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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 April 25, 2015

This is in the centre of trendy fashionable Chiuca, very close to the Bogui Jazz Club (where we were going afterwards). Even on a busy Saturday night the helpful staff found our party of 5 a table in the "Bar stool" area at the front....More

Thank John S
veronica m, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2015

John !!! Thank you very much , we love your words ! ; ) it makes us so happy! , hope to see you again soon ! Best regards , Verónica Mauro

Reviewed April 22, 2015

Really great restaurant. Smartly decorated, elegant ambiance and smashing food. We asked the staff for their recommedations and were so pleased we did. The ceviche and pulpo were phenomenal. They also accept restaurant tickets which is a big plus for me as I get them...More

Thank nwh24
veronica m, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2015

Thank you very much for your time , and we hope to see you again soon ; ) Best regards , Verónica Mauro

Reviewed April 8, 2015

I really liked the food, especially the starters and desserts. The venue is super cosy and nice and the staff treated us very well. Also it's very price worthy. Highly recommended!

Thank Clara H
Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to la Candelita since I moved to Madrid one year now and every time I go I have the best food, they give this little appetizers on the house always to die for and the Pisco sour cocktail is amazing, I always...More

Thank Fabiola B
Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you are the type of person to try Peru-Venezuelan food, then this restaurant is right for you. The service is good and they will explain you everything with a smile. I found it really expensive for the type of restaurant that it is. I...More

veronica m, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2015

Thank you very much for your time! , and we are glad you liked and enjoyed our restaurant, We hope to see you soon :) Sincerely yours Verónica Mauro

Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Although over the online reservation system we were only allowed to reserve for 8, we extended the reservation various times until reaching a total of 17 spots. Everyone was delighted with the cozy atmosphere, the brunch options (some more fruits and veggies wouldn't have hurt)...More

Thank MadridMarco_polo
veronica m, Propietario at La Candelita, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2015

Hello Marco Polo, we thank you for your opinion about our restaurant , we are glad you liked it and hope to see you soon again ; ) we also appreciate your critics , will try to improve every day !!

Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Thank you very much for such a lovely experience! The service, the food and the overall experience was just fantastic. The Tequeños were delicious and the arepitas very tasty. I can't wait to come back!

Thank mandreinacardenas
Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited for dinner on a quiet Monday night - reviews seemed favourable and there was also a tempting 30% midweek discount for booking via the Fork. With the help of our very friendly and efficient waiter (who spoke French, English and...More

Thank LiSistersTravel
Reviewed November 25, 2014

I had the opportunity to have brunch at La Candelita last weekend and it was just a fantastic, and unique experience. To start with, I had cachapas, Venezuelan tasty pancakes made out of corn. I had them with mild white cheese and butter. Excellent. Mmmmmmmmhhhh…...More

Thank Matías G
Reviewed November 21, 2014

A very good choice if you are up for a good meal al 'estilo libre latino', fresh and original flavours, pleasant surrounding and attentive staff. And of course, a mojito (or two) is a must! Do ask the waiters to guide you if unfamiliar with...More

Thank Iryna G
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, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
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
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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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