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Candelas on the Bay

1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
+1 619-435-4900
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“tacos” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
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1 - 10 of 327 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say that this restaurant has GREAT food and AMAZING salsa, probably the best salsa I have ever tasted. HOWEVER, we will probably never eat there again. We ate there back in February when we were searching for a restaurant to have our...More

Thank loloi2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit and we only came back as we knew that the head chef has some good Mexican Restaurants. The view is good and we sat outside. Both visits were for Breakfast but the food was nothing special and not very Mexican....More

Thank Dexter15
Reviewed 13 October 2017

2 of us enjoyed our early dinners from their happy hour menu. Portions were large and not expensive. The person who greeted us at the door was very friendly, as was our server. We requested a table by the window so we could watch the...More

1  Thank 2017JB
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This place is expensive for what you get. Out of 6 different dishes only two liked their dish. The elote was very good. The fish tacos I had didn't taste fresh and the rice didn't taste good. The waiter seemed nice but he kept making...More

Thank GIOBABIE1
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and the customer service was excellent as well as the food ... great view of the bay and the manager deserves a kudos he provided excellent service ...

Thank jessicargueta
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is at a great location with a wonderful View looking out over San Diego. The service however is slow and the food is about average. Went there for lunch they had a taco bar setup. Was not really worth the money. Had to...More

Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Ask for a table by the bay .. Amusing view of the bay, pier of Coronado plus Down Town San Diego. Variety of tacos you can choose from, my favorite it was the beef kind super tasty and delicious. Nice service. Good prices.

Thank cintuchi
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Average food but great view. Kids opted for Taco Bar while hubby and I ordered from their small menu. Service was excellent. Ask for a table by the window

Thank BOTHLAW
Reviewed 12 September 2017

My wife & I went here hoping for a good margarita & watch the sunset. At lease the sunset was worth it. We also tried the guacamole for an appetizer then the seafood tacos. The guac was OK bu the seafood tacos were very salty....More

Thank JoeHops
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Candelas is a restaurant with a great atmosphere and beautiful view of the harbor. I had fish tacos for the first time and they were delicious. We were a party of 15. The service was great and everyone was very happy with their food!

Thank Elissa R
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Laura B
6 April 2017|
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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laura, I believe that they do reservations but I am not sure if they have a gluten free menu but you could always check their menu out online. I really enjoyed their food and was able to find delicious things to eat for... More
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cindy p
9 May 2016|
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Response from cedric09 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome. Candelas has a dog friendly patio complete with water bowls.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops at the Ferry Landing.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-435-4900
  • E-mail
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.
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