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1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
+1 619-435-4900
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the mexican food, service, and chips that were served. The view is outstanding, and try to sit outside!!

Thank Tim W
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This upscale Mexican resist is located on prime spot for great views of the San Diego skyline. Indoor and outdoor seating are available with plexiglass to shield the wind of the bay. The guacamole is wonderful. The food and view combo is worth the price.

Thank Dave S
Davie, Florida
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Selected this restaurant while visiting Coronado for the day, mainly for its location and the view. The day was beautiful, just like a postcard. Had the tamarindo margarita, which was amazing. The server was super sweet and attentive. We had the tacos buffet which for the price was not bad plus we just wanted to really have drinks and enjoy... More 

Thank lxd0yo4
Alberto M, Owner at Candelas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We are very glad you enjoyed your time at Candelas on the Bay. More 

edmond, oklahoma
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331 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, great view! I'm not sure why the guacamole appetizer was so expensive, but my husband declared the fish taco plate the best he had ever had. There were three kinds of fish in them and they were loaded!

Thank edmondite
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome view! Not crowded on a Saturday night (for a reason). Cocktails were not balanced (very sweet). Crab cakes were equivalent to cheap frozen crab cakes from a convenience store and 90% breading. Tortilla soup was subpar.

Thank Rob F
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for some nice place on Coronado Island to take a rest of the all day walk. First we tought it could be quite pricey but if everything is nice price isn't an issue, right ? For the view you gonna get here, this place was cheap if you ask me. Food was super delicious and real Mexican... More 

Thank cristijan_j
Hollis, New Hampshire
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150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here during our Sunday morning walk. The portions are generous and the choices are extensive. We both got the omelettes, but the pancakes and other doughy delicacies were enough to tempt someone even with the strongest will power. The service was quick and helpful.

Thank Terri P
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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108 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Kids, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?