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La Luz de Candela

Calle dos Aceras 18-20, 29012 Malaga, Spain
+34 648 85 32 53
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (30 reviews)
French, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle dos Aceras 18-20, 29012 Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Malaga is making its mark as a fine city for food, and La Luz de Candela is part of that. The food was flavoursome, well presented, innovative, and always light on the palate when it might have veered elsewhere (the sauce with the scallops was...More

Thank tokyosushi
Charles D, Propietario at La Luz de Candela, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear tokyosushi, we really thank you for your visit and your review. That's nice to read you speak about the dishes and about the sauce too. You're right it is a lot of work. We will tell to the Perez Hidalgo's brothers that you've loved...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to this restaurant recently having first visited a year ago on our last trip to Malaga. It’s slightly off the beaten track but well worth the effort. The 2 guys running the place take a lot of trouble to make sure you know...More

Thank ront824
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the nicest place we visited for dinner during our stay in Malaga. Attentive service, cosy relaxed atmosphere, and 5-star food - recommend taking the advice of the team and ordering several smaller plates to share!

Thank Lexi5993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The people from the restaurant were very kind and friendly! We had dinner in this restaurant and loved the food we got!

Thank 907hannekec
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

the food was totally amazing!!!! The two gentlemen who served us were so kind and helpful. The food was wonderful and tasty. the scallops were the best!!!! Seabass, mussels were one of the nicest meals. Great atmosphere in the restaurant, for sure I come back!...More

Thank Sandra Ł
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Best customer service in Malaga hands down. The two gentlemen who served us had amazing English and were so kind and helpful. The food was wonderful... the scallops were so good & the seabass/saffron risotto was one of the nicest meals I’ve ever eaten. Great...More

Thank clarstar5
Reviewed 18 October 2018

My friend and I had a delightful mean at this restaurant while visiting Malaga. The food was wonderfully prepared and delicious. The wait staff was knowledgeable and accommodating. If visiting Malaga I highly recommend trying this restaurant.

Thank Susan R
Charles D, Propietario at La Luz de Candela, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hi Susan! Thank you very much for your visit and your comment. And thank you for the recommandation you wrote. Hope to see you another time. Kindest regards,

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Off the beaten path but this is an absolute gem. Really innovative food and such great service. Make sure you have lots of sharing plates as there is so much to expereience here. We visited twice as the food, service and atmosphere were just fantastic...More

Thank Robert L
Charles D, Propietario at La Luz de Candela, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hi Robert L! thank you very much for you visit and review. You're right, sharing several dishes is the best way to try different flavours. We hope to see you soon. Best regards…

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Great attention from staff . .food tapas style good origin of foods and just that bit special. Went out of their way to ensure we had good evening...bit more pricey than other restaurants but worth it...

Thank dawntesseyman
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

What a great restaurant, family run with care, humour and some seriously good food. You can choose full or half raciones of most dishes. We shared a half of goats cheese salad, beef carpaccio, scallops (1 each), sea bass, Secreto Iberico and a beautifully light...More

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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
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: +34 648 85 32 53
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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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