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Candelas on the Bay

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Southwestern, Mexican
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1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
Bus stops at the Ferry Landing.
6194354900
Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food

The food here was excellent and so was the service. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We sat by the window overlooking the bay. Beautiful!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
MPeyton3
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The food here was excellent and so was the service. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We sat by the window overlooking the bay. Beautiful!!

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San Diego
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent food and an unbelievable view of San Diego Bay. This is a must stop in Coronado. The ferry will let you off very close to the front door.

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Roanoke, IL
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a little extra time before the ferry arrived for our return to San Diego. Stopped in for drinks, had a wonderful server Jose, offered us complimentary chips & salsa. We had a table by the window with a great view of San Diego!

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

The food is good, service is so-so, view and location are great! Try the carnitas nachos and tres leches cake!

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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14 helpful votes 14 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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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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: Southwestern, Mexican

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