About Casa Colombiana Ltd
Casa Colombiana on Leeds’ Grand Arcade may rightfully call itself the home of pure Colombian coffee, but it’s so much more than that. Serving up some of the best Colombian specialties in Leeds, this restaurant has the freshest coffee and the most authentic South American cuisine this side of the Atlantic. With its laid-back, informal atmosphere and friendly staff, it’s the type of place that you can visit for any occasion, whether it’s for coffee, lunch or dinner.
- Monday 12:00 - 23:00
- Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
- Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
- Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
- Friday 12:00 - 22:00
- Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
- Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
Coffee lovers have known about Casa Colombiana for a while now, but many aren’t aware of its recent conversion into a full-service restaurant. A small, cosy eatery, this restaurant has a relaxed feeling that, despite its rather tight quarters, takes guests far away from their actual location in Leeds city centre to somewhere sunny, bright, and laid-back. With a staff that treats guests as if they’re family, there’s just something special about Casa Colombiana that one simply needs to experience to understand.
Melding beautifully with the wafting scent of coffee throughout the dining area are the smells of home-made, authentic, and skilfully-prepared Colombian cuisine. Enjoy starters like empanadas de queso or papas fritas before moving on to a tempting list of hearty mains. From vegetarian specialties like the arroz con vegetales (rice with vegetables) or the ensalada de granos (mixed bean salad) to meaty classics like chili con carne, the entrees at Casa Colombiana contain all the flavour and freshness you would expect from a Colombian kitchen, with reasonable prices and served with a smile. Conveniently located on Leeds’ Grand Arcade in the city centre, there’s no excuse not to visit this local favourite.
We had a fantastic evening at Casa Colombiana. It was our first visit and Marta made us very welcome. The food was really tasty, the portions were generous and the cocktails were strong. Marta explained dishes with which we weren't familiar and entertained us with friendly banter. We got to see some of the dancing going on upstairs. The atmosphere is great and we got a big hug from Marta as we left. Looking forward to going back soon.
Great stop off before going out to the theatre. The food is lovely and the owners are equally brilliant. A warm welcome and added bonus of a total gluten free menu which, being coeliac, means there's tons of choice!
Great food and great service, perfect timing on all courses and a great coffee to finish. The service was friendly and very attentive, quiet when we walked in but busy when we left and the service never stopped.
Very friendly staff and delicious food! Quite a small and intimate space which was great! The fresh juices are amazing and the coffee is to die for!
This the second time I have been to Casa Colombiana. The food is very good. Almost a bit like very good home cooked food. I must admit both time I ordered the same dish, as I liked it so much the first time, the one with the beans. Their hot chocolate is also delicious. I am very happy to see they extended their opening times, as the early closing time prevented me to come back after my first visit.
We had the pre-theatre 2 course meal for just under £10 on a Friday night. The place was busy, bordering on too cramped, and we got our food quickly after ordering (the main course a little too quickly as it was there no sooner than our starters had been cleared away). The food was nice (meatballs, and chicken kebab with chunky chips). Don't expect a huge portion in this particular offer and the chips although larger than McDonalds fries, were way off being chunky. We would have had dessert but we couldn't attract attention once our main meal had been cleared - not even to pay the bill - so had to leave for our show without course number 3 sadly as the banana cake looked very tempting! The staff were all polite and helpful in the main and the beers were good!
Nice and relaxing place - at the beginning. We had a nice conversation with David - the owner. The food and drinks were good. Time moved on so pleasant until we received the bill. Suddenly the waiter twice informed us that they need our table very urgent. It was a huge surpsise for us: I couldn't finish my mojito and I had to wait for my boyfriend with our jackets at the entryway - he was at the toilet then. It was a very unpleasant experience for both of us and we are not going to visit this place again.
Vibrant and quirky restaurant with a great selection of South American & Caribbean beers. Staff were very pleasant and attentive and the food was great. The menu is very typical of what you would expect in Columbia and this no frills approach allows the main ingredients to take centre stage in your meal. We all really enjoyed our time in Casa Colombiana and will be back.
I'd checked the website previously and seen that they had a great pre-theatre offer on, perfect we thought, but when we got there we found it was only Mon - Fri. It would have been good if that had been on the website so we knew in advance that it wouldn't be available. We had nachos to share for starters which had the tiniest portions of guacamole and salsa between three people. We all had different main courses and all were far too salty. It's a real shame because the staff were friendly, the location is great and the food came quickly and if there hadn't been as much salt would probably have been delicious.
Very friendly service & tasty food. My friend chose not to have rice, although the dish could have included it. Consequently we were not charged for our side order when we went to pay! Very generous of the restaurant we thought ..... & very unusual too, as most places wouldn't bother to be so fair.
Was very quiet when we arrived so lots of attention. Got food quickly as was on a tight time due to concert after. Good great drinks great just 1 small 'thing' - why serve salsa & guacamole in tiny pots (especially when it's so yummy!). We ordered extra and paid but would have liked a better sized portion. Overall great would go again.
Friendly informal atmosphere, good food and drinks selection, excellent coffee. We went as a party of three for a pre-show meal (they do a special fixed price pre-show two course menu for £9.95 but we chose the a la carte). Great location for Leeds Grand Theatre. Also cater for larger parties and have a room above with dance floor. Will go again.
We booked a table for three at 5.30pm prior to a visit to the theatre. Service was excellent - helpful and friendly. We all chose from the special two course pre theatre menu and ordered the House White wine - all good quality and certainly value for money. Will certainly revisit.
A very warm welcome and food with a difference that was very tasty. The owner David was a great host who gave us an interesting insight into the restaurant and its origins. Will definitely be returning with friends to try out the food and also the dance/salsa bar above.
We had a fantastic time, not least because of the efforts of the proprietor to entertain and even to educate us, in a mischevious way, about the excellent food and drink we were eating. We were there longer and ate more than we'd planned and loved every minute.
Great atmosphere, with an authentic feel. The food - steak/chorizo combo and fish of the day - was excellent, with a special mention for the 'freshest' salad accompaniment, which was as described. Friendly, efficient service and decent house wine, too. All in all, a very enjoyable experience.
A somewhat hidden little gem . Lovely small restaurant with friendly staff . Food is great - cheese starters are very filling , so beware. Both our main meals were spot on - the fish stew hot and tasty . Great value too - 2 starters , mains and drinks for £35.00 - would definitely recommend.
Lovely food and friendly staff with a great South American atmosphere. The waiter wasn't aware of the early offer but he sorted it out without any hassle and we had a delicious Columbian coffee after the meal on the sofa's upstairs. I woud recommend to anyone.
Te food here is just delicious. The mains and starters are fresh, tasty and authentic. If you're popping in for cake and coffee you're in for a treat too! Friendly and helpful staff to boot. I recommend Casa Colombiana to all my friends!
The food was delicious, the service was great, really quick. The only problem with our meal from the pre-theatre menu was that we thought the portions were too small. It's reasonable value all the same, but I would rather have paid a little more and not left feeling quite so hungry.