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Miguel's Cocina

#192 of 3,775 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
+1 619-224-2401
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Auburn, Washington
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and romantic-to-fun atmosphere but being a small chain it suffers from "chain food". I highly do not recommend anything with their weird grilled chicken which comes in strange little yellow morsels. I had a delicious Blue Corn Enchilada which was one of their specials that day but the following day we were very disappointed by an overpriced Chicken... More 

Thank ervik2016
Fort Collins, Colorado
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals suggested Miguel's for Mexican food and it seems to be a really popular spot. The food was not as spicy as we like, but there are a lot of really interesting menu choices, all covered in a lot of cheese! Great staff--very attentive to needs!

Thank stacy620
Malmo, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fish tacos are sooooo good. Together with beer and it can't get any better. Lots of food for the price, at least with Point Loma standards. Service was kind, honest and effective. Can't wait to come back!

Thank rickykr10
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came here with a date on a busy Friday night. We got a table upstairs pretty quickly. The waitress was very attentive. We got our beverages and chips/salsa/cheese dip promptly. I ordered the pork belly tacos which were really good and different from your usual taco, but in a great way. I recommend them. My date had a fish... More 

Thank Melanie M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 

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Gimli, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 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 26 September 2016

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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 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

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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
USD 12 - USD 12
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-224-2401

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