4 star rating 72 reviews

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09 5224443

25 Nuffield Street, Newmarket, Auckland

  Spanish, Mediterranean
9:30 AM to 11:30 PM (Mon-Fri), 9 AM to 11:30 PM (Sat-Sun)


Reviews for Tasca

4 star rating
by Helena Chen
5 days ago

Came here for a friend’s birthday dinner during a weekday. The atmosphere in the evening here is super cozy and has a great vibe. On the night that we were there, they had live music playing and that really added to the experience. We had booked in advance so they had a table ready and waiting for us, although it wasn’t too busy that night. I didn’t get to try that many other items from the menu, but from the selection I did try, I would recommend the chorizo sausages & the croquetas which were both great. The chorizo was punchy and full of spicy flavours, but not overdone. Will have to try a few others from the menu next time!

5 star rating
by Katrina Dodge
14 days ago

Came here with a small group for a coffee. Coffee was yummy and looking at the other tables I will definitely come here for a bite to eat aswell. Staff were friendly and the place had a really cool authentic vibe to it.

5 star rating
by Claire Emily
22 days ago

This place is so good! Both times I have been there I've had the chicken wrap. Good sized meals and well priced considering lots of places in new market are over priced! Customer service is very good. It's quite busy whenever I walk past/ have been ,so bookings might be beneficial. Over all great place!

3 star rating
by Miss2thfairy
26 days ago

Paella was overpriced for the disappointing quantity and quality. 34$ is not justified. However nice atmosphere and very pleasant staff. We also had the chorizo tapas which was also underwhelming.

5 star rating
by Stevie Clutterbuck
27 days ago

Really great food, came here with a grab one voucher and you can't go wrong. Food was fast and delicious, service was good. Can't fault it!

4 star rating
by Jim Lu
one month ago

I forgot what these are called. Went there for lunch the other day, superb quality love the meatball thing, the bread was pretty nice, thought they might've made it themselves Not too overpowering. Pasta was up to decent standard. Definitely would go back again

5 star rating
by Nicole Mae Flores
one month ago

Came here with some friends for lunch and it tasted great. The interior was colourful and the vibe was alright. A little music would have made it even better. The food was great. I ordered calamari and it came with a side of shoestring chips and salad. But i highly recommend their spaghetti and meatballs as it was cheesy and the meatballs tasted amazing. The staff were welcomingamd very friendly. Overall, would definitely visit here again.

1 star rating
by Belinda Mannion
2 months ago

I was disappointed with the high price, small serving size and average tasting food. $8 for a small amount of chips an aioli is too much. High drink prices too. I won't be going back.

4 star rating
by AngeLi
2 months ago

I would give them credit for their nice and spanish feel interior, but i did not really enjoy my meal. I ordered the calamari. My partner liked their chorizo tapas though.

4 star rating
by Jaya
2 months ago

I'm not very fond of Tasca's food, but their baklava and Turkish tea is quite nice. The decor is lively and there's tons of seating options. Whenever we shop at Newmarket, we find ourselves relaxing in one of their couches.

5 star rating
by Flying Foodie
2 months ago

A great place in a very convenient location. The tapas is a typical preparation and is good. The ambience is great and staff is overall friendly. Will go again.

4 star rating
by Megan Yang
2 months ago

we went here on a Wednesday's night,they are very busy. Service are not following up since customers are keep coming. The food are good,love the seafood pan rice:)

5 star rating
by Tom
3 months ago

Been coming here for years, and it's been amazing every time. Great staff, food and even better service. Awesome friendly atmosphere and pretty much had everything on the menu.

4 star rating
by Cheap Cheap Foodie
3 months ago

Time and date: Weekend breakfast

Food and beverages ordered: tapas lunch(meatballs and chorizo on beans), french toast and cortado(coffee)

Environment: as expected, quite vibrant

Service: adequate

Costs: $25 per person 

Will I return: personally prefered the dominion road branch

Comment: while the place is as expected, it was not extraordinary. I heard during dinner and supper the place is very vibrant and exciting.

