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La Candela

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Mexican, Cuban
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Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
52 987 878 4471
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 76
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 2
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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
great food after day of diving

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We took a the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. We rented a scooter and rode around the island. We have eaten at this restaurant before and the food is always good.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Cool local place just north of downtown. We love sitting in the open air dining room and just watching the world go by. A few tourists, many locals every time we eat here. The spicy cheese sauce they serve is unique and good - more tangy than plain hot, but it packs some heat as well. We've never had a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Asked a local where to eat authentic Mexican. Well this place did not disappoint. What delicious food and served by such nice staff. authentic mexican. The guacamole is worth the trip there. OMG The funny part is the owner is Cuban! His mexican wife and her family own other restaurant called La Choza, but we did not get a chance... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have been to Cozumel numerous times and prefer the back street behind the main street. While shopping, a local suggested we follow him to a restaurant. It was just great with a thatched roof, indoor or outdoor seating and THE BEST MANGO DAQUIRI EVER! All ingredients freshly chopped and served, guacamole that was also the best ever and salsa/entrees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Went in 2012! The food was EXCELLENT!!!!!! I got the fish tacos and tried to get some here back home. Not even close. Guess I have to wait until I visit again!

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Address: Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 987 878 4471
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican, Cuban

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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, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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