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Review of La Candela

La Candela
Ranked #27 of 411 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 January 17, 2009

We enjoyed our meal, but later learned that they overcharged us by almost 50% on our meals. The locals pay 55 pesos for the comida corrida but we were charged 80. I have uploaded a photo of the receipt to back up this claim. Not cool.

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Reviewed May 18, 2008

The family that own's La Choza operates this restaurant during the day. It's specialty is comida corrida, a sort of meal of the day. They usually have a couple of choices that you can look at as you walk in the front door. The cooks are happy to show you what's offered and answer any questions. Then you sit at a table and order your meal. They also offer off the menu items but it's best to stick with the meal of the day.

We have tried chicken breast in salsa verde, pork in a different green sauce and chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese. They all come with soup, two choices of rice, beans ,veggies or pasta; the drink Jamica and chips with the salsa La Choza is famous for. The best is the price for all of this is 55 pesos or about US$5.

Tables on the palapa patio outside overlook a green lawn and have fans and a nice, cooling pastel interior. Lunch is served well into the late afternoon and is filled with locals. It's on the side of town away from the hussle of tourist action and is a nice alternative to try something new.

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