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Los Candiles

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Calle Pedro Lagasca, 5, 05001 Avila, Spain
+34 920 21 31 02
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceptional salads

Don't miss the salads. Both, one with smoked fish and one with fresh tiny eel and quid, were dressed with peanuts and balsamic vinaigrette. We also ate good roasted suckling goat. Really nice staff, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Don't miss the salads. Both, one with smoked fish and one with fresh tiny eel and quid, were dressed with peanuts and balsamic vinaigrette. We also ate good roasted suckling goat. Really nice staff, too.

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great find ... Fantastic meal! Lamb was excellent, twice mashed potatoes with pork were amazing. Salad with warm dressing was proclaimed the best salad Ever by my sister who is a salad snob. Lol We got lucky finding the location and were not put off by the decor ... One of the top 3 meals we had in Spain and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I can only reiterate what great value this restaurant is, with good sized portions and real traditional home-cooked food. The service was endearingly helpful and friendly and the place bustled with atmosphere as we swayed into late evening. So, Between four people we ordered broken eggs (huevos rotos), jamon plato, patatas revolconas (paprika potatoes with pork niblets) and a traditional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had some goat cheese on a bed of apples and then chulletton. Together with red wine. Very well served, although the ambiance and decoration can be better. But the food makes up for it.

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

For large helpings of honest "home cooking" style food, Los Candiles is a fine place to have a meal. The restaurant is comfortable, the service attentive, friendly, and efficient. A great (if filling) way to start is one of the local soups, like the tomato/bread soup we ordered, coming to the table piping hot in a cast iron bowl (do... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The best cochinillo I had in spain and I also tried them in Segovia and Madrid. The restaurante ambient is nice and the waiters are very attentious.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I visited Avila last weekend and read some reviews about this restaurant. The reviews don't to it justice! The actual restaurant decor isn't great, but if you ignore that, it really is a great discovery, great value, service is amazing and the food is really good - homemade and very tasty. The meat is delicious, the salads really fresh and... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We got a table for the second sitting at 3.30 pm, and were served free drinks as we had to wait 10 mins or so to sit down. The place is small, so it's definitely recommendable to book in advance, especially at the weekend. There was a set menu for 25€ which included a large steak (the speciality in Avila),... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had a great experience at Los Candiles Restaurant. Friendly and fast service, and some of the best steaks we have had recently. Huge but perfectly cooked chuletons which were tender and tasty. Excellent simple starters and generous desserts to start and finish the meal and a very pleasant Ribera del Duero all included for 25��� a head. A must... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had lunch twice there during our two days trip to Avila. A very nice lady helped us to order food as we don't speak Spanish. She recommended the local soup which was so good that we ordered it again the second day. We also tried three different fish dishes, all very good. The service was excellent as well. Will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Pedro Lagasca, 5, 05001 Avila, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Avila  >  Avila
  • Phone Number: +34 920 21 31 02

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 28
  • Cuisine: Spanish

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