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Las Velas

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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ENTRADAS‎
$10.00
Cocktail del Cejas
Large‎ shrimp prepared in a Mexican cocktail sauce made fresh with onions, cilantro, avocado and lime. Served cold with crackers.
$9.00
Quesadillas
Traditional cheese quesadilla, chicken, steak, ground beef, carnitas, veggies or chorizo. Served with lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream.
$8.00
Empanadas del Cejas
Two corn empanadas stuffed with cheese and your choice of chicken, fish, mushrooms or beef.
$8.00
Sopecitos
Four small thick corn tortillas, handmade in our kitchen, topped one each of chicken, steak, chorizo and carnitas, served with beans, salsa verde, roja, onions, cilantro and fresco cheese.
$8.00
Shrimp $+3.00
Poblano dip
Poblano‎ peppers cooked with butter, sour cream and cheese. Perfect for a more flavorful start to your meal. Served with our freshly cut chips.
$9.00
Nachos Las Velas
Our freshly cut and fried chips topped high with black beans, cheese, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo.
$8.50
Las Velas Flautas
Three flautas made with flour tortillas wrapped around a mix of diced chicken, cheese, red and green peppers, corn and onions. Served with creamy chipotle sauce.
$12.00
Ceviche
Citrus-marinated‎ fish, shrimp or combo ceviche served in the traditional Mexican style.
SOPAS‎
$6.50
Tortilla Soup
A chipotle-flavored chicken broth with sliced avocado, onions, cilantro, and topped with fried tortilla strips and crumbled fresco cheese.
$6.50
Black Bean Soup
Black bean soup specially seasoned with cumin, salsa and lime.
$7.00
Sopa Cancun
Freshly made chicken broth surrounds a generous portion of rice, shredded chicken, diced tomatoes, chopped onions, cilantro, sliced avocado and jalapeno peppers on the side.
$7.00
Traditional Soup of the Day
Pozole, Menudo, Barbacoa and more. Ask your server.
ENSALADAS‎
$8.50
Shrimp $+3.00 more
Ensalada Del Cesar
Traditional Caesar salad made without anchovies. With your choice of meat.
$9.50
Fajita Salad
A bed of romaine lettuce topped with your choice of meat, hot grilled onions, peppers and melted cheese. Served with creamy vinaigrette dressing.
$9.50
Shrimp $+3.00
Burrito Salad
Served in a bowl, this tortilla-free meal is made with beans, lettuce, grilled peppers/onions, salsa verde, pico de gallo, cheese and your choice of meat.
TACOS ESPECIALES‎
$12.00
Tacos del Paisa (fish)
Three tacos with freshly breaded tilapia, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and a creamy chipotle sauce. Served with rice or beans.
$13.50
Tacos Del Timon (shrimp)
Three tacos with freshly breaded large shrimp, pico de gallo, avocado and El Timon’s creamy salsa. Served with rice or beans.
$12.00
Tacos Checandole (pastor)
Three tacos with marinated pork, onion and cilantro, grilled pineapple and a sweet and mildly spicy salsa. Served with rice or beans.
$12.00
Tacos del guero (cochinita pibil)
Three tacos with slow-cooked achiote/vinegar shredded pork and habanero/vinegar marinated red onions. Served with rice or beans.
$13.00
Tacos De Arrachera
A must try! Three tacos with marinated hanger steak (a special cut), onions and cilantro, and salsa (mild or hot). Served with rice or beans.
TACOS‎
Our popular tacos are always a favorite and are served with rice and beans.
Onions
Cilantro and lime
Two tacos $9.00
Three tacos $11.00
Tex-Mex
Two tacos $9.00
Three tacos $11.00
Flour or corn soft tortillas
Grilled chicken, grilled steak, ground beef, chorizo (Mexican sausage) or carnitas (pork)
BURRITOS‎
All of our burritos are served with lettuce, pico de gallo and sour cream.
$10.50
Guacamole $+1.50
Burrito Cozumel
A‎ large flour tortilla stuffed full with chorizo con papas (chorizo sausage with potatoes), shredded lettuce, sour cream and fresco cheese.
$13.00
Guacamole $+1.50
Burrito Cancun
A large flour tortilla with your choice of meat. Stuffed with cheese, pico de gallo and guacamole.
$12.00
Guacamole $+1.50
Burrito Isla
A burrito stuffed with melted cheese, rice, green peppers, grilled onions, salsa roja and sour cream. Your choice of meat.
$12.00
Guacamole $+1.50
Burrito Xel-Ha
A‎ favorite in the Riviera Maya, this burrito is stuffed with rice, chopped onions and cilantro, beans, hot or mild salsa, and melted cheese. Your choice of meat.
ESPECIALES DE LAS VELAS‎
Chicken, steak and/or pork $15.50
Shrimp or combo $17.50
Fajitas
Traditional fajitas served with rice, black beans, grilled peppers and onions, lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, cheese and tortillas.
