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candela restaurant - wine bar - tapas, Fort Lauderdale, FL

candela restaurant - wine bar - tapas

4.6
4.6
278 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
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". AFTER COVID 19: We, at Candela, had decided to open earlier and offer some of the most popular Cuban Dishes, Snacks and Sandwiches along with fresh natural juices and of course COLADA and CAFE CON LECHE. Enjoy.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 563-8088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Armando Vega

  • Private party contact

    Chef Armando Vega: (954) 563-8088

  • Neighborhood

    Wilton Manors

  • Cross street

    Oakland Park Boulevard

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Complimentary Sangria Carafe

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Thu - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM,Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Order a $50 "PAELLA MIXTA" for two (chicken, sausages, calamari, shrimp, clams, mussels, garbanzos and artichokes) and get a Sangria Carafe on the house.
  • HAPPY HOUR

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM,Wed - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Sangria Glasses and Wine Glasses at $5 ...... Beer at $3.50

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What 278 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the most under rated restaurants in south Florida. We ordered almost every appetizer on the menu and we were not disappointed. There was not a single item that wasn’t packed with flavor. It is a great restaurant to go to with a group so that you can share everything. The paella is fantastic, especially the squid ink one. We will definitely be going back again soon.
  2. MB

    MichelB

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had tapas, the food was delicious, the wine was happy hour priced, good wine at 50% what can be wrong, Chef and his team are always very pleasant. We have been customers for more than 15 years and will still support them.
  3. JC

    JohnCastellano

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyed it very nice.
  4. LR

    LisR05

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The place has a lot of potential. Although the food is good, authentic Spanish dishes done well. There is absolutely no vibe, the decor is outdated and run down. It’s honestly a shame that they haven’t invested to allow there wines “which selection is great” to reach its full potential.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most authentic paella
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Candela several times and took a friend last night. As always the food was delicious and service excellent. Highly recommend Candela
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was stupendous
  8. J

    Jtropics

    Fort Lauderdale

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious white anchovies, artichokes, tomato and garlic bread, rib eye steak, chi jen casserole, pork loin...service was excellent. Very friendly owner and staff. We recommend!!
  9. TO

    ThomasO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The dining rooms are warm and inviting. Service was good. One slight criticism is that we still eating our salad when the main courses were served. Otherwise dinner was an enjoyable experience and I will definitely go back.
  10. MM

    MartyM

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and very good authentic Spanish food. Paella was wonderful as was the Sangria. Romantic place to eat with friendly staff.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very nice. Suggestions were on point. Food was very good. We will come back
  12. s

    soniaz

    Miami

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, great wine list! This is truly a hidden gem; try it and you won't be disappointed.
  13. G

    Gigi

    West Palm Beach

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This paella fusion is excellent! With Cuban elements the Spanish paella for two takes you to a different place. Garbanzos, alcachofa a different type of chorizo, perfectly cooked pollo and shrimp with a secret seasoning that wows you palate. Sangria not my favorite, but definitely refreshing. Wonderful service, staff super nice and timely. I will definitely go back for more!
  14. J

    Jovari

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Food is good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a local gem ! Wonderful food and atmosphere . It is our favorite Spanish restaurant that also happens to have the most amazing lasagna !
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food in authentic surroundings! Superb hidden gem in Wilton Manors! Thank you for your great talented chef!’
  17. BA

    BartA

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered several tapas and each was superb. Cheese and ham board; fresh garlic bread; white anchovies that were delicious; stuffed peppers with melted goat cheese, spinach, raisins, and almonds (great flavors); and cut up chorizo sausages in a wine and honey! sauce. Plenty of delicious food at a very reasonable price. Impressive mostly Spanish wine list again, at reasonable prices.
  18. f

    fussyfoodie

    West Palm Beach

    224 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood and wonderful croquettas.
  19. ME

    MariaE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Unfortunately the server we had was not very Customer service oriented. Sangria was not good, the ac was warm and the food was just ok, but nothing great.Definitely will not be going back.
  20. n

    norahl

    Miami

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Amazing service Really nice discover The location is not great but when u r inside everything is very good
  21. NG

    NeilG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and friendly service, you’ll feel like you are in Spain
  22. J

    Jovari

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent!
  23. K

    Kuki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very good. Several nice dishes on the menu.
  24. AT

    AngelT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is underrated! It's my go to place for tapas and wine in the FLL area. Fantastic rice. My favorite is the black paella.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had patatas bracas, shrimp in garlic, garlic bread, pulps with potatoes and 3 sauces and seafood paella. More than enough for 3 to share with a doggie bag. Food was excellent as was service. It was quiet and we were the first ones there. I will definitely go back!
  26. f

    fussyfoodie

    West Palm Beach

    224 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming dining room. A very comfortable place for dinner. Authentic Spanish dishes beautifully presented. I think it’s the best seafood paella in Florida. We also love the grilled octopus and the croquettas, Family owned so it’s not like an impersonal chain restaurant. Interesting Spanish wine list. Expertise in the kitchen for sure.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went on a Wednesday night and had such a lovely time. The food melted in my mouth and satisfied my taste buds. The wine I had was very good. The server was very helpful and attentive. I would 10/10 recommend.
  28. MK

    ManolitaK

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a gem of a restaurant!! I come from Palm Beach County. If I would live closer, I will be there every other day!! 😃
  29. PF

    PatrickF

    Miami

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Wonderful authentic Spanish food , décor and ambiance Service from the owners was good. Staff was okay. The only complaint I really have is that the A/C did not seem to be working well. It was very hot in the dining room....I heard multiple tables discussing it. Although it was extremely hot...it was still bearable.
  30. A

    Akhosh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We went to try this restaurant bass on the WLRN- check please show. Upon arrival we realized the show/episode of restaurant review must have been years old, and we didn’t pay attention to the date/year of the review Oh boy, what a horrible mistake and unforgettable night. I don’t know how to describe it. Just imagine the worst dining experience experience anyone can possibly have! 🤮
  31. M

    Mauricio

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fresh flavors in all tapas and paella! Great environment
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great quaint place! The food was excellent and plentiful! Service was spot on and inexpensive
  33. OD

    OrlandoDiner2013

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Very good food. Not a particularly posh location but food and presentation was top notch.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A truly enjoyable evening with delicious food, wine and welcoming atmosphere. We were happy to see Candela up and running and open for tasty tapas after closing down for the Pandemic.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a stellar experience all the way around. Stupendously great food!
  36. B

    Busheyboy

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lamb shank was very good. My wife enjoyed the paella
  37. P

    Parra

    Austin

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent menu. The taps, wine list and the sangria are great.
  38. JE

    JackE

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always reliable tapas in this quiet, strip mall restaurant in Wilton Manors. We always order about 4 types of tapas to share, along with a bottle of wine and dessert. Tab came to about $100. Good value for money. Service excellent.
  39. P

    Patrick

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and will definitely come back soon.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, amazing food. We love it and can’t wait to come back. Chef is amazing 💃🏼

FAQs

candela restaurant - wine bar - tapas does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. candela restaurant - wine bar - tapas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 563-8088.

candela restaurant - wine bar - tapas is rated 4.6 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Google Map for candela restaurant - wine bar - tapas

2909 NE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oakland Park Boulevard

  • Neighborhood

    Wilton Manors

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Armando Vega

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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