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La Candela

Calle Sebastian Camacho Esq. Zaragoza 2 | Dentro del Hotel Meson del Alferez, Xalapa 91000, Mexico
+52 228 818 6351
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
3 weeks ago
“Delicious food in a beautiful setting ”
22 Mar 2018
“Charming restaurant and excellent food”
Closed Now
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Sebastian Camacho Esq. Zaragoza 2 | Dentro del Hotel Meson del Alferez, Xalapa 91000, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little hidden off the main street, but worth finding. Definitely some of the best food you’ll eat in Xalapa centro. Even simple dishes like enchiladas are elevated in flavor compared to most other places around here. Lovely room and attentive staff, as well. Note:...More

Thank Gregory R
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

La Candela is a restaurant in Xalapa which is an absolute treasure. Excellent Mexican food as well as some European choices. Very attentive staff and impeccably clean. If you're looking to sample the Mexican food then La Candela in Xalapa, Veracruz, should definitely be on...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We ate here because it was in our hotel, but I would choose to eat there anyway. The food is delicious and reasonably priced and the atmosphere is lovely.

Thank happytraveller1624
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant perfect for family breakfast. Bread is done in the place. Great variety of Mexican dishes. Es un pequeño restaurante perfecto para desayunar en familia. El pan lo hace en el lugar. Gran variedad de platillos mexicanos.

Thank David B
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Excellen food in a traditional Mexican style. A variety of dishes to choose from, beautifully served.

Thank J W
Reviewed 2 August 2015

A centric restaurant with variety of homemade regional food with attentive, helpful staff, a lovely patio and some original recipes (I tried beef with peach and honey, surprising and tasty).

Thank Jesusmiguel58
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Delicious mexican food with lots of variety, especially the bread they serve. The location is excellent, in front of the Veracruz State Government building.

Thank Jalaparoy
Reviewed 31 October 2012

My wife and I have traveled much of Mexico on various trips years ago, and appreciate Candela as one of our favorite Mexican cuisine restaurants in the country, and the price is very reasonable too. We spent two nights at the meson Alferez, the connected...More

Thank geojak0
lps1982, Owner at La Candela, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2012

Thank you very much for your comments we are glad you enjoyed it, we hope to see you back to keep learning Spanish and try more of our delicious food. La Candela strives to provide high quality regional food at affordable prices in a cozy...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Sebastian Camacho Esq. Zaragoza 2 | Dentro del Hotel Meson del Alferez, Xalapa 91000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Xalapa
  • Phone Number: +52 228 818 6351
  • This restaurant is at Meson del Alferez Xalapa
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