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Miguel's Cocina

#174 of 3,735 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
(619) 224-2401
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoy going here when visiting San Diego. We went here twice our last trip a few weeks ago. I love love love their chips and cheese dip! I would go here just for that! But I also love their patio! Their actual food isn't my favorite (I'm from Tucson, AZ...we have some of the best, so maybe that influences... More 

Thank coquicola412
Ivins, Utah
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were staying in Coronado and Miguel's was right across the street. The condo concierge recommend the restaurant and man was he right. We did carry out, but would have been very happy to have eaten inside the quaint restaurant. My wife had the carnitas platter and I had carnitas burrito, which was off menu, but they... More 

Thank Jim K
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Chili Verde and generous Margherita. The medium is actually two generous drinks. Popular shrimp dishes and great ambiance with some outdoor seating on the balcony. Peter is a pro and takes obvious pride in his loyal and kind service. Goes the extra mile to ensure a nice experience.

Thank Kevin W
Surrey, UK
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our last meal of our vacation. Hotel recommended as the staff like it. Asked waitress about spicyness and she was very helpful. Had a really delicious meal in very nice surroundings. Good to end on enjoying what the locals like.

Thank Visi2rs
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat close to our hotel, hopefully with a Mexican theme and came across Miguel's Cocina on Trip Advisor. With only a 10 minute walk we decided to give it a go. I'm so glad we did. The food was delicious and was preceded by free nachos and dips. We also had a very nice... More 

Thank Brian M
Malden, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, good atmosphere. It is a place where the locals go which I really like. The food was delicious. The chips and salsa with the white sauce is definitely a must!

Thank JRoss629
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice mexican place overlooking the sea in San Diego. Not cheap but overall good value for money. Tacos and bean paste is particularly tasty.

Thank Fabercas
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in with friends to this Mexican themed restaurant. It was already busy by 4.30 and we were lucky to get a seat on the decking upstairs. Service was friendly and genuine. The drinks offerings included a range of margaritas, some sold in bulk. I had what was described as their best seller, fish tacos...my friends a combination of tacos... More 

Thank David B
San Diego, California
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178 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Miguel's is a pretty consistent place for Mexican Food. The chips with their special white sauce and salsa are a great way to wait for your real meal. The service is good and and staff is friendly.

Thank jeaniej2014
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167 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here as a family of 4 when on holiday. We all had something different from the menu and all were good. I am sometimes disappointed by fahitas in restaurants but here they were good with nice fresh accompaniments. Also good value.

Thank MTMHampshire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $12
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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: (619) 224-2401

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