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San Miguel's Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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9 Harbourside Ln, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3568
+1 843-842-4555
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit HHI twice a year and San Miguel's is a must every time we go. Best margaritas on the island (and elsewhere?) and great salsa. Stop by for a drink and chips-n-salsa at the outdoor bar by the marina, or sit down inside or on the outdoor patio for some great quesadillas or chicken enchiladas. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Misty R
North Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Away from the busy sections of the area. Ate inside since it was a chilly night. Service was quick and friendly.

Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing experience and san Miguel's today with a friend. Alex was tending bar and was really kind hearted and jolly. The food was awesome, and wow, Alex was nice. What a great guy. Class act. Will definitely be coming back. I came for the chimichangas, but I stayed for the amazing service. Great guy. Go Alex. You... More 

Thank Conrad H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here by bike and fell in love with this place! Amazingly friendly bartender and bar patrons kept us laughing. Delicious chips, salsa and cheese dip. My friends and I shared the steak fajitas and the barbeque chicken nachos. The steak was tender and the nachos had a perfect amount of chicken, cheese, sour cream and bbq sauce. Loved the... More 

Thank K S
Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

San Miguel's has such potential with a beautiful location and outdoor seating/bar but the food was very disappointing. The salsa tasted like ketchup without any heat and the tacos, enchiladas and taco salad were lacking any type of seasoning. The burger was the worst...it came out grey with horrible texture and flavor. With so many options in the area, it's... More 

1 Thank Shelliu
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Atmosphere here. Food- fajitas and margs were great! Cheese dip was great as well. Will come back!

2 Thank lathomas2014
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Marriott Shelter Cove, so this restaurant was very convenient. We ordered Sangria for 3 of us and one in our group wanted tequila. He was presented with what appeared to be a large tequila menu. All four of us ordered fajitas. The chicken was very fresh and juicy. The beef was plentiful and moist. The... More 

1 Thank nygolfer08
Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 4th trip to HHI and we always have great meals @ San Miguel's. Chose patio seating and our waiter ws right there, taking our order and keeping drinks filled. I had steak fajitas, son had beef tacos and wife had fish tacos, and with the waiters' suggestion had 1 fried and 1 sauteed. Food was excellent as... More 

1 Thank superfinisher
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for happy hour when we were in the Shelter Cove area. We sat at the outdoor bar, which is a little run down, but the people there (all locals) were very nice and friendly. The bartender was friendly as well. She made a good margarita :) They give you complimentary chips and salsa, but only one serving -... More 

1 Thank Valerie O
Wantage, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was deployed to the Hilton Head, SC area to work on properties damaged by Hurricane Matthew. I spent a little over 3 weeks in Hilton Head. i had the good fortune to stumble upon San Miguel's my first day on the island. Within the net 3 weeks I returned over 10 times, for lunch and or dinner. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Harbourside Ln, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3568
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-842-4555
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

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