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Miguel's Cocina

#182 of 3,829 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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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On a recent visit to San Diego we were looking for a good Mexican restaurant near our hotel on shelter island. After driving past several times, noticing the constant crowds, we checked it out. I love the building decor and the view from the second floor. Patio seating is awesome. Staff was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
sydney47
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Longmont, Colorado
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Sterling, Virginia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here on the recommendation of our hotel. Not sure if it was because we stopped in when at the beginning of happy hour, but the wait staff in the bar seemed to be totally disorganized. Once we finally got a margarita (nothing great), we had to ask them about food. Ordered an appetizer which arrived about the same time... More 

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Thank Mary T
Topeka, Kansas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was hopping early on a Saturday night....about 7:00. It was going to be about a 20-25 minute wait....so we went to their bar on the second floor. Pretty neat layout for the restaurant, but the bar was actually too small. We still got a seat at the overflow part of the bar and were waited on pretty quick....3-5... More 

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Thank kstdmiller
Oceanside, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were staying overnight in SD so I could get her to the airport at 4:30 am on Sunday. We wanted a place to eat close to our hotel so took the list given to us and found Miguel's Cocina after turning down 2 other places. So glad we did! I got my Amber Wit beer that... More 

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Thank DrConni
North Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We visited Miguel's Cocina with our three little boys after a long day at Sea World. We were seated quickly and immediately presented with chips and salsa with a delicious queso dip as well. My husband and I wanted to share the fajitas but our server talked us into get the Molcajete fajitas. They were one of the best things... More 

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Thank Malinda M
Longmont, Colorado
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

On a recent visit to San Diego we were looking for a good Mexican restaurant near our hotel on shelter island. After driving past several times, noticing the constant crowds, we checked it out. I love the building decor and the view from the second floor. Patio seating is awesome. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was good, hot, plenty... More 

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Thank sydney47
Level Contributor
90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful view but... The food just didn't do it for me. I did like the hot cheese dip/salsa they served but the food just didn't have much flavor. We were recommended here for fish tacos and my husband got them and so greasy.

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Thank clippermama
Huntington Beach, California
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421 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

My wife and I joined with her youngest daughter and family to celebrate a 21st birthday with the oldest grandson and a few of his best friends from Point Loma College. Upstairs, balcony; great food, excellent service and good prices!

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Thank photoguy66degrees
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Miguel's is a festive family friendly restaurant with incredible menu choices as well as a variety of daily specials!

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Thank Tori C
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Amazing local food....not a tourist type restaurant. Great food and very convenient locations. This is a must eat place in San Diego

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1 Thank MagMachine
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Miguels is our "go to" place for mexican food. We grew up in a Mexico border city and know good mexican food. The carnitas are fabulous. The jalepeno white cause with the fresh chips are addictingly good. The Coronado location is hard to find parking but the Point Loma location is alway accessible. We have been going here since 1988.

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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

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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?