candela restaurant - wine bar - tapas

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118 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
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At Candela Restaurant - Wine Bar - Tapas, we provide a casual setting for an uncomplicated "Spanish Dining Experience". Among other staples of the gastronomy of Spain you'll find Paella, Tortilla, Patatas Bravas, Jamón Iberico, Croquetas, Sangria and of course lots and lots of very good Vino. Either if you dine with us or if you purchase from our store to take home, you will be delighted to treat your family and friends with the best food and wine Spain has to offer. " Buen Provecho".
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RH
London
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an amazing experience! Every visit to Wilton manners includes a trip to candela… From the moment you walk in the front door, you’re greeted with incredible hospitality and outstanding service… The food is beyond exceptional and the wine selection is amazing.

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was in a strip mall and at first we weren’t overwhelmed with the location and appearance. However, I’m glad we gave it a try. It was worth it! Food was fantastic, service was great. We will be back.

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p
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great find. Great variety and near authentic experience. It was also good to see most patrons actually having conversation while enjoying their tapas instead of staring in silence at their iPhone. As simple as it is the warm bread and cheese board are a great way to kick off you meal.

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EA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Costumer service is very rude and unprofessional. This need to improve. Also there is not octupus. How is a Spanish restaurant doesn't have octupus....

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food! Will be going back!

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OT
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

We love this place! And the owner is the nicest gentleman and really cares about the guests. The male server and the busser/food runner don’t know if they were having a bad night or woke up on the wrong side of the bed but they were so rude that it left a very sour taste in our mouths. I will rethink about coming back here.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yummy food and wine. Fun and helpful server

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H
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Live music was nice but took a little getting used to the volume. Great place for a date or a nice evening out.

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BC
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We eat there about once a week

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RH
London
46 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always Candela exceeded my expectations. Took my out of town Dad her for an amazing dinner. The papas bravos are amazing! This is one of our go to places in town.

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CH
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good place for a typical spanish food. Fair price

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GO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, wine, service and ambiance. Food is authentic and tastes homemade. Only negative is that you cannot order rice as a side dish. Meal would definitely increase in enjoyment if rice would be offered as a side dish.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Noise from guitarist and guests made us eat and leave. We did not linger for coffee or desert. The food was over cooked and portion of Iberico ham and manchego cheese were modest for a high price. The food was over cooked. The paella was dry. It was not an enjoyable evening out.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. We will be back. The food is delicious!!

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k
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent! It is a great little neighborhood place in a strip mall. I highly recommend Candela for great food and wine.
Thank you we will be back!

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EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

everything was delicious we'll be back very soon

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D
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Server very helpful and attentive. Garlic shrimp and pepper stuffed with goat cheese, spinach, raisins fantastic! A neighborhood gem!!!!

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BB
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as ever

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LD
Miami
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food
Armando is delightful
First choice for fun group dinner

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HD
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great owners and food, as always excellent! Will be back

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f
Miami
145 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy Candela. Excellent service and outstanding food preparation. A highly skilled chef in the kitchen.

Our favorites are the seafood paella and the croquetas. Everything that comes out of the kitchen looks and smells wonderful.

Interesting wine list too.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Service was horrible.....the waiter said to us I have a special there and keep walking. Was like he was working for days and the rest opened at 5 PM. Appetizers were ok but the paella was so salty and burned.... not ambiente music....

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GM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Lovely place and amazing food, menu quite short and for place that name itself “tapas” bar is just not enough to choose from, but even though I recommend it highly because the food that I ordered taste like heaven.

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DC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Candela is awesome! Great food for a special occasion. Staff is delightful and accommodating. Highly recommend all the food choices and, yes, we have tried just about all of them!

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c
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

nice place for traditional spanish food. would love to have more variety on the appetizer list kind of like a tapas menu.

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B
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It had been over a year since our last visit and we were impressed with the improvement in the menu. We started off with the cheese and meat board. It was filled with delicious meats of top quality but only had one cheese and seven olives. I had one of their paella dishes and it was very good. My friend had a chicken dish with a creamy mustard sauce that was out of this world. we will definitely go back and not wait a year this time.

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DF
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very authentic food and excellent execution. Service was very professional and knowledgeable. Will definitely go back.

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RF
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We ate only tapas and it was very good, particularly the desserts. We thoroughly enjoyed the guitarist. The owner was very friendly and couldn’t have been nicer. It was a lovely evening.

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y
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

very flavorful food, and prices are reasonable, including wines. service could be a bit more polished.

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S
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was helpful and friendly. The food, tapas, was wonderful and the gypsy guitar made a great experience perfect.all four of us can’t wait to return.

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F
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This visit was our fourth time to the restaurant, and we found everything from the charcuterie appetizer to the stews and the lamb shank to be excellent.

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KR
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is outstanding! The freshest cheese and bread. Melt in your mouth octopus. The best fideua I’ve ever had. Great service, good wine menu. I could eat here every day and be happy.

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PR
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, a delightful dinner. Five of us shared three starters, including a delicious beet salad. We then ordered four mains including a calamari dish, a pork meal, chicken and a chickpeas and sausage casserole. Each dish had its own distinctive flavor. Each dish was tasty, and went well with a Tempranillo wine, reasonably priced and robust.

Service was excellent and because we were very early in the evening, the restaurant was quiet when we arrived. However, by the time we finished our meals, there was a nice ambiance in the space, including live guitar music.

Overall, it was another great evening meal at Candela.

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RM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We were excited to have a nice Spanish dinner
First off appetizers and one of our favorites we were told they ran out of , if they were busy I could understand but the place was 3/4 empty, ok we move on drinks very much limited selection but we made do with water , no juices, only soda or alcohol
Ordered seafood paella for TWO, after a long wait finally the food arrive I stared at the skimpy plate and politely asked the waitress where the rest of it was . She looked at me like a deer in the headlights and proceeded to tell me that it was ONE serving for both of us
Obviously the server didn’t enter in the order correctly to the kitchen and then blamed us for not specify we wanted 2 individual servings although the only menu clearly states there is a 60 dollar paella for TWO
LEFT THERE STILL HUNGRY and less than satisfied
Probably won’t return

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RH
London
46 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite for tapas, wine and fun! This is an amazing place with over the top food and service.

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d
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very very good food, service and great live Spanish guitar!

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FL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best fidua and paella outside of Spain!

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C
Miami
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing restaurant, food, environment and services!!! Definitely a 5 Star place!!! Food was absolutely delicious and the serves were on top of every single detail. There was live music-a guitarist and a violinist- who played beautifully!! We’ll come back!!!

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b
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall a fabulous experience. Between the wine, guitar, delicious food, and wonderful service, it was a perfect evening. Will be back!

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IS
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Great restaurant with amazing wines. The staff knows there stuff and the chef/owner puts out unbelievable food.

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