Las Velas Mexican Restaurant

21 Market Sq., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Hours:
Open until 11:00pm (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
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
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  • "... was very good. Get the chips and queso. But the service incredibly slow. Nearly 2..." (3 tips)
  • "... that good. The fish tacos were delicious too. Just the right amount..." (7 tips)
  • "The lunch combo is a good way to explore their offerings." (2 tips)
  • Mike W.

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

    Mike W. · October 15, 2009
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  • Jim

    try the shrimp tacos. they will change you life.

    Jim · November 29, 2009
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  • Max S.

    I think they put roofies in the margaritas...

    Max S. · December 28, 2012
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  • Jeff R.

    THE QUESO IS MADE OF PEEEEEEOPLLLLLLLLLLE!

    Jeff R. · December 23, 2013
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  • Alicia Marie P.

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

    Alicia Marie P. · October 27, 2012
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  • Norm H.

    have lunch with the mayor.

    Norm H. · November 24, 2009
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  • Julian W.

    Salsa is weak and chips came out of a bag

    Julian W. · August 5, 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 F. · November 22, 2010
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  • Deema J.

    😋😋😋😋Yuummyy

    Deema J. · 3 weeks ago
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  • Amanda C.

    Try the sangria, amazing!!

    Amanda C. · March 18, 2012
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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 S. · November 22, 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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  • Sheila T.

    Las Velas lunch combo is really good.

    Sheila T. · March 11
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  • Allie

    As a person with some Latin family, I can say this is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Pittsburgh. Everything I have had is excellent and everyone I have taken here has loved it. Very impressed!

    Allie · March 10
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  • maq

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

    maq · February 7
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  • Damon B.

    Great food & serve!!

    Damon B. · September 27, 2013
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  • Paul C.

    Meh. Pricey, average mexican food.

    Paul C. · 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! (via @Foodspotting)

    Chris L. · 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 M. · January 17, 2013
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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.

    Queen Kimenehana S. · November 3, 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 B. · 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 M. · 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 V. · July 29, 2012
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  • Karla L.

    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 L. · March 27, 2012
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  • J.r. G.

    Chicken Fajita Salad :)

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

    Chips and Queso are fantastic!

    Rob C. · December 17, 2011
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  • Philipe A.

    Must try the Chips and Queso!

    Philipe A. · October 1, 2011
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  • Correne G.

    Try the steak quesadilla!!

    Correne G. · August 31, 2011
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  • Maher H.

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

    Maher H. · September 21, 2010
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