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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
A must in Cozumel

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Terianne B
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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  • Families with children
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Cozumel, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Typical Mexican breakfast and lunch served by experienced waiters. Food is always well prepared and fast. Restaurant is always clean. They creamy salsa adds that little bit extra to every meal.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We have been to the restaurant several times and love it. It also used to have free wifi. I wanted to refer it to a customer of mine but, the phone and email did not work. Hoping it is still in business. The shrimp fajitas were great.

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Danbury,ct
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Good choice of omelettes and burritos for breakfast located a few blocks away from the center of town. Clean and friendly.

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Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Clean and friendly family owned restaurant. Great outdoor seating and food was excellent. Recommend it.

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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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