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“Exceeded our expectations”

San Miguel's Mexican Cafe
Ranked #45 of 368 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: San Miguel's, located on the water in beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour, serves award winning Margaritas and has served the freshest Mexican food on Hilton Head since 1977
Clayton, Missouri
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166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

The food was very good, with a variety of healthy and some not-so-healthy options, prepared well and served in large portions. We sat outside and listened to the live music. The kids and adults all enjoyed the meal and evening. There was a wait, but the communication by text was excellent. It's an excellent family dining option, especially if you are in the Shelter Cove area and within walking distance.

  • Visited June 2013
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Cleveland, TN
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217 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Standard Mexican Fare”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Fajitas with better quality meat than most Mexican restaurants, but nothing that would make me come back. The ladies enjoyed Margaritas to which they gave high ratings. We ate inside and I will admit an outdoor experience may have been more enjoyable. One value on a busy restaurant night is the I-pad app which the hostess uses to text your phone when your table is ready. It allows you to check the shops of Shelter Cove or watch any activity in the marina. Our projected 30 minute wait, was 38 minutes---the texts let you know exactly how efficient the crew is. Our waitress was responsive and accommodating

  • Visited May 2013
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Millville, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

On our first visit to Hilton Head Miguels was recommended to us so we decided to try it and loved it. On our second visit we were looking forward to returning to Miguels and much to our dismay it was a complete disappointment. I stood at the hostess stand for several minutes watching her text and finally had to say "excuse me" before she looked up. We asked to be seated in a certain section and she told us she was saving that for a party of four which never showed up. She then proceeded to sit us in an area where our table was lopsided so we asked to be moved. The nachos we ordered on our first visit were fabulous, this visit not so. They were soggy and there was more topping than chips. Once our server gave us our food it was like we were not even there. It was not the experience we were hoping to have.

  • Visited May 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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182 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Best place to sit and drink a Margarita”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We love to stop at both the indoor and outdoor bars for their margaritas, snacks or a meal. Often there is live music and an active crowd. We are from Texas and don't order Mexican food outside the Southwest, but this is the exception.

Visited May 2013
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Hilton Head
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3 reviews
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“Great meal!! Great time!!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Wow! What a great dinner at San Miguel's ! We had the fish tacos and sizzling fajitas and we truly enjoyed our meal!! The service was excellent and our waiter was awesome!! You can't beat that location, outside bar and wonderful music! Oh and did I mention the margaritas??!! Yeah!! They are the best!! Plan to eat here again before our trip is over!!

  • Visited May 2013
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