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Candelas on the Bay

Mexican, Southwestern
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1201 1st St Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118-1463
11:00 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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Selah, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Beautiful resturant with a view of San Diego skyline. The staff is friendly and service was fast even though it was the Fourth of July and the island was packed. The nachos were the best I have ever had and I still crave the coconut mojito. They not only accommodated our request to dine outside but to also be by... More 

Thank Heather H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place it's wonderful and the service is absolutely 10 stars, everything on the menu is delicious and the people are amazing... Thank you BRANDY you are awesome 😙😙😙 absolutely I'm coming back soon 😋

Thank edgar p
Wexford, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked in after arriving on the ferry. Took five minutes to get seated (and the restaurant was not busy). Turns out that the hostess was sitting at the bar and she eventually decided to get up and see if anybody was waiting. With this opening, we decided to order drinks and guacamole and then go from there. The tortilla... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wait staff was very attentive and pleasant. Mojito was really really good. The queso sauce was good as were the chips and salsa. My Chile Rellano was excellent in a mole sauce. Unfortunately my wifes pollo mole chicken was not cooked the whole way through. Overall we enjoyed it, and could recommend it to other travellers.

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Colorado Springs
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for margaritas. Ordered an Italian Margarita, but was lacking the characteristic Amaretto flavor. Our waiter said he would take it back, but we opted to keep it and order another one. The bartender came and spoke with us and the next drink we got was superb. We also order fish tacos and churros for dessert. All the food... More 

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Coronado, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunday Brunch and breakfast is awesome, great food reasonable prices, great view if the bay. you can usually get a table with only a short wait

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El Paso, Texas
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great find. We had breakfast there and everything we had was great. I had the molletes - Mmmmmm and the apple cinnamon waffles my daughter had were awesome, even the "plain" pancakes my son had were the best I've ever tasted. We went back for brunch on Sunday and what a spread they had! I highly recommend... More 

Thank Sonia N
Coronado, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That's right, all day happy hour at the bar and lounge area plus an amazing full menu in there dining area! I've head about the chicken or carnitas nachos, but finally tied them yesterday, look no further! The chips are crunchy till the end and they are stacked, enough to share for dinner along with 3 rib eye asada tacos!

Thank Dany Z
Coronado, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 

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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, Brunch, 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, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
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 St Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118-1463
  • 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?