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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.
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Great view, good breakfast!

We sat out on the patio in January! Lovely views! Their standard breakfast of bacon, eggs, hash browns, and toast was just ok, but their bacon waffle was good, and their apple pancake was awesome! Service was great as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca B
Portland, Oregon
via mobile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hands down the view was fantastic! I ordered the mahi mahi and shrimp and it was very good. My husband gave me some of his chicken enchilada and it had no sauce or cheese. The appetizer we ordered was the cheese and chorizo and was just a greasy lump of melted cheese with a blob of chorizo plopped on top.my... More 

Thank Lori D
Collinsville, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent! So and the price was right. Service was great, view of the harbor is magnificent. Right at ferry landing for convenience.

Thank Kathy O
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat out on the patio in January! Lovely views! Their standard breakfast of bacon, eggs, hash browns, and toast was just ok, but their bacon waffle was good, and their apple pancake was awesome! Service was great as well.

Thank Rebecca B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Candelas makes a real party with DJ music, balloons, hats new years count down the service is great .Their is a 25 dlls charge if you bring your own bottle of wine or champagne .they can acomodate big party's we were 12. Very good new years atmosphere .You can order from a special menu many items to choose from. I... More 

Thank Hugo C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Pros: 1. Great view of the San Diego skyline and harbor activities. 2. Food was great- I tried the fish tacos which were delicious. My wife had the ribeye tacos which she loved. 3. Staff was friendly and attentive. 4. Bathrooms were amazing--Upscale and clean. Cons: 1. A large margarita only consisted of a 12-16 ounce glass. I was hoping... More 

Thank Chad O
southern california
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199 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Candela's commands a breathtaking view of San Diego Bay from the Coronado Ferry Landing to the city beyond. Consequently, it's a popular spot for tourists as well as for locals anxious to show out of town visitors their little corner of paradise. The restaurant is open early for breakfast and serves lunch then dinner continuously through the day. There is... More 

Thank cedric09
Issaquah, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We came to this joint on our first day of our trip. Good food choices and our 2 year old enjoyed enough for us to feel good about it. Its right on the beach so that was nice.

Thank DetectiveMuffin
Wuhan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

So we were here on Thanksgiving weekend (Friday night) and wanted a change of pace from the leftover turkey. Firstly, location is AMAZING right on the waterfront w/ view of bay and downtown San Diego. I tried the 'andale' margarita with chicken nachos. It was an ok drink, nothing super memorable. The food portions were quite generous. Other members of... More 

Thank Bamadrifter
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We ate dinner here on our second night in San Diego; the service was friendly and efficient. The views of San Diego across the bay from our window table were excellent. I opted for the Seafood Tacos while my wife had the Pollo Chipotle, both of which were good. This is a decent spot right on the seafront to have... More 

Thank travelpassion
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My wife and I came here for our wedding anniversary and really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. We sat outside and the service was very good (considering a wedding rented the entire indoor seating area). Our meal started with the Queso Fundido con Chorizo which was a very large portion and tasted ok. The flavor was quite strong on the... 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: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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