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Candelas on the Bay

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
+1 619-435-4900
09:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Candelas offers an all-day happy hour and the margaritas are very good. The extra fruity drinks were too sweet for my taste but loved the standard margaritas. The place is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We opted for the happy hour menu and found the Nachos with carnitas very good but we would have loved a little more of... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic view and the Margaritas are better. I didn't find the food to be exceptional but the service was great.

Thank Ann C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Seated near the glass window with an expansive view of the city skyline. We watched the view turn from sunny to sunset to dusk while we dined. Nibbled on chips and salsa while we waited. Ordered the 5 fish taco platter and the happy hour empanadas. Both came with green lime rice and beans. Everything was satisfying and delicious. The... More 

Thank KoolKat001
Dulzura, California
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place for party celebrating any Special occasion.nice atmosphere very creative food. Love the surroundings...

Thank squinklesus
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Food is fantastic! Great happy hour on the weekend with refreshingly different choices and an amazing view. Terrific staff! Ask for Danny!

Thank Heather R
Madison, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Offering a picturesque view of the water we ventured in for afternoon drinks and snacks but other than the view left disappointed. It was an early Saturday afternoon so getting the table w a view was no problem, getting service was. We actually had to get the hostess to alert a largely oblivious and under tasked staff to wait on... More 

Thank Bosox61
Millstone, New Jersey
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We ate here based on other TripAdvisor reviews...THANK YOU!! We were not disappointed! A little noisy but tolerable...good service and very tasty Mexican food! the four of us ordered all different entrees and no one eas disappointed!

Thank Bob D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We popped into Candelas for an appetizer and drink while waiting for the ferry. We are so glad we did! The service was wonderful and the food was outstanding. We have traveled all over the world and this was by far the best salsa we have ever had (they roast all of their own chilis and make it fresh every... More 

Thank Josyta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Wow! Some of the best Mexican food we had while visiting but unfortunately the service was super bad. We probably had about three different servers stop at the table and they themselves seemed a bit confused - but the food and the views made up for it!

Thank Nicole S
Oceanside, California
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155 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Out for a Sunday drive my wife and I stopped in at Candelas on the Bay again for lunch. With a beautiful view of the bay, passing boats, people watching and great food, along with the almost always great weather we could not ask for much more. Without a doubt a 5th star would have been added had the service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops at the Ferry Landing.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-435-4900

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