For $30, today’s Groupon defies the limits of our appetite’s expectations, with $65 worth of creative Mexican fare and drinks from Candelas, a Zagat-rated eatery. Get a taste of Mexico City from either of Candelas’ two beautiful locations in San Diego or Coronado. The dishes will provide flavorful revelations causing you to reconsider your stance on which one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players you would want to befriend.
Your stomach will be delighted and your eyes engrossed by Candelas' truly magnificent displays of food at lunch or dinner. Start a meal with calamares candelas (calamari stuffed with tomato, onion, rice, and morita chili in a tomato and bleu cheese sauce, $10). Once your stomach has been adequately primed, dive into the fish of the day (joined by a crab-stuffed tomato and papaya pearls, $32). For those more comfortable with a land diet, there’s the placer poblano beef filet (grilled over green tomatillo sauce with mashed potatoes, mozzarella-stuffed jalapenos, poblano chil, and tlacoyos, $41). Signature Mexican spices blend with the freshest of veggies, meats, and cheeses to create beautiful works of culinary decadence that go down spiffingly alongside a large selection of exquisite wines.
Spanish for “candle,” which is English for “ignitable block of wax,” which accurately describes a candle, Candelas provides a memorable dining experience that serves your senses from its lavishly slick and romantic décor to its premium grub. Candelas’ San Diego restaurant matches sophisticated eating with a beautiful interior ambiance, while the Coronado restaurant on the bay offers breathtaking views.
San Diego Mexican Food Reviews writes:
- Note that this is not the sort of fine dining that embraces the "new American" style with small portions, deconstructed recipes, or weird food through chemistry. It's just great food in the restaurant style of central Mexico.
- Our favorite stop in San Diego. Outstanding food, nice atmosphere, unique drinks and great service. – coup36, Citysearch
- The dining staff was extremely polite, polished and welcoming. The food was amazing. – GustavoJasmine, Citysearch
- From the warm red lighted interior to the beautiful smells coming from the kitchen, you enter a different world here. – Sandra, SanDiegoRestaurants
To See In The Dark Is To Live Forever
Candelas translates to "candles," which for centuries were the only non-celestial form of light that existed. In medieval Europe, candles were used mostly to provide light for barbarous experiments into everlasting life, many of which were terrifyingly successful. Because of the fiendish association between candles and unnatural flesh reanimation, candles were outlawed, and many countries released novelty rap singles designed to take the place of seeing in the dark.
The Dark Ages lasted until 1879, when Edison invented the incandescent light bulb in order to continue his experiments into life regeneration after the sun went down. Edison's light bulb was widely adopted, allowing people to have longer days, which dramatically reduced the need to live forever. Today, candles are mostly associated with romantic dinners and Edison remains a living testament to the hubris of man's desire to conquer nature.
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