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Candelas on the Bay

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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1201 1st Street, Ste 115, Coronado, CA 92118
+1 619-435-4900
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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Knoxville, TN USA
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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Food was good, especially the dessert. View and atmosphere was AMAZING. Service was good. House margaritas were good, but weak. I loved the relaxing vibe on the patio. Parking in lot attached to restaurant was scarce but you can find an occasional spot when someone else pulls out. Small beach right in front of restaurant and a pier with a... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by the place where we rented bikes. We were seated quickly and had a great server who took interest in us and our stories. The food came quickly and my salad was large and delicious. My husband ordered the fish tacos. It came with 3 but he got 5. For the size he should... More 

Thank montcowgirlup
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

The view is better than the food! Not bad though all considering. I was really disappointed with the fajitas that I ordered. The steak was tough and stringy.

Thank harryasmith69
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The food is good. The ribeye tacos would be better if they had just the meat, you can not go wrong with the guacamole.

Thank Clau M
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

My husband and I stopped in here after having dinner in San Diego for after-dinner drinks. My husband had scotch, and I sampled a cucumber/mint/gin martini that was really refreshing and delicious. We loved the view, and we were also fortunate to be able to see some fireworks over in San Diego. Our waiter was wonderful. We will definitely stop... More 

Thank Jennifer R
San Diego, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Stop in here for a margarita and chips and salsa while taking in the sunset. It has some of the best views of San Diego. But don't stay for dinner because the food is definitely not worth the price.

Thank jrfrahm
Cleveland, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

We ate here last week. We both ordered grilled fish tacos. They brought us the wrong order initially. When they brought what we ordered, it was a ridiculously tiny portion. The tortillas were 2 inches in diameter and the piece of fish was half an inch by an inch. About half the size of my thumb. This was described and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

The view from the outdoor seating area is fabulous. We were walking the boardwalk and stopped in for breakfast. We ordered menudo and eggs Benedict. Both were very good and were served very quickly. The wait staff was very friendly and the view of the Bay was absolutely beautiful. We stopped later in the day for margaritas and guacamole with... More 

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Rome, Italy
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Candelas is a very nice restaurant by the sea. The location is beautiful, with a fantastic view of San Diego skyline. Food is quite good and they also serve good quality margaritas.

Thank SalvaTripTip
San Diego, California
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119 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Cute place with views to San Diego downtown. Food not very good. We order ceviche wish was very salty, Sea food tacos with cold tortillas, with more of veggies than seafood. Camarones a la diabla with more cheese than camarones. Service not good.

Thank Lety1

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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?