Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tapas, paella, and more at La Tasca Tapas Restaurant, located in Arlington Heights.
In its energetic, vibrantly colored dining room, the award-winning La Tasca Tapas Restaurant serves a savory array of Spanish cuisine in both tapas and full-sized dishes. Browse tapas menus and pick a handful of small plates, such as the pimientos asados with fire-roasted peppers and olive-oil vinaigrette ($6.95), or the herbaceous queso de cabra al horno, consisting of baked goat cheese resting in a tomato basil sauce ($8.25). Those tired of booking a Zeppelin bound for Madrid for fresh paella can instead nosh La Tasca's paella valenciana, a culinary triumph of chicken, pork, Spanish sausage, mussels, and clams resting in a bed of saffron rice ($14.95 per person, minimum of two people). Wash down Iberian entrees with vino tinto from the wine menu, or indulge in a dessert drink such as the velvety East India Solera Oloroso sherry ($7.75 per glass) or Fonseca Port Bin 27 ($7.25 per glass).
With intricate, Spanish-influenced murals on the walls and plants wrapped around parts of the ceiling, La Tasca's interior design fosters a lively, romantic vibe. Hear Spanish guitar on the first Thursday of every month, when La Tasca comes alive with flamenco, a traditional Andalusian dance featuring sensual arm-movement and tap-dancing on discarded New Kids on the Block records, or rock out on the third Friday of every month to the international rhythms of Bandoleros.
La Tasca Tapas Restaurant
Spanish for local gathering place, La Tasca brings diners together with shareable feasts of hot and cold tapas, bubbling pots of saffron-tinged paella, and mouthwatering Iberian wines. The restaurant’s turreted, half-timbered façade hints at Old-World charm, and the décor inside sets a rustic mood with walls and columns peppered with hand-painted tiles and murals depicting bullfights, feasting peasants, and grain futures prices. Leafy garlands dangle from the rafters as guests sup on plates of patatas bravas and grilled lamb, and troubadours serenade throngs of diners and dancers with live Latin music the first Thursday and third Friday of each month. Guests pair plates with glasses of fine Spanish wine, or belly up to the luxurious marble-topped bar for tasty digestifs of jerez, mojitos, or sangria.
25 W Davis St.
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005Get Directions