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5.2 /6 Excellent 128 Reviews

La Casita Horsforth

Horsforth Spanish, Tapas £££ +100
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About La Casita Horsforth

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 15:00 - 20:00
La Casita Horsforth, 8-10 Town Street, LS184RJ Horsforth

Further Information

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!

CHEF'S CHOICE

128 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 128 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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5 reviews so far 6
24.03.2017 14:56

Another amazing experience at this restaurant. Treated my friend to a meal for her 30th and she absolutely loved it. The chorizo popcorn was absolutely delicious! Can't wait to go back!

5 reviews so far 6
24.03.2017 14:53

As always, this restaurant did not fail to impress! The service is spot on and food is to die for. My all time favourite restaurant!

1 review so far 6
23.03.2017 16:48

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening, arrived to a welcoming reception, our waiter was polite,efficient and very informative and his service was excellent. The atmosphere was nice and relaxing. The food was varied, of good quality and really tasty. This is my 4th visit, can't wait to return.

1 review so far 6
20.03.2017 11:39

We had a lovely meal. Great service, amazing food. Good location on Horsforth's town street. Nice cocktails, and loved the dessert menu. Will be back!

1 review so far 6
24.08.2016 21:26

The staff were extremely welcoming and very efficient without being "in your face". We were recommended the Spanish Sauvignon Blanc, which was a really good choice - delightful fragrance and taste. We were helped to choose the six tapas we decided on, and again very good advice. The atmosphere was friendly, spacious and informal, and we loved sitting next to the outside walled garden with the doors open. The food, and the choice of food, was delicious! Amazingly tasty, well presented and actually very filling. We then had coffee and churros with chocolate and vanilla dips and oh my - I can't wait to come back for more of those. A fantastic evening, no pressure from the staff but there whenever we needed them. A classy place to eat. Thank you very much.

1 review so far 4
18.08.2016 08:49

The tapas were good, with some dishes noticeably very good. The service was - in the main - excellent: friendly, professional and efficient, but let down slightly by the failure to bring the dessert menu we had requested. The biggest drawback for me were the dreadful acoustics - I assume the bare floorboards were a big factor in this and the echo from conversations was very pronounced, making it difficult to hear the people I was dining with. I live two minutes from La Casita and love Spanish food but - despite the good quality tapas and impressive service - would hesitate to go back due to the acoustics which undermined what would otherwise have been a lovely experience.

1 review so far 6
04.10.2016 22:31

The food was amazing, we ordered 3 tapas each and finished with parfait, all lovely. The service was excellent, our waitress was very knowledgeable about what was in the tapas and took time to explain that as each dish was cooked to order, the dishes would come out to us as and when they were ready, which worked well for us. Can't wait to go back.

3 reviews so far 6
30.10.2016 15:05

My third visit here and enjoyed it just as much as the previous visits. Love their gin and tonics! We wanted a cocktail that wasn't on the menu but the barman was happy to make it for us and made it really well! To eat we had chorizo in red wine, scallops, garlic king prawns, ham hock croquettes and padron peppers, all of which were fantastic!

2 reviews so far 5
23.12.2016 07:17

Great food but the plates are edging towards the small size for tapas (in my experience) so order a good selection. Well prices however so try a few more than you might normally. The hake on pesto risotto was my highlight. My only real critasism was the lack of attention given to my table especially when trying to order more drinks or arrange for the bill to be brought over. All in all a great meal, thoroughly enjoyed.

1 review so far 3
12.10.2016 07:31

Nice enough food not the greatest tapas I've had. The staff were ok but two different waitresses told us the specials of a bottle or wine and some ribs - that was it and we were told twice. Some of the dishes aren't great the green peppers were just half chargrilled & oily and 4 small prawns in another dish. We ordered coffe afterwards, I had to wait till way after desserts and after my friend had got hers - in the end I asked again for it. We were then moved from our table as it was booked again after us - this would've been fine if they'd have told us in the beginning not mid coffee, we were sent off to find another seat.

