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Miguel's Cocina

2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
(619) 224-2401
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Ranked #232 of 3,981 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

True authentic Mexican food! Lisa will greet you with her Warm personality! We were so impressed from the moment we walked through the door, the smell's were incredible! The FOOD was AMazing! Were are picky! We sat out side on the upper level tucked away in the quite corner, great table if you have infants and children, beautiful views, great... More

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Barrie, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you enjoy Mexican food with a great ambiance try Miquels. Be sure to check out the half price bottle of wine night - it is worth it. We had a great waiter who made the meal fun. Thanks

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Chicago,IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We ate here, as we were staying close in Shelter Island. We really enjoyed our meal and thought the service was excellent. We ate out on the deck and they even had heaters for the guests who got chilly by the breeze.

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had lunch here with some friends on a visit to San Diego. LOVE that which cheese sauce and the salsa. Enjoyed our meal.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I loved this place! It had great food, and a nice atmosphere. It was nice because we were staying right on Shelter Island, so it was not a far place to walk to. I'd go here again!

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

For a city so close to Mexico you would expect great Mexican food. Not at Miguel's! Typical tourist trap with the kind of food I could find in Missoula. Nice bright colors décor thought. Sorry, but next time I'll pass.

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LaMarque, Tx.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

While staying on Shelter Island my wife and I looked for local cuisine. We were pleasantly surprised by Miguel's. Their salsas were a very good start to an excellent meal. I tried one of the daily specials - sirloin steak. It was very good blend of steak/cheese& jalapeños, a large portion. My wife had the chicken cheese crisp. It was... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

While on Shelter Island I was dying for a margarita. We drove to Miguel's and was greeted by a zealous host who escorted us upstairs upon hearing we wanted to dine outside. He immediately cleared the only open table and escorted us in. I ordered their cadillac margarita which was fantastic and only $10! You also get fresh hot chips... More

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Menifee, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Well we stayed at a local hotel. We received a free appetizer card during check in. Figured it's late and we were hungry. They said it was good why not. Well bad bad bad decision. By far the worst Mexican food I have had possibly ever. I would defiantly look for another Mexican restaurant if that's what you're craving.

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Nashville, Tn
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This restaurant offers the finest in Mexican cuisine. Located at the entrance to Harbor Island, you will find authentic flavors and choices of our Baja neighbors.

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