City Guide: Paris

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By Katie Mascaro

Candelaria

A go-to taqueria in the Marais for authentic Mexican food and tasty cocktails.

Yes, we are recommending a Mexican joint in Paris because while in France, you may crave something other than French food. That and Candelaria is a sure bet for good fun and good food. This tiny taqueria, run by a group of Mexican friends, serves up delectable tacos and guacamole for take-out or for the lucky few who can nab a spot at the 6-seater picnic table or stools facing the open grill. But the real fun starts when you push through the unassuming door at the end of the bar to enter a tiny (and kooky) room with a clandestine feel. There you'll discover furry wall hangings and glittering low candlelit tables, perfect if you wanted to make a night of your visit. It gets sardine-tight, but there's a great vibe and plenty of eye candy abounds.
Must try:
Tacos a Pisco Disco or In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Cocktails / Tacos / Quirky
$$
Reservations: Recommended, only available for the bar
Hours: Bar Mon-Sun 6 p.m.-2 a.m. / Taqueria: Sun-Wed 12:30 pm-11 pm, Thurs-Sat 12:30 pm-midnight
Location: 3rd Arrondissement
Address: 52, rue Saintonge
Phone: 01 42 74 41 28
  • Metro: Filles du Calvaire / Saint-Sébastien-Froissart
 
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