La Tasca: Tapas -- small portions of excellent foods
Danny and Peter bring the Spanish tradition of tapas to Arlington Heights. The tables have many plates to share your tapas with your friends. An excellent way to sample many different kinds of food! Choose many or bring lots of friends!
Dress Code: This is an upscale place, so dress nicely.
La Tasca Tapas of Arlington Heights: Fantastic eats
La Tasca tapas Restaurant is simply the best tapas restaurants in IL period! The food is always concistant and very tasty tapas, the atmosphere is lively, comfortable, and clean. The staff make you feel like you are over for dinner like friends and company. The Sangria is flowing, special martinis are everywhere, layered coffee drinks and fantastic deserts on the tables. Patrons are jokeing and flirting and makeing friends all night long. They have bands, flamenco, salsa, wine tastings... Chicago mag in April said that La Tasca tapas restaurant is one of Chicogo's best and they were correct. The building must be a centruy old and the tapas experiance is over the top. Last time we were there we saw a famous Bulls player, and Judd Sirrot and Wayne Menmer the annoucer of the Chicago wolves. We met people that were from Barrington, Chicago, Gurnee, and from Weaton, they draw from all over. They have recieved many awrds on food from Phil Vatelle, Pat bruno, Daiely herald, A.O.L., City Search, etc.. Overall makes for a great tapas experance!!!! BRavo La Tasca of Arlington Heights, I hope you will be around for another ten years!
Dress Code: Dress to Impress, Casual elegance!
La Tasca tapas: Tastiest tapas
La Tasca tapas restaurant of Arlington Heights is the most highly acclaimed restaurants in Arlington Hts for the past 16 years. We believe that out of the half dozen tapas restaurants we have tried in Chicago land area that La Tasca is simply the one with most flavors and welcoming staff. The combination of quality of their tapas, festive and romantic atmosphere, and inviting menu selection make it the perfect place to eat and sample tapas and Sangrias. In fact many of the places we sampled in Madrid and along the southern coast of Spain were not as good as La Tasca…. But we were on a budget in Spain and went to tapas restaurants that probably run on tourist and not repeat diners. Some of our favorites that we like to mix up along with daily specials are CANALÓN FRÍO DE ATUN Pasta filled with yellow-fin tuna salad, asparagus, basil, red onions
and topped with a creamy white wine vinaigrette, PIMIENTOS ASADOS Fire-roasted, tri-color peppers with olive oil vinaigrette, PATATAS BRAVAS Fried potatoes with a creamy cayenne sauce, VERDURAS HUERTANAS Plate of grilled fresh vegetables drizzled with a fresh basil vinaigrette, PINCHO DE SOLOMILLO Grilled brochette of beef tenderloin, mushrooms and pearl onions, drizzled with a Spanish sour cream sauce over shoestring potatoes ,the YUMMY QUESO DE CABRA herbed goat cheese baked in a tomato basil sauce, served with tomato baguettes, CHAMPIÑONES RELLENOS Jumbo mushrooms stuffed with ground pork tenderloin with pine nuts, marinated in Spanish brandy CHULETAS DE CORDERO Grilled lamb chops brushed with herbed olive purée, PAELLA Fish and the best we have tasted… Silky FLAN. Their home made Sangria’s rock and will knock your socks off, traditional red and mango are our favorite, but beware they go down easy but are strong with added gin, triple sec, brandy, etc… We attended a rehearsal dinner at La Tasca with what must have been over 100 people and the food and service was just as good as the two of us eating at one of the live band nights. Bravo and Ole La Tasca!
Dress Code: Dress to impress
La Tasca Tapas restaurant Arlington Hts il: Love La tasca
Absolutely love this Tapas restaurant. We have been going to La Tasca for past 16 years with boy friend (now Hubby), girls night out and for large group parties. The food has improved over the years tremendously. Some of our favorites are baby octopus, sun dried dated, herbed goat cheese, beef kebabs, calamari, paella, and of course the Sangria and Flan. We have introduced La Tasca to many others and never have had one complaint; in fact we bump into many of our friends on live band nights. La Tasca always has fun new item to try on the specials and my sister eating Gluten free will always be pleased on the Gluten free menu they offer. I also personally like Café Iberico when downtown but between driving from the burbs, valet, and all the commotion we frequent La Tasca much more. Iberico is really good when downtown, I wouldn’t bother much on try any others. La Tasca is spectacular choice for tapas in the burbs and no brainer for anyone to try. YUMMY!
Dress Code: See people in suits and dresses but also in fun jeans and skirts
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