La Candelita

C/ del Barquillo, 30 28004 Madrid Spain Map
Average price €23.00
8,6 /10
1647 reviews
403 reviews

Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with TheFork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Special offers

30% off the bill

Drinks included and Specials not included. Minimums apply start + main or main + desert per person. Every day, lunch and dinner.


Menú Gastrofestival 25€

By booking this set menu, you will be able to order either this set menu or "à la carte" if you change your mind.

Este menú incluye: Entrante + Plato o Plato + Postre

  • Entrante
    • * Copa de fruta de temporada con yogurt y cereales
      *Sopa de pollo (chupe) rico caldo de pollo, patatas, puerro, acompañado de maiz dulce, queso blanco fresco, un toque de nata y por supuesto pollo.
      *Cachapa con queso guayanés.
  • Principales
    • *Desayuno criollo: huevos revueltos con sofrito de pimientos y cebolla,frijoles negros, queso blanco, carne mechada y arepa
      *Huevos Rancheros: huevos al horno con tortilla de maíz, salsa mexicana a base de tomate y jalapeños, gratinados con queso cheddar.
      *Bandeja paisa: Caraotas rojas, carne picada, aguacate, arepa,chorizo, huevo frito y queso blanco.
      Omelette: champiñones, queso ó Jamón.
  • Bebida
    • 1 bebida no alcohólica: zumo de maracuya, guanabana, piña, mango, refresco
  • Café o Té
    • Café, manzanilla, menta poleo, té rojo, té negro, té verde.

Please note: The main courses listed above are susceptible to change depending on market availabilty. All changes are will be indicated.

Menú del día 12.50€

Precio por persona. Bebida e IVA incluidos. No válido en festivos. Su composición varía semanalmente.

Este menú se compone de Primero + Segundo + Postre o Café + Bebida

    About the restaurant La Candelita

    "La Candelita restaurant is located in the vital and young madrilenian Chueca neighborhood. As though taken from a novel by Gabriel García Márquez, the walls of this place will transport you to the heart of the most mestizo Latin America and its meals, authentic of the continent on the other side of the Atlantic, will make you dream of colonial travel.

    What is Causa de ventresca? It is mashed potatoes seasoned with lime juice, yellow garlic paste, tuna belly and avocado. What about polvorosa de pollo? A slightly sweet crumbly pastry pie, stuffed with chicken stew and tomato, capers. These are some of the many surprises that this place has prepared for your palate.

    Don't be fooled by false cuisines of other geographies. This restaurant is the true Latin American tradition of food."

    Restaurant prices

    Average à la carte price
    (average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

    Drink prices

    • €2.00
      Half bottle of mineral water
    • €3.50
      Glass of wine
    • €19.00
      En flaske vin
    • €2.50
    Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

    How to get to the restaurant La Candelita

    How to get there?

    • Public transports
      Metro Chueca (L5)

