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“Candelas - 2 thumbs up”

Candelas on the Bay
Ranked #33 of 103 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, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed August 23, 2014

After poo pooing Peohe's after a previous visit to Coronado, we decided to try Candela’s. We were greeted right away, friendly hostess and were seated immediately on the patio. We had view of Hyatt towers across the bay. Service was prompt, attentive, responsive – all that you would expect. We shared nachos and enchilada’s which were good but nothing special. All in all it was a decent stop and we’d probably give it another try.

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Thank Greg S
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

Slow service, mediocre food and unattractive design overtake the great view and location. This pace feels like a bar.

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

We chose this wonderful restaurant to host our son and daughter in law's wedding party dinner without ever being there before. Kim Maniero was our hostess and main point of contact and her service, pleasant personality {She's a "Jersey Girl "} and attention to every detail were spot on and greatly appreciated.
When we arrived, the restaurant staff was prepared and greeted us warmly. Every request was handled easily and without a single problem. The deck area was perfect with a spectacular view of the San Diego skyline. Food and cocktails flowed all night and everyone left happy !
We look forward to returning to sample the rest of their terrific menu !

Steve and Ellen G.

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Reviewed July 30, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended to us by the concierge of Loews and friends who live in SD. We booked for a special family get together (12 of us) and we were all hugely disappointed. The waitress was very grumpy, would take half the order walk off and come back 10 minutes later and take the rest. We had to constantly ask for things which we were scared to do because of her attitude. The food was average, everything covered in cheese or deep fat fried. Very disappointing although the views are spectacular. I have rated Average for families and special occasions purely on the food basis as they are well equipped for children and the views on a special occasion if the food was better would be voted Very Good.

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Thank NIrelandTori
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visited here on Sunday afternoon. It was busy and parking was a bit of a challenge. However, the experience proved wonderful. The staff were excellent (even with it being busy), the food was delicious (enchilada suizas, fish tacos and carnitas nachos) and the views from the deck of the San Diego skyline (and the beach) were beautiful. I'd definitely return.

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Thank Jeff C
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