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“It's hard to mess up Mexican” 3 of 5 stars
Review of San Miguel's Mexican Cafe

San Miguel's Mexican Cafe
9 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head, SC 29928
843-842-4555
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Ranked #135 of 322 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: San Miguel's is located on the water in beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour.
Mantua, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“It's hard to mess up Mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We went over on Cinco de Mayo and there was a 90 min wait so we decided to head back the next night. Do not know why it was so crowded the night before because the food was only so-so. We would not return for a meal, maybe drinks and live music if the weather is nice enough for the outdoor bar/patio. The service was good and so was the salsa but that was about it.

Visited May 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love the view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is always a must for us when at HH. We enjoy eating outside. Watching the boats going in and out. There's usually a live band playing, which we also enjoy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Annapolis, Md
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“Greasy Chips...Great Salsa”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Stopped here for a late lunch. Complmentary tortilla chips were very greasy, so greasy I couldnt pick up my glass of water. Salsa however, was great. LOts of fresh jalepeno , tomatoes & cilantro. Marinated chicken fajitas tasted just like the McCormick marinade pack you buy at the grocery store. Tons of grilled onions & fresh red & green bell peppers. DRaft beer was really good. It was convenient to where I was at the time, but I would not seek this one out.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Best Margaritas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This little spot in Shelter Cove serves the best margaritas on the island along with homemade salsa and chips.
Great cocktail spot either at the outside or inside bar.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Great margaritas and guacamole. Good not so good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

When We come to Hilton Head to Hilton Head we always stop for the best margaritas. The chips and salsa are good too. The rest of the menu items are not very good. It tastes like food is all pre done and microwaved. Will return for drinks but not dinner

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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