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Miguel's Cocina

#186 of 3,733 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
(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 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Miguel's has been our go-to Mexican restaurant in Dego go years. Same high quality mex since 1995 that we can remember. Don't miss the while sauce with the chips - awesome!

Thank Tim F
Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu was a bit limited, compared to many Mexican restaurants, but the options were varied. I had the Mexico City style quesadilla. It was a treat to the palate--a definite respite from the almost bland dreary cookie-cutter Midwestern Tex-Mex places in Missouri.

Thank Edge W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommend this restaurant by the front desk staff at our hotel and they did not disappoint. We went on a Wednesday night and there were about a handful of tables there. The food was amazing and the waiter was very sweet and offered good suggestions. The portions are good size for the price. If you go you have... More 

Thank Amanda R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with about 15 other coworkers and received fantastic service! The food was fantastic! I ordered the Carne Asada tacos which were amazing! The chips, salsa and cheese dip were really great too! Check this place out!

Thank Jessie R
Riverside, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food! I think the resultant needs a GOOD cleaning and update! It's time guys. Make an investment in this property.

Thank rondakennedy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy white complimentary queso with your chips and salsa. I'm a Texan and my family members are refried bean aficionados, and they found these beans to be "so-so"-not bad, not great. Poblano cheese enchiladas and shrimp tacos were great. Server was a little slow to great us and get our drinks, but after that very attentive. Nice upstairs patio and... More 

Thank EmeraldBeach97
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Miguel's Shelter Island. Large, busy restaurant though only waited 15 minutes so that was nice. Waiter was polite. Food was okay though not fabulous. We had the ceviche and veggie enchiladas. Restaurant had fun atmosphere and easy location for the island.

Thank Nicole A

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?