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Candela Tapas & Lounge

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15 Lebanon St, Hanover, NH 03755-2124
+1 603-277-9094
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hanover, United States
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

My wife and I are world travelers and enjoy eating at many different restaurants from taco stands to white table cloth elegance. But we are always are happy to return to Hanover with its multiple outstanding restaurants with a variety of great dishes. Candela adds something different to the mix with its changing tapas menu and gregarious owner. Its location... More 

Thank Thomas O
New England
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Last time I ate here, the quality of the food had dropped I am sorry to say. The freshness and the tastiness of the food was not very exciting.

Thank ayear0ff
James V, Owner at Candela Tapas & Lounge, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with your recent visit. Our quality and freshness of our food is priority #1 at Candela and as you can see by the overwhelming majority of our reviews our customers have always been satisfied with our quality, taste and international flavors. You review was posted on February 1st, 2017 and... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Unbelievably delicious. I've never had a dish I didn't find tasty, and two or three who's equal I've never found. The albondigas is a must have, and the pork belly may be the best composed dish I've ever eaten. The owner is amazing, friendly and helpful, and the staff are always great. You MUST go to Candelas, best food in... More 

Thank BobGod8
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We've been here a few times. The selection of tapas is good, and everything we ordered was thoroughly enjoyed, especially given the seasonal menu and effort to use locally sourced food.

Thank William V
Norwich, Vermont
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had eaten here twice, but decided to give it another chance. The menu looked interesting. We each had a glass of wine; perhaps more would have changed the experience. All three of the dishes we ordered were below par. The salad had very large pieces of spinach, little cheese and less dressing. The sweet potato tostones had a tasty... More 

Thank vttraveler67
Amherst, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Taco Tuesday was a blast -- so many delicious choices, and you can order one at a time, pace yourself as you also sample a glass of this or that from their great wine list. I was visiting with friends and we were given a nice table in the window. Nobody rushed us, we savored our meals and left feeling... More 

Thank phaedrus42016
Newbury, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Delicious Tapas. The empanadas are fantastic. We have been there several times now and always find new things to try. And the service is very friendly.

Thank chrisandmary2
East Burke, Vermont
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stumbled upon Candela Tapas & Lounge while wandering the streets of Hanover. Glad we wandered in and gave it a try! We didn't have a reservation but the staff was very accommodating and got us seated. The service was excellent, drinks were awesome, and the food was delicious.

Thank Stephen H
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127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A Saturday evening visit to Candela. This is not the first time I have been to Candela, and, each time I have been there, it has been incredibly good! The food is original, meaning, you aren't going to find this in any kind of "chain" restaurant. The chef and his staff are putting out original, really creative, really flavorful dishes.... More 

Thank InSearchofQ
Burlington, Vermont
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I went to this restaurant with my wife and kids and for full disclosure I should begin by saying that I tend to search for good value and enough food so that the kids don't come away from it hungry. With this in mind, I think Candela fell a little short on both counts. I could have tempered my disappointment... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Latin
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Lebanon St, Hanover, NH 03755-2124
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: +1 603-277-9094

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