We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Candela

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Central American, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
+52 987 878 4471
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 136: English reviews
Carrollton, Texas
Level Contributor
148 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We dive 2 to 3 times a year in Cozumel and always eat at La Candela at least once or twice each trip. You'll find a lot of locals eating here as it's authentic Mexican style cooking, very flavorful and fresh and the service is great a well. Lunch this trip was delicious as always. Topped it off with mamey... More 

Thank farish2
Galena, Ohio, United States
Level Contributor
158 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We had shrimp tacos and chicken quesadilla for lunch. Chips were served with spicy queso dip. Nice change. VERY GOOD>

Thank MSL9965
Somerset, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

My wife and I have eaten breakfast and lunch and La Candela each day of our latest Cozumel visit. Regardless of the time or the meal ordered, the food has been delicious and the service is superb. Be sure to check the specials on the board outside the restaurant. It has gotten to the point that we don't care what... More 

Thank kgirl320
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Being diagonally across from our hotel we had a few meals here. The first was from their menu. Good, filling and fairly priced. FYI the sauces they put on the table with chips are HOT and HOTTER. Loved the gentleman who served us so came back the following day with 6 Wahoo steaks from one we'd just caught. They cooked... More 

Thank MarticaP13
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

One of the best restaurant in Cozumel mexico price so cheap the food was delicious the waiters was great and also i get to speak with the owner .a Cuban who cook great I really recomend

Thank jose c
Longmont, United States
Level Contributor
275 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Went with friends for their Saturday special of Cuban Pork. Very taste and served with mixed vegetables, spaghetti or rice. One of our party had a stuffed baked potato, which was more than one person could eat. They are also noted for their breakfasts.

Thank Ronald L
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We discovered La Candela by both a recommendation and a walk by. It is only a block and a half from Corpus Christi church. It will be our go to from now on. They have a daily special for 70 pesos that is a lot of food and it was very tasty. Their sauces were outstanding with a poco de... More 

Thank natep551
Dahlonega, Georgia
Level Contributor
535 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We had fish tacos here. Located on a side street off the main drag in Cozumel. It was ok. Not better then any place I have at home in USA. In fact disappointing. It was good to be in a local place but fish tacos were subpar. Friendly and clean. Service was good. And the price was very good cheap

Thank ms.go-go
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We ate here a couple of times and had great food!! Will be a place we'll return to next visit . Prices were very reasonable. Good service, selection and quantity. Too bad it isn't open during supper hours. Highly recommend it!! One block east of the Main Street.

Thank NS55
Lower Sackville
Level Contributor
41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

A small group visited here and enjoyed a great meal. Service was great and food was delicious. A bit off the beaten path but this worked for us. Looking forward to our return visit.

1 Thank MamaMacNS

Travellers who viewed La Candela also viewed

Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Quintana Roo

Been to La Candela? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 878 4471

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Candela and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Candela staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?