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All 86 Coronado Restaurants

Candelas on the Bay

1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
6194354900
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Ranked #47 of 86 Restaurants in Coronado
Price range: $60 - $80
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Restaurant details
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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Smyrna, Tennessee
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My mom and I ate here while we were in town for a convention and it was one of the worst dining experiences we had while we were in California. We unfortunately ended up here on a Sunday during brunch time and it was so loud, it felt like we were screaming at each other. We eventually gave up trying... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We had a group of 10 with a reservation. We walked into the back by accident. Someone pointed to the "check in desk" where we stood for a few minutes before anyone saw us (and it wasn't busy). The menu is a bit limited and quite frankly the food was ok at best, not alot of flavor. We had 2... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is not too bad, but the view is unbelievable. It is right after you get off the ferry and one of the best views in the San Diego area.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had an awesome table with a view & a happy hour menu! Nice portion sizes, $4.95 per sangria, Delish street tacos and enchiladas. My waiter was so nice. Good kids meal. Service is MEH but with great ambiance and eats / we were not in a rush so enjoyed the pace. Great value and affordable for menu of choices and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

I had high hopes, but it was average at best. Watered-down margarita, ok guacamole, and carnitas without a crunch. People watching was the most interesting part.

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coronado
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70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Candelas has a great view and people watching, but our recent visit for the all day happy hour was disappointing. The service was horribly slow--there were very few people in the bar area, but I had to go and ask the hostess to find us a server. The chips were bad, the salsa good. The white sangria, which had been... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Found this restaurant while in San Diego on stopover from Hawaii. Great margaritas, salsa is spectacular, entrees all very good. However, not sure if it was because it was a Saturday night and busy - and they had a wedding reception going on in back room - but our waiter was SLLLOOOWWW to ever bring anything. That said, I highly... More 

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California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed at the near-by Marriott Resort and were looking for alternatives besides to standard hotel fare. The Ferry Landing delivering passengers from Broadway/Downtown is a short walk from the hotel where there are the typical array of shops and restaurants. We chose Candelas because it appeared casual and had a great view of the city and bay. The staff... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We managed to get a seat on the deck for some drinks and nibbles. Without a doubt the view is amazing and it is a great location to people watch. There was even a wedding being performed on the beach in front of us. Aside from that the service and food was pretty average. Nothing really stood out as amazing... More 

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Escondido, California
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50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Small, tasty bites with a great view of San Diego skyline, etc. Wasn't too busy mid-week, and we didn't feel like our presence mattered much, but the food was quite tasty although neither of us tasted the "French fusion" advertized in what we ordered. Servers seemed preoccupied with other things or maybe they were just giving us space. We had... More 

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Additional Information about Candelas on the Bay

Address: 1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
Phone Number: 6194354900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
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
Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican

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