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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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“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“tacos” (22 reviews)
“chorizo” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 2017JB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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

Reviewed 12 September 2017

My wife & I went here hoping for a good margarita & watch the sunset. At lease the sunset was worth it. We also tried the guacamole for an appetizer then the seafood tacos. The guac was OK bu the seafood tacos were very salty....More

Thank JoeHops
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Candelas is a restaurant with a great atmosphere and beautiful view of the harbor. I had fish tacos for the first time and they were delicious. We were a party of 15. The service was great and everyone was very happy with their food!

Thank Elissa R
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I stopped here for breakfast on a Sunday morning before the brunch started. The waitress was fantastic. We ordered pancakes and huervos rancheros. They specialize in baked pancakes and I highly recommend them. The Mexican flavor in their salsa and Pico de...More

Thank icehound53
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We dined here on our last day. This was expensive and not good. 99.9% Mexican places provide chips and salsa. It's available here only as a paid appetizer. The waiter was pushing the all you can eat tacos which did not appear to be fresh....More

Thank newenglandgrl27
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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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, 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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