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[Paris] Candelaria

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Add: 52 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 1 42 74 41 28
Hours: [Taqueria] Sun-Wed 12:30~11pm Thu-Sat 12:30pm~12am [Bar] 6pm~2am (open daily)
Price: [tacos] €5.50~6/two pcs [cocktails] €12
Tasted on: Mar 2013

When you walk into Candelaria, you probably wouldn’t think much of this tiny taco restaurant. The space is tight, with no more than 5 seats at the bar and 6 seats at the table. The kitchen is open and bare, with a short menu casually scribbled on blackboards. But this was where I found myself on a Sunday evening with CarinDianeEdna, & Milsters, and honestly, after our afternoon of sweets and champagne (more on this in another post), some guacamole and tacos were exactly what we needed.

Guacamole (€5.50), not the best I’ve had, but still quite tasty.

Cochinita pibil tacos (€6/two pcs). Liked the braised pork and cheese, but not a fan of the corn tortillas (as I generally prefer wheat tortillas, which are more elastic and less “sandy” in texture).

Hongos tacos (€5.50/two pcs) with mushrooms and cheese. Same comment as above.

Nopal tostada (€3.50). This one has got all the elements I love – refried beans, melted cheese, cactus, all on top of a crispy fried tortilla.

Hot sauce for those who need it.

That’s it? Not really. Candelaria actually comes in two parts, and behind an unmarked door beyond the kitchen is a hidden cocktail den that apparently serves some wickedly good drinks. Expect another blog post on this later.

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April 1st, 2013 at 6:09 am