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Candela Restaurant Wine Bar, Tapas,
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Okland Park Blvd
Description: At Candela we recreate the way Spaniards approach dinning, a lay back setting where wine and unpretentious bold dishes fill the table. We encourage our guests to share and sample our menu. Be the creator of your own Chef's Tasting Menu.
Reviewed 4 June 2012

i was so impress on my first visit to Candela that i had to try it again....waooooo, last saturday i was there with my friends and this time i had PAELLA....you MUST try the paella the best that i had in many years...again the wine suggestion by the waiter was excellent...Monte Real Crianza, great wine...thanks for the recommendation!!!!....I'm so happy about this restaurant that I will be back next saturday..

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Thank fernando c
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Candela would be easy to miss if you give up on challenges easily, but patience is rewarded. This delightful restaurant is in the middle of a strip shopping center, across from a K Mart. Once inside, you are in a different world. The owner/chef greets you enthusiastically and regales you with how proud he is of his food (rightly so). The menu is eclectic,mostly Italian and Latin food, but all top notch and delicious. Chef is willing to make changes upon request. The prices are reasonable and service good, although somewhat spotty if you go for on occasion such as Valentine's Day. We love going to Candela to show off our "diamond in the rough" gourmet favorite.

Thank Donna Z
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We loved Candela so much that on a recent ten day stay in Ft. Lauderdale we dined there three times. Authentic food, very reasonable prices, great service and a passionate commitment to excellence on the part of the owners and staff make this restaurant a keeper. By the time we left Florida we felt like family. Each time we listened to the recommendations made by Armando, his wife, and the staff and were never let down. The rabbit was as good as anything I've had in Italy and the fideu (sp?) noodles cooked in black squid ink are worth a journey. The wine list is excellent and very reasonable. The place is easy to find and we always found parking right in front. A winner on all counts.

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2  Thank TuscanGene
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

You would never think of going to this restaurant if you were to choose an establishment by its location. It is in a nondescript shopping center off of a busy street behind KMart! But do not let the map deter you from trying its treasures. We had a lovely meal, with a great bottle of wine that our waiter suggested. The atmosphere is very surprising once you get past the look of the plaza. The chorizo appetizer was delicious. I had the suckling pig special, which I had not had in a long time and it arrived with a perfectly crackling skin and was very good. I would definitely go back and recommend it to friends.

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Thank Ligia J
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

This restaurant is family owned and operated. The chef, Armando, is very personable and puts together a wonderful menu. His wife, Julares, is the primary server. The restaurant is one of the best in terms of food taste and quality. Their wine selection is very good and fairly priced. Because this operation is very small, expect things to take a little longer. Don't go if you are in a hurry. Armando makes some excellent dishes. Check them out and you will be pleased.

Thank GR8PNUT
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