4 star rating
3 months ago

Was absolutely starving after a hard days work and I decided to visit here with a close friend of mine for dinner today. Since we made early bookings, our seats were reserved and seated quite quickly. The overall ambience was great and was perfect to have a nice little chat with my friend. We ordered the patatas bravas, albondigas (spanish meat balls) and the croquetas for the tapas and Paella Mixta for the mains. The patatas bravas were perfectly cooked and the aioli sauce fitted perfectly. The meat balls in the albondigas were perfectly seasoned and sized but unfortunately, the salsa was a bit too bland for my liking. Pretty much could only taste the meatballs which is a shame because I love a good salsa. The croquetas were actually very delicious. The outside was crispy and the inside was flavourful and soft. Personally though, it was a littlt 'too' soft for my liking. However, perfectly round and definately worth ago. The highlight was the Paella Mixta which was perfectly cooked and with plenty of seafood. I LOVED the chorizos in the Paella and will possibly order the chorizos on their own next time. The downside is that it got a bit 'too' greasy near the end which meant that I couldn't finish it. Also, compared to the price, it's quite small portioned. The gentlemen sitting next to us ordered the calamari but had to order bread as well because of the small portions. But then, you wouldnt expect large portions for tapas in the first place. Overall, it's a little pricey but the flavours will deliver! Definately worth visiting this place!

4 star rating
by Sheena
4 months ago

Always a good option for an early dinner after a mooch round newmarket. Relaxed atmosphere in an informal setting. Bit pricey but very tasty tapas. Well worth a visit.

0 star rating
by Country Bumpkin
5 months ago

Fantastic food. My favourite breakfast and brunch spot in the area. Coffee can be a bit hit and miss depending on who is making it. But on the whole - great value, great food - will keep going back

4 star rating
by Damaris Swinburn
5 months ago

Zomato notes this restaurant is BYO but last night (Saturday)  it was not? However food and service were quick and good. Great spot for after dinner bite.

4 star rating
by Juliet Ede
6 months ago

I love Tasca. I have been here on various occasions and I am always very happy with the food, service and prices. I would highly recommend the seafood linguine. Tasca has a lovely warm atmosphere at a nice location on Nuffield St; it is always a pleasure to be there!

5 star rating
by Mel Cope
6 months ago

Visited Tasca on a Saturday night with a few friends - absolutely loved it.  The food was amazing, and the feel/vibe of the place was very bright colourful.  Staff were super friendly.The patrons were entertained by a talented Flamenco guitarist which soon had everyone up dancing - a few Sangrias helped us with that.The four of us ordered 8 tapas which did the trick and left a lil room for some dessert.  Definitely recommend booking as it does get busy.Our new favourite local restaurant!

1 star rating
by Wokka
7 months ago

Went to Tasca with a Grabone voucher and the staff knew this and I suspect that's why food was so BAD ! When I paid full price 1 week ago was fine.

The seafood in various dishes was especially bad, being overcooked and not fresh. We returned the calamarie because it was soooo rubbery and the new plate was no better. The bakalava and turkish delight for desert was not that impressive either. The oxtail was fine even if portion was abit small. The seafood paella still had the sharp horns on the head of the prawn and not trimmed (abit tacky), the small piece of fish was over-cooked and not fresh...

Needless to say I will NOT be coming to Tasca again with a voucher or on full price, and will be telling all my friends that for a Spanish restaurant in the heart of fancy Newmarket there are way better other places to spend their time/ money.

4 star rating
by Aimee R
7 months ago

Lovely place with a great atmosphere. However my only experience here wasn't great. I ordered bacon and eggs on toast and received beans?! Then when I told the waiter he was totally confused and didn't know what I was talking about, even though he took my order. I eventually got my order but no apology. It is a popular place so I might give it another try when I'm back in town.

5 star rating
by Georgie @ Georgieats
7 months ago

I first tried Tasca at the end of last year when we had a staff function. We tried most of the tapas (my favourite being the patatas bravas) and had a buffet set up complete with paellas, salads and Turkish Pide bread. It was a great night - the restaurant had a lovely ambience, the service was good and most importantly, the food was delicious!!!

