La Tasca

Spanish
$$$$ ($15-$24)
Spanish tapas, wine, sangria and sherry across from the Verizon Center.
Sun-Thu 11 am-11 pm; Fri-Sat 11 am-midnight
(Chinatown)
Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green and Yellow lines)
202-347-9190
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Editorial Review

Chorizo cooked in wine, shrimp sauteed with garlic, and grilled pork with onions and peppers are among the small plates ($3.95-$6.95) dished up at La Tasca ("the tavern"), which opened in November 2003 with all-Spanish music and all-Spanish wine list, sherries and brandies. It's No. 36 in a line of same-named dining rooms from a restaurant company based in Spain and Great Britain, with 250 seats spread across two floors. -- Tom Sietsema