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La Candelita

) #387 of 9,070 Restaurants in Madrid ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin
Calle Barquillo 30 | Cerca de Chueca, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 23 85 53
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“arepas” (14 reviews)
“ceviche” (19 reviews)
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Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Barquillo 30 | Cerca de Chueca, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We visited La Candelita on a Friday evening in April, after booking earlier that day. It was busy, but not uncomfortably so. There was a buzzy atmosphere and the staff were welcoming and helpful. Cocktails were excellent - I can highly recommend the mango daiquiri...More

Thank Aloj
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks for you time Aloj , we are very glad you liked our restaurant and hope to see you again soon ! ; ) Best regards , Verónica Mauro

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...More

Thank carloshugoduran
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank HubbellGardiner
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

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...More

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 reviewResponded 20 February 2017

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

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...More

Thank Alexandra N
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

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

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...More

Thank Veronica A
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank DPL-OZ
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...More

Thank MSoca
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 reviewResponded 24 January 2017

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

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...More

Thank lovelifealltheway
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 39
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:30
13:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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