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Las Velas

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21 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-281-8180
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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
Description: Las Velas Mexican Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solid Mexican Spot

We visited Las Velas on a Sunday around 1PM. There were only 3 or 4 tables occupied, and we were able to be seated by the window. The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor, which provides nice views of Market Square. We noticed our table was slightly dirty after sitting and our waitress wiped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Jontae1
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We visited Las Velas on a Sunday around 1PM. There were only 3 or 4 tables occupied, and we were able to be seated by the window. The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor, which provides nice views of Market Square. We noticed our table was slightly dirty after sitting and our waitress wiped it down promptly. We ordered... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I am a huge fan of Mexican cuisine and always ready to try a new restaurant. I have been going to Las Velas in Market Square for about a year now, usually 3-4 times per month. This is, by far, my favorite place for Mex. Very authentic - they make all their own stuff including chips (extra crunchy) and salsa... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Nice choice of Mexican food. Service was good. Good location. Food was above average. Good lunch and dinner choice.

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Akron, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This restaurant overlooks Market Square, which is now decorated for the holidays. Decent food and drinks. The evening we went (11/28), there was a table of about 12 by the windows who were very drunk and very loud, so that took away from our experience a bit. (Family with two kids under 8) My husband and I split the Velada:... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited La Velas last weekend and once again had a great experience! Hugo, our server, went above and beyond and was very helpful when it came to ordering drinks, margaritas, and food. overall great food and good macaritas!!

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Pittsburgh, PA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 412-281-8180

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?