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Candelas on the Bay

1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
+1 619-435-4900
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so pleased with this restaurant last weekend that we went 2 days in a row! My husband had the eggs florentine! Our son's girlfriend had Eggs Benedict. I had Strawberry Waffle - w/ sweet red strawberries and awesome whipped cream. The staff is...More

Thank furloughgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent trip to San Diego, I took a short ferry over to Coronado. Candelas is located right where the ferry arrives and departs. After walking around to see all the other places to eat, I selected Candelas on the Bay for its menu...More

Thank love2trvlCininnati
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made this our breakfast place, with a perfect view of the North Bay. We ate outside once and inside the next day. Nice staff.

Thank Cronkhilton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live here. However had never visited before. Ambience, great :-), food, medium, service seriously slow. We had to flag someone else down for help several times Kitchen, slooooow.. Way too much for a medium lunch.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had both eggs benedict and huevos rancheros here, and were pleased and impressed with both the food and the service. Waitstaff is friendly and kind, even asking my daughter if she'd like a water to go. Recommended!

Thank LarryJ917
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we have dined here and the last. to start the service is absolutely atrocious! We had the same issue before, but this time it was at another level. The service took well over 30 minutes to get our water and...More

Thank tehiukko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views are beautiful and it's such a different/cool place to grab dinner with the windows showing the city and the water, but the food was very average so we were somewhat disappointed!

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Took ferry to Coronado. After walking & shopping we wanted drinks. Sat at the bar while the kids did Coldstone. Not to much of a teenager place. Good chill atmosphere. Oversee the beach. Nice place - even the restrooms were nice!

Thank alma v
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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