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“Good mexican food”

Candelas on the Bay
Ranked #32 of 100 Restaurants in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Bus stops at the Ferry Landing.
Description: Our goal at Candelas on the Bay, located in Coronado, is to serve the best authentic Mexican cuisine in the San Diego area using only the finest and freshest ingredients. The breathtaking views of the San Diego skyline and an impeccable service make up for an unforgettable dining experience. Menu selections at Candelas range from delicious tacos al pastor to mouthwatering mole dishes, as well as traditional breakfasts, appetizers and desserts. We offer several unique and versatile dining accommodations with an intimate and sophisticated décor to meet your every need, whether it be a date, family reunion or large gathering. A semi-private room for business meetings, tables with a view for a romantic dinner, wedding ceremony areas on the beach, or the entirety of our restaurant are available for any event or happening.
San Diego, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Good mexican food”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

The food here is very good, with the view of the bay it was wonderful. We have not found a good place to sit down and have good mexican food in San Diego area. The fillet was excellent. The chili's and sauces were good and spicy just the way we like it!

Visited December 2012
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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14 reviews
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“Wonderful View of the Bay”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Enjoyed the delish food and military discount !! We had a great view of the bay and watched the sun set on the San Diego skyline !... breath taking if the skies are clear ! would love to go back again !!

Visited December 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A fiesta for the palate”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Candelas on the Bay in Coronado is a stunning location situated right at the Ferry landing. The space boasts large windows giving way to an unobstructed view of the San Diego skyline. The Mexican food prepared and served here is fabulous.. Platos tipicos are anything but typical. We began with the guacamole which was among the best we have ever had, and we sample it whenever we get the opportunity. Scallops sauteed with mushrooms, cilantro, lime juice and wine were outstanding and beautifully seasoned. But the pechuga al mole was the most delicious chicken breast with mole I have ever tasted. The mole was rich without being excessive. For lovers of mole, this dish is a must. Our waiter was very helpful giving suggestions for accompaniments. The menu is extensive, and varied. Ambiance is relaxing with soft lighting and ample space between the tables to have an intimate conversation. This is definitely a place that merits a return visit.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank circe64
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place to celebrate our anniversary”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We were staying In Coronado and went there because I had a coupon...and it was our anniversary. The view was fantastic, the service was top rate, and the food was delicious. Fernando, our wonderful waiter, pointed out foods we might like that we were not familiar with, and told us in detail how they were prepared. We both had sea bass Vallarta, it was so soft and flaky and melt in your mouth good. The desert was ok, I prefer my flan creamier, but overall, I would highly recommend them. I know that area can be busy in the summer, but an off season weeknight was very intimate and personal.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Maureen P
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Scottsdale, AZ
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12 reviews
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“What A Great Night!”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

On September 23. 2012, my daughter got married at Candelas on the Bay, it was a terrific event. The restaurant is on the shore line of the bay on Coronado Island, with a beautiful view of the skyline of San Diego. The wedding ceremony was in a park like setting next to the restaurant. Chairs and an arch decorated with flowers were provided and after the wedding the guests went into the facility for cocktails and hor'derves while pictures were taken. After the introduction of the bridal party orders were taken by the staff with a choice of beef wellington, a delicious Mexican style chicken dish and a vegetarian plate as well. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. The party went on until midnight when the music ended and the satisfied guests went home. Nice job Candelas on the Bay!

  • Visited September 2012
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