La Candela Peruvian Restaurant

Our history

We would like to invite you to come and try the finest pervian cuisine in long island. Run by a tradicional family from Peru, our staff is well trained an dedicated to bring you the best of them to make yoy confortable. La candela is run by a family that have a lot of experience in the restaurants business.

Elvin and Elizabeth Paulino opened Hicksville’s first peruvian restaurant in 2008 with 20 seats — these days, it sprawls across three storefronts. “We’ve been going for 12 years and it’s getting better every year,” Elvin Paulino says. “It’s just good old real traditional Peruvian food. For many of our customers, it’s home.”

On weekend evenings, guests sip sun-colored pisco sours topped with meringue-y foam (try one sweetened with passion fruit), as the hosts channel a supper-club vibe with karaoke on Fridays and live music on Saturdays. Waiters deliver bowls of whitefish ceviche — in-season, the sea bass comes from Freeport’s docks — while favored large plates include fried chicken “pollada” smothered in velvety cream sauce and Chinese-style fried rice loaded with seafood, chicken or beef.

Team Candela

Our specialties

Peruvian food /Seafood / Chinese food/Grilled /Pastas