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Candela Restaurant Wine Bar, Tapas,

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$$ - $$$
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2909 NE 6th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33334-2606 (Okland Park Blvd)
+1 954-563-8088
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here twice during our stay. The food was great both times, from appetizers to dessert. The first time, the service was also great, we had a friendly and attentive waiter who gave us good recommendations. The second time, our waiter was remarkably inattentive, unhelpful, and even forgot one of our (main!) dishes. Still, I would go back for... More 

Thank Keira314159
Watervliet, New York
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Candela is a Spanish-theme restaurant in Wilton Manors, in a somewhat non-descript strip mall but the restaurant and the food are anything but! The restaurant features Spanish, Italian and Cuban-inspired food, all freshly prepared and nicely served. Everything is very flavorful and nicely spiced/seasoned. There is a nice offering of small plates, full entrees and on-site prepared desserts. Well worth... More 

Thank Jeff B
Seattle, Washington, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out-of-towners looking for Cuban food. Found this place online and chose it because of it's numerous reviews. So happy to have chosen a local, neighborhood restaurant. It felt like a real 'find' The food was amazing. Unique, homemade dishes. Loved the atmosphere - quality, yet personal. Great experience!

Thank Kelli T
Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is our new favorite in Wilton Manors. This is the best Spanish food we've had in Broward County. The restaurant is unassuming on the outside, but warm and attractive inside. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. He made great suggestions for wine to pair with our various dishes. First dish out was the delicious fried sardines. If you... More 

Thank RAMV_MIami
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Tapas are delicious, Armando always comes out to greet diners and the chocolate cake is to die for. Prices are reasonable for a relaxed and great dining experience.

Thank Gabynu
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great and authentic Spanish food. The paella was outstanding! The owners are on site and could not be more accommodating. The diverse dining experience is a must while in Ft. Lauderdale.

Thank vinny_navigator
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting whilst holidaying from Perth, Australia. Celebrating a birthday. The staff were accomodating, very friendly but most importantly the food and wine was amazing.

Thank Justmysty
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Candela looks nothing from outside in its scruffy strip mall setting but has a very pleasant and comfortable dining room. The artichoke dish (which we expected to accompany the entrees but came as an appetiser) was good but heavy on oil. The cod croquettes ($4) were good. The shrimp appetiser was poor.consisting of tasteless overcooked small shrimps in oil. The... More 

Thank Andrew B
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale are off the beaten path. Candela is hidden away in a crappy little strip mall, but once you step into the place, everything changes. The atmosphere is wonderful, the food is exceptional, and the owner and his wife are fabulous hosts. Be sure to have the eggplant parmesan especially if you think you don't... More 

Thank Linda B
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Went to dinner with three others at this out of the way strip mall restaurant. What a great place. We all ordered something different and ended up tasting all around. Each dish better than the last. Great friendly staff, prompt service and service with a smile. The chef came from the kitchen to make sure everything was okay. And it... More 

Thank jbontherocks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2909 NE 6th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33334-2606
    (Okland Park Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Wilton Manors
  • Phone Number: +1 954-563-8088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?