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Las Velas

$$ - $$$Mexican,
21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
+1 412-281-8180
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (12 reviews)
“tacos” (11 reviews)
“rice” (8 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Service was very slow. Took awhile to take my drink order at which time I also ordered chips/salsa, cup of cancun soup and beef fajita salad. I was asked if I wanted the chips first and I said yes. They came last. The soup was...More

Thank cindymc62
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Sister n I stopped in for lunch. The queso is still some of the best I have had. Love the tomatos in it. Got the shrimp tacos n the shrimp size was big. Tasted great and the service was great!

Thank Erika A
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Visited lad velas while in Pittsburgh and was not disappointed. The atmosphere and food were awesome!! You won’t be disappointed.

1  Thank whendiey
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Lunch with co-worker. Shared chips and salsa which was great. Had three tacos with grilled shrimp, beans and rice. The tacos were okay could have used a little kick of spice, beans and rice were good. Service was typical at lunch time, in and out...More

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Our bartender, I believe her name was Cameryn, was fantastic. Wonderful attitude. Helpful. Efficient. Fast service! Our chips and queso was out in under 2 minutes. Margaritas CAN ALL BE FROZEN oh my god. Happy Hour could use some work (only $2 off of traditional...More

Thank Aly C
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I've been here a couple of times and have had ok service. The woman bartender is not nice. She has quite an attitude and I've watched her roll her eyes at people more than once. It took over 10 minutes to get a drink- and...More

1  Thank PittsburghDmm
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The service was very fast and friendly.The food was great. We got chips, queso and guacamole to start. It went great with the margaritas! For an entree we got a speciatly dish called Velada, which was served in a half pineapple shell and filled with...More

Thank BroadwayBabeez
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This place is located above the diamond market sports bar at market square. Hard to find but with it. Was recommended by the bar tender at the Marriott. An easy walk from the hotels around Duquesne. All down hill on the way there. Opportunity to...More

Thank xsiron
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This place is on the 2nd floor. Must go up a steep set of stairs - not sure if it's handicap accessible though. Great food! Even though my meal choice was mildly spiced, she offered to fry up some jalepenos and boy was that fantastic...More

Thank canadiansnowspirit
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was a solo trip while I was in Pittsburgh. I intended to visit the Oyster Bar downstairs but the outside waitress was so rude that I went upstairs to this restaurant. The food was good and plenty of it for the price. My beer...More

1  Thank TravelBoy8491
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 412-281-8180
  • E-mail
Las Velas Mexican Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh in historic Market Square above Prantl’s Bakery and Mancini Bread Company.Opening in fall of 2009, it includes a fun atmosphere, excellent bar options, and a flavorful menu of recipes inspired by Mexico City and the Riviera Maya region of Mexico.
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