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El Candelero

Avenida Insurgentes sur 1333, Mexico City 03920, Mexico
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
14 Mar 2017
“Authentic Mexico City”
20 Dec 2016
“AUTHENTIC & Entertaining”
Open Now
All hours
Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
Avenida Insurgentes sur 1333, Mexico City 03920, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was treated to dinner here by my cousins who are from Mexico City. Generations of family have dined here when visiting. The building itself is historic, foundations in 1795, and the atmosphere is reminiscent of a time when dining was an experience not just...More

Thank Quita S
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The place memorable... decorated with curiosities and a decore that is unique. The menu robust and whether you like mild or spicy you have options. The mariachis are what make the place a flare... the combo professional and skilled. Let them perform or dedicate a...More

Thank Lewis G
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

If you are reluctant to Mexican food because of being different, wait to taste this place. We ordered Lengua de Res, Róbalo a la pimienta and Arracheras for main course, and Indias vestidas and Tacos de rib eye.... Awesome! Three people with a three meal...More

Thank Leandro G
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk into this place it has a wow feeling. My Mexican hosts paid for a group of us so I can't comment on price -- but it really is a great place to enjoy a fine meal while being entertained by...More

Thank Jon-Irene
Reviewed 16 April 2015

A great restaurant with beautiful decor and extraordinary food. Opened for more than 20 years. Service and food are very good. Expensive but worth every cent

Thank CarlosCli
Reviewed 25 September 2014

This restaurant is really amazing! The interior is very unique, if you like old furniture and antique items this place will blow your mind. Delicous Mexican food with a great and authentic - I had such a geat time.

Thank _Andre_Auer_
Reviewed 1 September 2013

This restaurant is amazing! Once a private home it is delightful in its decor,spaciousness and social tiers and balcony. You pass the specialized medical bar on the way in. My friends,who partook loved the variety and tastes. I stuck with the delicious margaritas. Food veried...More

1  Thank panchitagood
Reviewed 23 August 2013

The interior of this restaurant is very unique, beautiful and interesting. The service is excellent and courteous. The Mexican food is authentic and good. Order the escamoles or fried larvae - they are surprisingly tasty. I will be bringing visitors here as it is a...More

1  Thank Weerobbie
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This authentic Mexican restaurant just blows the mind - mexican menu items I had never seen before (nopales vinaigrette) and standards prepared artfully. It is so beautiful inside. The staff is great. I thank my friends for guiding me a wonderful dining adventure. The is...More

Thank probate1
Reviewed 27 April 2012

I have eaten at El Candelero twice, the first time, the food was wonderful, the second time, rather ordinary, although the quality was fine. I will be going again to find out which of the two experiences is the more common. The service is good,...More

2  Thank apprenticetraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:30 - 18:00
13:30 - 12:00
13:30 - 12:00
13:30 - 12:00
13:30 - 12:00
13:30 - 12:00
13:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Insurgentes sur 1333, Mexico City 03920, Mexico
    (Extremadura & Valencia)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: 5598-0055
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