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Las Velas

21 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown)
412-281-8180
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Ranked #448 of 1,881 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Hours:
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
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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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Lumby, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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Colorado Springs
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86 reviews 86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Mexican Food. Should be fresh, beautiful, tasty, wholesome. Restaurant should be warm, welcoming, attractive, spotless. Las Velas does all right in all of these areas but is not a standout by any means. The reason for the "average" rating has to do more with the wait staff than any other component of the restaurant. Our server was rude, disinterested, put... More

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