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Miguel's Cocina

#198 of 3,816 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
+1 619-224-2401
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had tried several Mexican restaurants during the week we were in SD but Miguel's was by far the best. The overall ambiance was great especially the fireplace on a chilly evening. Andrea, our server, was very attentive and very pleasant to interact with. The food was the best!

Thank susanbM5030UT
West Orange, New Jersey
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at Miguel's and fell in love with the tasty authentic Mexican options so we decided to go back for dinner. The pork belly tacos were scrumptious and the tamales were delicious. Don't miss the millionaire margarita but beware of the tequila at the bottom of the glass!

Thank ERMays
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

I ate here back in November while in town for the annual Neuroscience conference. I was staying at a motel down the street and looking for something nearby, reasonably priced, and with good reviews. Miguel's fit all three so I had dinner here and enjoyed it enough that I returned again the next night. The chips and salsa/queso that you're... More 

Thank rlse9
Roanoke, Virginia
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

My family was visiting the Cabrollo National Monument nearby and at the last minute we decided to come to this restaurant. The decor was warm and friendly and they had a fire in the fireplace. The food was really good. My son-in-law had trace tacos and we're all good except the beef which he said was tough. We ordered a... More 

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154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

I lived in San Diego for years and passed by Miguel's almost every day but never ate there. There were so many cheap mall and pop Mexican restaurants that I was eating at I just never got the chance and it never seem to appeal to be for whatever reason. Well I was proven wrong the atmosphere is very good... More 

Thank DBKuper
Combined Locks WI
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Open Christmas Eve -- it was a very cool evening and we sat up on the porch area. They had screens and heaters to keep the area warm but was still a bit chilly. Loved the atmosphere. Food was very good.

Thank carolyns285
houston texas
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We ordered the Miguel's sampler as take out to split and it was enough for both of us. We did not check our food until we got back to the room and we did not get the ceviche it was supposed to have but that's on us for not checking .

Thank geoknowitall
Auburn, Washington
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Great location and romantic-to-fun atmosphere but being a small chain it suffers from "chain food". I highly do not recommend anything with their weird grilled chicken which comes in strange little yellow morsels. I had a delicious Blue Corn Enchilada which was one of their specials that day but the following day we were very disappointed by an overpriced Chicken... More 

Thank ervik2016
Fort Collins, Colorado
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Locals suggested Miguel's for Mexican food and it seems to be a really popular spot. The food was not as spicy as we like, but there are a lot of really interesting menu choices, all covered in a lot of cheese! Great staff--very attentive to needs!

Thank stacy620
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

The fish tacos are sooooo good. Together with beer and it can't get any better. Lots of food for the price, at least with Point Loma standards. Service was kind, honest and effective. Can't wait to come back!

Thank rickykr10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-224-2401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?