|The sign- you may miss it|
|That's it- the whole place|
|The tacos and tostadas|
|The homemade guacamole and chips|
|Up close and personal|
|Fillings made fresh daily|
|Brownies made fresh|
|The sign leading to Candelaria|
I had read several blogs that had discussed the lack of ethnic restaurants, in particular Mexican. I read the blogs that listed many good and authentic Mexican places all over town. When deciding which one, our group settled on Candelaria.
The meat and spices cooking wafted down the street and led us to it. There is no big sign and if it wasn't a neon taco sign we would have missed it And we did. It is a cozy true Mexican taqueria. Candelaria is located in the 5th district and is a very,very small place.
It has one table that seats 4-5 and a bar with more seating. The menu is written on a piece chalkboard with the types of tostadsa, and tacos for the day. There are homemade brownies in a tray on the counter. The tortillas are made fresh as well as the fillings. We ordered the tostadas and the tacos. The homemade salsa added some heat but not overwhelming spice.We arrived early 5:30 and had the place to ourselves. We sat at the only table, not the only available table, the only table and order the food. We would have to wait as the food was served when it was ready. The surprise of the place is the door at the back of the restaurant this door leads you to a secret bar serving up secret cocktails.
Go for the food stay for the cocktails.