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Miguel's Cocina

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Mexican, Southwestern
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5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
+1 760-759-1843
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11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Corvallis, OR
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best Mexican restaurants ever! So enjoyed our meal. Good thing I don't live in Carlsbad because I would go there way too much! Could not be more positive about Miguels!

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Thank JackSparrowOR
Sharpsburg, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was amazing! They served complimentary cheese dip with the chips and salsa and it was phenomenal. Nick was a great server and we loved the atmosphere. It will not disappoint. Best Mexican food I've ever had.

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1 Thank ufounddave
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to a late lunch with our coupon for a free appetizer. Of course, we started with a margarita which is a tough choice with so many varieties. The jalapeño creamy dip is addictive and served warm with salsa and warm chips. Nice menu choices and our food was delicious.

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1 Thank Daryl L
Northridge
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Normally we go to Miguel's Cocina at shelter island in San Diego. But we happened to be at the outlet stores (just 5 minutes away) so instead of driving all the way there we knew that there was ANOTHER Miguel's Cocina just aro me the corner. The food is trademark the same and the vibe and service is excellent. The... More 

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1 Thank Herblopez1971
Escondido, California
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met here with family, only our second visit. My husband had the Ahi tacos and said they were good. My aunt and I split the "El Junior" combo plate and glad we did! It was a very healthy serving and tasted good. We had multi wait staff attending our group, pleasant and helpful.

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1 Thank marshell2016
Irvine, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food and good service. Second visit there and will go back the next time I'm in the area!!

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1 Thank Leah K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends for dinner at Miguel's Covina in Carlsbad. The restaurant is nicely decorated and has a friendly and outgoing atmosphere. The chips, and salsa are always a good start to any meal, and I consumed a few with the complimentary salsa and queso. I ordered a fish and beef taco with rice and black beans. I must say... More 

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1 Thank MelissaandRick
Carlsbad, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carne Asada is fabulous, the steak is very tasty and tinder. Carnitas very good. Fajitas also a winner. Rice and Beans make a Mexican meal. Their rice and beans and perfect.

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1 Thank James G
Park Ridge, Illinois
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a great selection on the menu. Food was good. Service was excellent. This is a great place for groups or couples.

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1 Thank mdfam1
Oceanside, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Night out with friends so decided to try Miguels Cocina in Carlsbad, California. Alysia, our waitress, was very attentive and tried the appetizer consisting of chips, cheese sauce, avocado, etc. The one pound wet burrito was very filling as I missed lunch altogether.

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1 Thank boblavelle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?