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La Casita, Saint Ives, Cornwall

La Casita

4.6
4.6
504 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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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 504 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Cornwall

    Group Bookings

  • Cornwall

    Romance

  • Cornwall

    Special Occasions

  • Cornwall

    Most Booked

  • West Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • West Cornwall

    Best Food

  • 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. SW

    SimonW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food

  2. FC

    FrancesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked La Casita for my birthday and, once again, it was excellent . We ordered the Chicken Skewers and they were delicious and perfectly cooked. The service was quick and the staff were attentive and all lovely. The only downside was one very noisy table but this did not spoil our enjoyment and we would highly recommend. Thank you.

  3. T

    Team40

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was good but service was underwhelming. We got the feeling they are always busy so maybe don’t need to try with their customers. Tapas restaurants are usually a lovely experience.

  4. P

    Petwaljun

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Spanish restaurant. Staff are very friendly and efficient. The food is incredible and ambience just right.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fathers Day

  6. RT

    RoyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great paella, as good as any in Barcelona, excellent service.

  7. DK

    DaveK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff very welcoming and friendly, food chooses were excellent, our table of 6 all had Tapas so shared everything, couldn't fault the food. Reasonably priced. Well recommended. We definitely come again. No pressure to leave and vacate our table.

  8. JH

    JulieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely evening the staff were great and attentive the food was great would definitely recommend to friends and family

  9. R

    Rainy

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere and great food choices especially for vegetarians

  10. a

    accq

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Authentic spanish tapas. Delicious Serrano paella and calamares. Great value for money!

  11. JS

    JohnS

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice food, one or two slightly different options to the run of the mill tapas. The fish platter was excellent. Disappointed that pork cheeks and white beans with clams had been removed from the menu despite still showing on the website. Didn’t spoil the meal though and we have a further booking already. Service was excellent and not rushed.

  12. M

    Mike

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here twice had paella first time delicious and had tapas second time again delicious. Lovely seafood. They were fully booked both nights in June so book early to be sure . Outdoor with cover as well as indoor seating lovely big restaurant

  13. M

    Mishe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. We loved it so much we visited twice during our 7 day stay in St Ives.

  14. EM

    EvanM

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A great surprise in Carbis Bay, an excellent variety of tapas in a wonderful little restaurant. Best meal of a 3 week vacation.

  15. d

    debs

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely place and great food. Very busy so a little bit slow with service.

  16. MC

    MarkC

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just love the food, staff are very helpful and friendly, a great place to enjoy some of the tastiest food in Cornwall

  17. PM

    PMSM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious, lovely staff and atmosphere. Well worth a visit

  18. AF

    AFMC

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall enjoyed our meal . We had 3 tapas to share , pardon peppers , meatballs , both very good and the octopus which wasn’t , very tiny pieces, very fatty and not worth the money . We all then had the mixed paella which was superb . Wine was good and reasonably priced . All waiting staff friendly and helpful . Would return just wouldn’t order the octopus again .

  19. JW

    JohnW

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This restaurant was a recommendation and we can see why. Super food, great service, fab cocktails and nice atmosphere. Perhaps a little quiet.

  20. JP

    JoP59

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and good service as usual - always visit when in St Ives

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and plenty of veggie/vegan options!

  22. M

    Madxxxxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food great, atmosphere lovely. However, my partner and I felt rushed out, as they asked us for the bill. We loved it, but won’t come back again as the staff didn’t make us feel welcome. Almost felt like an annoying burden . However I think most people would love it, and I would recommend it to friends. I’m just assuming the people just didn’t want to serve us.

  23. TF

    ToomeyFamily

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had Tapas and it was absolutely delicious, the staff were wonderful with our children and it was such a relaxing and enjoyable evening!

  24. MC

    MicheleC

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food service. Always dine here on our trips to Cornwall.

  25. JE

    JayneE

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my birthday with a friend as well as hubby - holidaying as a threesome in Carbis Bay. Great meal. Nice service. Very busy - glad we had booked some weeks back.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I had a great time celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food was so delicious with an authentic Mediterranean flavour. Great environment and fantastic service. Gracias

  27. DH

    DavidH

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a selection of tapas, too many to mention but all were delicious. The wine, a Pinot Noir matched really well too. Special mention for the meatballs (omg that sauce)!!

  28. SA

    SoniaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and great service. Recommend the paella so tasty 😋

  29. JP

    JanetP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely experience here on our last night in St. Ives. Great service, delicious food and a good wine suggestion to pair with our meal.

  30. HM

    HelenM

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We come every year on our holidays and usually visit this restaurant once or twice as we stay locally. You normally have to book well in advance. Food is great, great menu. Service wasn’t as great as previous years. There was a young girl that just started who was lovely, but the others were disinterested, which is a shame. Still I would definitely recommend.

  31. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved this place - the tapas was exceptional and a great family atmosphere.

  32. N

    Nath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and the advertised wait times for food cooked fresh were correct

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    On holiday, first time visit. The food was delicious and service was fantastic. Thank you for a lovely meal, would highly recommend.

  34. S

    Sarah

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    This restaurant was so lovely. It had a family feel to it, really relaxed, children even ate Tapas for the first time so a very memorable night for us. The food was delicious. All the staff were so friendly and nice and they were really busy but nothing was too much trouble.

  35. LP

    LynseyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Booked the table online,for 20:45 then had a call to say we could go in earlier if we wanted to,we stayed with our original time as we had eaten later than normal threw the day,we arrived and was welcomed pleasantly,seated at a table for 2 which struggled to get the food on could of sat on the bigger unoccupied tables which was empty till closing. Advised to 3 tapas each if not having a main,we decided on 4 tapas and one main meal to share of paella,the tapas was absolutely gorgeous,mussels in a creamy garlic sauce was to die for,chorizo and potatoes was really tasty and cooked lovely,lemon chicken was really nice and meatballs with some delicious sauce, I did feel we was being rushed and asked if we had finished a couple of times,as soon as plates were cleared we had the paella,which was a tiny portion,suppose to have monkfish,prawns,mussels and squid,but was missing the mussels and squid,it was really tasty but if I only had that as a main I would of been really hungry still,it was delicious what we had tho! Wish we had room for pudding as I’m sure they would have been lovely. Overall it was a lovely atmosphere, lovely food,friendly staff, and would definitely go again and try different things but at an earlier time so didn’t feel rushed and to enjoy our time there and maybe fit a pudding in x

  36. GS

    GraceS

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food and sangria! Would visit again. Family friendly restaurant too!

  37. NV

    NikV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Outstanding food and wine - the squid ink paella is a must as are the numerous Tapas options. Will definitely be back again!

  38. WC

    WayneC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We went twice on our holiday in September 2022. Food is very tasty and reasonably priced. It was very busy on both occasions and the staff were brilliant, service is excellent! We will definitely be going back for more!

  39. TM

    TraceyM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent tapas. Lovely place made us feel we were back in Spain. Staff were lovely even decorated the table for my husband’s birthday. Took the dog with us as well. Very happy

  40. WL

    WayneL

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food Great setting. Lovely friendly staff

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 504 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

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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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