Las Velas Mexican Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant · Fifth and Forbes Corridor
21 Market Sq., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–8:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.4/10

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    Rob C.
    "Chips and Queso are fantastic!"(2 Tips)
    Jacqui M.
    "Sangria and margaritas are delicioso!! A must try!"(7 Tips)
    Kelli V.
    "The queso is amazing and the tacos are pretty good!"(8 Tips)
    Shorty
    "Mole sauce is amazing."(3 Tips)
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  • margaritas
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  • great value
  • fajita salad
  • hidden gem
  • burritos
  • spicy food
  • happy hour
  • mole sauce
  • steak quesadillas
  • tequila
  • chicken fajitas
  • healthy food
  • authentic
  • cocktails
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  • lunch
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  • Nicole M.

    Plan on a looooonnnggg lunch. Service is terrible. Been waiting for the check for 16 minutes now- after it was asked for.

    Nicole Miller · August 7, 2015
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  • Amanda G.

    Hidden gem!

    Amanda G · July 13, 2015
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  • Liz E.

    Great margs!

    Liz Evans · May 29, 2015
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  • Lauren H.

    Don't leave without having a margarita!

    Lauren H · April 12, 2015
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  • Margaret B.

    Meh... Main course was ok but the salsa was BLAND and the chips had absolutely NO salt.

    Margaret Bussa · March 26, 2015
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  • Vincente R.

    Good food. .

    Vincente Rodriguez · January 15, 2015
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  • Shawn O.

    The Cancun burrito is bomb! Nia is AWESOME!

    Shawn O'Brien · October 8, 2014
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  • Heather D.

    Banana margarita

    Heather Dubb · August 11, 2014
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  • Nancy A.

    Sat there for 7 minutes at the bar and no one approached us. We left

    Nancy A · June 22, 2014
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  • Connor

    1) GET THE CILANTRO MARGARITA! 2) ASK FOR THE HOMEMADE HOT SAUCE (it's pink/light orange habanero sauce. Super hot. Super delicious)

    Connor · June 14, 2014
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  • Sunidhi G.

    Went with Mexican friend. Pretty authentic. And amazing drinks too. Huge portions. So order thoughtfully. However think before asking them to make your food spicy. They add some very strong chili

    Sunidhi Gupta · May 11, 2014
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  • Sheila T.

    Las Velas lunch combo is really good.

    Sheila Tran · March 11, 2014
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  • mister ockelfarber

    The tortilla chips here have morphed from awful to awesome over the last few years. If you tried them and disliked them, try again.

    mister ockelfarber · February 7, 2014
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  • Jeff R.

    THE QUESO IS MADE OF PEEEEEEOPLLLLLLLLLLE!

    Jeff R. · December 23, 2013
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  • Damon B.

    Great food & serve!!

    Damon Bethea · September 27, 2013
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  • Paul C.

    Meh. Pricey, average mexican food.

    Paul Custer · August 22, 2013
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  • Adrian

    Get an Ilegal Mezcal if you are man enought. The Tortilla Soup is amazing. If you ask for the Pollo con Mole Poblano tell then to skip the fries and put some mole on the rice, you'll love it!

    Adrian · July 15, 2013
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  • Chris L.

    Try the Tacos - Best tacos ever. And the queso!

    Chris Lovett · June 19, 2013
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  • Shorty

    Authentic & delicious. Always top notch. Mole sauce is amazing.

    Shorty · May 7, 2013
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  • Jacqui M.

    Try to get a table by the windows so you can overlook Market Square. Also, make sure to try the queso and chips. Sangria and margaritas are delicioso!! A must try!

    Jacqui McMenamin · January 17, 2013
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  • Max S.

    I think they put roofies in the margaritas...

    Max Schwanger · December 28, 2012
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  • Queen Kimenehana S.

    Tania is a phenomenal server. The potatoes are TO DIE FOR. Favorite Mexican joint in the city, hands down.

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  • Alicia Marie P.

    Food and drinks were fantastic. Service was great. Can't wait to return!!

    Alicia Marie Phillips · October 27, 2012
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  • Dana B.

    The margaritas will rock your socks. The tacos del guero are amazing, but have a kick. For a little milder option, order the tacos checandole

    Dana Bee · October 8, 2012
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  • Zach M.

    I gave this place 3 chances to impress me. I won't be back. Food is not even as good as Taco Bell. Worst tortilla soup ever

    Zach Moore · October 3, 2012
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  • Kelli V.

    The queso is amazing and the tacos are pretty good! Just don't ever expect to see your waiter again after he takes your order. The service is pretty bad.

    Kelli Van 🐧 · July 29, 2012
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  • Karla G.

    I could bath in their queso sauce. It's that good. The fish tacos were delicious too. Just the right amount of cabbage and sauce. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Karla Graves · March 27, 2012
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  • Amanda C.

    Try the sangria, amazing!!

    Amanda C. · March 18, 2012
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  • J.r. G.

    Chicken Fajita Salad :)

    J.r. Graff · December 31, 2011
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  • Rob C.

    Chips and Queso are fantastic!

    Rob Carr · December 17, 2011
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  • RJ S.

    During big events they might kick you out of your table after you pay, but they are super busy and they do let you just migrate to the bar.

    RJ Schmidt · November 22, 2011
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  • Correne G.

    Try the steak quesadilla!!

    Correne Gray · August 31, 2011
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  • Julian W.

    Salsa is weak and chips came out of a bag

    Julian Wynnyckyj · August 5, 2011
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  • Katie

    Order a glass of horchata (cinnamon rice milk) and drink it ICE COLD. It's not on the menu but its worth trying!

    Katie · July 31, 2011
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  • Michael F.

    The food was very good. Get the chips and queso. But the service incredibly slow. Nearly 2 hours for dinner!

    Michael Franklin · November 22, 2010
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  • Maher H.

    The lunch combo is a good way to explore their offerings.

    Maher Hoque · September 21, 2010
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  • Jim

    try the shrimp tacos. they will change you life.

    Jim · November 29, 2009
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  • Norm H.

    have lunch with the mayor.

    Norm Huelsman · November 24, 2009
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  • Mike W.

    Go to Las Velas and try the fish tacos for lunch. They are magnificent.

    Mike Woycheck · October 15, 2009
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  • Andrew G.

    Otimo lugar

    Andrew Guilherme · May 20, 2014
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  • Deema J.

    😋😋😋😋Yuummyy

    Deema JA · March 27, 2014
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