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La Tasca (Leeds)
Member Name: lilmiss1982
La Tasca (Leeds)
Advantages: Nothing really
Disadvantages: Lots read my review
I had really been looking forward to my visit to La Tasca and having read the reviews on various site I was very excited about the food and my first tapas experience. However I was bitterly disappointed with my visit for our works christams party. I don't tend to give places bad reviews and can usually find something positive from most places but I'm going to find it difficult with La Tasca. Just about everything was dreadful from start to finish but I'll start at the beginning.
On entering La Tasca the place was really busy with a lively atmosphere and the decoration is nice and fits with the Spanish theme but from here everything goes down hill. Firstly we having drinks at the bar while we waited for a table and a waiter knocked a tray he was carrying into my friends head, I fully accept that accidents happen but what bothered me is the fact he didn't even bother to say sorry. We were a large party but when we were seated we were all crammed together so closely you were almost sat on the next person knee. There simply wasn't enough space for everyone. This was very uncomfortable and I soon became far too hot from been seated so close to everyone.
The waitress only spoke broken English and was asking who wanted sorbet and who wanted cake cheese instead of chocolate cheese cake. I felt over all the service was poor. By this point I was a bit unhappy with the visit but figured the food would make up for everything. Well I was wrong. The starters was simply bread with olives. I managed to stock up three pieces of bread and thank goodness I did as this was the most substantial thing I ate all night. We waited ages for main course and there was know where near enough food to feed everyone. I understand the concept of tapas is to have a small amount of everything but I hardly consider a table spoon or 3 or 4 dishs and some squid rings a meal. I was starving and I wasn't the only one person in the party people were asking when to expect the main course mistaking the main course for a starter. In fact I would expect more food in my starter than we had for the whole meal. I would say the dessert of orange sorbet tasted nice but even that was very poorly presented.
And then as if all this wasn't bad enough they managed to mess up the bill at the end as they had failed to take our deposit off the bill before giving it too us. The night was a total shambles but as we were in such a large party 15+ I wasn't in a position to complain as I hadn't organised it and didn't want to seem rude to the person who had. We had the christmas party menu although I'm sure items were missing. Our meal was 15.95 and I felt this was very poor value for money. What I find difficult to understand was why the place was so busy if people had similar experiences I can't imagine why it is so popular but i'm certainly not prepared to waste my money again. After finishing all I wanted to do was pop next door to Akbars and eat a proper meal.
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Summary: Poor service along with too little food made for a poor evening