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“The best!”
Review of La Candela

La Candela
Ranked #66 of 386 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 12, 2012

We found this wonderful restaurant by accident as we were just walking through Cozumel. We were looking for a local eating place. Ok, All I can say is I can NEVER eat Mexi-American food again. Why can't this be duplicated in the USA. This place was fabulous. Our dishes were the fish tacos, plentiful portions, chicken fajita's and beans and rice. The best definitely seek this one out again.

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Thank diannabarbee
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

We came across this place as we were wondering around the back streets one day. We walked in there and sat down. As we sat there we saw that there was local business people out on lunch and they were ordering the special so my wife asked the waiter about it. They had three things to choice from and my wife took peanut chicken that came with rice and beans and I took the peppered pork with potatoes and veggies. Both meals were a knock out and the best part was the mojitos my wife had. There was a young man making these mojitos he took his time in making them and they were out of this world. Try this place you won't be disappointed.

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1  Thank WinnipegZammer
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

La Candela is a mainstay of local families. They offer breakfast and lunch (which, in Cozumel, extends to 6PM). Prices are reasonable. They offer fish and shrimp grilled, with garlic, or marinated in achiote and bitter orange juice and wrapped in a banana leaf, along with many other specialties. At lunch, they have family-style "comida corrida" offerings that are different every day. The mamey pie is superb.

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Thank Mark S
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

Great place for local menu which typically is about $5-$8. Didn't order off the menu, asked for the local menu daily special instead.

Cheap, but very tasty food.

Definitely recommend!!!

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1  Thank MikesEpicLife
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

We discovered this place by chance on our way to return a scooter we rented. It was packed with both tourists and local folks so we decided to try it. We had fish tacos, chips, and beer. The fish tacos was one of the best we've tasted in Cozumel. Too bad we found out about it a little too late otherwise we would have eaten here for breakfast (though not sure they're open for breakfast), lunch and dinner! Next time I will try their grilled shrimp, the couple sitting next to our table had it and was still sizzling when it was brought to them. It looked delicious! Tip: always try restaurants where it's packed with both tourists and locals. It's guaranteed to be a good place to eat.

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Thank HunterChase
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