La Tasca, Victoria

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La Tasca, Victoria
The Victoria branch of a UK-wide chain of restaurants, La Tasca offers a comprehensive selection of tapas dishes, including chorizo, gambas al ajillo and tortilla. They also serve several versions of paella and chef's specials such as slow-cooked pork cheeks. A Spanish-dominated drinks menu includes wine, sangria and a range of beers.


Venue name: La Tasca, Victoria
Address: 6 Cathedral Walk
Cardinal Place
Transport: Tube: Victoria tube/rail
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Oh dear La Tasca, since my last visit a couple of years ago things have gone down hill as I often find with chain restaurants. Without the love and care and passion of an independent owner, this was actually an embarrassing experience when I took a family member here for a pre theatre bite. It was overcrowded, tiny tables within inches of the next one with food on the floor and the only saving grace were the staff doing their absolute best. The food was also disapointing, mostly beige and overlooked.


We are not talking about haute cuisine, but you didn’t come here expecting it.

They have 2 for 1 cocktails offer and plenty of tapas to choose from. At first we felt a bit uncomfortable because waiter came to our table saying we can’t sit if we will just drink, while there was at least half of the restaurant, full of empty tables. We did however intend to order some nibbles and lovely guy working there offered to help us with suggestions what to order.

Perfect place for after work drinks and catch up with your friends.

I've been to a number of La Tasca restaurants in London, and I am more than aware that this is far from a genuine Spanish experience. However, I was pretty unimpressed with this visit.

The restaurant was far from busy, but the service was still quite slow. 

The food was an issue. Frankly, it was not worth the money I paid for it. I ordered a steak, (medium rare). What I got was a chewy, overcooked piece of meat. The order of fries that accompanied was a reheated tangled mess of skinny fries. All of which was drowned with a sticky (cold) caramelised onion sauce.

I definitely will not be visiting this establishment again.


The Victoria branch has a really nice feel and the theme of red, grey and white décor give off a clean, contemporary feel that’s still welcoming. Really nice appealing menu that catered to everyone, especially vegetarians. Prices are reasonable from around £3.50 upwards per dish. Great selection of Tapas – I’d recommend the Patatas Bravas, Vegetable Gratin, Empanadas De Carne, classic Tortilla and the freshly made-to-order Paella! (Worth the 20-minute wait and £8.95 price tag). One Paella is definitely enough for two! If drinks are your thing you’ll be spoiled for choice with sangria, beers, cocktails and spirits. The ‘Bloom and Strawberries’ cocktail is delicious! Highly recommend for a satisfying meal with friends or a romantic date night.


I think lukewarm is the best word for this place. The food was ok, some of the tapas was better than others but some were just meeeh. The patas bravas had an odd gritty texture and the meatballs lacked any sort of distinctive flavour, I'm still not sure what meat they were made out of. On the plus side the chicken thighs with creamy mushroom sauce and the park cheeks were particularly good. Our waitress was friendly but the lady in charge was terrifying. I wouldn't say that I will never eat here again but it won't be in a hurry.


This is my go to place for good old Spanish food. Can't fault this particular branch of La Tasca, there's always a lovely atmosphere, the staff are lovely and of course the food is great! There has been a couple of changes to the menu of recent which resulted in a few of my favourites no longer available, but I still manage to stuff my face! We always order from the Tapas menu and particularly love the patatas bravas and tortilla. But by far my favourite is the croquetas de espinacas- so delicious! About 8 dishes between 2 people is enough to leave your bellies nice and full, but don't forget the sangria!