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San Miguel's Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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9 Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-842-4555
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Ellsworth, Maine
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We come to Hilton Head every year for a few weeks and this is one of our first restaurant visits. They remember us from year to year. Seems to be pretty much the same staff, all excellent but Carrie is our favorite! The Ceasar Fajita Salad is excellent, we also like the Tostada, everything we've ever tried! They do usually... More 

Thank Caroline M
Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great time! Lesly behind bar and Maryanne the owner made us feel like we are family! The chicken chimichanga is incredible! And the margaritas were perfect! Don't skip the WARM CHIPS and FRESH SALSA! Ask for extra salsa, you'll want it. Great location great staff!

Thank meehan526
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to hang out and enjoy yourself. The bartender was funny and knowledgeable. Had the fish tacos and a couple skinny margaritas. The fish tacos were the best I've ever had and the salsa for the chips and salsa was amazing. My friends shared the fajitas which they said were fantastic. I highly recommend visiting San Miguel's if... More 

Thank msleslyc
Warren, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I travel to Hilton Head, Sc several times a year.. One thing is a certainty, we always make it a point to eat at San Miguel's Cafe. The food and service are always excellent and never been disappointed with this restaurant !!!!!

Thank tb19771
Monroe, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

San Miguels has great menu options for the whole family. The portions are large and the prices are definitely reasonable. It is a laid back environment right in the Marina. We started with the Chili Con queso dip. Our waiter suggested that we add chorizo and boy was he right! It was delicious. I had the steak and chicken fajitas... More 

Thank ILB5ofus
Kissimmee, Florida
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117 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to eat here based on Trip Advisor's reviews. The food was horrible as well as the service. Had the Tostado Salad worst ever and we eat a lot of Mexican food. Tijuana Flats makes a better Salad..Very bad experience...

Thank Stephanie C
Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff always makes you feel welcome when you walk in! We sat at the bar this time and really enjoyed the fun, friendly atmosphere. Best Cadillac Margaritas on the island! Be sure to try the candy mints too. Awesome!

Thank Mary T
Hilton Head Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner. The fajitas are delicious! Gotta see Carrie when you're there, she makes the best skinny margaritas!

1 Thank Kristine B
Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has come to Hilton Head over the holiday week for years. Shelter Cove has always been a "must do" on our list while we are there. We usually have our regular places we chose to dine at, but this time we chose to try something new. So very glad we did... San Miguel's was AMAZING! So good that... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came with a group of friends and family for happy hour, it was so good that we came twice in one week! Best margarita on the island for sure, or perhaps anywhere actually. The great drink specials pair well with the delicious happy hour food specials. Do not miss out, happy hour is from 4-6pm/ 7 days a week. Staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-842-4555
San Miguel's, located on the water in beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour, serves award winning Margaritas and has served the freshest Mexican food on Hilton Head since 1977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?