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2909 NE 6th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33334-2606 (Okland Park Blvd)
+1 954-563-8088
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank Andrew B
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Linda B
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank jbontherocks
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank lovetpeat
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank leabird1
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Raymond S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to this restaurant on a whim and because we have wanted to try it out for years. Great food and atmosphere. But the owner berrated our waiter in front of guests. That was rude and uncalled for. We told the owner his actions were inappropriate ... And the owner agrees he can a bit too harsh.

Thank Bruce W
Delray Beach, Florida
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289 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation and were greeted with enthusiasm, as we were seated at our reserved table. The decor is very European and tasteful. There were plenty of staff to serve us and the wine was selection was good. We ordered the paella, which was a little expensive for what it was. Overall, we enjoyed the experience and it's always... More 

Thank colbox
Hollywood, Florida
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This restaurant came highly recommended for exceptional food. I couldn't agree more. I came here with friends on a Tuesday evening, the restaurant was very quiet, but that just gave us exceptional service from our waiter and the Chef/Owner. We received details of great food recommendations and knowledge of some of the various Spanish Wines on the wine list. Our... More 

Thank E.J. F
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If you live near or pretty close by this restaurant and have not been here... you are asleep on a diamond in the rough. I've been here twice with couples and have thoroughly enjoyed both experiences the restaurant is quaint. just small enough to make you feel like you're off the beaten path but big enough to where you could... More 

Thank chefdredd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Mediterranean, Cuban
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?