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About Candela Latin Kitchen
Candela Latin Kitchen is an affordable Latin restaurant located in the Lower Highlands neighborhood in North Denver.
Denver, CO 80211
Latin American, Peruvian, Puerto Rican
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 11am-11pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 10pm
17th and Central Street
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Candela Latin Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
First time dining at Candela. The food was absolutely fabulous. I had the Lomo Saltado which was a very interesting combination of beef sirloin, red onion, tomato, fries on a bed of rice - best way to describe it is a stir fry with a latin flair. Flavors were amazing - the only negative is some of the pieces of sirloin were a little bit tough. I also had a freestyle taco - which was a chicken with chipotle sauce - again, very flavorful. Our server was Diana and she was excellent. Very knowledgeable on the menu and very attentive. We will definitely return.
Amazing restaurant! We have never had a bad experience. Every item is very well prepared, presented and scrumptious! It is definitely our go to spot! Everyone is great from the owner, GM, to waitstaff! Great to have a welcoming place like Candela's; even more of a bonus that it is not far from our neighborhood! :-D
Dinner at Candelas was decent. We ordered some tacos, and some were good, some so-so. I really enjoyed the plantain taco. Fun sweet flavor. Adobo taco was good but pretty salty.
Guacamole was good and almost too big. The chips are the thick fried true tortilla type which I'm not such a fan of because they're so heavy.
I did enjoy my margarita...good flavor, enough tequila to taste it but not overwhelm. Nice.
Would we go back? Maybe not because my wife didn't find so much she liked. I'd be on for trying again.
The "Lomo Saltado" (picture) was unbelievably good! This Peruvian street food containing (waitress words) steak (med-rare w/amazing marinade), (grape) tomato, red onions, and fries on a bed of soy glazed rice was addicting. The guac had a nice calm heat with house made chips. Excellent dinner (we'll be back)...
We were excited to try out this place for the first time, we got there and got seated right away, for a Friday night it was fairly slow. They definitely had a lot of reservations available, I guess that should have been the red flag, that no one wants to go for a reason. Got or waters and that last thing we ever got served. I'm guessing the wait staff didn't want to make themselves or the restaurant money, as they kept walking by and none bother to stop and ask if wet wanted to order. After 20 min of being ignored, by people that weren't even busy. We got up and left, never got to try anything but their water.
We really enjoyed the Central Bistro and were excited to try their new concept.
Things started off pretty slow. Our waiter was very friendly, however, he was terribly unattentive. I opted for the bottomless mimosa and sadly I spent most of my meal at the bottom. A more appropriate name would have been: Mimosa-less mimosa. I was only refilled twice by the time I finished my meal. At $14 for the drink I asked for 1 more with the check since I was not going to pay $7/mimosa. for the 2 I had.
We began the meal with some guac. Great flavor and housemade chips turned out to be the highlight of the meal. The rest of the food was just okay.
We ordered the Lomo Saltado and the Pastelon. The Lomo was pretty boring. It was a mound of sticky rice, 4 french fries broken in half, some fresh cherry tomatoes, thin onions and some marinated chunks of beef. Certainly nothing special. I would complain about the size of the dish, but the Lomo was huge compared to the Pastelon. While the Pastelon had good flavor, it was a laughably small portion. I dodged a bullet not ordering that one.
Not sure if we will bother to give it a second chance. It's really a shame since we had so many good brunches at Central.
My daughter just moved into the neighborhood and every time we walked by it looked inviting and smelled Great! My niece also lives in Denver so we decided to give it a try! We had outdoor seating which was great. Good people watching . Our waiter was terrific. Drinks were very good. The food was Great!!!! We loved everything we ordered! Really good variety of small plates to share. The tacos are small street tacos so make sure when you order to order at least one per person. Would absolutely come here again. My daughter is looking forward to trying the brunch.
Disappointing. We were excited to go here as the revival of Central. The service was slow, the food mediocre, the menu limited. most of us went to get more food after dinner as we were still hungry. for a latin/Mex spot they have very few tequillas. Hoping they can improve their service and add to the menu.
We decided to try this place out last Friday and were delighted by the food, tastes were bright and varied between dishes, the smelts were dee-licious as were the plantain chips! We'll definitely be back! Only minus was the noise level, but to be expected at this kind of place.
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