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Taqueria San Miguel

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72450 Ramon Rd, Thousand Palms, CA 92276-3399
+1 760-343-7340
08:00 - 21:00
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

As a frequent traveler to Mexico I know the real deal...and TSM is the REAL DEAL! This family owned and operated restaurant is the best kept secret in town - except for the locals who flock to it daily. The extensive menu is a treat to run through for any Mexican food lover. Always fresh and delicious with generous portions... More 

Thank Ed V
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our last night in the area with children and granddaughter before departing for separate continents and we couldn't have had a more successful dinner together. The welcome from staff and other diners was warm on a cold rainy night. My wife and I started with large House Margaritas, my dish (Beef Fajitas de res o Pollo) was superb and then... More 

1 Thank 70plusretiree
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Their Mexican food is mediocre. It's the type of Mexican food whereby there is nothing extraordinarily different than the Mexican restaurant found only 5 minutes east on Ramon Rd. called "El Mundo"--thus mediocre. Furthermore, upon entering the restaurant, not one employee provided us direction to a table. Now, this may be understandable as these places are typically self-seating-type of environments,... More 

1 Thank Lorena O
Moreno Valley, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017

While their specialty is seafood they do serve typical mexican foods. I don't like any of their typical mexican dishes. They just are not as good as other places. However, their seafood dishes and their soups are great. So if you are looking for that go here. If you are looking for good tacos and enchiladas go somewhere else. We... More 

Thank April E
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This restaurant is a Mexican venue that specializes in seafood. The menu is extensive and the food is fresh and plentiful. Many traditional dishes including burritos, tacos, enchiladas, lots of seafood. Chips and salsa provided. Guacamole was plain. I like mine spicy. Liquor sold here, too. Patio seating available. I sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the nice weather... More 

Thank NinjaGigi
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The food was terrific - just can't get Mexican food like this on the East Coast. Only two issues holding back a fifth star: (1) Service was very slow on a Saturday night. The place was full and there seemed to be plenty of waitstaff working hard, so perhaps they need more staff in the kitchen. (2) The singer was... More 

Thank Freedaddy
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187 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We ate here with family and friends after hiking Joshua Tree. We called on the way back into town & have them about 45 minutes notice but it still took a few minutes for them to get together a table for our group of 10. From the East Coast I have a bias against things I find in strip malls... More 

Thank dalm0m
Boise, Idaho
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207 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

What a pleasant surprise! This little restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but wait until you see the size of their shrimp cocktails! The medium size, at just over $10, is almost enough for a meal all by itself. And the shrimp tacos are incredible. This was one of those meals where I wished I could eat more,... More 

Thank CMN14
Thousand Palms, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Taqueria San Miguel has a very extensive menu and everything is delicious. The staff is friendly and efficient. Entertainment on Sundays.

Thank longtall7
Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I come here often. Very good Mexican food not your typical mex restaurant more authentic. The seafood and fish dishes are delicious I like to sit at the bar their drinks are excellent

Thank Catherine A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72450 Ramon Rd, Thousand Palms, CA 92276-3399
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Thousand Palms
  • Phone Number: +1 760-343-7340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?