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Miguel's Cocina

#180 of 3,753 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
10:00 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the food. The waitress was very nice. Gluten free options available. The only reason i didn't give them 5 stars is they were very slow. We sat for about an hour before we got our food. By then we had filled up on chips and salsa and a yummy queso dip and couldn't even eat our food.

Thank sunnfun2016
Phoenix, Arizona
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158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A condo building has gone up and blocks the view of the harbor when seated outside. We ordered appetizers which were disappointing. The chorizo/cheese app was missing the cheese and it was cold. Also ordered tacos, taquitos and chicken fajitas was overcooked. Upon telling our waiter Edgar he listened and then left. Brought us our bill and said he took... More 

Thank Maga48
Gimli, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying only a few blocks away and wanted something close by so we didn't have to drive. We loved the atmosphere in there and didn't have to wait long at all for a table without a reservation. Starting with the chips and salsa all the way to desert there was nothing to complain about. We had the Jalapeño... More 

Thank Dean M
Tucson, Arizona
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 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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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
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
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, 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?