Ok so we thought we've give this place a try as it's something different - it was our 5 year wedding anniversary 04 July 2014.
Setting is nice enough, staff were friendly, however this is where it all ends.
Firstly the cocktails - My wife's was over £5, and mine was over £6, we thought we'd treat ourselves as it's our special day. Well, it came out in 2 minutes and was like someone grabbed one of the Ikea glasses out of my kictchen cupboard and sloshed some OJ and 3 ice cube in it. Now come on La Tasca, if you're charging more than the actual FOOD for your drinks, you better damn make sure it comes in a nice glass, and generous amounts of alcohol, as well as a slice of fruit. Hell for £6+ I want a bloody sparkler in it!
DRINK VERDICT - AVOID the cocktails like the plague!
Now on to the food - curious as to what all the fuss is about Tapas (and there doesn't seem to be any "plate meals for one" at all on the menu, we ordered 4 of them between us, ranging for £5 - £7 per dish. So approx £20 was spent on our food order, bringing the bill up to £32 including the cocktails.
Now lets bear in mind you can get a whole roast dinner (3 roast carvery) at a lovely riverside pub for under £5 in MK. Well sadly, like the cocktails, when the tiniest little bowls of food came out we both looked at eachother - the wife said "If we had our 2 little boys with us this wouldn't even be enough for them!" She was absolutely correct - in fact my 2 year old would be screaming for more food.
What we got in one of the dishes was 4 little slices of chorizo, and 4 little bits of preformed diced chicken floating in a greasy sauce.
Anyway, to cut the story short, we paid our £32, then headed straight next door to Weatherpoons where we ordered another meal each as we left La Tasca starving!
We were both absolutely gutted our experience turned out this way, as the Mrs really wanted to try Spanish food for a change. Needless to say we won't be heading back in a hurry!
Tips for La Tasca -
put some effort into the presentation of the cocktails if you are going to charge these prices. Las Iguana's do great cocktails.
The tapas portions are too small, and need to be bigger than 2 tablespoons for £5+ a pop
Staff could be more tentative - "Have you eater here before? Here's how the menu works. Can I get you a drink?" (we had to call service for our first drink, as we were seated then the waiter walked off)
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