So delicious that I really wanted to come back and try their lunch menu. When a recent Grabone deal popped up, it was the perfect opportunity!

I booked a table for two ahead of time and I'm so glad I did! We arrived at 1pm on a beautiful sunny Saturday and the place was absolutely packed! Our table was right by the huge windows that open out onto Nuffield Street. They have ample seating, with a great indoor/outdoor flow and it definitely felt like we were in a European city - such a cool vibe!

We ordered a Mojito ($14.50), the Mussels ($18.50) and the Moorish Eggs with Turkish Pide Bread ($17.50). The mojito was very refreshing on the hot summers day and instead of being overly sweet, it was minty and had a good amount of lime in it.

My Mum had the mussels and she thoroughly enjoyed them - the flavours were a perfect balance of garlic, chilli and lemon.

The Moorish eggs were delicious as well. After seeing many Instagram photos of the Moorish eggs, I just knew I had to order them! At $17.50, one would think it is too steep, but it was actually very filling! The dish consists of 3 eggs and 6 meatballs in a rich tomato sauce, plus Turkish Pide bread on the side. It was very yummy and it would make a great comfort meal in the winter!

The service was friendly and we didn't have to wait long for our food. Highly recommend Tasca - it's a great place for all occasions whether it be a function, a birthday, a date night or best of all, a lazy Sunday afternoon!

2 star rating
by Chelsea Okabe-Fox
7 months ago

Have been to Tasca multiple times but this has been the worst by far. We were seated quickly, we had to wait a bit before being offered to order drinks and no water was offered. By the time the waiter took our food orders we had finished half our drinks and we weren't offered another drink at all, even when the food was given to us. We ordered the Tasca Tapas lunch which came with 2 tapas, hummus and bread. I got a 'halloumi and mint salsa' tapas which came with one piece of halloumi which was not even filling and salsa with mint chucked in. We also go creme caramel for dessert which was delicious. Overall the food was average, service was absolutely horrible and we probably won't be going to Tasca anymore.

4 star rating
by Monica
7 months ago

If you're stuck in New Market for the day and bored of seeing Remuera housewives frolicking in their fluoro Nike attire or the hordes of teenage girls hanging at the cool place to be, head into Tasca for a Spanish meal respite. My favourite dish is the calamares; in unbattered, abundant form, it is lightly spiced and pan fried, giving a flavorful aroma and slightly chewy (in a good way) texture. It is well accompanied by crunchy fries, a piquant homemade aioli and green salad. In other meals; their chicken wrap is pretty good but nothing special, and eggs Benedict a tad salty. I enjoy the Barcelona posters canvassing the walls, matched by the rustic, wooden furniture, though service can be mediocre at times.

5 star rating
by Harri Well
8 months ago

This place was amazing I loved it , went for breakfast staff were super cool and friendly ordered egg something it was incredible forgot to photograph it, DeLish, will be going back for sure

4 star rating
by Trin C
8 months ago

Came here for lunch the other day with my friend, not sure if it's because we ordered the wrong thing but it was pretty average. We ordered the tapa dish . Small portion, not what we expected at all. The table next to us ordered the chicken wrap and it looked amazing. Will definitely try that next time!

5 star rating
by Lochbuie
10 months ago

I met 4 relatives for lunch on Friday at Tasca. The restaurant /tapas bar has a warm friendly atmosphere and the staff are most welcoming and helpful. I was tempted by the Friday special of $10 paella (and by a number of other items on the menu) but finally chose the Moorish Eggs - a variation on a Moroccan classic - which was mildly spiced and delicious. Others chose the Spanish Omelette, the Spaniard (scrambled egg), and 2 Tasca Grills. All were pronounced tasty and a satisfying serving for lunch - as the empty plates testified. We did manage to share some Baklava (served with ice cream) - not as flaky as some, not as sweet as some, but a satisfactory end to our lunch. I hope to return and sample their menu further.

