La Candela Opens in Huntington Station

New Peruvian restaurant gets rave reviews online.

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Photo: La Candela Facebook page.

La Candela, a new Peruvian restaurant opened in Huntington Station.


The appetizer menu features a cholita sala, with Peruvian corn, cherry tomatoes, lima beans, queso fresco, and Peruvian quinoa, served with a special Peruvian dressing; a papitas ala huancaina, which is potatoes covered with their huancaina sauce prepared with milk, cheese and peruvian yellow peppers; and ostras en leche de tigre, oysters accompanied with authentic leche de tigre.


They also have a  variety of causas - Peruvian cold casserole - and ceviches - Peruvian marinated raw fish or seafood - on the menu.


Photo: La Candela Facebook page.


On Yelp, Samantha F, from Kings Park, loved the atmosphere.


“Came in last minute on a Saturday night with the girls from work,” she wrote. “They had live music. The guy was so fun, goes from salsa to Frank Sinatra, so a little of everything. The restaurant itself is beautiful, such a modern vibe.”


Melissa V, from Westbury, gave it five stars.


“Great new Peruvian restaurant,” she wrote.


Location: 872 E Jericho Turnpike Huntington Station, (631) 470-7371.