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Candelas on the Bay

1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
6194354900
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Ranked #38 of 81 restaurants in Coronado
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Bus stops at the Ferry Landing.
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Sit outside, it's so beautiful, friendly staff, good portions of food. Best Margarita!!!! Good prices.

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Cairo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

The first ever restaurant that served the entree at the same time with the main course. The nacho was not good , the lamb was not that impressive, the service s average and I was not happy to dine there, do not do the same mistake

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Terracina, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I came here to dine, and I was very satisfied because of the dinner itself, their perfect service and spectacular view of the San Diego skyline from their windows. I suggest to come here at the sunset, so while you're filling your stomach with a really good californian meal you can also reward your eyes with the color changing of... More

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Los angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

awesome view , atmosphere , food , service .... loved it ... :D we were seated quickly , and it was kinda of quiet witch was good , the were seated outside looking over the bay , simply loved it , would go back :P

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Chula Vista, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The view the restaurant has is amazing! Love San Diego's downtown highlights and bay... Which is why we dined at Candelas. The service was superb by our Brazilian Waitress. She would speak to us in Spanish and was sooo nice and attentive. The food was Ok, although not mouthwatering best for my groups taste buds. We were expecting a bit... More

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Houston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Had breakfast on their outside dining deck. Fantastic view of the bay and the city, obstructed only by a few palm trees. The deck is protected by clear glass panels which control the breeze while allowing excellent visibility. Weather was perfect, so it made a great impression. The food and choices were good and affordably priced. Our waiter, Fernando, was... More

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Chula Vista, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My wife and I attended a command event at this restaurant and were very pleased with the service, food, and atmosphere. Located right on the bay, it has a great scenery. The restarant staff were excellent with their drinks and food service. We were seated outside on their deck area along with 20-25 other people in our group. They had... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

If you are going over to Coronado by ferry this is a very easy place to find and have an excellent lunch while looking back at the city. Good food and very pleasant staff - I will certainly go back when I am next in San Diego.

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Midwest
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Not impressed with the atmosphere or the food. The salad (with hearts of palm) was tasty. Aside from that, the food was fair at best. The chips tasted stale. I had the fish dish and asked for the sauce on the side, which may have affected the end result. The fish (mahi mahi) was charred so much that it was... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to Candelas on the Bay on a recommendation from our hotel in San Diego. We were looking for a good place on Coronado Island to view the city at night and it that respect it was perfect. It was a sultry summer evening and families, friends and couples were enjoying the weather on the beach in front of... More

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