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Spanish, Healthy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent, authentic Spanish tapas. We were met at the door, and quickly shown to our table, and the service was good until we had finished our main course, when we seemed to have fallen off the list of tables requiring attention. We...had to wait nearly half an hour, when I approached the bar to request more drinks. I was told to sit back down and the drinks would be delivered to the table. Twenty minutes later they had not arrived, and I approached the bar again to chivvy them along. They apologised, and the drinks were brought over, along with the menus for the sweets. From then on normal service resumed. My main gripe is the noise, the dining area we were in could do with some baffles, curtains or carpets to soak up the background noise, we could barely hear our conversation across the table. I would go again, and highly recommend the place to those who love tapas.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous find in Penrith. Clams amazing as was the squid, chicken, meatballs and pardon peppers. Almond cake and date cake also yummy! Nearly a five but the aubergine balls in polenta were far too dry and felt “stale” and the salmon fish cakes needed a...good dose of salt! Minor issues in an otherwise gorgeous meal. Thank you!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Tapas food Ive had outside of Spain and fantastic value. The staff are friendly and the overall feel of the place old fashioned no thrill tapas place where the food it more important than the decor

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Spanish food and enjoy sharing small plates of food, you can’t go far wrong than booking a meal here in La Casita. Very reasonably priced and excellent quality - you can’t go wrong.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic find. Great location, a very authentic refurb, sympathetic painted stone walls featured by timber structures and enhanced by wooden furniture. Menu choices fantastic, tapas options a particular value for money option and taste extravaganza. All topped with amazing, attentive and very professional...team, front of house and beavering away behind the scenes. Highly recommended for any time planned in Penrith.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’re staying a few miles outside Penrith whilst on a short break. Mrs F spotted tapas nearby so we had to try it. Well, what a find. As good as we’ve had when in Spain. Every dish was superb. We took advantage of the midweek...tapas offer and polished off a cheeky nine dishes between us with honourable repeats to the croquetas and calamari. My personal favourite was the albondigas. Excellent choice of desserts and for us it was the almond cake! Our only disappointment is that we live five and a half hours away in Somerset. However when we’re next back in the area we’ll be coming back. Excellent place for couples or groups, lovely friendly staff. So pleased we found you. J and CMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great find in Penrith during stopover en route to Scotland. Excellent food, prices and atmosphere and very friendly staff. Suggest pre booking as gets very busy. Thanks to all the staff there for a great evening.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

A hidden gem in Penrith. Great choice of authentic tapas. We visited on a Thursday night, group of 8. A varied menu with something for everyone including sharing boards & specials. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024 via mobile

Was met with a huge smile from the bartender who got us quickly shown to our seat (I recommend booking). The choices were unbelievable and even though we were told they recommended six plates for two people, we ignored our server and completely over ordered....HOWEVER, they boxed up all our untouched items and we will now be eating their delicious food for days to come. The dates, stuffed with goats cheese and wrapped in Spanish ham were unreal. And I'll dream about them for the rest of my life. Service was wonderful, and the vibe was great. Best tapas I've had outside of Europe. The decor felt very authentic and classy. Thank you so much for having us, we will be telling everyone about our experience!!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 March 2024 via mobile

Very glad we relied on the TripAdvisor reviews, all round excellence on food quality, presentation and service. Great surroundings and a warm atmosphere, we were transported back to the Mediterranean on a chilly evening in March!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

Lovely young zaim, what a charming young chap! delivered perfect customer service additional to the lovely food this establishment provided for me. Papas bravas well nice like eh

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Great selection of food. We ordered a number of dishes between the four of us and all dishes were well cooked and very tasty.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday evening for a meal while staying at centre parcs and were really impressed. The food was incredible. We ordered tapas and deserts. It was hard to choose as so much of the menu sounded delicious and there were a lot...of options that I'd not seen elsewhere. All of our dishes were beautifully presented, perfectly cooked and had really well balanced flavours. FOf our 7 tapas dishes, we'd say the majority were 10/10, and none less than 8/10. This included specials as well as favourites like papas bravas which are something I always enjoy but rarely find to be exciting. The puddings were fantastic too - it felt unusual to have somewhere that did both savoury and sweet so well. Best churros I've ever had - nothing like the dry flavourless tubes you sometimes get! The staff were helpful and friendly and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere despite it being midweek. Our bill came to £75 (excluding tip, 7 tapas, 3 puddings, only one of our drinks was alcoholic) for two people which felt very good value for the quality. If we hadn't got reservations elsewhere for the rest of our trip we would have happily returned the next evening as there were lots more dishes we would have loved to try!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

Booked a table via email for a busy Saturday night. We ordered a garlic tomato bread to share which was delicious! We each got 3 different tapas dishes. All were tasty and well presented. The food arrived quickly. In and out within an hour.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

Simply the best tapas I have ever eaten! And I love tapas. I would love to try every dish on the menu. Next time I’m in the lakes I’ll be going back! 😋

Date of visit: February 2024
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  • Food: 5
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  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5