Tasca in Spanish: an unpretentious, local, backstreet bar / eatery, offering a few tapas to accompany the drinking (and gambling!) that goes on until the small hours.
Here in Auckland, Café Tasca started life as a tiny café bar in Upper Vulcan Lane in the heart of the city – so named because of it’s resemblance of the location (the closest of any that we have here in NZ) to the alleyways and back streets of the old cities of Europe.
With the opening of a second Tasca in 2006, in Nuffield St Newmarket, comes a much larger café but with differently styled spaces – the Moroccan tiled porch, the back lounge with potbelly fireplace, the woodsy dining room.
All this combines to create an ambience at once relaxed and casual, colourful and comfortable – perfect for an after work glass of wine, coffee and brunch with friends, or that get-together for 20 people that you’ve been planning.