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La Candelita

#385 of 8,976 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle Barquillo 30 | Cerca de Chueca, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 23 85 53
13:30 - 02:30
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Sun 12:30 - 23:30
Mon - Wed 09:30 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 13:30 - 02:30
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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017

An amazing experience. Great cocktails, the mojito, the kiwiroska and the bloodymary are in my top 10 drinks ever! Very cool ambiance and service. The ceviches and the tiraditos, two thumbs up, the arepitas also incredible. The main dishes were equally good, the polvorosa, the asado, tarkari and the burger (yes I order the burger) just delish. We share a... More 

Thank carloshugoduran
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived shortly after it opened at 930. Americans eat a lot earlier than Spaniards and we are off to Toledo for a day trip the next day. My cod with a curry reduction couldn't have been better and my husband's pork in a skewer with vegetables was the culinary highlight of our trip so far. I had a glass... More 

Thank HubbellGardiner
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this review

HubbeliGardiner thank you very much for your time ; ) .It´s nice to hear you liked our restaurant and food . Yes , its a fact that americans eat earlier , we open our kitchen at 8.30 pm , so at that time you can come . Hope to see you again soon Best regards Verónica Mauro More 

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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It is worth going on a weekend night to listen a live concert while dinning. Food is Peruvian, very good ceviche, tiraditos and arepas. Good value. Service is a bit chaotic but very helpful and nice. I will for sure repeat.

Thank Mafaldilka
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this review

Thank you very much Mafaldika , we appreciate your words and will make all our effort to improve ; ) Thank you very much Verónica Mauro More 

1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I was brought to this place when we were having a group dinner and it exceeded everything. The food was incredible, especially, ceviche with coco and lime. As evening progressed, it went only better and better with each minute. Highly recommended from my point of view.

Thank Alexandra N
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this review

Alexandra , thank you very much for your time : ) We are very happy!!! and its great to hear you had a perfect time in Candelita , hope to see you again soon , Best regards, Verónica Mauro More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I like the simple but really good taste, the good service, the variety of the Latin american flavors that they offer in their menu: Arepas from Venezuela, ceviche from Peru, Picanha from Brazil... They also have a very good brunch menu and the drinks I will definitely go back soon

Thank Veronica A
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this review

Verónica thank you very much for your time , yes , we have food from some latin american places and will try to include more and more ; ) . Nice to hear you had an excellent time with us Hope to see you again soon Verónica Mauro More 

Sydney, Australia
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180 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We simply forgot and booked the restaurant for 8.30pm and were concerned when we arrived to an empty restaurant. Of course in Spain they do not start until 9pm at the earliest! By 9.30pm it was teeming with people and for very good reason. The food is fabulous and the atmosphere terrific. Again, customer service was wonderful and this always... More 

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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A friend suggested La Candelita for dinner last Friday. I didn't know the place and decided to give it a try. I'm so happy we went. Food was delicious, you'll find a vast combination of Venezuelan and Peruvian food very well presented and fresh. Cocktails were creative and the wine menu was extensive with plenty of options and prices. On... More 

Thank MSoca
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

i liked this place, very nice people, good service and quality food. they have mid day menu for 12.50 euro

Thank Irem C
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this review

Irem , thank you very much !! hope to see you again soon , Best regards, Verónica Mauro More 

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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Nicely presented food but not as tasty as it looked. Starter of selection of Arepas were the best part. Steak was chewy and disappointing. Due to the sweetness of the pastry crust the Polvorosa de Pollo was ok and I finished the dish. We didn't order a dessert which is very rare for us.

Thank lovelifealltheway
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Just had dinner in this place.....seriously who thinks "it's the best ceviche in Madrid" my girlfriend didn't even half finish it it was so not eatable! Service is ok but nothing special. Oh yes and the -30% from the fork reservation make sure you have a 3 course meal in order to qualify! All in all this for sure should... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$38
Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 00:30
09:30 - 00:30
09:30 - 00:30
13:30 - 02:30
13:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Barquillo 30 | Cerca de Chueca, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighbourhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 23 85 53
Latin American restaurant , located in downtown Madrid on Barquillo Street. Monday to Friday we serve daily menu at € 12.50. Delicious cocktails and over 50 rums . On sundays we offer a delicious Brunch where customers can choose from a Creole breakfast or something more classic as Pancakes or omelettes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chueca

Neighbourhood Profile
Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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