have not finished decorating the place, since it's a newcomer on the scene. The food was actually very good, but didn't really impress. It tastes very home-made, so it's satisfying, but lacks the ability to impress. The pork chop had enough seasoning to make it tasty, but lacked that extra riskiness that is required to make a dish something spectacular. In fact, the tastiest items on the menu were the salami, quince paste and bresaola, all of which taste amazing without any seasonings, oils or added flavors. Bottom line is that we'll probably give it another try a few months down the line, perhaps when the flavors on the menu are a bit more refined. In sum, we were greatly impressed by the service, but wished that the flavors and decor were more exciting....

Pros: Service, portions

Cons: Decor, flavors

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Just came back from dinner at Tasca on W3rd in LA with my 23 and 25 year old children that live in LA. Fantastic food and wonderful people. Relatively young restaurant that has a chance to be a great one. Owners are Veronica and Gustavo. Both very warm and wonderful poeple. I would love to see the neighborhood support them here in a tough town for resaturants. I know that we will be be back. Everything from braised ribs to artisan cheese to pork chops to sea bass were all prepared beautifully. We just couldn't stop ordering more plates. Be sure to try it.

2
★★★★★

Just came back from dinner at Tasca on W3rd in LA with my 23 and 25 year old children that live in LA. Fantastic food and wonderful people. Relatively young restaurant that has a chance to be a great one. Owners are Veronica and Gustavo. Both very warm and wonderful poeple. I would love to see the neighborhood support them here in a tough town for resaturants. I know that we will be be back. Everything from braised ribs to artisan cheese to pork chops to sea bass were all prepared beautifully. We just couldn't stop ordering more plates. Be sure to try it.

Pros: Great food and wonderful people made for a great night.

Cons: Was a little warm in the room but not uncomfortable.

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Along Third Street's crowded restaurant row, this homey storefront eatery features a long wine bar on one side of the candlelit, sage-green room, with polished wood tables and banquettes on the other. The distinctly European vibe is…

 

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