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Candelas on the Bay

1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
6194354900
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Ranked #41 of 83 restaurants in Coronado
Price range: $60 - $80
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 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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NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Slow service, mediocre food and unattractive design overtake the great view and location. This pace feels like a bar.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We chose this wonderful restaurant to host our son and daughter in law's wedding party dinner without ever being there before. Kim Maniero was our hostess and main point of contact and her service, pleasant personality {She's a "Jersey Girl "} and attention to every detail were spot on and greatly appreciated. When we arrived, the restaurant staff was prepared... More

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N Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended to us by the concierge of Loews and friends who live in SD. We booked for a special family get together (12 of us) and we were all hugely disappointed. The waitress was very grumpy, would take half the order walk off and come back 10 minutes later and take the rest. We had to... More

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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited here on Sunday afternoon. It was busy and parking was a bit of a challenge. However, the experience proved wonderful. The staff were excellent (even with it being busy), the food was delicious (enchilada suizas, fish tacos and carnitas nachos) and the views from the deck of the San Diego skyline (and the beach) were beautiful. I'd definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Incredible views of the San Diego Skyline with innovative cocktails and fabulous appetizers , Happy Hour 11 to 11 how cool is that. They've changed the menu to include delicious and creative traditional Mexican dishes with a large selection of seafood , chicken, and carne selections. You can't miss with Candelas on the Bay. Highly recommended!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Just had some light snacks here - quesadillas, chips and guacamole, and steak tacos. Everything was excellent.

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La Jolla, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were enchanted by the photos and menu on the website and having a harbor-side table at the window. The food and service were disappointing on a very busy Thursday night. The manager Stefano provided excellent assistance and service when the waitress seemed unable to give adequate attention to our table at the far end of the restaurant. The food... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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