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Las Velas

$$ - $$$Mexican,
21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
+1 412-281-8180
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was very fast and friendly.The food was great. We got chips, queso and guacamole to start. It went great with the margaritas! For an entree we got a speciatly dish called Velada, which was served in a half pineapple shell and filled with...More

Thank BroadwayBabeez
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This place is located above the diamond market sports bar at market square. Hard to find but with it. Was recommended by the bar tender at the Marriott. An easy walk from the hotels around Duquesne. All down hill on the way there. Opportunity to...More

Thank xsiron
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This place is on the 2nd floor. Must go up a steep set of stairs - not sure if it's handicap accessible though. Great food! Even though my meal choice was mildly spiced, she offered to fry up some jalepenos and boy was that fantastic...More

Thank canadiansnowspirit
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was a solo trip while I was in Pittsburgh. I intended to visit the Oyster Bar downstairs but the outside waitress was so rude that I went upstairs to this restaurant. The food was good and plenty of it for the price. My beer...More

1  Thank TravelBoy8491
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We were wandering around Market Square looking for a light lunch. It seemed that every place had a long line, when I saw the sign for Las Velas. We decided to check it out. It was nearly empty when we ascended up the stairs. I...More

Thank WVU2014
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Las Velasquez is such a great place right in the middle of town! The service was excellent, warm and knowledgable! The cocktails and food was on spot too. We had tacos (fish and beef), enchiladas and other items too....all were amazing!

Thank 2Abbs
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Visited here with a group of 6 consisting of two 2 year olds. The food was very good!! We all love mexican food of all kinds so this did not disappoint! We got the jalapeños stuffed with chorizo and ground beef they were so good...More

Thank Brstin2flames
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, atmosphere, and, food! Facility was clean. Server was friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Casey C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Good Mexican food and good drinks. It is tucked away in market square and can be hard to find but the food is really good. I have heard from co workers that the margaritas are great. Just make sure you dont need to drive afterward...More

Thank Doyle H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is not good Mexican food. It is what many northern people have come to expect to be Mexican. There is good Mexican food in Pittsburgh, but this is not it. Service is severely lacking too. I don't recommend this place.

Thank Travelling2havefun
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
23:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 412-281-8180
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Las Velas Mexican Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh in historic Market Square above Prantl’s Bakery and Mancini Bread Company.Opening in fall of 2009, it includes a fun atmosphere, excellent bar options, and a flavorful menu of recipes inspired by Mexico City and the Riviera Maya region of Mexico.
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