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“Spanish food heaven!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Bareto

El Bareto
120 Gledhow Valley Road | Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS17 6LX, England
0113 2666946
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Ranked #109 of 1,389 Restaurants in Leeds
Price range: $0 - $41
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tapas from my Grannies Recipes in a hand built bar and restaurant we made ourselves. We like to think we have brought a little bit of Spain, a traditional taverna, with us to Leeds. With Live acoustic music every Tuesday in our cosy downstairs restaurant, and music through out the week. Pablo and Yeyo offer as authentic Tapas as it is possible to find in a unique little restaurant. You can relax in the bar after a hard days work, or maybe outside and enjoy a glass of specially selected Spanish wine.
Leeds
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Spanish food heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I went with a large group of fellow Spanish students and had a fabulous taps selection meal. The service was great and the food just kept on coming and I lost track of how many different dishes we had! But they were all delicious - as was the wine. A wonderful atmosphere downstairs in the cellar-like restaurant - no fancy frilly table cloths but who needs those!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food and authentic spanish atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Best tapas food around - great authentic dishes and friendly helpful service too - if you like spanish food you won't be disappointed here. A good range of spanish wines and beers too.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“A real Spanish experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is the ultimate Spanish restaurant and bar you will find in the Leeds area. Forget all the chain tapas bar such as La Tasca, this is the real thing. Maya and Pablo have concocted the perfect "bareto" to satisfy all of your needs for good Spanish food, live music and an enjoyable atmosphere.

With most of its staff actually from Spain, you feel like entering a small Spanish restaurant every time you visit. The food is really good and the choice on offer is comprehensive: other than decently portioned tapas (please, please try the stuffed pimenton peppers), you can opt for more substantial dishes like paella (a definite winner) or grilled fish and meat. The desserts are also really nice and I would definitely have another slice of their Bailey's cheesecake anytime soon.

The live music adds the necessary verve to the place, turning your dining experience into a real success. Maya and her team perform classics with a twist and tap into more exotic tunes such as a traditional Spanish songs.

Other than being a hit with the locals, this small but friendly family owned restaurant is known all over and is always fairly busy - book a table in advance so as not to be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Get rid of the bar hoggers!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Just got home - food and service fab, live music a bonus - my only criticism - a bar full of middle aged people who had already had too much to drink and were taking up all the seats and probably had no intentions of eating!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A taste of Spain in Leeds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I really enjoyed a fantastic evening with friends at El Bareto. The food was of the finest ingredients served by very friendly staff and you really felt you were in Spain. Congratulations to Pablo and his wife and staff for making it a night to remember. We will be back soon.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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