In Leeds there is a little slice of Spain referred to as El Bareto. Situated just off Harewood Road in Chapel Allerton on Gledhow Valley Road, this small bar and restaurant embodies the spirit of a Taverna that leaves guests feeling satisfied, comfortable and relaxed.
This establishment proves that good things come in small packages. The lighting is low and the atmosphere is lively, this is a place to enjoy a meal or a few drinks out, listen to the live music and forget your troubles. The restaurant is cosy and able to seat up to 60 covers. The tables are small, seating only a few people at each to provide intimacy and an authentic Spanish dining experience but can be pushed together to seat groups of up to fifteen. The main dining room is packed with Spanish artefacts and quirky décor such as a wall of foreign bank notes. Guests also benefit from an al fresco area that is able to seat up to 20 people. The terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a pitcher of the special recipe Sangria and watch the sun go down, just as they do in Española.
Tapas is the main focus of El Bareto’s menu and you’re sure to have a great time picking and choosing different dishes and sharing with friends and family. There is a wide variety of dishes available, from salads to paella, and homemade bread to omelettes. The idea is that you choose a variety of dishes and make your own meal. Some of the stand-out dishes on the menu include the Patatas Bravas in a spicy sauce, Chorizo sausage in cider, garlic king prawns, duck with caramelised onions and cheese and seafood paella for two.
Drinking is as much a part of El Bareto’s philosophy as dining and you will be amazed at the amount of hand-selected Spanish wines that are available. As well as this, traditional Spanish draught and bottled beers and spirits can be found and the special recipe Sangria is a must-try for a truly authentic experience.
El Bareto is a lively venue that offers guests a little piece of Spanish culture. It is suited to those who are looking to enjoy some seriously good food and enjoy themselves. Fun is the name of the game and El Bareto Spanish restaurant provides this by the bucket full.