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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“queso” (19 reviews)
“cheese dip” (13 reviews)
“swordfish tacos” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:30All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
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1 - 10 of 343 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is not very spicy, but very good. I had the lobster relleno and really enjoyed it. Chips come with salsa and a white cheese dip. The atmosphere is very comfortable and great for friends or family to get together. The staff are friendly...More

Thank inezlucie
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was one of the first places I noticed when I first moved to the neighborhood, and thought I would be eating there very soon! Well, in spite of all the good reviews, and the crowded parking lot, I still haven't actually eaten there. Why?...More

Thank kasadalace
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice restaurant. Enchiladas were great. Great atmosphere. Very good service. The house margarita was good, not too tarte.

Thank texasinsc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place; been eating at ALL the MIguel's since the 70's. Very good Mexican food and love this location!!

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read the reviews, was craving some fresh Mexican food. Had the grilled shrimp fajitas; they were to die for! The veggies and shrimp were seasoned to perfection. Beans, rice, salsa and corn tortillas- all extra yummy😀

Thank tkerickson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here last year and it was so good we had to come back this year also. We both had skirt steak and it was delicious, not an ounce of fat on the steak.

Thank Les B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always liked the food here. It's pretty basic as far as Mexican food goes, but still good. The cheese sauce for the chips is super addicting. Yummy! Servers are always very friendly and we can get in and out for lunch no problem.

Thank 205danettes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here before, and it is our go-to for Mexican cuisine. We have to pass by other places to get to it, but it is worth the extra minutes and miles.

Thank George G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, good service and we didn't even have to wait to get a table. Cheese dip they serve with chips and salsa is very addictive and hard to resist. Ordered the fish tacos and wasn't disappointed. Best fish tacos ever! Will be back again.

Thank blueeyedgirl2
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Our took us here for dinner when we went to visit him. Great food-great atmosphere. Defiantly worth going.

Thank Christine B
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Questions & Answers
1 April 2017|
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Response from Glenda O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are items without meat or with cheese.
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
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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 - 22:30
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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