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La Candela

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Central American, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
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Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
+52 987 878 4471
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

Good choice of omelettes and burritos for breakfast located a few blocks away from the center of town. Clean and friendly.

Thank John S
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Clean and friendly family owned restaurant. Great outdoor seating and food was excellent. Recommend it.

Thank 2morrowjm
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

We happened upon La Candela while visiting Cozumel as a stop on our cruise. We wanted to get off the main street where all the tourist shops were... It was small but had a nice outdoor atmosphere. We had the beef/shrimp fajitas that were great and not too pricey. If you like "hot and spicy" ask for the habanero salsa... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

We where in Cozumel for a one day stop on our cruise - as we were walking around the different areas we found this lovely quiet restaurant- Food was very fresh- we had the chicken fajitas - came with a delicious bowl of Mexican chicken soup- service was good and prices were reasonable- definitely would recommend the restaurant if you... More 

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Holden, Missouri
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

Several years ago, we stumbled upon this quiet local restaurant a few blocks away from the ferry landing and all the tourist traps. Our first experience was great and we have come back every year during our annual visit to Cozumel. It has a nice covered, open air seating area that fronts a quiet side street. The staff appears to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

Delightful food from a small local restaurant that is away from the main/drag tourists. Their claim is 'the best of Cuban/Mexican food and they did not disappoint! My Mom had the chicken fajitas and I thought that may be a bit boring, but they were amazing- very flavourful! I had the white fish marinated in spicy adobo (red) sauce and... More 

Thank Ali M
Long Island NY
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

We were looking for a good breakfast place within walking distance and was directed to Candela by the property manager of the condo we were staying in. Although we arrived close to lunch time, they readily accommodated us for breakfast. The food was very good and authentic, and the staff was professional and helpful. If you are wondering......yes, I would... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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148 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

After arriving in the early afternoon at the Cozumel airport and dropping our bags off at our Las Ventanas condo rental, this has become our next stop for lunch. This is a Mexican restaurant serving dishes cooked in a true Mexican style. You see a lot of locals eating here – usually a sign that the food is reliably good.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

Stumbled across this place by accident. What a great way to taste true Mexican cuisine! On arrival you get nachos and salsa. We ordered shrimp fajitas which came sizzling on a hot plate. Food was VERY DELICIOUS and good portion sizes. Food also very reasonably priced. If you're around, give them a try!

Thank yusufjoseph
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157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

We ate at La Candela at least 6 times. The traditional Mexican dishes were all very good, with the fish and pork tacos among the best we've eaten. Our favorite was the fried plantains, which are sweet and have a natural carmelized coating, despite having no sugar added( we asked). The staff and owner are attentive, and the open air... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Central American, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 878 4471

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?