Like voluntary tasings and constructive criticism, some meals are best when delivered in small doses. Snack in stride with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Spanish Fare and Drinks
A multitier menu treats guests to tapas and entrees such as los tres mosqueteros, a trio of grilled chorizo, duck, and lamb sausages ($8.50), a plate of herbed and aged cheese called variados de quesos ($8.75), and fresh paella alicantina with the catch of the day, shrimp, squid, clams, and mussels baked with saffron rice and vegetables ($14.95/person). Diners pair meals with a wine list that spotlights Spanish vino, such as a dulcet Satinela rioja white ($6.75; $27) or a velvety, complex Torres mas Borras pinot noir ($69).
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