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La Casita, Saint Ives, Cornwall

La Casita

4.6
4.6
555 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01736 799399

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us directly for private events

  • Area

    St Ives

  • Parking Details

    limit parking on our car park at the restaurant - 9 spaces

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 555 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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    Group Bookings

  • Cornwall

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Cornwall

    Special Occasions

  • Cornwall

    Most Booked

  • West Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • West Cornwall

    Best Food

  • West Cornwall

    Best Ambience

  • West Cornwall

    Best Value

  • West Cornwall

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Cornwall

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • West Cornwall

    Romance

  • West Cornwall

    Special Occasions

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was absolutely sensational, paella was toasted/burnt which was to my liking but is supposed to be authentic Spanish style. It was still really good though. We had 3 tapas between the 2 of us which was too much really but was amazing. The meatballs, pork and the Manfredo cheese with honey all were, Wow! Will definitely be back.
  2. GB

    GunnerB

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal here on a busy August evening. Staff were friendly and helpful, food was excellent and atmosphere great.
  3. A

    Annie

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant, have been back several times when in the area. Food very good, in particular the tapas dishes, but on the pricey side for a family of 4. Recommended for a treat night out.
  4. RD

    RobDavis

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as it always is! Fantastic food, staff and ambiance!
  5. G

    Ged73

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely attentive service. The paella was outstanding and went down a treat with the tapas and Sangria. A very enjoyable evening
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food my son said his best meal out!
  7. SO

    SeanO

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant , with a good range of food . The staff were great and very good with children . They were attentive when needed and didn’t always hassle you like some places do. The quality and portion size of the food was very good . We had a mixture of tapas and main meals, all prepared to a very good standard. We were going to get take out the following evening from here as the food was so good but we didn’t arrive back until later than anticipated . I would certainly recommend this restaurant and when we visit Carbis bay is will be the next thing I will be booking after my accommodation !!
  8. B

    Barney101

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    On first impression the restaurant was lovely with a great atmosphere. It’s a shame we had such a long wait for our food though. Unfortunately I had the tuna steak within a hour of having it I was violently sick. I did leave a message on the answer machine the next day informing them. But had no response. Our friends had the tapas and enjoyed theirs.
  9. h

    helenl

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic little find. The atmosphere and food felt authentic. We visited as a party of 6 on our holiday to st ives and rated this experience as fantastic! Thankyou
  10. S

    Sarah

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere and lovely food but a bit pricey.
  11. LL

    LindsayL

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food,fantastic staff and a lovely, Family friendly place to eat. Rebooked again for friday as we all loved it so much!
  12. SD

    SDBrowell

    Newcastle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant… everything was spot on… food, service, atmosphere and value for money… highly recommend the seafood stew… full of shellfish and the sauce was delicious… we will be back…
  13. VG

    VickyG

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been visiting Carbis Bay for over twenty years and never eaten here before, we have been missing out! The food was absolutely amazing. Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant, lovely staff and the best food we ate all week on holiday and for a very long time at home too! It did take a while for the dinner to arrive but that's to be expected when everything is being cooked fresh. I would recommend getting some breads or a starter. Absolutely excellent. Sadly we couldn't get booked in again while we were away but will definitely book in advance for our next holidays
  14. PA

    PAmM

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy, efficient, willing to change details of dishes and as always, we felt welcomed and valued.
  15. BB

    BeckyB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff & delicious food. Would definitely recommend
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favourite place and was outstanding as usual 😍
  17. EJ

    ElaineJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal with lots of little plates of food enjoyed by us all from 5 years old to 67
  18. NT

    NatashaT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and the ambience feels authentically Spanish. Loved it so much, going back again.
  19. SG

    SG80

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, family friendly. Will definitely go back.
  20. KW

    KellyW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food (we went for the tapas), excellent service, couldn’t fault it. Will definitely be going back.
  21. LM

    LucyMollyCollins

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I always make sure I visit here when I come down to St Ives. The food is always 10/10 and the service is good too.
  22. P

    Plum

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding from service to food.so glad we finally managed to get in and will definitely be booking for when we conne back ti st ives in october
  23. JD

    JulieD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful tapas meal at La Casita during our recent holiday to Carbis Bay. Service very friendly and helpful; convivial atmosphere; all the tapas we had was really excellent. We would recommend La Casita very highly to anyone visiting the area - be sure to book as it is deservedly popular!
  24. DH

    DavidH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it here so much that we visited twice whilst on holiday . We had tapas and loved every dish. Service was very friendly and efficient. If back in the area would definitely visit again.
  25. GA

    GAP2TR

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super place, lovely tapas choices (other menu choices too) and super staff - really enjoyed our experience in a very convenient location in Carbis Bay.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and brilliant service. Couldn't fault. Lovely atmosphere also. Would recommend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Sadly paella was not great, small very hot pans with mainly rice and little seafood. Had a chipped glass as part of dessert and whilst they replaced it and didn’t charge for that one dessert had no real apology. Very expensive for a mediocre meal.
  28. JW

    JasonW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent 😀
  29. m

    maximus

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Lovely food, a bit over priced though. Quite hot and stuffy. Mandatory inflated service charge, and shamed in front of other people when subtley reduced the “tip” to closer to 10%.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The food quality was good however the service from staff was poor. As we arrived, we were pointed to our table, not shown or welcomed. We sat for a while watching other tables who sat down after us, be served. We had to chase staff to take our food order and our food was served, nobody checked to see if everything was ok. No interaction from staff, very cold and anytime we wanted anything we had to try and attract a staff member’s attention. We had to send a plate back as the arancini was still frozen in the middle. The plate was taken away and replaced, but no acknowledgement to this or apology.
  31. V

    Vick

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal but rather expensive especially for the the tapas portions which makes an expensive night out for a family of 6, but if its a special meal for two then go for it as the food was top notch!
  32. JS

    JonathanS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent meal of tapas and paella on the patio. Thoroughly recommended.
  33. JA

    JAH77

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service excellent. Fortunately we were in a quiet (relatively) corner. A large party of maybe 14 persons were exuberant, children running around and a glass smashed. Their activities intruded but the staff coped admirably. We will return
  34. J

    Janey50

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous evening at La Casita, food is fantastic & staff are friendly & helpful.
  35. l

    lynnea

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service in a lovely by location. Would recommend!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Two meals absolutely ok, two meals of paella kept hot two long and dried up
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Good service and nice atmosphere
  38. KF

    KellyF

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate out at La Casita twice on our holiday. We liked it so much that we went back! I enjoyed the variety of vegan food including a lovely dessert - cherry brownie with sorbet, delicious! I would recommend the vegan board as a main. The pizza was also delicious! Very authentic, it’s like being in Spain.
  39. KS

    KarenS

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely fabulous food , waitress. Venue. Top cladd
  40. AA

    AlanA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at La Casita are excellent. It has a great atmosphere and always feels welcoming. We have been here several times and would recommend it to anyone.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

La Casita is rated 4.6 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for La Casita

Trencrom Lane, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives, Cornwall TR26 2TA

Additional information

  • Area

    St Ives

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    limit parking on our car park at the restaurant - 9 spaces

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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