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Miguel's Cocina

) #10 of 271 Restaurants in Carlsbad ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Gluten Free Options
5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
+1 760-759-1843
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“queso” (14 reviews)
“cheese dip” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
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Reviews (315)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A smidge too institutional for me. Food is more of a generic Mexican. Probably perfect to enjoy drinks and chips with guac.

Thank Notwhineytraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great Mexican food fare restaurant from someone who rarely chooses that cuisine. It's owned and operated by one of my favorite restaurant chains--The Brigantine--so you know you're going to get fantastic food, excellent service, and enticing happy hour specials.

Thank 2fungirls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group of eight. We had an array of food...I had the shrimp enchiladas which were very good! Beans and rice were decent...the salsa was good. They do give a queso with the chips that I wasn't into, but my cousins loved it!...More

Thank Caliyork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has become my favorite lunch spot when I'm in the area. It's a cute atmosphere and really good food. They serve chips and salsa and this amazing cheese dip when you get there. The fajitas are amazing! I also love the salads and the...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Miguel's once a year when we come to California. The food is always great! They serve complimentary cheese dip that is divine. So far everything we have had is delicious! Make a reservation if you have a big group. Get their mints...More

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there with my husband and adult son on a Thursday night and there were large groups everywhere. That impacted our dining experience since the wait staff had problems with timing and food delivery. We had a free appetizer, and had ordered the nachos....More

Thank onevoiceonevote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great variety and taste's great. staff are very friendly and helpful. visited 5 times in a two week period - holidaying from Canada and never had a bad experience. Going back this year and glad they are still open.

Thank cdntraveler2017
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We are from Ohio and were looking for some good Mexican food. We found this place and decided to give it a try. To start the place is very clean. We got sat right away. You get chips, salsa and queso with your meal which...More

Thank Sean J
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Very good margaritas. The fish tacos were tasty and good size with lots of trimmings. Service was great, lots of TV to watch.

Thank RosesintheDesert
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Food was not anything I would go back for. Just the usual chain type Mexican food. Margarita was bland.

Thank jtalak2268
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
any vegan options??
1 April 2017|
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Response from Glenda O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are items without meat or with cheese.
Is there a menu that we can see?
25 February 2016|
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Response from Jutta S | Reviewed this property |
The menu is onlline. The serving staff is always happy and helpful in modifying entrees. It may add to the cost. Ask. Daliy specials are offered in restaurant. Ingredient quality is consistently good. Jutta. Answer this... More
Dale M
What are the time intervals of the happy hour?
11 September 2015|
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Response from Jutta S | Reviewed this property |
Miguel-Covina has a website. I am not an imbiber so I do not track Happy Hour - sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-759-1843
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