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La Luz de Candela

Calle dos Aceras 18-20, 29012 Malaga, Spain
+34 951 38 22 51
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle dos Aceras 18-20, 29012 Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tried a bunch of smaller shared plates and really enjoyed them all. Very personable and passionate staff. Can’t wait to return.

Thank vancouvertraveler58
Reviewed 1 week ago

What great Place with very good quality food , 100% can recommend this Place , You will enjoy It , Good wine as well

Thank Pavel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I like a ligt lunch after our morning hike along the coast. More quality than quantity. The Candela offers just that. Delicious food, starting from the best the local earth and sea can offer. To share: a tapa of homemade foie mi-cuit...More

Thank patrickmieke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you TripAdvisor reviewers for another great recommendation! I can definitely echo what previous reviewers have stated --excellent service from Matthieu (Matthew) and exquisite dishes prepared by his brother, Charles. We eat our main meal around 2 pm daily because we are "early to bed"...More

Thank AandMfromOntario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The relaxed atmosphere and excellent food throughout were backed up with some of the best service and evident passion for the ingredients and dishes I’ve experienced anywhere. A great range of daily specials, and the best of local and national produce (the jamón ibérico de...More

Thank SCB68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal here so much the first time we came back twice during our weekend in Malaga and sampled many of the dishes. Sharing is recommended and there is a good idea to sample the delicious flavours. Service is friendly, attentive and you...More

Thank Tess1z
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

2nd time eating here and i have to say what an experience. Cannot fault the attention to detail and the food exploded with flavours on my tongue

Thank Carlloyd H
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The food, wine, service and ambiance were all excellent. Neighborhood is a bit down at the heals and may put some people off. If they had a slightly larger menu I would rate this five stars but we (4 people) had no difficulty finding menu...More

1  Thank peter t
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This is a must when in Malaga. We ate here on two occasions during our stay and as we told Matthew, our server, we would fly back just to taste his brother’s cooking again. The food was exceptional. I would recommend sampling the sharing platter...More

Thank Yvonne G
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We booked 2 months on advance (el tenedor) and when we arrived the booking was canceled...they arranged a table. They suggest to share the dishes so we asked 5 couses for 4 people. The Crab Brandade had small pieces of shell and the mushrooms from...More

1  Thank rafael64
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19 August 2017|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
It is only evening...but book in advance to make sure you get a table.
28 June 2017|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
Our many course meal, plus 4 glasses was €54. Download their menu to gauge prices...that's what we did.
28 June 2017|
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Response from kuiti | Reviewed this property |
40-50€ but take their advise and go Spanish style and share the dishes as they were all superb.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
13:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
13:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle dos Aceras 18-20, 29012 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga
  • Phone Number: +34 951 38 22 51
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Small restaurant of eleven tables, La Luz de Candela proposes a seasonal fresh food cuisine. The dishes are cooked or prepared at the order. Because of an increasing number of " not show ", the reserved tables will be liberated 10 minutes after the booking hour.
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