1 review so far 6
19.01.2017 21:07

Lovely authentic food and great service. The dishes are served staggered but not so you have a long wait. We've been a few times now and each time had different dishes, each and every one has been delicious. Oh and the pink lemonade is highly recommended! We can't wait to return again! :o)

1 review so far 6
28.10.2016 21:35

The menu seemed limited upon arrival however the quality of the food was very good. The service was excellent. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere. My wife and I took our two children who are nine and seven, they were made to feel welcome by the staff

1 review so far 3
28.01.2017 15:18

Poor quality control, one minut piece of goats cheese on the butternut squash salad, so complained and asked for another, incorrect potato dish served especially when all dishes needed to be gluten free! By the time these two dishes were served we'd eaten our other dishes. Finally dessert was served with the wrapping still on the mango parfait. Added to which no one in charge apologised for the poor service. Although food is very tasty, service needs to be taken in hand and someone needs to be in charge instead of student workers.

1 review so far 5
15.08.2016 07:39

Went there with my family for lunch . The food was very tasty. Particularly enjoyed the meatballs, the roasted prawns, the chicken wings and the goats cheese. Only criticism is I would have liked maybe a tomato salad on the menu. Service was also very quick and courteous. Would definitely come again.

1 review so far 4
16.02.2017 15:38

Food was really nice. It took a while to get our order taken and for the food to come out, but they looked quite busy. One of the best Tapas I've ever had. Just need to be wary that they bring out the dishes at different times. This was explained when we ordered. It just means that the food is fresh and piping hot

2 reviews so far 6
21.09.2016 07:37

Excellent friendly staff, at the bar and table, gorgeous food - even better because it was early bird! This was the second time for me and the first time for my friend but we're hooked! Recommending to all our friends.

1 review so far 4
14.01.2017 23:48

Food was lovely but service could have been better. The waitresses, whilst polite, were not very attentive, possibly because several different staff members served our table at various points through the evening. I'd give the benefit of the doubt and would visit again, but wouldn't go a third time if the service hasn't improved on the next visit.

2 reviews so far 2
16.02.2017 08:29

The food was amazing as always but the service was appalling. We waited 20 minutes in only a half filled restaurant with no attention until I got up and found a waitress and asked her to take our order for drinks and food. There was no apology and actually she wasn't very friendly at all. The rest of the service was about ok but continued to feel that other than bringing plates to the table, waiting staff do not understand the nature and skill of service. No one ever asks if you've enjoyed the food or for feedback, no one offered us a bill without being asked, half the staff seem incapable of a smile.

1 review so far 5
04.03.2017 13:14

Excellent service and hospitality ensured our tasty tapas selection was served quite quickly although as is the norm in slightly random order yet we were allowed to enjoy our meal at our own pace. We will definitely repeat the experience soon. An all round lovely evening.

2 reviews so far 5
14.12.2016 22:59

Local restaurant, warm welcome, friendly, well priced and unusually quiet. Good selection of beers complementing a broad choice of tapas, well presented, albeit everything seemed to arrive within minutes leaving the table crowded, when a more relaxed pace would have been welcomed. Worth checking out.

1 review so far 5
14.11.2016 18:45

A lovely birthday evening, the wonderful came at short intervals which was better than it all coming at once, that's how you're supposed to eat Tapas. The waiting staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you, enjoyed the rose wine. Would recommend it.

3 reviews so far 6
16.01.2017 22:34

Brilliant service with lovely food cooked fresh to order. The restaurant has been nicely furnished and although open plan it wasn't cold. Good atmosphere and not rushed by staff to decide or vacate the table.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 11:29

Excellent food and service at La Casita. Good selection of vegetarian options and gluten free for myself and lots of fish and meat options for the rest of our party. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 22:54

Attentive service - we didn't once top up our own Prosecco - and lovely food. Each tapas dish was enjoyable. The dessert (White Chocolate and Honeycomb Parfait) was to die for! I would recommend!

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 08:23

Food was amazing and some really different tapas choices, décor is lovely and the atmosphere was really relaxing. Staff were great and happy to make a mojita, even though it wasn't on the menu.

1 review so far 5
11.02.2017 14:27

Great cocktails, attentive staff, really superb food! For me the one thing missing is the atmosphere and music and Spanish-type decor...For that you can't beat viva Cuba, Kirkstall Road. I would definitely go again though as I loved the food!

1 review so far 5
25.08.2016 13:55

Great food, lovely choices and friendly staff. The music was a little bit too loud for lunchtime though and the service was a bit too slow for a lunchtime (it took us well over our lunch hour!). Would definitely return!

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 12:17

Excellent, friendly service, fantastic setting and truly superb tapas... food clearly made by food lovers. Well thought out menu, freshly cooked, good quality ingredients, beautifully presented. Can't speak more highly about this place.

