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Candelas on the Bay

$$$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
Bus stops at the Ferry Landing.
6194354900
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and location on San Diego Bay

The street tacos with ribeye were incredible. The wait staff was very good. The location, right on the San Diego Bay, was spectacular. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Joanna B
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Magna, Utah, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Linden, New Jersey
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Was not expecting much from this beachside restaurant. It located right by the Ferry Terminal. The outdoor seating is excellent for taking in the beach view and people watching. The service was outstanding. I ordered a Cucumber Margarita which was accompanied by nachos. My server didn't rush me but was attentive. I finally decided on the Fish Tacos. This was... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had breakfast with friends from San Diego. The breakfast options for Mexican food was wonderful. Hot salsa provided upon request. Great views of the bay as well. A must if you like Mexican-American breakfast.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very impressed with the complexity of the menu items. Outdoor patio area elevated so you get a perfect view of the San Diego skyline. Service was good and food was delicious. Salmon was moist.

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Magna, Utah, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The street tacos with ribeye were incredible. The wait staff was very good. The location, right on the San Diego Bay, was spectacular. Highly recommended.

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Bakersfield, California
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were hot, we saw this place, we stopped! Glad we did... Great service, colddd drinks! Good food! The bar tender is Johnny on the spot!

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Knoxville, TN USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Food was good, especially the dessert. View and atmosphere was AMAZING. Service was good. House margaritas were good, but weak. I loved the relaxing vibe on the patio. Parking in lot attached to restaurant was scarce but you can find an occasional spot when someone else pulls out. Small beach right in front of restaurant and a pier with a... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by the place where we rented bikes. We were seated quickly and had a great server who took interest in us and our stories. The food came quickly and my salad was large and delicious. My husband ordered the fish tacos. It came with 3 but he got 5. For the size he should... More 

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Coronado
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The view is better than the food! Not bad though all considering. I was really disappointed with the fajitas that I ordered. The steak was tough and stringy.

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Guaymas,Sonora
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food is good. The ribeye tacos would be better if they had just the meat, you can not go wrong with the guacamole.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I stopped in here after having dinner in San Diego for after-dinner drinks. My husband had scotch, and I sampled a cucumber/mint/gin martini that was really refreshing and delicious. We loved the view, and we were also fortunate to be able to see some fireworks over in San Diego. Our waiter was wonderful. We will definitely stop... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops at the Ferry Landing.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: 6194354900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?