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Miguel's Cocina

5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
+1 760-759-1843
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“queso” (22 reviews)
“cheese dip” (14 reviews)
“swordfish tacos” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service very good. Lots on the menu and full bar. A little pricey but worth it. I ordered classic fish tacos and an ipa beer. Highly recommend.

Thank sandyb587
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel, Marbrisa in Carlsbad had a margertia and chips social night featuring chips, salsa, and an AMAZING QUESO dip from Miguel's. If their chips and queso dip are this good, I imagine the food to be amazing too!! Sad we didn't get to eat...More

Thank mustluvdogs0207
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious fried fish taco and a blackened Mahi Mahi fish tacos. Make sure to wash it down with one of the ultimate Margaritas. Sat at the bar and service was fantastic. Thank You Kayla! We had a great experience.

Thank WMH_AK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gluten free options. Great fish tacos. Great service. Nice ambiance. Easy access. Went for lunch, not too crowded

Thank monica r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great food. We really liked the jalapeno cream sauce for the chips. Fairly inexpensive. Get there early - There was a long wait when we left at 6:30 pm.

Thank rayk51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family ended up eating here on two consecutive nights during our recent trip to Legoland. The food tasted great and the ambiance was really nice. I would recommend the fish tacos and the carnitas.

Thank JPDucks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because of a free appetizer card from our hotel and the concierges recommendation. Went there Saturday evening and had a 30 min wait. Grabbed margaritas at the bar while we waited. $10.00/ marg ( skinny, which was very good and a house)....More

Thank LnLColorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Miguel's for both the first and second time this week. We had great, efficient service both times, as well as delicious food. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are near a Miguel Cocina location, make sure to check out their amazing Mexican cuisine. From the white jalapeño chip salsa to the Blue Corn Totopos starter, the corporate executive chef (the manager said his name is Steve) is a maestro of culinary...More

Thank JavaGeek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
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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