Behind the world famous tiny taqueria that whips up handmade tacos is a white door that when pushed open after 6pm, transports you into an award-winning sexy candlelit cocktail den jam-packed with folks taking in the killer cocktails, guac & nachos & music playlist until 2am.
Adam, Carina and Josh’s acclaimed cocktail bar (World’s 50 Best Bars and Tales of the Cocktail) is an international destination for those who make the pilgrimage to Paris’ first authentic Mexican taqueria for tacos & craft cocktails.
Candelaria takes its craft cocktails and professional service…seriously. Everything is impeccably sourced, the owners care about every single detail. With them, it is personal.
If you’re an agave geek, Candelaria is most definitely worth a visit.
What to Order:
Killer house made nachos, tacos & Tequila
What to expect:
At night, you’ll be walking to find the address, only to find a pink ‘tacos’ neon sign in the window and perhaps a bouncer outside this tiny address.
When entering, you are in a narrow turquoise taco bar, but keep going to the end and push the wall open to find the cocktail bar in the back.
It will usually be packed but just find a place sitting or standing, and when a server passes by, grab their attention.
In the summer, the sun sets at 10pm so for the right ambiance I’d go after dinner. In the winter the sun will set by 6pm before they open.
Where to eat nearby:
Candelaria Cocktail Bar
- 52 Rue de Saintonge, Paris, France
- +33 01 42 74 41 28
The taqueria is open all day, every day, Sunday-Wednesday 12:30pm-11pm and Thursday-Saturday 12:30pm-midnight.
Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 12:30pm-4pm. The bar is open every day from 6pm-2am.
- Neighborhood: NOMA (North Marais)
- Nearest metro: Filles du Calvaire