Candela Latin Kitchen

1691 Central St.
Denver, CO 80211
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  • Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
  • Metered Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Online Reservations Available
Central Bistro & Bar owner Isiah Salazar and chef Jesse Vega converted their breezy bistro into a pan-Latin lounge in the summer of 2017, compiling a roster of tacos from Salazar's upbringing and Puerto Rican specialties from Vega's family, along with a few other dishes from Central and South America. The result is a restaurant loaded with intensity and soul, with dishes that leap from the plate with joy while maintaining a heart of pure comfort. Mofongo, the national dish of Puerto Rico, is the star, but bright ceviches, meats drenched in cooked-down sauces and homey empanadas make up a lively accompanying cast. Central Bistro may have been hot, but Candela burns just as bright.

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