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Candela

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2909 NE 6th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33334-2606 (Okland Park Blvd)
+1 954-563-8088
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17:00 - 22:00
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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our new favorite in Wilton Manors. This is the best Spanish food we've had in Broward County. The restaurant is unassuming on the outside, but warm and attractive inside. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. He made great suggestions for wine to pair with our various dishes. First dish out was the delicious fried sardines. If you... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Tapas are delicious, Armando always comes out to greet diners and the chocolate cake is to die for. Prices are reasonable for a relaxed and great dining experience.

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vinny_navigator
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great and authentic Spanish food. The paella was outstanding! The owners are on site and could not be more accommodating. The diverse dining experience is a must while in Ft. Lauderdale.

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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting whilst holidaying from Perth, Australia. Celebrating a birthday. The staff were accomodating, very friendly but most importantly the food and wine was amazing.

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Thank Justmysty
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Candela looks nothing from outside in its scruffy strip mall setting but has a very pleasant and comfortable dining room. The artichoke dish (which we expected to accompany the entrees but came as an appetiser) was good but heavy on oil. The cod croquettes ($4) were good. The shrimp appetiser was poor.consisting of tasteless overcooked small shrimps in oil. The... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale are off the beaten path. Candela is hidden away in a crappy little strip mall, but once you step into the place, everything changes. The atmosphere is wonderful, the food is exceptional, and the owner and his wife are fabulous hosts. Be sure to have the eggplant parmesan especially if you think you don't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Went to dinner with three others at this out of the way strip mall restaurant. What a great place. We all ordered something different and ended up tasting all around. Each dish better than the last. Great friendly staff, prompt service and service with a smile. The chef came from the kitchen to make sure everything was okay. And it... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have lived in Fort Lauderdale for over 15 years and have had many meals in Wilton Manors restaurants, but none as good or as enjoyable as the meal we had at Candela. The appetizers were fresh and very tasty. The beet salad was one of the best I have ever had, the charcuterie board of Spanish meats and cheese... More 

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Thank lovetpeat
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The place is lovely, the food was very good, the owner/chef is totally out of control! We were 3 of us having a lovely dinner & wine when all of a sudden right next to our table and others, this very loud owner/chef started chastising 1 of the waiters for whatever & causing all of us and others to stop... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I have heard many wonderful things about this place but what I ordered was just OK. I had the lobster stuffed peppers and the calamari. There were some spices in each dish that I did not care for. I could not tell what the spices were. They weren't bad, it just wasn't my taste. Friend also had the lobster stuffed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2909 NE 6th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33334-2606
    (Okland Park Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Wilton Manors
  • Phone Number: +1 954-563-8088

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?