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San Miguel's Mexican Cafe

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9 Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3568
+1 843-842-4555
11:30 - 21:30
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch at San Miguel and had the most wonderful, funny and welcoming server named Josh. He was wonderful and marina side dining isn't so bad either! Great time would recommend the restaurant to any visitors.

Thank dre d
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had just got to Hilton Head for vacation and stopped into San Miguel for lunch. Lunch was outstanding and our waiter Josh was terrific. He gave us a ton of information about the island and took great care of us. Have the chimichangas and burritos. Delicious.

2 Thank Benjamin D
Livonia, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking for a dinner spot after checking into Disney's Hilton Head property. Resturaunt located accross marina from Disney. Waiter was Josh ( Told us he was seasonal) but very attentive, prompt and offered suggestions as to what was good. I had steak faulitas which came with refried beans and rice. Wife had had a crab meat burrito that she loved.... More 

Thank Norman R
Gainesville, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family was in Hilton Head the week of April 16th. While we all love seafood down there, we wanted something different. We discovered San Miguel's and loved it so much, we went twice! The food was excellent, and the service was great! We had a short wait to get a table outside where there was live entertainment. The atmosphere... More 

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Thank steveB7943GE
Mississauga, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Shrimp Fajita Salad dinner dish was delicious. Katy the server was friendly and attentive. An enjoyable Mexican dinner.

Thank TravellingB2014
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went for a quick 5 day get away to Hilton Head Island with my family. We were looking for a place other than hotel food. Googled Mex restaurants in the HHI area, San Miguels looked interesting, so we decided to give it a try. The food was outstanding, my family and i enjoyed it so much we went back again... More 

Thank troyboy
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came on a fairly quiet saturday evening, just really wanted nachos without meat, they brought nachos with all the veggies from a fajita on top....not exactly what we expected, rather strange actually. Waitress seemed baffled at our request for non-meat nachos. Then we sked for sour cream, we never got. Oh well, we also ordered some queso for dipping our... More 

1 Thank tennisphotog
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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480 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I had lunch here this week, and the homemade salsa was the best we have ever had. We even purchased a pint to go (only $3.95) so we could experience the flavors at home over our cooking. Service was great and food was delicious.

Thank Ray Z
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is in a lovely corner of the shelter cove marina with a singer playing making a lovely atmosphere, my wife and I ordered two different meals and after eating half of each we both agreed it was a very bland taste, as this is a Mexican restaurant you would have expected a "kick" or some taste of spices... More 

2 Thank mellorman
Walkertown, North Carolina
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came on a Wednesday night at 7pm, they were busy and I should have known better...service was super slow and sloppy, chips and salsa were good...refills were hard to come by, got a cheese quesadilla and it was good but for the price I expected so much more, it almost seemed like a joke, but I would not come back,... More 

1 Thank HunBun7208

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3568
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-842-4555
San Miguel's, located on the water in beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour, serves award winning Margaritas and has served the freshest Mexican food on Hilton Head since 1977

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