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Miguel's Cocina

#325 of 3,753 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican
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2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
(619) 224-2401
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11:00 am - 9:30 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 132
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  • 102
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local fare.

Our first night in San Diego starts with Miguels. The service is always great. Get a table on the upstairs patio. Great fresh seafood in a Mexican food setting. Try any of the margaritas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
CClifford505
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our first night in San Diego starts with Miguels. The service is always great. Get a table on the upstairs patio. Great fresh seafood in a Mexican food setting. Try any of the margaritas.

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San Diego, California
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I brought my cousins here for dinner while they were in town. I have eaten here several times and several times at their 2 other locations in SD. The food and drink are always great here and I love the white sauce. Well, all my cousins enjoyed the food and white sauce so much, they wanted to come back again... More 

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Great Mills, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I had the steak fajitas for dinner and a white peach sangria. The fajitas were very good. I was surprised at the peach sangria, since it was white or clear. However it too was very good. Service was great for the 5 of us. THe price was in the middle range.

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azis4me
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On vacation on Shelter Island. Sat on upstairs patio. Wonderful food and excellent service. The Mojitos were pretty amazing as well. :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Moved just a block from Miguel's. Went there for happy hour. Told it was a great deal. NO WAY!!! Was told Corona Light was on Happy Hour Special. We ordered four to go along with our appetizers. When the bill came each beer was $5.25. Wow. Too many other REAL happy hours in Point Loma/Shelter Island area. Not going back... More 

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Raymore, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went here tonight. We spent quite a bit of time in old town just trying to find a place to park and gave up. We remembered seeing this place a couple days earlier and decided to go check it out. It was about 8:20 when we arrived and there were still people waiting to be seated. They told us... More 

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Richardson, TX
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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 - 12
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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

Questions & Answers

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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?