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“Great food, loud atmosphere”
Review of Miguel's Cocina

Miguel's Cocina
Ranked #7 of 104 Restaurants in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed July 20, 2012

We visited the San Diego area during the week of July 4th, so the Coronado Island area was very busy. We walked along Orange Avenue and decided to eat at Miguel's Cocina, as the company that owns The Brigantine Restaurant owns this one, too. We loved the Brigantine!

Miguel's has a nice Mexican feel to it, with Mexican music playing on their sound system, lots of decorations from Mexico, and the food was very good. Their food offerings include entrees that are not too spicy, but you could get the hot stuff if you wanted. They serve great margaritas of all different flavors, but it is quite pricey. I switched to a tap beer after having a margarita due to the cost.

The service was very good, the server was very attentive, and the staff clearing plates did a great job. My only complaint about this place is the loudness of the environment inside the restaurant. Perhaps it would be better to eat outside, if you can, so the sound isn't so loud. With the tile floors, there is no sound buffers to absorb the kitchen-like clanging of plates, the wheels of the bussing carts, and the dropping of any silverware. It was so loud we had to really project our voices to our family members to be heard.

I would go back, but I would sit outside next time.

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

The food is solid every time we go here and the location is a short walk from the beach. skip the skinny margaritas though - not very tasty.

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Really good mexican restaurant for the location. The enchiladas were great...carne asada not so much. Salsa was great as well...

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

this is the local place to go for mexican food with your family. they have an outdoor patio and decent mexican food. be prepared for a wait and slower service during the summer tourist season. great fish tacos. margaritas are just ok and somewhat overpriced.

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Close to Del Coronado. Large portions though not the best mexican I have tried. Very cheap. Quick and friendly service

Thank alkof
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