4 star rating
by Ninjunkie
11 months ago

Tasca is one of my favorite places to have coffee/tea time in New Market. It's one of the coolest places to hang around in Nuffield Street. The desserts are delightful and I love their tea as well!!! 
This is also a great place to have either a "me time"or catch up with friends.  They have cute couches to sit in and very comfy too. The ambiance is just great! Also the staff are friendly too.  I love staying for a good hour or two in this lovely place!

5 star rating
by Han
Sep 29, 2014

We walked by and came for curious and we were happy with it. Very nice place. Waitress lady is very nice. Dont know much about the menu but that pizza and churros is so yummy. Will come back for sure. ^^ . Yummy yum yum.

4 star rating
by Ian Littleworth
Sep 08, 2014

We were after something Spanish and stumbled across this place and what a great decision to go inside for lunch...in fact we went back the next day for brunch.
The service was friendly and very efficient. There was a good selection of tapas to satisfy our craving for Spanish food but also lots of other options as well.
The cafe was busy but with a nice ambience so felt vibrant without being noisy or feeling that you needed to rush through our food.

5 star rating
by Esther Consedine
Aug 11, 2014

Just had the most amazing eating and relaxing experience at Tasca! I'm on work business and eating alone and find myself on a couch, in front of the log burner - glass of Rioja in one hand, book in the other....until that us, my slow roasted lamb shoulder arrives! I can't stop eating its so delicious! All that is left is a clean bone! Thank you, what a lovely experience!

4 star rating
by Javier Yebenes
Jul 27, 2014

I`m originally from Spain and I don`t normally eat at Tapas bars out of my country, but this one is very acceptable and the decoration an environment totally get me home every time I visit Tasca Newmarket. It`s a little pricey to me but if you want good food you have to pay for it. If you want Spanish tapas is the place to go.

4 star rating
by Emily
Jul 20, 2014

I love this place. It is a bit expensive but you would expect that in new market. Has a great atmosphere an the food and drinks are great. Such nice decor, seems to be a really clean place. Staff are lovely. I always take my friends there when I am planning to meet up with them. Love taking people from out of Auckland here. Would go here all the time if I could afford to!

4 star rating
by Amanda @ Move Love Eat
Jun 16, 2014

We walk past Tasca almost everyday yet had never tried it so when a grabone voucher popped up I was eager to check out what they had to offer us.

We started with a drink - for him an espresso, for me a hot chocolate. Both were great and I personally loved the addition of the little chocolate hearts with the hot chocolate.

To eat - for him, the Tasca Grill, consisting of bacon, eggs any style, sausage, mushroom and turkish bread. The boy was very impressed with his grill and really enjoyed the potato's which he decided must have been fried somehow as they were that good.

I decided to try the tapa's for lunch which was served with bread (awesome) and hummus (awesome), I tried the chicken and bacon croquettes which were different but I really enjoyed the aioli that came with them. I also had the patates brava's which were nice as well. The highlight for me was definitely the bread and hummus!

We had a few dollars left of our voucher so decided to try a couple of cakes from the cabinet as well, I wanted the Alfajores but so did everyone else that morning as they had sold out when I ordered so we went with a slice of the chocolate brownie and some baklava which the boy had never tried before. The brownie was rich and decadent and awesome, it had almonds in it which I really liked as well, the boy was quite taken with the cream! The baklava was super super sweet and the boy couldn't finish his piece, you couldn't eat more than a couple of those tiny squares as they are so sweet. I do love the look and taste of baklava but wouldn't order it again as it just was far too sweet (and I have a major sweet tooth!).

2 star rating
by James Lee
May 16, 2014

The Sangria tasted really like grape juice mixed with oranges and apples ... The alcohol was close to zero. When I asked the waiter, she said ouw yeah, that is Sangria ... it should be like that ... I said, hang on, I have been in Spain last year and I know how should Sangria taste like ... She said ouw, our Sangria is fresh , that's why the alcohol is not that strong ... Maybe the Sangria that you had in Spain was not fresh ... I was like ... lol ... had no interest to discuss more ...

The tapas was OK ... a bit expensive and not really authentic ...

