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Miguel's Cocina

#182 of 3,845 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2740
+1 619-224-2401
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little gem we stumbled upon. I saw there were busy and decided to try it. We were seated immediately and chinos and drinks followed. The server brought us their special salsas and they were delicious. Definitely try the Jalapeño white sauce, YUM...Quick and great service.

Thank Rebecca M
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food the fajitas were excellent flour tortillas very good. Sat outside, service was very friendly and fast.

Thank jeffandnoelle
Pasadena, California
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for ceviche so we decide to give this place a try. This is a two story building with the dining and bar area on the second floor. There is also an outdoor terrace up top that can get pretty crowded if all the tables are taken. If you walk to the end of the terrace and make... More 

Thank egchora
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"New place" for us. Wonderful Mexican food - good drinks - extensive menu. We will definitely go back next time. Great salsa and cheese sauce for starters.

Thank barb3636
Graz, Austria
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove in because our first choice was closed. Had an amazing time in this restaurant. Very polite service and whenever you have a question you will get the perfect answer. The food is amazing and the portions are huge! Very tasty and sweet serve on the table. I would recommand it whenever you are around. Parking space available.

Thank Petru C
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is so cute and romantic , the waiters are friendly, but the food was expensive and not good. But that's my opinion.

Thank Gabriela M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The swordfish tacos didn't compare to Miguel's in Old Town. I was so disappointed after raving about them to the guest that we brought.

Thank L2241WSkarenp
Richland, Washington
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341 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This was a first for me as I love chili rellenos, but had never had a calamari Relleno, and it did not disappoint. We were told by multiple people to come here for dinner, just for the queso dip, and they were right! Wonderful outdoor seating on a back patio, delightful service and great food. Highly recommend.

Thank cwvw79
San Diego, California, United States
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Eat the cheese sauce with chips but leave room for your meal I must confess this is better than winning the Loto since fare and strong drinks.

Thank Eddie P
Baltimore, Maryland
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I lived in Tucson AZ for over 25 years, and I moved to Baltimore MD several years ago. Needless to say, we have an abundance of fresh seafood places here.....but we lack good Mexican restaurants. I was in San Diego for a couple days before a great white shark dive in Mexico, and I REALLY wanted a GOOD tamale. My... More 

Thank Holly S

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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
US$ 12 - US$ 12
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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Placentia, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?