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Miguel's Cocina

#377 of 4,154 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
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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 41
    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
Most recent review
Standard Mexican fare

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
John F
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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253 reviews 253 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here on a weeknight and the only place they were seating people was off the bar, so it was a little noisy, but we could still have a conversation! The ceviche was good, and the entrees are traditional Mexican American. The food is served very very mild, but is flavorful and good, so no complaints!

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We came in after a long day, topped by whale watching. We were really hungry and thirsty. And Miguel's really satisfied us. The food and service was outstanding. The only drawback was that we thought the pitcher of margarita's ($28) was a little light on tequila. The two of us had at least three glasses each and had NO buzz... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was a large group, 20 plus. The meal was buffet style with three different types of meat and all the toppings, it was very good and the service was prompt.

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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?