La Tasca @ Greek Street, Leeds – Review

Hubby and I had some good old Tesco vouchers to use at La Tasca.  They expired today, so although I wasn’t very hungry and he isn’t feeling too well, we didn’t want to waste them.  We decided to go for a light lunch.  We were welcomed and quickly brought the extensive tapas menu.  We ordered drinks whilst we read the menu – Appletiser for me, Sangria for the hubby.  Classic!  I had a taste and it was lovely.

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As I wasn’t very hungry and had eaten a late breakfast, I only ordered two dishes.  I would usually order at least three, sometimes four.  My husband eats meat and fish but I’m vegetarian, so I’ll just discuss my food.  Although safe to say, he very much enjoyed his albondigas (meatballs), sardines and paella!

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I ordered the Croquetas De Piquillo (marked as new), which were “hand-crumbed croquettes, filled with creamy piquillo pepper béchamel sauce”.  They were really tasty and creamy, and were served warm with a garlic mayonnaise type sauce on the plate.

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I also ordered the Beetroot, Carrot and Butternut Squash Salad (also marked new, get me!).  It consisted of the before-named veg, together with sunflower seeds, some sort of grain, and an orangey tasting dressing, served on two large lettuce leaves.  On the plus side, this would also be suitable for vegans.

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The service was great – fast, friendly and efficient.  There was a salsa lesson going on downstairs, so we enjoyed some good music too!  The bill came to £32 for 5 tapas dishes and two drinks, which is fairly reasonable.

La Tasca is somewhere I have been frequently in the past, and I will definitely go again in the future.  Although if it wasn’t for the Tesco vouchers, we would have headed to our local tapas bar Bilbao, which is owned by our Basque neighbours and is truly gorgeous!!  I will do a full review next time we head there.

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