La Casita

4.5
246 Reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
La Casita boasts a relaxed and welcoming ambience. Set in its Carbis Bay location, this family-run restaurant is incredibly vibrant and has a close team of exceptionally friendly staff.
We invite you to join us at the bar for a pre-dinner gin tonic a fino or cocktail. Relax on the terrace with a glass of fine wine sourced from small boutique vineyards in Spain and Europe. Alternatively, we have some superb Cornish and European beers and ciders on offer.
The finest fresh ingredients are meticulously sourced both locally and from Spain. This is at the heart of La Casita's menu which features paella, pizza, chargrilled meats & local seafood, vegetarian & vegan dishes. Our specials change regularly and we have a great selection on our tapas menu.
Children are welcome and have their own menu with a great selection of dishes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 246 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , lovely staff. Really glad we booked in advance

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas evening meal , everything was hot and very tasty
Really enjoyed the meal
Service was friendly and spot on

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HeatherC
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food!

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vipKjs5255
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Disappointing tapas experience…fine for an early meal with kids but would not likely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! We are tapas lovers and we weren't disappointed with La Casita. The meatballs, the jalapeño croquettes and the crab claws are particularly good!

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to try.
Fantastic atmosphere.

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Bella79
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal here on our last night in St Ives - so much choice on the menu so we opted for tapas to start and then had paella and chicken skewers for main. Service was good and there was plenty of food so good value for money, lovely little find.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with the food & service.

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Dips
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s all about the chocolate brownie.. oh my goodness.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 of us had different meals, mostly various types of paella, all tasty, moist and succulent.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Although I do like this venue and have eaten here twice you don’t get much for your money. The portions in my opinion are very small for the cost and I did leave hungry last time despite a large bill. The service was excellent and the food is very good.

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Wayne
London
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply the best Tapas. Fresh ingredients, freshly cooked. We ate here twice in the week driven by the tastes and quality of the food. The salads seemed freshly prepared and delicious as did all of the hot dishes. It's a rarity nowadays to find a proper patatas bravas rather than the nonsense drenched in garlic mayonnaise served up in many Spanish restaurants nowadays. I would thoroughly recommend the watermelon and feta salad, surprising as I'm known by my friends and family to be anything but a salad fan.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very friendly and warm reception- the food was exquisite and the cocktails we ordered were top tier. We sat outside, which was undercover and warm due to our own heater, we also brought our dog to the restaurant who was also gladly welcomed by the staff.

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ChrisO
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good seafood paella, like in spanish restaurant and nice service

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Holiday meal. Visited La Casita for the last 3 years we’ve been holidaying in Carbis Bay, always had a lovely meal, however we feel our meal this year just wasn’t as enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very attentive service

NC
NicholaC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious tapas! Will definitely return to try the paella

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Kbra1055
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun birthday treat! Delicious tapas and sangria, family-friendly service and charming atmosphere. If we were local, we’d return often.

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RickB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and very reasonably priced. As always.

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KeithP
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have dined at La Casita several times. Food and choice is excellent, and staff are attentive.

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Cleo
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and fantastic friendly service. We would definitely return again next time we visit St Ives.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waitress amazing food

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AndrewH
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit but won’t be the last. Great food, great service from happy staff and all COVID safe. Definitely recommend and can’t wait to try the pizzas next time, they looked fab.

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JacquieP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening at La Casita
The service was excellent and the meal which included starter and main as usual was delicious
All carried out safely within government guidelines

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DianeP
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pretty average food and service.

Although it was the evening before lockdown

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MarkS
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic feel, friendly staff, excellent food. If we weren’t entering a lockdown, we would be rushing straight back! Thank you to the team there.

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ClareO
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food and great service.
Can’t fault it in any way

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DonnaO
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service would highly recommended

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stevec
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

La Casita is one of our favourite restaurants, we have visited many times and never been disappointed. The food is excellent, the atmosphere welcoming and service is friendly and professional.

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GregoryC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Restaurant with Cody feel about it. Staff friendly and welcoming.
Really enjoyed the paella which all of had.

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Cragie
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

the meal felt a little hurried but with current situation can only be expected some of dishes removed from menu that was listed online but very nice meal and atmosphere overall we would go again if in the area

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NiciC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally one of the best meals I’ve had in a very very long time. Absolutely outstanding.

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AidanS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas, one of the best paella’s I’ve had in the UK and friendly, attentive service. Will definitely be back next time we’re in Carbis Bay.

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SallyB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant, very friendly staff, allowed us time to read the menu & make our decision, the food was excellent, I had the Catalan fish stew which was delicious & a really good wine selection to complement the meal.

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Danni
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening, food was top notch . Can’t wait to visit again next year .

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MarkH
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food pleasant staff nice restaurant ambience

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stevef
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a wonderful restaurant
Great service as usual
Never fails

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AlanF
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family run restaurant.
Excellent food - fish stew was amazing!
Large portions
Great value wine
Highly recommend

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NicolaW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place . Went twice last year whilst staying nearby this time were a bit further away but revisited on Monday love love love the paella . And we are booked again tonight . Definitely go if you love good quality Fresh home cooked Food

FAQs

La Casita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01736 799399.

La Casita is rated 4.5 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.