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Miguel's Cocina

) #10 of 272 Restaurants in Carlsbad $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Gluten Free Options
5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
+1 760-759-1843
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“queso” (15 reviews)
“cheese dip” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The highlight of any Miguel's visit is the warm white jalapeño sauce, and this branch is no exception in that regard. I could drink that stuff like a beverage. Great margaritas too. The rest of the food is solid Cal-mex fare - tasty and big...More

Thank kmfesq
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have had some of the best Mexican lunch and dinners here. The best item on the menu, is the unusual queso dip served with chips upon arrival. Keeps us coming back for more.

Thank JWeddle0126
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service was outstanding! I highly recommend this place. We went early 5pm because it does get very busy.

Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant twice. The second visit confirmed what the first visit brought to mind. The food is very so so. Not impressed at all. The margarita was like a snow cone and you could not tell it had any booze in...More

Thank Billy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the food and love the prices on Taco Tuesday. Great sangria and the quest dip is addicting. Go enjoy

Thank G783CCjuliem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered takeout during the July 4th weekend. We prefer dining at home in a quiet environment, and this is, as is typical, a noisy restaurant. Like our prior experience, the quantity of food exceeded expectations. We enjoyed one order of carne asada tacos, with...More

Thank SeekingVines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on Father's Day and expected a long wait. since the restaurant is large, we were seated immediately (6:30-ish) and enjoyed a great dinner, as we always do when we're in Carlsbad.

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a short distance bite to eat after all day at LegoLand, and didn't want any more burgers, hot dogs and fries. So we hit up the internet and came across Miguel's in Carlsbad. A quick search of reviews, showed this place had some...More

Thank jonnytatt
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A smidge too institutional for me. Food is more of a generic Mexican. Probably perfect to enjoy drinks and chips with guac.

Thank Notwhineytraveller
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A great Mexican food fare restaurant from someone who rarely chooses that cuisine. It's owned and operated by one of my favorite restaurant chains--The Brigantine--so you know you're going to get fantastic food, excellent service, and enticing happy hour specials.

Thank 2fungirls
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Questions & Answers
1 April 2017|
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Response from Glenda O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are items without meat or with cheese.
26 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
11 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
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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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