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Candelas on the Bay

Mexican, Southwestern
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1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Coronado, California
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are regulars at Candelas but usually come for Happy Hour dining. This was a visit without reservations on a Saturday evening at around 7:30. We were a party of five and got plain lucky -- a party of ten had just cancelled so we were seated immediately and on the upper deck. It was a beautiful summer evening. Needless... More 

Thank PeterandJinx
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted here as it's pretty much the first place you come to when you come off the boat. I also liked the options they supposedly had for gluten free. I opted for the gluten free pancakes with bananas but after cutting into them and taking a mouthful (which had to spit out) I had to send them back. They... More 

Thank Pequenamujer
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast one morning after a walk. We had to wait several minutes before someone was there to greet us and take us to a table. We ordered drinks - coffee and OJ for my husband and iced tea for me. After about 5 min they brought my husband's coffee and OJ but not my tea. After... More 

Thank Karen W
El Cajon, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday night date night with my honey! The weather was perfect, we arrived around 6pm, got a table right away right by the window where our view was San Diego Skyline and the boardwalk so we could people watch! Our server, Julio was right on top of things and was very patient with us as we didn't want to order... More 

Thank denice2016
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131 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Early morning ferry to Coronado and this restaurant was right at end of pier before we started tour of town. Great breakfast French toast and pecan waffles and lots of coffee to keep us going staff were very friendly, good start to the day !!

Thank windy1875
San Diego, California
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151 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been to Candelas on many occasions. We have never been disappointed with the food or the service. This morning I had a spinach crepe which was the best crepe I have ever had anywhere. The view from Candelas cannot be beat and the servers go out of their way to make sure you are satisfied.... More 

Thank mai2centsworth
Manhattan, Kansas
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We are here for breakfast everyday of our week log stay in Coronado. It was phenomenal every time. The young girls loved the pancakes and waffles, I loved the crepes, and others loved the Mexican breakfasts with potatoes, eggs, and beans. I also got my grandma and aunt a to-go salad (it is their house salad, can't remember the name).... More 

Thank Ty V
Santee, California
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161 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We have been here for breakfast several times now and the food is always delicious. We were very very disappointed the last time though to find out that they do not have hashbrowns with their breakfast anymore. They have chunks of potato with a ton of peppers. I miss my hashbrowns.

Thank 2travelersasof2001
Imperial Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My family and business associate from out of town wanted to eat in Coronado so I picked candelas. They have beautiful view of the bay, and the restaurant is open and bright. The menu had an array of items to choose from and we all had different items. All were excellent. Service was beyond our expectations and the morning started... More 

Thank Iblocal91932
Leuven, Belgium
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Service was okay with nice free taco's, the steak I ordered was also very tender and juicy. The cheap (6$) margarita was awful! Definitely don't have that here.

Thank ManuelN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$60 - $80
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
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
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

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