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Miguel's Cocina

#398 of 4,167 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
Today
10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You won't be able to stop eating the white cheese jalapeno sauce!!

Came to get some authentic Mexican food and the highlight was the chips with the white cheese jalapeno sauce. Couldn't stop eating it - was addictive. Dinner was good - but that sauce was the highlight!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
HisKidsUpstate
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Upstate NY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Medford, New Jersey
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121 reviews 121 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If I could buy their signature jalapeno white cheese sauce by the vat I would! It's so freaking good!!!

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Vancouver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were recently in San Diego (for our first time) and the family were really looking forward to 'authentic' Mexican food on our first day there. We rented our car from Enterprise Car rental at Point Lomas (highly recommended) and we asked for a recommendation on Mexican restaurants locally. From 2 independent customers who were in the car rental agency... More 

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Upstate NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Came to get some authentic Mexican food and the highlight was the chips with the white cheese jalapeno sauce. Couldn't stop eating it - was addictive. Dinner was good - but that sauce was the highlight!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I had heard many good thing about this restaurant but in the end it is just another Mexican restaurant. I had carne asada which was nothing spectacular. My wife's fish tacos were good but we have had better. There is nothing wrong with the place, it just seems like there is more hype than substance.

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Mississauga, Canada
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179 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Got the last table on the balcony. Despite being busy the service was fast and the food good and the beer cold! A good end to our Cal. Trip.

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Kamloops
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Typical chain mexican style of food, little on the bland side.. Perhaps it may have been because we ordered delivery, but the food came ice cold, took an hour and a half, and without cutlery when delivering to a hotel room. Experience might be different dining in and food being served hot but very disappointed with this experience as a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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150 reviews 150 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Bacon wrapped shrimp and mango margaritas. Creature of habit but, damn!! They're good. Been coming here for years and have never been disappointed in the food or the service.

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Rhode Island
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stopped here for lunch. Food is very good, service was good, and atmosphere was nice. I oredered the Burrito and retried beans. We will return.

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Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food was all great, but the Millionaire Margarita was amazing! Worth the extra couple bucks, at least for me.

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Cochrane, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Now that I live in Canada, I don't get as much great Mexican food as I would like. We are visiting the San Diego area and went to Miguel's Cocina. This location has some outdoor seating. Obviously, the weather can be a bit cool on a February evening. But they have gas heaters outside to help keep guests warm. There... More 

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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?