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La Candela

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Calle 6, Cozumel, Mexico
+52 987 878 4471
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stumbled upon La Candela after walking about 30 minutes from where our ship docked. The food was really enjoyable and atmosphere COMPLETELY authentic. From the pico de gallo to the fish, shrimp, and chicken tacos.........all were delicious. The fish dinner was also a tasty treat and my children devoured the steak nachos........and did I say that 5 of us... More 

Thank Roger W
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Favored by locals, it has regional specialties as well as the usual fajitas, tacos, etc. There is the regular menu plus several daily specials. Entrees come with soup. And if you have never drunk jamaica, you should try it. This non-alcoholic iced tea made from hibiscus flowers comes also with the meal. It is worth returning to.

Thank tom d
Pearland, Texas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Nice environment, decent food. I had a shrimp dish that was good once I spiced it up a little. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals just as they were. Our friends who had been there before recommended the mamay pie which is a frozen fruit concoction that is very tasty.

Thank CindyF89
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

Thank Brock W
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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!

Thank mbshanley
Dallas, Tx
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Jujubeetravel
Carrollton, Texas
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157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 

Thank farish2
Galena, Ohio, United States
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160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

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

Thank MSL9965
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank kgirl320
Fort Myers, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

Thank MarticaP13

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?