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Miguels California Mexican

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26592 Towne Centre Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2417
+1 949-597-1079
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 30 people and the staff handled everything extremely well. To be honest, I was expecting "blah" food, but I was very impressed with my plate. The best Mexican food I've had at a chain restaurant in a long time. I thought the prices were high but the quality exceeded my expectations.

Thank happyhumble5
Lake Forest, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not always easy to take a toddler out to dinner. The staff at Miguels is fantastic. The chicken fajitas are fantastic, the options for children are great and I appreciate not being put in a back corner.

Thank Sue1225
White Salmon, Washington
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I had El Chimi and it was plenty big enough! Wait staff was very attentive. Drink service was not super quick but was OK. I had some sort of jalapeno (or other hot pepper) margarita and it was spicy! Nice!

Thank Timruns
Irvine, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had Huevos Rancheros last weekend. It was fantasctic! My pal had tacos and loved them too. This is an upscale Mexican restaurant.

Thank pattie111
Tustin, California
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131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I met a friend here for lunch. We were immediately greeted by Kimberly who informed us she'd be our server. She was so pleasant and friendly and really seemed to be enjoying her job. She brought the drinks first, followed by chips and salsa. The salsa was runny and without even being asked, she offered to bring us pico de... More 

Thank icyvelvet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Quality of service was very poor and the food quality and presentation was extremely disappointing. The server was not attentive and following up on the order. The nachos was a huge blob of chips with the cheese not properly melted, the fajita meat was over cooked and leathery and the hot sauce was very runny - over all terrible

Thank naidus1008
Lake Forest, California
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335 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This visit was improved over the last trip; service was faster and food was better and hotter. Costs are still pricey. Had the Garbage Burrito which was very good and big enough for left overs. The shredded beef was good but would recommend any of the selections. We originally returned for the birthday fajitas, which also were extremely good. The... More 

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Orange County, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Definitely will come back. The steak picado was outrageous. Very generous portions. The wait staff are very attentive and friendly.

Thank aikseri
Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

One of the best sit down Mexican restaurants in the area. Meals come INCREDIBLY fast. Try the Garbage Burrito, yum!

Thank Airstream28IntlCCD
Coto de Caza, California
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209 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

I judge Mexican restaurants on three things; Salsa and chips, tequila and cleanliness of the restrooms. Ok, well, I rate all restaurants on restrooms. If the bathrooms are questionable, so will the kitchens. I am happy to report that Miguel's was at least 2 out of 3. The lack of Jose Cuervo in the margaritas was worth big points. The... More 

Thank Eric B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26592 Towne Centre Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2417
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-597-1079

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