2 reviews so far 6
16.03.2017 09:29

Another excellent meal. If you like tapas then you must try La Casita which takes it to a new level. Very friendly staff. Best cheese board I have had in a long time.

1 review so far 5
07.03.2017 11:29

Returned as had received a voucher as we had previously had shocking service! This time we couldn't fault it! The waiter was lovely, gave excellent recommendations and the orders were taken quickly! Clearly business means the service fairs better!

5 reviews so far 6
18.08.2016 20:50

Lovely food and fantastic wine. Every dish was truly superb! The bottom of the restaurant does have an empty vibe and perhaps the layout would improve this but cannot fault this restaurant!

1 review so far 5
16.08.2016 23:05

Great that somewhere like this has opened in Horsforth, the food was delicious and lots of options. Only thing I'd criticise is that whilst extremely tasty the portions were small (even for tapas) would definitely go again though.

1 review so far 4
26.09.2016 09:02

If it was purely for the food I would give them 100%, just not sure about the dining layout, it was quite loud! It felt a little like a large dining room with everyone sat next to each other trying to shout over table next to them.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2016 22:09

Am absolutely fantastic experience, food was sensational and the service impeccable. We couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Our lovely lady who looked after us is a credit to the restaurant.

1 review so far 6
03.10.2016 18:25

Second visit and each time I was equally impressed. Amazing,well presented food which arrives at just the right time! Extremely knowledgeable and helpful waitress Amanda,lovely authentic and peaceful atmosphere. Love it.

1 review so far 6
11.11.2016 09:09

Lovely food and atmosphere, staff very attentive and helpful with the menu. Portion sizes on the smaller side compared to other tapas restaurants I've been too but still very nice 😀

1 review so far 5
19.01.2017 13:43

Great food, excellent service and a good atmosphere. Two of us shared eight dishes which was just about right. Along with a couple of drinks and a coffee the bill came to £59. We'll certainly be back.

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 07:18

Good atmosphere and food. Tapas tasty and well thought out and executed. Like that they serve a piece of strawberry on their glasses of prosecco. A welcome addition to horsforth.

1 review so far 5
22.08.2016 07:12

Food was delicious, and it came out as soon as it was ready which was good as we didn't have to wait too long, it was fresh and it was a nice steady flow of food.

1 review so far 5
22.09.2016 20:06

Great food but a little noisy due to loud customers in echoing surroundings. Really enjoyed the meal. The staff were helpful and attentive though service was a little slow at the beginning. Would definitely go again.

3 reviews so far 6
27.09.2016 20:37

Superb food, welcoming staff, early bird is a genuine bargain. Red wines by the glass were both good value and went well with the food. First visit and seriously impressed.

1 review so far 6
22.12.2016 21:41

Service was prompt and efficient. Food delicious and arrived without any delays and all just at the right times. Would definitely go again. Good music too making a lively atmosphere.

3 reviews so far 6
10.10.2016 09:40

Second time here and enjoyed it as much as the forst. Fantastic food, the mushrooms, scollops and red wine chorizo are highly recommended and finished with a delicious cocktail!

1 review so far 4
11.03.2017 08:11

Feel the standards have slipped, menu has changed so lost some of our favourite dishes. The ice cream used to be lovely presented on a slate plate, now it's just slapped on a small plane white on. However dishes and wine were nice.

1 review so far 5
25.02.2017 23:04

Great menu, great food and great atmosphere. Only stopped short of full marks because of the toilets - no paper and handriers as effective as a five year old child blowing on your hands.

1 review so far 5
15.01.2017 09:26

Great food and service, really tasty. We were just sat by the window which was a bit cold and had to wait quite a while for the bill. Otherwise I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 08:19

Excellent food, one of the best tapas restaurants in Leeds. Strong wine list, very good service and a convivial atmosphere. A very welcome addition to the Horsforth scene

1 review so far 6
20.02.2017 11:58

We had a lovely evening...staff were very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. The food and wine was delightful...plus the quality of the service was excellent. Would definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2017 08:25

Lovely restaurant with a good range of tapas dishes without the normal fat content you find them. Been here many times and will continue to eat here regularly.

1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 21:13

Great food ,lovely place, thoroughly enjoyed every part of the evening. No complaints and no hesitation to recommend to family and friends. Have already booked to go again.