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La Candelita

Calle Barquillo 30 | Cerca de Chueca, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 23 85 53
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“arepas” (11 reviews)
“ceviche” (22 reviews)
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Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Barquillo 30 | Cerca de Chueca, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at La Candelita was very welcoming and attentive. We were give some time to review the menu but seeing we needed some help were guided through with some excellent suggestions. The vuelve a la vida was my favorite appetizer while my friends loved...More

Thank T H
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Could not have been more hospitable. Opened the kitchen especially for us last night and brought Little dishes to try. Explained all the food and every dish was delicious. I could not recommend this place more! I would have never chosen to try some of...More

Thank 770carrie
Reviewed November 19, 2017

We had dinner with a group of friends here. Our experience was very mixed mainly due to the service. As far as the food goes, the starters we had ranged from good to truely amazing (especially the coco-Ceviche). The mains were more mixed, especially the...More

Thank 202Dominik
Reviewed November 8, 2017

I was walking through Chueca yesterday and noticed a nice-looking establishment and the menu of the dia looked good, plus the price was just right. Today, I looked at Tripadvisor and noticed that my assumption was correct - it was a great place and most...More

Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

The bacalao caribeño is a good choice if you go to eat, near gran via and it also has a menu each day for 12,50€ also 3 plates for that

Thank Diego D
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Diego thank you very much for your time , hope to see you again soon Best regards Verónica Mauro

Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

We visited La Candelita on a Friday evening in April, after booking earlier that day. It was busy, but not uncomfortably so. There was a buzzy atmosphere and the staff were welcoming and helpful. Cocktails were excellent - I can highly recommend the mango daiquiri...More

Thank Aloj
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thanks for you time Aloj , we are very glad you liked our restaurant and hope to see you again soon ! ; ) Best regards , Verónica Mauro

Reviewed March 23, 2017

An amazing experience. Great cocktails, the mojito, the kiwiroska and the bloodymary are in my top 10 drinks ever! Very cool ambiance and service. The ceviches and the tiraditos, two thumbs up, the arepitas also incredible. The main dishes were equally good, the polvorosa, the...More

Thank carloshugoduran
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

We arrived shortly after it opened at 930. Americans eat a lot earlier than Spaniards and we are off to Toledo for a day trip the next day. My cod with a curry reduction couldn't have been better and my husband's pork in a skewer...More

Thank HubbellGardiner
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

HubbeliGardiner thank you very much for your time ; ) .It´s nice to hear you liked our restaurant and food . Yes , its a fact that americans eat earlier , we open our kitchen at 8.30 pm , so at that time you can...More

Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

It is worth going on a weekend night to listen a live concert while dinning. Food is Peruvian, very good ceviche, tiraditos and arepas. Good value. Service is a bit chaotic but very helpful and nice. I will for sure repeat.

Thank Mafaldilka
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2017

Thank you very much Mafaldika , we appreciate your words and will make all our effort to improve ; ) Thank you very much Verónica Mauro

Reviewed February 17, 2017

I was brought to this place when we were having a group dinner and it exceeded everything. The food was incredible, especially, ceviche with coco and lime. As evening progressed, it went only better and better with each minute. Highly recommended from my point of...More

Thank Alexandra N
Lacandelita, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2017

Alexandra , thank you very much for your time : ) We are very happy!!! and its great to hear you had a perfect time in Candelita , hope to see you again soon , Best regards, Verónica Mauro

Chueca is the hip, gay neighborhood of Madrid where
many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where
the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and
people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main
thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is
Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables
serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture
of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $43
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Barquillo 30 | Cerca de Chueca, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighborhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 23 85 53
  • E-mail
Latin American restaurant , located in downtown Madrid on Barquillo Street. Monday to Friday we serve daily menu at € 12.50. Delicious cocktails and over 50 rums . On sundays we offer a delicious Brunch where customers can choose from a Creole breakfast or something more classic as Pancakes or omelettes.
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