    Opening time

    Comida: de 13:30 a 15:30 (todos los días)
    Cena: de 21:00 a 24:00

    Closing period

    Del 12 al 25 de Agosto


    • American Express , Check , Credit Card , Mastercard
    • Privatisable (10 maximum number of guests.)
    • Air conditioned , Bar , Can be privatized , Caters , English spoken , Wifi
    8,6 /10
    Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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    27/1647 reviews
    Jon T. Explorer (4 reviews) 4 /10
    • Meal date : 4 Oct 2016
    The place was empty at 2100 hours. first course good, but second course disappointing. too much soya salsa on the fish.
    Sheila F. Adventurer (1 review) 10 /10
    • Meal date : 15 Jul 2016
    The food was great. I had salad and eggplant lasagna and I loved both. The seasoning was delicious. Nothing different, but I was missing food seasoned as back home-a bit more salt and more sour than most of the salads I had in Spain. Not too much. Just perfect.
    I'm going back soon.
    Laurren M. Explorer (3 reviews) 8 /10
    • Meal date : 28 Jun 2016
    Great food, wonderful service. I recommend this place for a special evening.
    Matthew D. Conqueror (6 reviews) 9 /10
    • Meal date : 22 May 2016
    Cocktails are very good and the service was very friendly and helpful and with a bit of English as well! The starters were incredible and also the mains delicious. Very good setting for a family meal.
    Natalia D. Adventurer (1 review) 8,5 /10
    • Meal date : 24 Apr 2016
    I was very happy with my Fork reservation online, so efficient and prompt, and when I arrived at the restaurant the service was very good and welcoming. Brunch was great, I had the chicken soup with avocado for starters, and Bandeja Paisa, a Colombian meal for the main course, and it was very delicious. I will definitely come back again and recommend this place to my friends.
    Tomas P. Conqueror (7 reviews) 9 /10
    • Meal date : 28 Mar 2016
    Todo mu rico aunque los postres flojinos
    Lawrence M L. Explorer (2 reviews) 9 /10
    • Meal date : 21 Mar 2016
    My wife and I were looking for a Colombian/ Latin American style meal in Madrid. It fully met our expectations and more. Great stuffed arepas, excellent Ropa Vieja topped with roasted platains and a tasty tuna on a bed of mangos covered with a mango sauce. Very tasty. Deserts were equally good. We booked online and were able to take advantage of a 30% discount. Very attentive staff, which speaks English. Would definitely recommend and certainly will go back the next time I have a hankering for Latin American food in Madrid.
    FRANCOISE S. Explorer (2 reviews) 9,5 /10
    • Meal date : 29 Nov 2015
    Excellent restaurant and very nice welcome and advises ! we'll come back !
    Philipp Dimitri K. Adventurer (1 review) 9,5 /10
    • Meal date : 7 Oct 2015
    The service was phenomenal. They met every need for a beautiful birthday dinner including candles on the dessert (which was insanely yummy). However, some background music would have been nice, but apparently they've lost they're licence, but said they have live music on the weekends. Overall great experience :)
    Fabiola B. Adventurer (1 review) 10 /10
    • Meal date : 13 Jun 2015
    Amazing place
    Adam G. Adventurer (1 review) 4 /10
    • Meal date : 1 Jun 2015
    Unfriendly service, way too salty food and overpriced
    Amelia C. Adventurer (1 review) 9 /10
    • Meal date : 15 Apr 2015
    very good value for quality of food!
    Nancy G. Foodie (14 reviews) 8 /10
    • Meal date : 2 Feb 2015
    I strongly recommend their luncheon menu of the day. Very nice restaurant !
    Hadar B. Conqueror (6 reviews) 10 /10
    • Meal date : 26 Dec 2014
    Great food and good atmosphere.
    Gessica L. Conqueror (6 reviews) 10 /10
    • Meal date : 18 Oct 2014
    One of the best and nicest restaurants in Madrid. Highly recommend!
    Christine L. Adventurer (1 review) 10 /10
    • Meal date : 14 Sep 2014
    Such a lovely place with delicious food, wonderful and well-informed staff, and left me feeling like I'd definitely chosen the right place to have my birthday brunch! Will recommend and return
    Christophe R. Foodie (31 reviews) 9 /10
    • Meal date : 18 May 2014
    Good restaurant, they forget one of our main plate and it was too late to cook it again. The quality of the food is good. Good cocktail too.
    Jacqueline K. Explorer (2 reviews) 10 /10
    • Meal date : 10 May 2014
    Love this place. Will come again and again.
    Georgine R. Conqueror (7 reviews) 10 /10
    • Meal date : 16 Nov 2013
    Excellent restaurant! Nice setting, delicious food and friendly service!
    Alisha F. Adventurer (1 review) 9 /10
    • Meal date : 27 Oct 2013
    Welcoming atmosphere. tasty food. The staff didnt seem very organized. Various waiters asked us for the same thing on more than one occasion, and our drinks and food didnt come any faster considering. but we werent in a rush and the food made it worth our while. we'll go back.
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