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“Barely average”

San Miguel's Mexican Cafe
Ranked #44 of 376 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: 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
Reviewed 25 September 2011

The outdoor seating, bar and entertainment are fabulous. Unfortunately we sat indoors and were practically ignored after placing our order. The food wasn't anything to write home about and they didn't even offer us dessert. Prices were kinda high for what they offered. Overall, a rather disappointing experience.

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Thank DreamWriter9
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Ok. I like to start out with the positives... This place is great if you're looking to sit outside, look out over the Marina, and have some live entertainment and drinks. This is the only reason I'm rating it as "average". The service was almost non-existent, as evidenced by the fact that the guy standing at the server booth didn't even acknowledge that my wife and I were standing there, rather he continued carrying on a conversation with some girl he was apparently trying to pick up... Now... if you're looking for good Mexican food, this isn't the place. It is about as authentic as Taco Bell... the food is expensive, and isn't like any authentic Mexican food I've ever had. It looks like a place that is designed to sell drinks and the actual taste of the food isn't that important. If you're looking for real Mexican in Hilton Head, I'd suggest going into any hole in the wall taqueria in this town... I'll be the food is better.

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1  Thank travelvulture78
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

This retaurant is always consistent the best Mexican Food around!
The best Margheritas in all of Hilton Head for sure. We just love this place and will keep coming back year after year. Don't change a thing!!! Oh yeah ask for Tarken he is a cool dude!

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1  Thank Jan7135
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Excellent atmosphere while sitting on the outside deck. The waiter was quick, very knowledgeable and friendly. The salsa was freshly prepared and hot chips. We tried the combination (steak, chicken and shrimp) fajitas for one and it was food for two people. A friend tried the fresh guacaumoleee and the special elongated hot chips for dipping. My wife tried the Cadillac Margarita and it was well worth the extra couple of dollars. Best Mexican food on Hilton Head Island-- bar none.

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1  Thank Cheryl Y
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

I don't normally eat mexican food but the food was very fresh and tasty great atmosphere sitting out on the water live music always a plus

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