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Candela

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2909 NE 6TH Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 (Okland Park Blvd)
19545638088
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply the Best

I am from the Northeast and I have been coming to Candela for 6 years, usually once a year during my annual trip to South Florida. I wrote a stellar review after my first one-of-a-kind visit years back and since its been so long and the place has changed in many ways, I thought it was time for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
tim76othy
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Boston
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Boston
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am from the Northeast and I have been coming to Candela for 6 years, usually once a year during my annual trip to South Florida. I wrote a stellar review after my first one-of-a-kind visit years back and since its been so long and the place has changed in many ways, I thought it was time for a new... More 

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Thank tim76othy
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Food in this place is absolutely amazing! Choices are so interesting! The staff, especially the chef are down to earth and personable. Lovely atmosphere. We were four adults getting together after four months of not seeing each other, this place was the perfect for our get together. Oh yeah, the wine choices are superb.

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Thank Runar P
Wilton Manors, Florida
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121 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place is wonderful - the owner is quite established, and NOTHING he makes is anything short of fantastic. VERY friendly and clean. A nice romantic spot for dinner as well.

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Thank JaydieGee
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Awesome Spanish food with generous portions and good prices. Away from the tourist spots and off the beaten path, but worth finding. Just off Oakland Pk. Blvd. - 2909 NE 6th Ave. Friendly staff and delicious food. My favorites - chicken extremadura and paella.

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Thank Sharon B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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342 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We've enjoyed birthdays, date nights and just all occasion nights in this restaurant for several years. I've written previous reviews. I've heard about the owner's temper before, but I'd never experienced it -- until last night. We were entertaining friends from out of town and decided to take them to one of our favorite restaurants to experience the Mediterranean influenced... More 

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1 Thank Layne O
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We saw the review of Candela on Check Please. Each of the three reviewers raved and I must say, they were not wrong. The casual and very comfortable atmosphere made us feel as though we were dining in a home. The service was incredible and the owner could not have been nicer and hung out with us for a while... More 

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Thank Linda H
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Since I was staying in Wilton Manors, I wanted takeout from a restaurant that was close. I noticed the stellar reviews of Candela, and, trust me, they are indeed accurate. I called and spoke to, I think, the chef/proprietor, and he could not have been more helpful. He suggested I order the lasagne, as that would travel well. I have... More 

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1 Thank Ishernyro
Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My husband and I love tapas style restaurants so we decided to try Candela. Wow what a delightful discovery! We were waited by the owner's wife and daughter in law. The service was prompt and they both were very helpful in assisting us in trying their different tapas as we were "newbies" to their cuisine. Chef Armando came out to... More 

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Thank Roses52
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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94 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The outside is sort of ... you know, strip mall. But inside the decor was lovely and quiet. We were seated promptly, served graciously and the food was seriously fantastic. I had a seafood soup that I would have maybe called a cioppino but that's not what they called it. But my goodness it was good. My friend and I... More 

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Thank Hobnob_Hobo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have eaten at this jewel twice, the second time even making it a special request of our host on our second trip to Ft Lauderdale. The service is excellent, the atmosphere friendly, but the food is what will keep us going back time after time. Each time I have dined here I have had such a memorable dish that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2909 NE 6TH Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
    (Okland Park Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Wilton Manors
  • Phone Number: 19545638088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 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?