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Candela Latin and Mediterranean Restaurant

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2909 NE 6th Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL (Okland Park Blvd)
954-563-8088
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3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Superior Cuisine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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English first
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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79 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews
4 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Wow...what happened. THIS PLACE IS NEVER GOING TO MAKE IT. The restaurant business is a service business and this place doesn't know the meaning of the word. While the food is above average...not great but above average this owner has grown far bigger in his mind than his dinky restaurant warrants.. We always like to support small businesses in our... More 

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chef armando v, Owner at Candela Latin and Mediterranean Restaurant, responded to this review

Your review is a sham, full of lies and misrepresentations. I am the chef and the owner of candela restaurant and this is my response to you: Sure you are not allowed in my restaurant ever again. You are a disrespectful being. A bully, in the form of a "customer". We do not have to bow, because you bring money... More 

Georgetown, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Candela offers great Latin and Mediterranean food. The best is the paella. On our visits there, the chef/owner personally comes to your table, chats with you, and answers your questions. Because the restaurant is small, you get lots of personal attention. Would be nice if the restaurant offered a full bar instead of just wine, but that's just because I... More 

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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We read about this restaurant on trip advisor and thought we would give it a try. It is located in a small strip mall next to a check cashing store. Once inside, it felt homey and has a nice country Spanish style. We started with two appetizers. One was the shrimp in garlic sauce and the other was a stuffed... More 

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New York City, New York
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87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Located in a not so beautiful area in Wilton Manors, you will be impressed once you step inside. The staff is very welcoming and accommodating, the food is delicious, very Spanish cooked perfectly by the chef owner.

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Cooper City, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A total of 10 of us had dinner and it was great as always. My wife and I have been there at least half a dozen times, but some in our party never had. Armando the chef/owner checked on us 5 times to see if all was well. His wife Yudaris kept the wait staff running smoothly. All in our... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I am so glad that I had read the other reviews about the location. If you drive by this strip mall you would not go in. But once in the front door it is a great experience. Food was delicious and service excellent. Only negative was I thought a limited wine list.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2909 NE 6th Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL
    (Okland Park Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Wilton Manors
  • Phone Number: 954-563-8088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?