Candelas On The Bay Shutters In Coronado

January 11, 2018

After nearly a decade serving up Cali-Mexican cuisine paired with an incredible San Diego skyline view, Candelas on the Bay shuttered this week in Coronado.

Opened in June 2008 just steps from the Coronado Ferry Landing, Candelas on the Bay was owned by Alberto Mestre and offered a menu of "Mexico City" style dishes created by Executive Chef Eduardo Baeza. The parent organization Mestre Restaurant Group also operated the now-defunct Rusty Brothel in downtown San Diego that closed in 2014 and owns Tent City Restaurant at the Coronado Museum of History and Art, which remains open.

Candelas reportedly closed with little notice to staff members, and nothing has been posted on the company's website or social media to indicate why the longtime eatery shuttered. There is no word yet on who will be taking over the prime waterfront location.