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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%
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“tacos” (22 reviews)
“shrimp” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had bid on breakfast for 2 in an auction for the restaurant. We didn't know that the ownership had changed hands. the new owner was under no obligation to honor our certificate as it wasn't issued with his permission. But the manager honored it...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The food was very tasty, great Bay view. I recommend it, for Tacos, but be ready for less responsive service. Didn't like the fast food style ordering.

Thank sewarda1
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I have lived in the San Diego region for over 30 years now. I have had many Margaritas in many different Mexican Restaurants but his one is by far the worst. Even the food was very sub par. I met up with some friends for...More

Thank jpbla
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Having enjoyed a great lunch "in season" outside on the deck, returned for an early evening meal after attending an event in the area. Only menu available was a Happy Hour service with limited items of fairly standard Mexican fare, and inside seating only. We...More

Thank Rich G
Reviewed 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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 30 November 2017

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

1  Thank loloi2
Reviewed 26 November 2017

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

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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