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Local cuisine, Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
US$30 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Mexican, Southwestern
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting here with my family, I just wanted something light and selected a bowl of the special roast pork soup. It was full of meat in a light tomato base and was both delicious and filling, just what I was looking forward. The other members...of my family were happy with the burritos that they ordered.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We moved out of town, there is no Miguel's close anymore. We decided to drive the extra 25 miles to visit Miguel's in Old Town San Diego. We were quite disappointed. The white sauce has changed. My wife and I used to fight over the...white sauce and ask for more. Yesterday we left over half of the white sauce untouched. Wife's shrimp taco were good. My Mexico City style quesadilla was pretty tasteless. I had to douse it with red sauce and guacamole just to make it palatable. We will not be going back to Miguel's.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a minor snafu as as tried to get on the wait list. I brought it to the attention of the hostess and manager. They accepted my observation with sincerity and with such unique courtesy and service that I'm doing something I rarely do....Give a 5-star. The food was a solid 4-5 star and the service by a person, was peer-less. I wrote them a note on my check of how impressed we were with how the restaurant. Craig, manager, hostess, tender......thank you from my family.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021 via mobile

Really good Mexican food in Old Town! They definitely were able to keep social distance, and the food was good. Service was a little slow but they were slammed and I’m sure short staffed. Had the chicken fajitas, and they came out hot and spicy....Love their chips and queso too!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 August 2020

food good as always. sure missed the b'day cake, candle and happy birthday feeling. used to have it . what happened to that?

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 June 2020 via mobile

This restaurant was phenomenal. Every dish we were served was fresh, warm, and delicious. The service was great and the ambiance was perfect.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 16 March 2020

Located in the heart of San Diego's Old Town, Miguel's stands out among the wide variety of Mexican restaurant choices. I've eaten there several times and the food has always been excellent. Along with the traditional salsa served with the chips, you also get a...yummy cheese sauce. If you want a little adventure, ask for the habenera hot sauce. it's got a bit of a kick. The food, along with creative drinks and excellent service make Miguel's a must stop every time I'm in San Diego.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020

We decided to spend the afternoon/evening in Old Town San Diego while visiting my stepson, who is in the Navy, and wanted Mexican food while we were there. I read some reviews on Trip Advisor, and most of them said that you can't go wrong...with any of the Mexican restaurants in Old Town. We decided on Miguel's because it happened to be right where we were. We managed to get in and seated, by the fireplace (great on a chilly evening!), rather quickly. We also got chips, salsa and queso quickly as well, but that's where the hastiness ended. We sat there, without drinks, for at least 10 minutes, maybe more. We watched waiters/waitresses breeze by us and nothing. Right as we were contemplating leaving and going somewhere else, our waiter finally came by and took our drink order. After several more minutes, we finally had cold drinks to wash down the chips! We had to wait quite awhile to put our order in, as well. Our food finally came, and it was AMAZING! If you go, just be prepared that the service is not going to be top-notch. The food is definitely worth it though! If we were in the area again, I would definitely go back, but with different expectations. Honestly, the service from our waiter (Carrillo) is what cost this place the 5th star.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020

The only thing I ever order at a Mexican restaurant is a Fajita. The shrimp fajita I had at Miguel’s was the best ever.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

There are many Mexican restaurants to choose from in San Diego and we always go back to Miguels. The food is excellent, the staff friendly and courteous and it's not as loud as most restaurants. I highly recommend eating here!

Date of visit: February 2020
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There is free street parking in the area. Bon appetit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Miguel's Cocina

  • Yes, Miguel's Cocina offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Miguel's Cocina offers delivery services.

  • Miguel's Cocina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5