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Restaurante La Candelaria

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Esquina Este del Hospital Vicente de Paul, | 150m Oeste carretera a la Aurora, Heredia, Costa Rica
506 22374630
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service , excellent flavor !

Good experience -- a celebration of my daughter' baptism. The sirloin with mignon sauce on top--- tasty ! Highly recommended !

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Pablo S
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Heredia C.R.
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, exc service, good price, a nice option in Heredia... Must be in the top 10 Heredia Restaurants... Congratulations to the owner

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Thank fameva
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Good experience -- a celebration of my daughter' baptism. The sirloin with mignon sauce on top--- tasty ! Highly recommended !

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Thank Pablo S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I live in the neighborhood and I very much enjoy eating at this restaurant. I typically go for their daily lunch special (plato del día) and occasionally for breakfast. The prices are very agreeable for good food. The daily lunch menu includes a salad bar, and the main dish with rice, beans, vegetables, your choice of meat and a natural... More 

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Thank stephaniev634
Heredia, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

A quaint and quiet place not far from the bustling city streets. The food is tasty and served attractively. Service was good and fast, though it also felt rushed at times. The prices are very good for the quality and quantity you get, compared to other places. Wines were average in selections though.

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Thank Elizabeth G
Wilton, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Food was great - very reasonably priced. Host is very accommodating. It was during the world cup and the place was very busy, yet we got served quickly.

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Thank Christina R
Heredia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We've been going to this restaurant for years and always loved it. Raymond, our Catalonian waiter, was always attentive to our needs and a pleasure to converse with. He retained his European class manner, but was not nearly as friendly and attentive as he had been in previous visits.Recently, this restaurant moved to a new location. We were very disappointed... More 

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1 Thank Marie D
Heredia, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Even though the owner means well, the place is ready close down. My wife and I were regulars as the food was good and the prices were decent. Our last time there we got a severe stomach infection resulting in non-stop vomiting and diarrhea, followed by visits to the gastrointestinal doctor and bills of hundreds of dollars/thousands of colones.

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2 Thank Rafazv70
San José
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Try the empanadas, the enyucados and the crepes! Service is very friendly. The atmosphere is tranquil, with smooth music and always exhibiting paintings from local artists.

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Thank egtacr
Nampa, Idaho
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The food was well executed. I had the trout which was faultless, though my wife found her steak indifferent. No surprises there, as Costa Rica is not known for the quality of its beef. If you have not tried empanada's I can recommend them as a starter. The restaurant itself has attractive Decor, and unusually for Heredia is set back... More 

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Thank DhyanSargam
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

My husband and I spent 6 nights in Heredia and ate at this restaurant two of those evenings. The owner was incredibly nice and helpful. We asked for his recommendation both nights and received some of the absolute best meals we've had. -The first night we ate Trucha (trout) with a honey mustard sauce, new potatoes and an amazing vegetable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Esquina Este del Hospital Vicente de Paul, | 150m Oeste carretera a la Aurora, Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Heredia
  • Phone Number: 506 22374630
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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