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Candelas on the Bay

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
+1 619-435-4900
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Millstone, New Jersey
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here based on other TripAdvisor reviews...THANK YOU!! We were not disappointed! A little noisy but tolerable...good service and very tasty Mexican food! the four of us ordered all different entrees and no one eas disappointed!

Thank Bob D
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped into Candelas for an appetizer and drink while waiting for the ferry. We are so glad we did! The service was wonderful and the food was outstanding. We have traveled all over the world and this was by far the best salsa we have ever had (they roast all of their own chilis and make it fresh every... More 

Thank Josyta
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Some of the best Mexican food we had while visiting but unfortunately the service was super bad. We probably had about three different servers stop at the table and they themselves seemed a bit confused - but the food and the views made up for it!

Thank Nicole S
Oceanside, California
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150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out for a Sunday drive my wife and I stopped in at Candelas on the Bay again for lunch. With a beautiful view of the bay, passing boats, people watching and great food, along with the almost always great weather we could not ask for much more. Without a doubt a 5th star would have been added had the service... More 

Thank George C
Appleton, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for early dinner and it was wonderful. Authentic Mexican food and good selection. We were very happy with our choices.

Thank M P
Billings, Montana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this nice little place while on a bike ride in Coronado. Great fish tacos--- 3 were plenty! Server was very pleasant and the view of the bay and San Diego skyline was excellent. We enjoyed watching the Ferry pass.

Thank rbngan2016
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we were looking for a restaurant with a water view and found it! the view of san diego downtown lights was awesome, too. staff was friendly and fast. we ordered different margaritas and loved them. the carne assada was a great choice! my son had the huge burger and fries and was excited to see the burger had guacamole and... More 

Thank THFromOmaha
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

While I found the staff to not be in too much of a rush and they ran out of chips, the food was wonderful and the Beer was cold. House Margarita not that special, so I would recommend you try something different flavors. Outside seating when available is great to people watch and it overlooks the bay

Thank Kym K
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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220 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We were in a time-crunch unable to enjoy the view and surroundings as much as we would of liked. That said, waiters and staff are expecting diners to linger thus being a bit less attentive to our needs. With some prodding, we were able to get fed and checks paid in a timely manner. The food and drink arrived pretty... More 

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Boston, MA
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

On our last night in Coronado, my wife and I wanted a quiet, easy-going evening, so we ventured down to the Bay to walk around and have some dinner. We decided on Candelas. Asking for a window table, the hostess immediately said no problem and we were seated front and center with a view of San Diego Bay and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$60 - $80
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, 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: +1 619-435-4900

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