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Las Velas

) #192 of 1,745 Restaurants in Pittsburgh $$ - $$$ Mexican,
21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
+1 412-281-8180
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were wandering around Market Square looking for a light lunch. It seemed that every place had a long line, when I saw the sign for Las Velas. We decided to check it out. It was nearly empty when we ascended up the stairs. I...More

Thank WVU2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Las Velasquez is such a great place right in the middle of town! The service was excellent, warm and knowledgable! The cocktails and food was on spot too. We had tacos (fish and beef), enchiladas and other items too....all were amazing!

Thank 2Abbs
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Visited here with a group of 6 consisting of two 2 year olds. The food was very good!! We all love mexican food of all kinds so this did not disappoint! We got the jalapeños stuffed with chorizo and ground beef they were so good...More

Thank Brstin2flames
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, atmosphere, and, food! Facility was clean. Server was friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Casey C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Good Mexican food and good drinks. It is tucked away in market square and can be hard to find but the food is really good. I have heard from co workers that the margaritas are great. Just make sure you dont need to drive afterward...More

Thank Doyle H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is not good Mexican food. It is what many northern people have come to expect to be Mexican. There is good Mexican food in Pittsburgh, but this is not it. Service is severely lacking too. I don't recommend this place.

Thank Travelling2havefun
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Celebrated husband's birthday with our adult children. I had the shrimp tacos with house salad and rice - piled it on the soft shell taco - very good. Had a basic margarita - think it was a mix but it was good. Son had a...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This place has the best Mexican in the city. Truest authentic. Highly recommend the tacos chechandole!

Thank Apes44
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
23:00 - 23:00
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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