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Miguel's Cocina

2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
+1 619-224-2401
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheese dip” (16 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (30 reviews)
“fajitas” (16 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 9:30 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mexican in San Diego right, there is literally over 100 places in this town for Mexican food. But, not all this good. I lived in San Diego for 18 years and Miguel's has always been one of my favorite places! It may look like a...More

Thank thegourmetghost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a person who lives locally. It’s a busy restaurant, with a bar area on the upper level. We were fortunate to get a table on the bar area, without having to wait. I’m not sure if the chips...More

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town visiting my daughter and her fiance and they live a block away and suggested it so we tried it. Like crossing the border! We started off with chips and salsa and....surprise surprise queso dip. Most places you have to order queso...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We dined on the upstairs patio, service was friendly, leisurely paced. Blood orange margaritas was tasty, not huge for the money but good. Chicken fajitas nicely charred and seasoned. Carnitas were tender and came with lots of ripe avocado slices, but could use a bit...More

Thank kay k
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Stopped in to Miguel's at Point Loma for lunch with my wife. Ordered their Ultimate Margarita: it was nothing special, tasted mostly like margarita filler. My wife had the Green Chile Fried Chicken and I had the lunch Pork special. Overall all the food was...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We are regular eaters at Miguel's. Either in the bar for Happy Hours Grilled Swordfish Tacos or take-out fish taco plate to go. Always consistently good food. And the white cheese sauce that comes with chips and salsa is to die for!

Thank dianne w
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food! Our family of eight enjoyed everything! Highly recommended! Light tortilla chips with delicious salsa, casa (made uniquely- light & airy & super yummy!) and we ordered a guacamole which was stupendous! I have never seen vegetable enchiladas before, but they were fantastic! I...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We are vacationing from Detroit where we have some pretty good Mexican restaurants. Miguel’s was so good we all left with leftovers and had eaten until we thought we would bust. The margaritas were perfect, not too tart. Endless freshly made chips with salsa and...More

Thank guminik
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This place was good. The famous signature queso isn't anything to write home about. It was bland. The rest of the food was wonderful. We had swordfish tacos, Miguel's sampler, carne asada tacos. The guacamole was wonderful. Very well blended together and fresh. The mango...More

Thank amandagq
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This restaurant was a short distance from our hotel on Shelter Island and first night in we wanted Mexican the Miguels did not disappoint Coming from a northern climate it was a delight to sit out on the patio for dinner The service was quick...More

Thank islandrockin
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7 July 2016|
Response from Knani | Reviewed this property |
Hi jaascar16, I personally did not have a gluten-free meal (at least that I'm aware of), but they promote the fact that they offer gluten-free options! You can find a link to their menu on their website. Hope this helps! :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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: +1 619-224-2401
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