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La Candela

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$$ - $$$
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Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
+52 987 878 4471
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a real gem!. The service is excellent and the food is phenomenal. They have the best mango pie. If you are visiting Cozumel, you must stop and have a "plato del dia", you will not be disappointed. They have options for everyone. It comes with soup and agua fresca. I am vegetarian and had a fantastic stuffed... More 

Thank elizagomez1977
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time, lovely inexpensive typical food. The staff was very friendly. Just off the main road with nice outdoor seating.

Thank Claudio P
Montreal, Canada
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Good place, friendly staff, a few speaks English. We both took the fajitas, the onions was perfectly fried, it was a good lunch.

Thank Jo D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We found this place after a day at the beach and ask the taxi cab driver to bring us to a place where locals eat . This place is great the food was fantastic the salsa is a bit different than normal salsa this one is aioli style but is very tasty.The dishes we had where very good one thing... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We usually have one to two meals here each trip. This time it was just breakfast but as always, delicious, and large servings! My husband and I split and omelette and the plate of fruit and had coffee. The chilaquiles are great as well. We were stuffed!

Thank farish2
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Soup, main, two sides (with tacos) 90 pesos. You can't beat that. Good home cooked food. This is a regular stop for us. Never disappointed! Friendly and accomodating staff.

Thank mags0828
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Across from Flamingo hotel where I stayed. Excellent outdoor ambiance (they also have indoors). Cheap, fast, FRESH & DELICIOUS.

Thank A J
Longmont, United States
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279 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Rode our bikes to La Candela for lunch. Had Cuban sandwiches today. Better than the ones we had in Havana. We should have shared one sandwich as they were huge. Each took half a sandwich home for another meal. La Candela is noted for their Cuban pork on Saturdays and they have delicious breakfasts as well.

Thank Ronald L
Ames, Iowa
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We've been coming for lunch every time we visit. The takeout/daily special never disappoints. Chicken, pork or stuffed peppers, fresh vegetables, rice etc. This has to be the best lunch for the money on the island. Just left Cozumel on 10 Feb and looking forward to June already and La Candela lunches play no small part in our desire to... More 

Thank Don F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I was in Cozumel this past December and friends and I wanted to get together pre- holidays: they selected La Candela. We arrived early at 8 am, the place was ready to go: tables set up, good things cooking in the open kitchen, friendly servers at the door. We had a wide variety of things, but the "Motuleño" eggs and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Mexican, Central American, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?