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Las Velas

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
+1 412-281-8180
11:00 - 21:00
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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, United States
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great view of Market Square (it's on the 2nd floor) and great value for quick, friendly service, great drink menu and casual atmosphere. Fresh-made Mexican food with enough choices to please a group and some of the largest cocktail glasses we have seen!

Thank Angela G
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168 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently my wife and I, along with another couple, went to PPG Place to see the skating rink, Christmas tree, and other holiday sights at PPG Place. While there, because we had an Enjoy Book coupon, we ate at Las Velas, which is on the second floor of a building, overlooking a portion of PPG place. Since it was a... More 

Thank Twistedintheburgh
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant. Great drinks and a large menu, with the food being very good. Would recommend.

Thank amborland05
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thank nuyoricanone
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158 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 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 

Thank goddess2230

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
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?