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Las Velas

) #255 of 1,749 Restaurants in Pittsburgh $$ - $$$ Mexican,
21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
+1 412-281-8180
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good24%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (6 reviews)
“taco” (2 reviews)
Opens in 2 min
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Visited here with a group of 6 consisting of two 2 year olds. The food was very good!! We all love mexican food of all kinds so this did not disappoint! We got the jalapeños stuffed with chorizo and ground beef they were so good...More

Thank Brstin2flames
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, atmosphere, and, food! Facility was clean. Server was friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Casey C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Good Mexican food and good drinks. It is tucked away in market square and can be hard to find but the food is really good. I have heard from co workers that the margaritas are great. Just make sure you dont need to drive afterward...More

Thank Doyle H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is not good Mexican food. It is what many northern people have come to expect to be Mexican. There is good Mexican food in Pittsburgh, but this is not it. Service is severely lacking too. I don't recommend this place.

Thank Travelling2havefun
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Celebrated husband's birthday with our adult children. I had the shrimp tacos with house salad and rice - piled it on the soft shell taco - very good. Had a basic margarita - think it was a mix but it was good. Son had a...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This place has the best Mexican in the city. Truest authentic. Highly recommend the tacos chechandole!

Thank Apes44
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The food was actually quite nice. No complaints there. The 2nd story view over Market Square is nice. The place is usually pretty busy, so that should tell you they are doing something right. I went there twice. When we sat at the bar, service...More

1  Thank MarcellusMan
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great view of Market Square (it's on the 2nd floor) and great value for quick, friendly service, great drink menu and casual atmosphere. Fresh-made Mexican food with enough choices to please a group and some of the largest cocktail glasses we have seen!

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Recently my wife and I, along with another couple, went to PPG Place to see the skating rink, Christmas tree, and other holiday sights at PPG Place. While there, because we had an Enjoy Book coupon, we ate at Las Velas, which is on the...More

Thank Twistedintheburgh
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a great restaurant. Great drinks and a large menu, with the food being very good. Would recommend.

Thank amborland05
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
23:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 412-281-8180
  • E-mail
Las Velas Mexican Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh in historic Market Square above Prantl’s Bakery and Mancini Bread Company.Opening in fall of 2009, it includes a fun atmosphere, excellent bar options, and a flavorful menu of recipes inspired by Mexico City and the Riviera Maya region of Mexico.
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