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La Candela

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
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Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
+52 987 878 4471
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Cozumel this past December and friends and I wanted to get together pre- holidays: they selected La Candela. We arrived early at 8 am, the place was ready to go: tables set up, good things cooking in the open kitchen, friendly servers at the door. We had a wide variety of things, but the "Motuleño" eggs and... More 

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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon La Candela after walking about 30 minutes from where our ship docked. The food was really enjoyable and atmosphere COMPLETELY authentic. From the pico de gallo to the fish, shrimp, and chicken tacos.........all were delicious. The fish dinner was also a tasty treat and my children devoured the steak nachos........and did I say that 5 of us... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Favored by locals, it has regional specialties as well as the usual fajitas, tacos, etc. There is the regular menu plus several daily specials. Entrees come with soup. And if you have never drunk jamaica, you should try it. This non-alcoholic iced tea made from hibiscus flowers comes also with the meal. It is worth returning to.

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Pearland, Texas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Nice environment, decent food. I had a shrimp dish that was good once I spiced it up a little. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals just as they were. Our friends who had been there before recommended the mamay pie which is a frozen fruit concoction that is very tasty.

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Thank Cindy F
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is some solid homestyle Mexican cuisine at a very inexpensive prices. This was another spot right by our hotel and we had lunch here more than once. Lunch changes everyday and includes soup and an entree with your choice of sides. Good Stuff

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Thank Brock W
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We enjoyed it so much, we came back twice during the week we were in Cozumel. The wait staff is very friendly and super helpful. The food was delicious and fast!

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Dallas, Tx
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

- Oh my gosh, I love the way you look from the street, and from you’re cute main dining room…so cute! Sadly I ordered wrong here… got the fish that was suppose to come in a poblano cream sauce and got fish with cream sauce and tomatillo on top.. I called them over to address it and just brought out... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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148 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We dive 2 to 3 times a year in Cozumel and always eat at La Candela at least once or twice each trip. You'll find a lot of locals eating here as it's authentic Mexican style cooking, very flavorful and fresh and the service is great a well. Lunch this trip was delicious as always. Topped it off with mamey... More 

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Galena, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

We had shrimp tacos and chicken quesadilla for lunch. Chips were served with spicy queso dip. Nice change. VERY GOOD>

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

My wife and I have eaten breakfast and lunch and La Candela each day of our latest Cozumel visit. Regardless of the time or the meal ordered, the food has been delicious and the service is superb. Be sure to check the specials on the board outside the restaurant. It has gotten to the point that we don't care what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 878 4471

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