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“Delicious - Needs more Veg. Items”

Candela Tapas & Lounge
Ranked #12 of 39 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
DomPasqual
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious - Needs more Veg. Items”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Beautiful place, friendly service. Most items are quite delicious and wonderfully prepared. With a few more vegetarian options added to the menu, we would come back a lot more often.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Norwich, Vermont
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Spanish-Caribbean Cuisine”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Delicious!
This restaurant exceeded our expectations. A sweet and knowledgeable Latin waitress guided us along, explaining the dishes, and making recommendations. We started the meal with a glass of Sangria and a customized assortment of meat and cheese's. We ordered small plates, Spanish Meatballs in a Blue Cheese Froth, White Sardines balanced on a bed of roasted red peppers and crispy baguette. The scallop dish the waitress had so recommended (and we didn't order) arrived by mistake at our table and was quickly rescued by the table of women next to us. They informed us that this was their third order of the dish because it was to "die for". Of course at that point after having them waifed in front of our noses we couldn't not order a plate! Of my, probably the best scallops (and the largest I have ever seen) I have ever tasted.
Such a great meal, and so excited to have such an incredible dining choice in the Upper Valley! I hope they can successfully keep up the pace (packed house). The only real criticism was the noise level...... and oh not to leave out, very interesting cocktails and lovely Spanish wine choices

  • Visited July 2013
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South Royalton, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Post Opera Home Run”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

following an extraordinary evening with the Metropolitan Opera (La Traviatta) at the Hop we wandered into Candelas for an encore performance - cocktails, food, and service all of the first water -- delightful.

  • Visited July 2013
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West Fairlee, Vermont
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A nice addition to this college town”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Candela did not disappoint. Food was great, staff and atmosphere excellent. Warm and inviting owner and staff. My husband and I shared 4 different tapas and he had the soup. All were very good. If you are looking to try some new things (as opposed to a full meal), this is it. Tapas were tasteful, yet not overbearing. Will definitely return.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Neen813
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Hanover, New Hampshire
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unique and Outstanding Food”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Bravo! A wonderful addition to the Upper Valley restaurant scene. The owner was very inviting. Wide selection of food and drink options are available. We had about 10 tapas items and each one was delicious. Do not go to this restaurant if you are looking for a quick meal. Go with someone who you can share conversation with, sit back, relax and enjoy the evening. I look forward to coming here on a regular basis.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank NHFoodieYumYum
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