4 star rating
by Amy @ My Dining Journey
Jan 09, 2014

With a lovely Spanish vibe, Tasca offers a bit of European charm in the middle of Nuffield Street, New Market. Serving a good selection of tapas and meals, Tasca has something for everyone. I was here a few weeks ago and I really enjoyed my Barcelona Salad which was a mesclun salad with slices of spicy chorizo, pickled artichokes, gherkins, crispy potatoes and a boiled egg. The salad was tossed with a creamy garlic aioli. The portion was really good for $19.50 and the various flavours of the different ingredients worked well together. We were served by a lovely waitress who was interactive and friendly and I absolutely loved the vibe of the restaurant. Very reminisces of my time in Barcelona!

For more reviews, please check out my blog - http://mydiningjourney.wordpress.com

4 star rating
by SR
Dec 14, 2013

The service was good and I love the Mediterranean style interior. The Beef salad was fresh and the anchovy dressing delicious. The pizza with shredded meat was very tasty and is large enough to feed.two.

5 star rating
by James Tum
Sep 24, 2013

The food was really delicious and the service was incredibly fast. We got four tapas and the desserts and they were all fantastic. In particular, the calamari was very well prepared. Can't comment that much on the value as we had a half price voucher but it was a fantastic meal with great service.

5 star rating
by Luke Crowley
Sep 07, 2013

This restaurant has been one of the best ever best breakfast I have had out of home. Everything fantastic. Perfect coffee. amazing calamari was just perfectly cooked. and the eggs benedict was the best I have ever had. if you want an amazing restaurant bar this the perfect place to come

5 star rating
Aug 26, 2013

We've been there for lunch with our kids. Very nice latin atmosphere. Good food for everybody including alfajores. Nice talkative staff!
Will come again... for a tapas dinner!

4 star rating
by Eric
Aug 26, 2013

We've been there for lunch with our kids. Very nice latin atmosphere. Good food for everybody including alfajores. Nice talkative staff!
Will come again... for a tapas dinner!

3 star rating
by Amanda Barry
Aug 11, 2013

Went for tapas and drinks with a group of 5 last night, lovely staff and lovely atmosphere. We ordered pretty much every tapa on the menu between us, they were well presented but we found them all to be very under flavored and over priced. One of our friends had a pizza and they said that was quite average also. Nothing really to rave about food-wise sorry, for that sort of quality for that money I will not be going back. Maybe being in Europe spoilt out taste buds ;)

4 star rating
by May Wang
Jul 31, 2013

Went to Tasca on a Sunday for a casual catch up. With our coffee, my friend and I had a savoury scone each which was surprisingly delicious (I secretly wanted another one). Because the coffee was so nice, we ended up staying for another. Good atmosphere, good coffee, nice staff!

4 star rating
by Jason Prendergast
Jul 30, 2013

Really great!. We went for a birthday party and had a treat! Real Spanish tapas, good selection of wine, even live music. Much more than we expected. Authentic atmosphere that didn't cost the earth. Already looking forward to next excuse to visit

Jason Prendergast.

5 star rating
by Jacky Stiekema
Jul 08, 2013

Went there Saturday morning for breakfast! Bought some daily voucers for a meal and a hot drink! The staff was very friendly and helpfull! Service was very good. The breakfast was absolutely amazing! We have a omelet and a big breakfast (which we shared). They had the most fantastic mushroom that I have tasted in a very long time! It is a restaurant that is really worth while visiting! The setting of the restaurant was good and a lovely place to eat at!

4 star rating
by Alison Craig
Jul 06, 2013

I revisited Tasca Newmarket recently after a very disappointing meal with a large group when we ordered tapas platters.
This time we were a group of three and the lamb and oxtail meals were beautiful.
The service was very attentive and there was a nice touch with complimentary churros with our hot drinks at the end of our meal.
Hopefully my previous experience was a one off for the restaurant.

4 star rating
by Mimi Yang
Jun 26, 2013

We were a party of 5 last night and had a lovely time at Tasca in celebration of a colleague's birthday. The service was prompt and friendly, our waitress was very helpful in advising us of menu items.

For tapas we got: Calamari, Grilled haloumi, Dolma (stuffed bell peppers), mussels (listed in order of my preference). All the tapas were delicious! Flavours were fabulously authentic and prepared to perfection!