$12.00
Enchiladas
Four enchiladas with your choice of meat bathed in our green sauce, red sauce or molé rojo, topped with chopped onions, cilantro, sour cream and crumbled fresco cheese. Served with rice and beans.
$12.00
Chilaquiles
Crunchy style tortilla chips soaked in green salsa, topped with marinated chicken or steak, chopped onions and cilantro, crumbled fresco cheese and sour cream. Served with rice and beans.
$15.50
Milanesas Obregon
Hand-breaded‎ thinly sliced chicken or steak specially marinated in spices and wine. Served with rice, lettuce/pico de gallo, guacamole and papas Leticia.
$15.50
Pollo/Puerco en mole poblano
Deliciously slow-cooked molé rojo sauce smothered on your choice of chicken or pork. Served with your choice of three sides: rice, beans, lettuce/pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, rajas/crema, papas Leticias, or cheese. Corn or flour tortillas.
$16.00
Alambres Pollo/carne
Grilled chopped peppers and onions smothered with melted cheese are placed atop grilled chicken or steak and served with rice, lettuce/pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and tortillas.
$16.00
Chiles Rellenos
A traditional Mexican dish made with poblano peppers with skins removed, dipped in batter, stuffed with cheese and your choice of chicken, steak or pork. Covered with a savory lightly spiced red sauce.
$19.50
Carne Cambalache
Our version of carne arrachera. A choice cut of steak specially seasoned in tequila and mesquite-lime vinaigrette, served with rice, lettuce/pico de gallo, rajas/crema and papas Leticia.
$19.50
Mar y Tierra
Steak and shrimp seasoned in the owner’s mother’s special recipe. Served with rice, lettuce/pico de gallo, rajas/crema and papas Leticia.
TRADITIONAL MEXICAN‎
All traditional Mexican dishes are served with lettuce/pico de gallo, rice, sliced avocado and tortillas. Pair your meat or seafood selection with a style of preparation from below.
Pollo/Chicken $15.50
Carne/Steak $16.00
Pescado/Fish (Red Snapper) $17.00
Camarones/Shrimp $18.00
Meat
Seafood
Veracruzana
There’s a medium heat to this dish that uses a chipotle-hinted tomato sauce combined with jalapeno peppers, green peppers and, surprisingly, green olives.
Pollo/Chicken $15.50
Carne/Steak $16.00
Pescado/Fish (Red Snapper) $17.00
Camarones/Shrimp $18.00
Meat
Seafood
Diabla
Not for the timid, this dish is called “diabla” thanks to the intense heat of the habanero pepper. Chipotle adobo adds to the smoky flavor of this red sauce.
Pollo/Chicken $15.50
Carne/Steak $16.00
Pescado/Fish (Red Snapper) $17.00
Camarones/Shrimp $18.00
Meat
Seafood
Mexicana
One of the most common means of preparing meat, poultry and fish in Mexico, this recipe uses jalapeno peppers, tomatoes and onions. A true taste of Mexico.
Pollo/Chicken $15.50
Carne/Steak $16.00
Pescado/Fish (Red Snapper) $17.00
Camarones/Shrimp $18.00
Meat
Seafood
Mango/Chipotle
This sauce is unique for its dual sweet-yet-smoky and spicy flavor. Sautéed onions add to the flavor, culminating in a savory dish.
Pollo/Chicken $15.50
Carne/Steak $16.00
Pescado/Fish (Red Snapper) $17.00
Camarones/Shrimp $18.00
Meat
Seafood
Al Cilantro
It’s the cilantro, of course, that gives this sauce its green, almost pesto-like consistency. Those customers who enjoy the cilantro-infused Las Velas house salsa will find this a sure favorite.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, the food is standard mexican and generally good. Staff is friendly and quick, prices are a bit on the high end for this kind of place.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mpipak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Sunday afternoon just wanting to walk around the city. The place was not very crowded, so the service was good and quick. The shrimp and mahi-mahi tacos were really good, and my son’s steak fajitas were well seasoned and huge....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Z1263QFmarkg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked this place as it was convenient and open for lunch. Their fryer was broken, but we still found somethings to order. The food was terrible, unfortunately. The black beans were cold and straight out of a can. The fish tacos were very fishy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paula M
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Sorry, it was one of the worst meals I've had in a long time. Service was even worse. There are so many better places to give your money and your time to...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DreamerJess1978
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Chipotle and Moe’s Is within a stones throw and you should run to either of those before wasting your money and 70 minutes of your life you will never get back after eating here. Unless you’re the type who enjoys eating bland non-seasoned food, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dreamer02158976335
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Decent prices, decent food. Server was very nice. Nothing extraordinary about this restaurant, but nothing negative either. Location is very cool, it's right in downtown. If you drive there, be prepared to find a nearby parking garage and possibly walk. Also, we thought it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vanessah177
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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 701richt
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank gtownjewel
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