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Miguel's Cocina

#260 of 3,705 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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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 127
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 13
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious dinner, Great cheese dip!

We ate here at the recommendation of a friend and it was really good! The cheese dip they bring to your table was delicious and the chips and salsa/cheese dip they bring out was a big hit with our family (especially our toddler). We all really liked our meals. The portions were large and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
waldmanenator
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Tucson, Arizona
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Oh my gosh, this was my favorite restaurant that we ate at while in San Diego. I was STARVING after a day at the zoo, and I appreciated the large basket of chips with salsa. But what I appreciated even more was the warm white sauce that accompanies it! It made the chips almost taste like nachos! I could have... More 

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch before flying home and was very pleased. We were seated on the second floor balcony with a view and fresh air. Our server, Christina, was a pleasure. She was attentive and had a great personality. She helped make our meal. The food was delicious and plentiful. The drinks were cold, tasty and reasonably priced. We all shared... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We just arrived from our long flight and this restaurant was a refreshing and delicious stop! We had the Happy Hour Specials and still had enough left over to bring back for an evening snack! The Margaritas were great and we enjoyed this adorable restaurant! We hope to eat here again before returning home!!

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Goodyear, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Thought we were not hungry so we stopped in for a quesadilla and a drink after a day at the zoo. We were quickly seated at a great table near a window upstairs and we could watch the baseball game that was on. Service was polite and prompt and she was patient with us as we decided what we wanted... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

we sat on the patio and shared their Fajitas Supremo, for about $19 and 2 draft beers. Service was excellent and the back ground music was Mexican

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New York
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Reasonable good Mexican food! Yummy margarita's! upstairs balcony to sit outside or indoor dining if you wish. Food hot and fast!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We ate here at the recommendation of a friend and it was really good! The cheese dip they bring to your table was delicious and the chips and salsa/cheese dip they bring out was a big hit with our family (especially our toddler). We all really liked our meals. The portions were large and the atmosphere was nice. The employees... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were a group of nine and had made reservations for after the completion of the Walk for Chrones Disease. Great table, fantastic service (wish I could remember her name) food and drinks were perfect. Even a special gluten free menu for some of the folks in our group. Personally recommend the Enchilada Suiza.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This place is the best! We carried out several meals of lobster tacos for lunch the next day as they are so good!

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3rd Rock
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I go on the 5th of May! Cinco de mayo! They were packed.... What an amazing staff. They managed the overflowing crowd (which tells you how popular this place is) with wit and compassion. Amazing. The food, really unlike most Mexican fare and delicious. Waitin' for Miguel's to open a place here in town. Happy Day!

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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, 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?