For mains, we ordered: Seafood + chicken Paella, Margarita pizza and the stuff aubergine (can't remember the technical name). These were also pretty amazing!

It was a very good night, the only suggestion I have for the restaurant is to maybe think about some vegetarian options of the paella.

5 star rating
by Leyla Johnson
Jun 23, 2013

Wow, just wow! We have always enjoyed the food from Tasca, both Newmarket and Dominion Rd, but honestly this was one of the best experiences we have had there. I am lactose intolerant, and my oh my was I taken care of! The service was absolutely fantastic! Friendly, warm, relaxed, and normally when I go out, I feel a like a burden on the staff, but was not made to feel this way at all. There was a guitarist, and some of the staff and customers danced, the atmosphere was perfect for this cold weather! The portion sizes and the flavours are one of the things that always draw us back to this place. The portions are more than enough, and fully satisfying, but we love the heartiness of the food too. I had the oxtail, which fell off the bone and the cabbage just set the entire dish off! My partner had the Paella, which was as always, magnificent. This was accompanied by a beautiful riojan tempranillo. I cannot say enough good things about this place honestly! For a good night out, relaxed and cosy atmosphere and just the best food ever in the whole world, go to Tasca in Newmarket, you seriously will not be disappointed!

1 star rating
by Karen Rooney
Mar 17, 2013

Grumpy and rude waiters, slow service (2 hours for a set menu for 2 adults) and food was average. Left without having one of our desserts as it took far too long to come out. Had a message left the next day by owner/manager Julio to which we called him back on Wednesday and left a message for him but we are yet to hear back from him.

Food:- Average
Service:- Bad
Children Friendly:- You got to be kidding me!!! Our girls were so bored, nothing to help entertain them.

Recommendation:- Never!

4 star rating
by Jana
Dec 20, 2012

Had a great night at Tasca. The food was just lovely. The chorizo tapas was delish though the haloumi one was a bit plain and bland. Lamb Cordero for main was awesome too. The cream caramel dessert was perfect. Food here is not cheap but it was a special occasion so didn't mind the prices. The waitress was very friendly and looked like she genuinely loved her job and wanted to be there (not a common sight). Overall Tasca lived up to my expectations and I will surely come back.

5 star rating
by Lynne Glover
Dec 08, 2012

Went for the 1st time tonight to watch the flamenco dancers, but must say myself and 2 friends were impressed with the dancers, the service, the lovely pizzas and desserts. Next time will try a main, will definitely be back soon, not expensive!!

5 star rating
by Jimmy Joe
Oct 05, 2012

I really enjoy coming here, have been for dinner and breakfast and both were delicious. Can recommend the haloumi, oxtails, moorish eggs. The service both times was excellent too. I can't wait to go back!
Mains are a little expensive - but they are big portions. I will probably order a tapa and a dessert next time, so I am not completely stuffed!

5 star rating
by Julie
Sep 27, 2012

Purely by chance we were passing Tasca the other night looking for a place to eat before going to the movies.

I have lived in Spain and enjoy Spanish food and sherry in particular so we thought we would give it a try and were very pleased we did.

I was a little surprised at the fact that they had only one sherry house available, I would have preferred more selection but the fino I had was excellent and my partner made a note of the beer he had as he liked it so much.

The service was knowledgeable, fast and friendly. We ordered 5 tapas, just right. The standout was the red cabbage - fabulous flavours and a dish that will be remembered for sometime. The whole sardines were also excellent as were the prawns with chorizo and the croquettes, only pork belly was a bit disapointing.

We'll be back again I'm sure(got to have more of that cabbage), hopefully by then they'll have a bigger selection of sherries so I can stay longer !

2 star rating
by Anne Jackman
Sep 19, 2012

Went for dinner and ordered two tapas dishes - haloumi cheese, stuffed peppers, and pizza del pueblo. Very disappointed - the flavours were bland and forgettable. Service good, but won't be going back

4 star rating
by Angela
Aug 25, 2012

The food is always pretty delicious. I have ordered almost everything on the menu. My favourite would have to be the kumru burger with chorizo sausage and the chicken wrap (both on the lunch menu). The staff are also friendly and polite. The only downside is that my coffee is often lukewarm and not hot.

