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La Candela

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
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Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
+52 987 878 4471
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is some solid homestyle Mexican cuisine at a very inexpensive prices. This was another spot right by our hotel and we had lunch here more than once. Lunch changes everyday and includes soup and an entree with your choice of sides. Good Stuff

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Thank Brock W
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We enjoyed it so much, we came back twice during the week we were in Cozumel. The wait staff is very friendly and super helpful. The food was delicious and fast!

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Dallas, Tx
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

- Oh my gosh, I love the way you look from the street, and from you’re cute main dining room…so cute! Sadly I ordered wrong here… got the fish that was suppose to come in a poblano cream sauce and got fish with cream sauce and tomatillo on top.. I called them over to address it and just brought out... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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140 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We dive 2 to 3 times a year in Cozumel and always eat at La Candela at least once or twice each trip. You'll find a lot of locals eating here as it's authentic Mexican style cooking, very flavorful and fresh and the service is great a well. Lunch this trip was delicious as always. Topped it off with mamey... More 

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Galena, Ohio, United States
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We had shrimp tacos and chicken quesadilla for lunch. Chips were served with spicy queso dip. Nice change. VERY GOOD>

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

My wife and I have eaten breakfast and lunch and La Candela each day of our latest Cozumel visit. Regardless of the time or the meal ordered, the food has been delicious and the service is superb. Be sure to check the specials on the board outside the restaurant. It has gotten to the point that we don't care what... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Being diagonally across from our hotel we had a few meals here. The first was from their menu. Good, filling and fairly priced. FYI the sauces they put on the table with chips are HOT and HOTTER. Loved the gentleman who served us so came back the following day with 6 Wahoo steaks from one we'd just caught. They cooked... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

One of the best restaurant in Cozumel mexico price so cheap the food was delicious the waiters was great and also i get to speak with the owner .a Cuban who cook great I really recomend

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Thank jose c
Longmont, United States
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211 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Went with friends for their Saturday special of Cuban Pork. Very taste and served with mixed vegetables, spaghetti or rice. One of our party had a stuffed baked potato, which was more than one person could eat. They are also noted for their breakfasts.

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Thank Ronald L
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We discovered La Candela by both a recommendation and a walk by. It is only a block and a half from Corpus Christi church. It will be our go to from now on. They have a daily special for 70 pesos that is a lot of food and it was very tasty. Their sauces were outstanding with a poco de... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 878 4471

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?