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Miguel's Cocina

#306 of 3,728 Restaurants in San Diego
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2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
(619) 224-2401
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Mexican food

Nice outdoor upstairs seating. Staff nice. Huge portions. Great pricing. Salsa and cheese sauce is delicious. Clean and enjoyable place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Casey B
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Salem, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Richardson, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My family ate dinner here one evening, mainly due to its proximity to our hotel. We found it to have very average Mexican food that was extremely mild without much flavor. My husband's margarita seemed to contain no alcohol. The staff was all very friendly, but the wait staff was not attentive.

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Salem, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice outdoor upstairs seating. Staff nice. Huge portions. Great pricing. Salsa and cheese sauce is delicious. Clean and enjoyable place.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed my margarita and shrimp tacos - outside seating was pleasant after a long ride into town. Liked it well enough to go back again before I left...maybe it's not like it used to be, but I was happy.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

The food was okay, ordered combo fajitas. The shrimp was not fresh, but the meats were fine. Very large portions at this place. Would be good place for families or large groups and a festive atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Really good sangria, salsa, and chili con queso! Refried beans are "meh". Good happy hour specials including fish tacos that are way yummy!.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Sadly it isn't the old Miguels, and there are too many better places to get great Mexican near by (aka across the street), so although the staff is very friendly, unfortunately I wouldn't recommend this restaurant unless you had a lot of time to spend in the area. On the bright side, their soups are quite good!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Dropped in more dinner after a long day at SeaWorld. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and quick. If you like Mexican make sure you try Miguels

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had just made a long trip to San Diego, which had 3 hours added on because of southern California traffic, and the last thing I wanted was to top that off with a crappy meal. Miguel's to the rescue! I always can tell at a Mexican restaurant what experience your in for by the chips and salsa. If good,... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We first found this location 19 1/2 years ago on our 1st wedding anniversary. Whenever we are in San Diego, a meal at Miguel's is always on the "MUST DO" list. We've visited the Shelter Island Drive location, Old Town location, Coronado Island location, as well as the Carlsbad location off of Palomar Airport Drive. No matter which location, the... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We ate a later dinner at Miguel's and were surprised with how many folks were there on a random Monday evening. We sat inside next to the fireplace and a larger/loud party. With some open tables, it would have been nicer to be further away from this rowdy group. Chips and salsa were pretty good and the entrees arrived quickly.... More 

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Additional Information about Miguel's Cocina

Address: 2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
Phone Number: (619) 224-2401
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $12 to $12
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 224-2401

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $12 to $12
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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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?