5 star rating
by Jordan Jordanson
Aug 25, 2012

Fantastic food. Friendly, very fast service, and generous portion sizes. My wife and I were in the mood for European food with more options than Italian. A great variety of European food, including Italian, but also Spanish and Greek. Highly recommended!

3 star rating
by Kay Adams
Jun 22, 2012

The food was very average for a not overly busy Sunday brunch, I would have expected a bit more. It is rare for us to try something different such as a Spanish breakfast but we thought why not! We ordered our meals and also a bowl of fries to come out before our meals. I know it's only fries but half were literally cold and the other half fresh. We had no choice but to say something. I found this very odd they would give us half cold/old fries with some fresh ones?? The coffee was great and the other meals (omelette and moorish eggs) were mediocre. Flavours were very bland for a Spanish restaurant, needs to have more Spanish influence in the kitchen. Front of house staff were excellent.

4 star rating
by Stephanie
May 28, 2012

I’ve been to this restaurant twice now – once for breakfast and another for dinner. I enjoyed both experiences. The atmosphere is really good in here and the décor gives it an authentic feel. It is always relatively busy and gives the place a fun vibe.
The service is very good and always feel very well attended to. The staff were friendly and attentive.
I find it a little pricey and doesn’t have the widest variety for breakfast – you either have some variety of eggs or pastry.
I enjoyed my dinner of seafood fettuccine but wasn't blown away by flavour. My partner order paella which was very over cooked.
Overall I enjoy coming here and am happy to recommend it.

1 star rating
by Archie Lynne
May 18, 2012

So I have only just got around to writing a review for this place....
Went here with some friends last week.. Was totally excited to eat some Spanish food.. got there and were greeted and seated quite quickly and given menu's and water.. Which was awesome and I was impressed especially since I worked in the hospitality industry not long ago...
But then what seemed like every two minutes the waitress would come and ask if we were ready to order even though we had already told her that we would let her know when we were ready to order as we were still waiting for a friend... but we ordered drinks and fries.. But while taking our orders she tried to make small talk with us which would have been fine if everything she said didn't sound like an insult. Which to be honest really took me by surprise.
Anywho... We all had a look at the menu and thought " ooooo these things sound amazing... interesting even" .. Even though the waitress could see we were still deciding she still kept asking if we wanted to order. She bought over the fries and asked we were ready to order.. AGAIN.... By now i was getting a bit peeved off... Anyway the girls ordered their things. I ordered the Croquetas Spanish crumbed, fried chicken & bacon morsels with aioli ($10.50) and Chilli Prawns - Gambas al Pil Pil garlic & chilli prawns in a cazuelita ($18.50).. both of which ad reasonable prices considering the location of the restaurant. But three little Croquetas for that much? Really? Especially ones that are dry and bland?? Spanish food is meant to be full of flavor.... The prawns.. Tasted pretty good! BUT 4 prawns and a prawn head for $18.50 and really tiny pieces of turkish bread?... My friend ordered the Tortilla de Patatas which was bland and no presented nicely... we were offered the dessert menu's but we kindly declined and we were given the "evils" look by that waitress... Was uncalled for.. To be fair the food was alright... but service was not so good.. we were then over charged for our bill and we only realised after we had already left.. $260 for tapas.. Not going there again... Maybe someone else will have a better experience then us.

3 star rating
by Ellie
Apr 28, 2012

Been here twice- used to go to the Durham lane one, until we got sick of the abysmal service.
This one has great service. Its a bit pricy, for what you get, and the food isn't really all that. Its not an authentic Spanish experience, lets be clear about that- its a general med melting pot. I have no particular gripes-its probably the best place I know in Newmarket. Why would I not rate it higher? Well, it just doesn't make you walk out feeling wow. On the other hand, I remember it and would go there again for the cafe con leche and 'cheap' Argentinian wine.

