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La Candela

Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
52 987 878 4471
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Ranked #46 of 248 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban, Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Warrenville, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My wife and I went to Cozumel on a cruise, for the first time, in January of 2014. We ended up not eating at the restaurant we had scouted out before hand. A local there walked us to La Candela. He said it was a little more expensive than some of the other places, but the food was really good.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Food excellent, staff "over the top" friendly. I have a mango margarita almost everywhere I go in Mexico and was by the far THE BEST....ask what the daily specials are and they will take you back and show you the choices!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I arrived in Cozumel looking forward to having my favorite La Choza meal - not having had one since last May. After getting off the plane, and finding my room at La Casa Nostra not available, my new friend Roberto suggested that La Candela was as good as La Choza. I learned the Chef at La Candela used to work... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The nachos were delicious as were the fish tacos. The family run business makes this delicious orange coloured sauce for dipping your nachos in that is a bit spicy.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was my favorite restaurant on the island. The fresh guacamole and salsa were amazing, the best on the island by far and the best I have ever had. The fajitas were also delicious, coming out steaming hot. Prices were very reasonable, 8-15 per person depending on how much you get but portions are very large. The restaurant is open... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is one of the better meals we have had in the area, we had the fajitas, good portions. The price was reasonable compared to everything else in the area. Aqua de Jamaica is always a refreshing drink. The frozen mango pie was bad, tasted like it came out of a box. Good service.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We couldn't decide between this or another place on our last day-we hated to pick between the two as they both were to be good this was open so we stopped. Amazing breakfast taste was fab and papaya juice delicious. Service was good And I would say this is a must for traditional mexican breakfast at decent price. They did... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were told about La Candela by a local artist and we walked down and greeted by a very friendly staff. Food and service were great, could not ask for better. We went back 3 days later and our waiter recognized us and took us right back to the same table and knew drinks we liked. Everyone that we came... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We've eaten here on previous trips and had 2 meals there this trip. The service is good, the menu is varied, the food is served hot. Try the mamay pie or the mamay/mango pie made by the restaurant owner's wife - cool and delicious but not too sweet. You can get an american style breakfast that would be hard to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Been there 3 times with my vegetarian girlfriend during our trip. They changed the menu for her every time so she will be satisfied, and she were. They have a lunch set in 75 mxp, including drink (local ice tea- great!), nachos with sauce, soup, and one of 3 main course with 2 side dishes. The food was fresh and... More 

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Additional Information about La Candela

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

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