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Las Velas

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Downtown
Mexican, Southwestern
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21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
+1 412-281-8180
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 23:00 - 23:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did not have great expectations for this place based on reviews, but if you are looking for a solid Mexican restaurant with good ambiance, good drinks that is fun for friends, this is the place. The queso and chips are delicious, margaritas were well concocted, and all our dinners including fajitas, chile relenjo, and Mexican specialty dishes were excellent.... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Found this gem of a restaurant on Market Square where other restaurants' signs and location are more prominent. Chose Las Velas after looking at the menu at the bottom of the flight of stairs up to the restaurant. We made a great choice! The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Service was outstanding including our server charging my wife's... More 

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Thank Lonnie Y
Washington, DC
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We were in the square and noticed this place. We were not disappointed, the service as well as food was terrific. Cheap prices, but wonderful food. Would go back if I am in the area again.

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Thank terps14
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We have dined here several times and we always have an enjoyable experience. Everyone is very friendly and the service is good. The margaritas are very good. The last visit we had the alambres which were great as always.

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Thank rollocst
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Got reservations for a large group. Staff was super nice. I wasn't in a hurry so I didn't notice the slow service but another girl did. We were a large party during dinner with one waiter. Food was great but the margaritas were better. Def going back.

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Thank Erika A
Norcross, Georgia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I walked in to a packed place but was immediately sat at the bar. Both bartenders were friendly, food was great, service was swift. Recommend for fresh and fast Mexican food.

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Thank nuyoricanone
Pennsylvania
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157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stop in here after work fairly often for happy hour. They have the best margaritas in the area. There are many flavors, and you can get frozen or on the rocks. My new favorite is the Strawberry Cucumber. It's always fresh and crazy good. Definitely not light on the tequila, but it's not overpowering either. Service is always pretty... More 

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Thank goddess2230
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Received Large portion good service Very friendly nice view Great for family and large group Very lively

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Thank DerondaC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I can't write anything negative about this restaurant, but I also can't write anything positive. Five of us went for lunch, so there was an array of food from tacos to quesadillas to flautas, and all of us were underwhelmed. It wasn't bad - just nothing to write a rave about.Sorry...wish I could do better.

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Thank Maureen K
Severn, Maryland
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212 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had dinner here with some friends while I was in town for business. I had the chicken enchiladas with the red sauce, and it was fantastic. Everyone at the table - total of 7 people - had something different. Everyone enjoyed what they had, and the margarita's were also very good. I will visit this again when I am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?