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21 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown)
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Ranked #499 of 1,891 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Description: Las Velas Mexican Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh in historic Market Square above Prantl’s Bakery and Mancini Bread Company.Opening in fall of 2009, it includes a fun atmosphere, excellent bar options, and a flavorful menu of recipes inspired by Mexico City and the Riviera Maya region of Mexico.
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Pittsburgh, PA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you are looking for a mainstream Mexican restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh, this one will do fine. There will be no big surprises, positive or negative. My meatless quesadilla was as expected; good mixture of cheese and veggies, not spicy, with guacamole, sour cream and salsa on the side. My friend's tostados were likewise just what you'd expect in an... More

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Lumby, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I recently dined at Las Velas in Pittsburgh, PA which is located in the very popular Market Square - well known for their numerous dining spots. This is a very popular and well known restaurant in the Pittsburgh area. A flight of stairs leads to the restaurant and the dining and bar area is large. A light and airy restaurant... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

View out window great. Atmospher nothing. Service very poor waitress never returned to ask how meal was, kept my $.78 change and only brought back the bills. If you want to have your food have any type of flavor put hot souce on it. Born and raised in Pittsburgh. Worst mex food I ever had. Taco Bell is better. Want... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant is on the second floor overlooking the market square. Great mexican food and drinks. Relax and enjoy, If you are in a rush go to a fast food place. Las Velas is a relaxing experience.

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Budapest, Hungary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

the only reason this doesn't get the full 5 is because even though I was standing in market square I couldn't find it. it may well be above the bakery...but the door is actually right next to diamond grille. so I searched fir close to 15 min lioking for it based on the directions in trip advisor. I had chips... More

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Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Love this restaurant, great drinks, great food, great staff. Can always count on it for a great Mexican meal.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I visit pittsburgh every other month. I stumbled across this restaurant. I love Margaritas and Fajitas. This is the perfect place for a woman traveling alone to feel comfortable and enjoy great food.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We came here for a farewell lunch for a team member. The chips, salsa, and guacamole were good. Unfortunately, we had scraped the bottom of the bowls long before our waiter came to take our order - after we had been there for 45 minutes. Since the written or unwritten standard at most companies is a one-hour lunch break (or... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I've come here twice, both for lunch, and both on business. It's conveniently located in Market Square and has been busy both visits. The menu is just long enough that I have a tough time deciding what to eat, and both meals I've had were great. I got enchiladas the first visit, and the las vegas combo most recently. I... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

After walking around in town for the day I found this awesome place with a wonderful view of market square. The margarita was fresh and delicious. The chips and homemade salsa were incredible. I had the chipotle chicken with rice and it could be shared. The portion was gigantic. The menu was very diverse. I loved the atmosphere at the... More

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Additional Information about Las Velas

Address: 21 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone Number: 412-281-8180
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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