This is real Spanish food,I have been going there for several years and This is by far the best!!! Some other resturants claim to be spanish,but this is the real deal!! the staff are so freindley,my fav spanish on the island!
* * * * * 5 stars is all I can say
From apps to after dinner drinks.... everything as GREAT!!! Best Sangria on the Island...... The food is always fresh... hot and PERFECT prepared.... time and time again....
love this restaurant. great service,great good..
Best Sangria, Great Food available here
my favorite for spanish food on the island - they`re a staple for the south shore - same great wait staff year after year - always a pleasure
been going to this restaurant for more than 25 years....at every location....and the quality has never changed....truly the best Spanish restaurant on Staten Island....service is always quick attentive...a lot of the staff has been there for more than 15 years....all knowledgeable about the menu and dishes.....food....out of this world....sangria...one of the best I have ever had....a must go to restaurant on the Island....
Excellent food and delicious sangria!
For more than 15 years this was our go-to restaurant. Besides occasional dinners and lunches, we've had numerous celebration dinners for anywhere from 12 to 40 or 50 people. Obviously, since we kept returning we were pleased with the food and service. That is, until the last few years. We noticed that some dishes just weren't as good as usual and put it down to an 'off' day. Last year we spent about $900 on a dinner for 16 people and it was not very good. My paella had no taste I've had their paella often in the past, the coffee wasn't drinkable as the 16 mostly full cups left on the table showed. Other dishes ordered were so-so. Service was okay and the sangria was fine, but it was a rather expensive disappointment and the very last time we were there.
Totally over-priced. One waiter working the entire place, it was no surprise we had to wait so long to get service. The food was ok, not outstanding, things have really changed since the last time I was there, albeit it was a few years back
Great food, service was outstanding. Dinner for two cost me about 80 bucks and that was including 1/2 pitcher of wine and desert. The setting was very relaxed and they have really good sangria.
This is another one of our frequent flyer restaurants. We love it, we love the sangria, we love the potatoes and the spicy bean dip with chips is great with the frozen Margaritas. All entrees are delish and freshly prepared. Our favorite? Steak ala Candela, a flavorful skirt steak with onions and spanish cheese. Not for the diet conscious mind you but really, the taste is so good. It's worth the diet that immediately follows.
The food, service, atmosphere is five stars at la candela. Came here for a birthday last Saturday, the place was very busy, after a short wait we were brought to the second dining room which is absolutely beautiful, very comfortable seating. The table had Spanish style chips and some unique dip which was a great snack while waiting for our appetizers. We ordered the sangria which was up amazing. Calamari for appetizers tasted really fresh, large rings were tasty. Everyone ordered different entrees which are all. Aserved with Spanish rice and potatoes. The sauce for my lobster tail and shrimp was deliciously spicey. I tried a piece of the broiled fish and will probably order that next time. Surprisingly for how busy this restaurant was, the service was always top notch. Just the perfect amount of wait in between appetizers to leave room for great conversating. Other dishes our table tried was the paella, a surprisingly amount of seafood lingered in a plate with just the right amount of rice. Will be back someday soon.
Over all the food was very good. Ordered a few different items off the menu all was good quality Thank You for the online order system and delivery person was nice.
The place doesn't deliver. Even though this page says it does and other pages like grub. The person in the phone says I have to call whereyoueat myself about that
Reply to the past review: This restaurant does delivery 4pm-8pm through WhereYouEat Orders. You can call 800.865.8997 extension 1 for instant support 24 hours a day.
The food at this restaurant is fantastic. We have tried a huge variety of everything on the menu from main entree's to the Mexican specialties and have only positive things to say about all. From the Mexican Specialties the Enchiladas are 'Simple' homemade without a bunch of cheese smothered, yet somehow taste so good, it may be the sauce The Ribs are one of the best we have had in a long time, cooked perfectly and served in some sort of wonderful sauce. I guess maybe it really is "in the sauce". Paella Marinara is loaded with seafood and again it's one of those dishes that have that home feeling of not being overly salty, served just right. Most importantly all of the food seems to come with Potatoes, Rice, Bread, Salad, Beans. Making a great value overall. It's a neighborhood classic.
One of the best dining and eating experiences we had on Staten Island in a long time, Spanish potatoes, chips as apps and some sort of extremely tasty dipping sauce set the experience. And then the food arrived,Mexican specials enchiladas were excellent, the Paella Marinera was unbelievable. service, drinks and even value is without a doubt 5 stars unless there are more stars available.
Has been place: food used to be great, but not anymore. Place really needs a make over...you can just dim the lights so much to cover up the stains. Good place to go if you're a boozer.
Very good food and lucky to have them a few towns away. It's a Spanish Mexican mix with great food from both cuisines, their meat dishes and chicken are favorites. Do have a suggestion for the chefs to use less oil in the Spanish potatoes everything else rarely has anything greasy.
Really good value especially when ordering the Mexican combo dishes such as Enchiladas and Tacos or Tostadas. All come with rice, beans, salad, bread and their famous Spanish potatoes, one portion is good enough for two people.
Ordered delivery and the food was absolutely delicious. Delivery was around 45 minutes for real restaurant quality food. From appetizers to entrees 5 stars
I am writing as I am eating, oh my god the skirt steak so freaking good its unbelievable I never tried it before.
great food, atmosphere and attentive service. my favorites are, chicken with garlic, pork chops lisboa and paella. love the salad dressing, always take a bottle home. overall one of my favorites on the island, always consistent, and of course the best sangria.