1 star rating
by Kari P
Feb 27, 2012

I visited Tasca on the weekend with some friends. No sooner had we sat down we were"pestered" by the staff. This was constant until we ordered our food. Not really a chance to talk or even look at the menu.
Anyway entree/tapas ordered and pretty poor to be fair.
We then ordered a jug of Sangria and I would like to know the alcohol content as it didn't seem to have much in comparison to others I have had, especially for $35.00.
Mains were a bit better, average to good.
At the end of the day I am rating on the experience taste and value for money. Our bill for 4 people was $230.00 and I think that pretty much say's it all.

5 star rating
by Tim Errington
Feb 20, 2012

We visited Tasca in Newmarket as a treat for our daughters 13th birthday. It was a bit of a trek across town using 'Auckland public transport' as we were staying over in Albert St, in the CBD. However, the trip was well worth the effort, the food was exemplary in choice, quality, preparation and portion size. The staff were excellent and a credit to the proprietor, they were attentive and genuinely wanted us to enjoy our experience. I would highly recommend this establishment to all and we will definitely be returning (I cant ever forget the Cordero lamb shoulder roasted in the woodfired oven, delicious!).

2 star rating
by Amyparker129
Jan 09, 2012

I went to Tasca with a large group of 10. We went because they advertised as being BYO. When we arrived they told us that the BYO was only on certain days. Very unimpressed that this was not made known to us when we booked and asked if the restaurant was BYO. I ordered a pizza was very sub par - burnt and quite tasteless. Two friends ordered some pasta which they thought was rather bland. However a couple of friends ordered some tapas which they thought wasn't bad. But not exceptional. Overall not really a nice dining experience.
The only thing that I was impressed about was the atmosphere was quite nice. But food and service definitely lacking!

4 star rating
by Bonsai
Nov 07, 2011

Having not enjoyed my experience at Tasca in the city, I was not massively enthused about the idea of going to the Nuffield Street branch. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. There is nothing to blow you away on the menu, but what we had was tasty and the staff were very friendly. Oddly quiet for a Friday night, but that's Newmarket for you (the rest of the suburb was just as dead). Recommended.

1 star rating
by Nicky M
Oct 16, 2011

Really didn't like it. The restaurant location and space itself was alright, but food is poor and not even tapas in its portions... How can you call fries 'tapas'? Service was okay but at the end of the day you got to serve decent food and that's sadly lacking in this restaurant.

3 star rating
by Monika
Sep 10, 2011

Tasca is a lovely place with a nice atmosphere. We found the staff very helpful and friendly. We ordered a variety of tapas and desserts. The food was o.k, the oxtail, meat balls and the fried haloumi were nice. The tortilla seemed to be a day old and reheated, unfortunately burnt on the top. For desserts we had flan (a sort of creme caramel) and chocolate cake. The flan was enjoyable, the cake seemed to be a little on the dry side, possibly because it was not freshly made on the day. Overall, not a bad place to visit.

1 star rating
by Fiona Hewitt
Apr 27, 2010

Food: Average
Decor: Quite charming
Staff: Generally very pleasant
Manager: Hostile

Recommendation: Avoidance

1 star rating
by Janine Dodd
Apr 26, 2010

I was very disappointed in the way the manager handled a minor complaint (food returned because it was overcooked - calamari). So much so that I felt the need to post this review here. Worst experience I have ever had. Waiting staff were very nice and did their best and the food that wasn't overcooked was OK. There are many other restaurants in Newmarket and if you want a good overall dining experience I recommend trying them all first.

1 star rating
by LB
Apr 26, 2010

Dreadful place. Food overpriced, and decidedly below average. When I sent a dish back (the first time I’ve done so in years) the owner/manager came to our table and got hopelessly aggressive about the whole thing! Unreal. My advice? Keep walking – there are plenty of other restaurants on that street!

4 star rating
by Marcelle
Sep 02, 2009

Very friendly, great atmosphere and lovely food! Have been back several times and will go back again.

2 star rating
by Richard
Aug 08, 2009

Menu is getting less and less Spanish and more and more Kiwi which is hardly a good thing. Service starting to slip as well. Great location uninterested owners I guess.