With tapas bars already established in Ilkley and Boston Spa, the La Casita brand is well known among lovers of Spanish cuisine. La Caita Horsforth is set to continue the restaurant group’s now-famous brand of tapas-style dining, openly combining the best that Yorkshire has to offer in terms of farm-fresh produce with enough key ingredients imported from Spain to maintain authenticity and keep purists happy. With a great location along Horsforth’s Town Street, locals and Leeds’ gourmets have this cosy little restaurant firmly fixed on their culinary roadmaps.
No Spanish tapas restaurant – whether it be in West Yorkshire or Basque country – would be worth its jamon Iberico if it didn’t have a comprehensive drinks selection to round off a small-plate feast, and La Casita Horsforth delivers in spades. A specialist selection from the famous wine-growing region of Rioja is flanked by Spanish, Italian and French vintages chosen for their ability to complement La Casita’s tapas selection, alongside a good selection of Spanish and international beers either bottled or on tap. A highlight for any fan of a good brew from the Leeds’ area is the natural Basque cider produced using wild apples and traditional brewing methods.
As for the food, it’s here that it becomes clear why La Casita is a favourite in Horsfoth and Leeds when it comes to the ever-popular culinary genre of Spanish tapas. Begin with aperitivos like Manzanilla olives served with rosemary, garlic and red peppers and small meat dishes combining artisan chorizo and jamon Iberico with all manner of ingredients (the duck breast with slow-roasted figs, honey and jamon comes recommended). The charcuterie selection is impressive, with enough combinations of authentic Spanish cuts to keep you coming back for more, while cheese selections, fish and vegetarian plates compete for your attention before you reach the restaurant’s delectable selection of deserts. La Casita’s Town Street address is highly sought after, with diners from Leeds and further afield making bookings far in advance – be sure to follow suite!
The food is really good and the staff are very friendly. The restaurant is normally very busy so book in advance. The portions are generous despite it being tapas so it’s also good value.
The bar staff were very pleasant and welcoming. The service in the restaurant was excellent as was the food. Well worth a visit. Booked already to return !
Excellent food and drinks as ever. We were particularly thrilled with the cheese board this time, lovely crackers and the cheeses were excellent. The service never fails to be good here, attentive as and when needed. Will be back soon no doubt at all!