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Las Velas

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
+1 412-281-8180
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I'm sorry for this place being in a prime location, the service was awful food was cold. We gave up our table as a request so a guy and his baby could sit first, we agreed expecting to sit next. Well they forgot us and...More

Thank Rich T
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Went here on a date-night Saturday night. No wait at what should have been prime time. We requested a table by the window, but they have the tables crammed so close together. The chairs were hard and uncomfortable. And have you even been out where...More

Thank Doug21
Reviewed 6 August 2018

On Saturday afternoon I took my family into the restaurant for lunch. The service was not that great. I had to continue to ask for napkins, water, and for the restaurant not being crowded at all that the waitress should of been more attentive or...More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I have been to Mexico many, many times and Las Velas' food is prepared very authentically. The drinks were great, the food was delicious, and the service was great! Be prepared to share or take home leftovers. Be careful going up the steps as they...More

Thank gtownjewel
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We discovered Las Velas a number of years ago and enjoyed the food, so it is a "go-to" location for us in Pittsburgh. However...I have noticed a decline in the service in recent visits. This past weekend, we had reservations but when we arrived at...More

Thank jgoldsmith10
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We stopped in late night, so the service should have been great. . . no one but one loud table was there. We were seated then ignored for a long fifteen minutes. When the chips came they were stale. The salsa was tasteless. The margaritas...More

1  Thank MarieIC
Reviewed 12 June 2018

The Arts Festival was going on, it was crowded on the street, and we could not locate this restaurant. I am so glad we stuck with it. It was fantastic. It's a second floor location; so only the door is on the street level. I...More

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We were in town for the kids marathon. Every year we go to Las Velas after the kids run. Well, today is May 5th, Cinco de mayo, and we got to Las Velas 10 minutes before it opened. We were told it opened in 10...More

1  Thank lynn j
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Service was very slow. Took awhile to take my drink order at which time I also ordered chips/salsa, cup of cancun soup and beef fajita salad. I was asked if I wanted the chips first and I said yes. They came last. The soup was...More

1  Thank cindymc62
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Sister n I stopped in for lunch. The queso is still some of the best I have had. Love the tomatos in it. Got the shrimp tacos n the shrimp size was big. Tasted great and the service was great!

Thank Erika A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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