Casa Leeds is a tapas restaurant which draws inspiration from the many corners of Latin America, citing flavours from Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Mexico as its inspiration. The restaurant says its concept is simple; to bring customers authentic food using time-honoured recipes that happen to be gluten-free, too.
The menu is split into sections, starting with a good selection of tapas dishes. For meat eaters, there's the likes of the Colombian-style Beef pastries, fried green plantain with pork crackling and chicken wings with the chef’s special sauce. Other highlights include sautéed asparagus spears, soft tacos topped with vegetables and the corn cake topped with prawns.
Next up, the comically named 'not tapas' section offers bigger plates more suited to a main dish if that's what you're into. We like the sound of the Lomo Saltado which is a traditional Peruvian dish made up of shredded beef, vegetables and hand-cut, chunky skin-on chips, as well as the Bandeja Paisa, an authentic Colombian dish which comprises of rice topped with a fried egg, beef, pork crackling, chorizo, beans, and avocado. Ensure you leave room for sides as the fried green plantain is a must-try, especially when served with hot sauce.
The love for plantain extends to the dessert menu - all of which sounds delicious - with caramelised ripe plantain served with vanilla ice cream, offering an indulgent take on this versatile fruit. If you've got a sweet tooth we think you'll be pleased with the rest of the selection, too, especially the Latin-style churros with caramel sauce.
As well as serving up lunch and dinner, Casa Leeds puts on a great bottomless brunch every Saturday, offering 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco and selected cocktails. Pick two of your favourite tapas dishes and enjoy an afternoon of drinks with your friends.