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Candelas on the Bay

1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
+1 619-435-4900
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“tacos” (22 reviews)
“crepes” (5 reviews)
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All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Brought a friend from out of town here for a quick dinner for her one night in town. Had never tried the restaurant before, but we were feeling adventurous. We opted to order 3 appetizers and shared among the 3 of us. The food was...More

Thank cjhill95
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great dinner there to celebrate the end of the year. Great selection of food but most important was the level of service they provided. Highly recommend for a business event.

Thank William L
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 3 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 14 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 28 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

Reviewed 19 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 19 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 17 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

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Questions & Answers
Laura B
7 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
cindy p
10 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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