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Miguel's Cocina

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
+1 760-759-1843
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“queso” (24 reviews)
“swordfish tacos” (16 reviews)
“cheese dip” (14 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:30 Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner and it started with the delicious queso and chips that are complimentary. We had the tacos of the month which were the cheeseburger tacos and the shredded beef burrito and they were both very good. The service was great and the...More

Thank Alexis G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nicely decorated place with lots of attention to details. It is a large space so great for parties. They served us a big portion of chips with an okay tasting salsa. They also gave us a warm jalapeño queso sauce which tasted...More

Thank emlazo
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We try to make it a point and eat at Miguels each time we visit Carlsbad. Great food and service. Recommend to anyone

Thank Jennie S
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

If you really like Mexican food don't go there. Nachos were soggy with horrible orange cheese on top of dry shredded chicken. The corn tortillas were obviously mass produced with stale dry texture and taste, pork belly taco was very greasy, deep fried shrimp taco...More

Thank rountreec
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The food here is incredible. It is a little pricey, definitely not the place you would eat at every week but its worth it for sure. Service has always been awesome, and the chips and queso is a great addition. It can get a little...More

Thank jambradley26
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Really nice food and good portions. They have coloring for the kids, quite a few different options on the kids menu. The Mexican salad was really nice. They place has plenty of tables, but the service is still quite fast and attentive.

Thank viganiko
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We really enjoyed eating @ Miguel's. The food was very good and everyone enjoyed the Chips and jalapeño Queso with the fresh salsa. The only down side was we went for Happy hour but you had to seated in the Bar for happy hour prices....More

Thank Tricia R
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The food was above average Mexican food I had the supreme fajitas that were very good homemade tortillas which is a must. Only complaint was I didn’t think that it was super crowded and our waitress left us hanging a few times. Nothing to complain...More

Thank Ty K
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I thought I was walking into a bar and it is, but it is also still family friendly and has a kids menu too. Has excellent table help and dips. In fact, my family wouldn't stop raving about the dips that came with the chips....More

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on vacation - was very busy on a Friday evening and it was even hard to get parking. Food was solid for a busy, chain style restaurant. Fajitas were a good choice. Cheese sauce with the free chips is highly addictive.

Thank mountainpete
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Questions & Answers
knittingdoll
1 April 2017|
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Response from Glenda O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are items without meat or with cheese.
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meachelle
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
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Dale M
10 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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