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Miguel's Cocina

5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
+1 760-759-1843
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“queso” (22 reviews)
“cheese dip” (14 reviews)
“swordfish tacos” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Three of us went here and really enjoyed it. We all loved the salsa and chips - spicy and tasty! The main dishes were good and extremely large portions, especially after stuffing ourselves on the chips and salsa.

Thank mamreilly
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got this for take out. I got the shrimp tacos which were good but not great. They don’t have some of the selection as the other Miguel restaurants. They did get our order right, which was great since we eat 1/2 hour away.

Thank tac0matraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have ordered takeout from Miguel's several times for a special treat over weekends and holidays. Our most recent order was for New Year's Eve. Miguel's does a variety of tamales during the holidays. Each order for tamales must be placed at least one day...More

Thank SeekingVines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So excited to get to So Cal and eat some authentic Mexican food, however this wasn’t exactly what we were envisioning. It’s just average food. No amazing seasonings or unique flavors. We had steak fajitas, chicken enchiladas, and a seafood burrito which had a nice...More

Thank Freda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner. The food is awesome. The service was great. The restaurant has great ambiance. I definitely would recommend to anybody. It is great for families or couples. We ordered the ceviche for an appetizer my wife had a burrito. I had...More

Thank Jeff Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large and busy Mexican restaurant with many tasty options. Chicken Mole was excellent ! Come hungry as portions were large. A bit pricey, but it is the San Diego area.

Thank Deane P
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We had our first visit to Miguel's Cocina while visiting the area. The appetizer was outstanding and the chili verde was the best I have ever eaten - tender meat and delicious flavor. The cheese dip is scrumptous. We took about half of the food...More

Thank 242unbelievable
Reviewed 2 December 2017

The Fish Tacos were great. Lots of appetizers to choose from. One of the best Margaritas I’ve had in a long time.

Thank slarue15802
Reviewed 24 November 2017

The atmosphere was nice and it was a good place to talk with the large group we had, but the service was slow. The food was interesting, not typically Mexican. Some of the selections are really spicy, so be careful. When we asked for the...More

Thank rudyboomer
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We went back 2 times. Delicious and fresh food!! Lots of seating. Large portions. Guacamole is delicious. Swordfish tacos is amazing. Yummy chips and salsa complementary. No reservations accepted. We’ll be back.

Thank speclkm
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Questions & Answers
31 March 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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