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El Candelero

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Avenida Insurgentes sur 1333, Mexico City 03920, Mexico (Extremadura & Valencia)
13:30 - 12:00
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Sun 13:30 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 13:30 - 12:00
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 a meal. The menu was extensive and there were also specials of the day. Choice... More 

Thank Quita S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 few songs... My suggestion is to start the night early and eat, drink and sing... More 

Thank Lewis G
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 menus with Mariachis in a typical Mexican colonial house for less than USD 100

Thank Leandro G
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 the local musicians. The tequila probably played a role too

Thank Jon-Irene
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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
Nuremberg, Germany
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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_
San Francisco
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 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 from onion soup to crickets for starters. Beef tongue to chicken mole as examples of... More 

1 Thank panchitagood
Kingston, Ontario
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601 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 really fun dining experience.

1 Thank Weerobbie
San Francisco, CA
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 alot to be said for traditional ethnic fare and no place says it better than... More 

Thank probate1
Woking, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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, but not outstanding. The decor creates a good atmosphere, and there are usually mariachi players... More 

1 Thank apprenticetraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?