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La Candela

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Mexican, Caribbean, Cuban
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Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
52 987 878 4471
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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 39
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  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not for dinner and not located at 40 ave but on 5th

We have not eaten here bur went twice to find out that: The location in the map provided is wrong. It is located at calle 6th and 5th avenue and that la candela is opNen until 5 pm so NOT FOR DINNER

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We have not eaten here bur went twice to find out that: The location in the map provided is wrong. It is located at calle 6th and 5th avenue and that la candela is opNen until 5 pm so NOT FOR DINNER

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved the atmosphere of this resturant and were told its more of a local place versus all the tourist trap places in downtown cozumel. The food was delicious, the drinks were cold, and it was very reasonably priced. We were shocked when we got the bill and it was only 52 dollars for 4 people each with their own... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were recommended this place by our scuba instructor and we were quite satisfied while leaving, as we were well fed here. Ask for the meal of the day, as this gives you some variety.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

YUM! Once we found this place, we had a hard time trying different restaurants in Cozumel. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. The breakfast is hearty and the coffee was delicious. We also ate here for lunch and had plenty to take home to eat in our condo for dinner. This place is NOT on the main drag,... More 

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Tucson
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Palapa style rooms, whirling fans, locals and tourists alike frequent this place, not far from the main square. No air conditioning, but we like it like that. They have a wonderful Chili/garlic/creamy picante dipping sauce we like to put on just about everything. There is a lunch special, but you have to ask for it. Our favorite off the menu... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

After a day of diving the owner of Blue Magic Scuba recommended La Candela for some good food. It was more than good. The flank steak my son had was soooo much better and tender than the steak he had at our resort in Playa del Carmen. The rest of us had grouper which was amazing. The soup that was... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great place for lunch! The specials of the day are very good and inexpensive. Ask to see them if you are not sure from the descriptions. The sauce they bring out with the chips is wonderful and unique. Try the Jamaica very good and refreshing. The waiters have been around for years and remember us on our yearly trips. Always... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We eat at La Candela once or twice each dive trip. Whether it's breakfast or lunch, we enjoy the fairly healthy and unique cooking at this place. Prices are reasonable and you'll see more locals than tourists dining here - always a good sign.

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narberth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Hiram, the owner-chef makes a great mojito and the best corn soup (sopa de elote) in the world. The menu has lots of choices, and there are always a couple of specials. Dee and I split the fajitas with guacamole, black beans and fresh salsa. There is also fresh chips accompanied by Rosario’s (Hiram’s wife and chef at La Choza)... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This restaurant is slightly off the beaten path and doesn't feel so touristy like a lot of the island. It was a nice quiet place to grab some food and drinks. Great prices. This place was recommended to us by a local. I will definitely go back next time I am in Cozumel.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: 52 987 878 4471

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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