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!
Brilliant food and atmosphere as ever. The four of us shared an array of different dishes, including one gluten intolerant person who was well catered for.
superb food and service. the only disappointment was the octopus...otherwise a great evening
We went for the tapas and wine tasting night. The food and wine were excellent, with the portions definitely on the generous side. A great way to spend a Wednesday night.
Lovely atmosphere, lovely food and lovely mocktails. Would definitely recommend and look forward to going again! Wish they were open later and had a branch down south!
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.
Had lunch here with a friend and we both really enjoyed it. Deep fried olives are the future! We shared 4 tapas dishes which were all lovely: chorizo&chickpeas, seafood paella, Spanish tortilla and some manchego cheese croquettes. I've been for an evening meal some time ago; the menu options and food presentation have definitely changed for the better. Service was excellent, not too fussy. The restaurant was quiet but it was an early Thursday lunch, and we were actually glad to be able to have a good chat.
Amazinly good. Great explanation from waitresses on number of plates to order for the 2 of us. Some of the plates were expensive for what you got i.e. Fillet beef £7.50 for 2 mouthfuls. However very tasty. Will definitely go again but would order 2 plates at a time so don't all come out quickly. We wanted to slow the experience with a good few bottles of wine for date night. It was a tad rushed with the speed in which the plates came out & as some hot had to eat then. That said definitely going again. Great local eatery.
Once again I was blown away by the service, drinks and food. The waitress was fab and made sure we ordered Just the right amount of tapas. We had 6 to share plus 2 desserts, sangria and cocktails coming in at just under £70! Amazing value for such an amazing meal. Afterwards we had a drink in the bar area and the guy who served us was great- made the perfect serve strawberry gin which rounded off our night just right! :)
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.
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.