Restaurant Candelaria in ParisCandelaria (Paris)

A hidden cocktail bar and well stacked tacos! Ever since 2011, Candelaria was anticipating the enthusiasm of our time for two-sided addresses. Out front, there’s a hallway-shaped taqueria that appears quite ordinary, serving tacos that are overflowing with fresh cilantro and marinated chicken, pork cooked with achiote or slow-cooked beef… And at the back, behind an unsuspecting service door, there’s a huge bar with raw elegance, where you can secretly sip a tumbler filled with a mixture shaken up by enthusiastic tattooed bartenders. A few examples (€12-14): Guêpe Verte (chili-infused tequila, cucumber, agave, lavender and lemon), Las Ciguapas (gin, aged rum, violet, homemade lemon marmalade) or mezcal Margaritas…. Tacos €3.20 to €4.50, menus €13.50 (lunch). // T.B.

Getting there

Restaurant Candelaria
52, rue de Saintonge
TEL: +33 1 42 74 41 28
Subway: Temple, Filles du Calvaire