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About Us

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01. About Us

A Taste For Life

San Diego arguably boasts the most authentic Mexican flavors north of the border. This love of traditional regional cooking inspired the Morton family to open the first Miguel’s Cocina in 1982.

02. Our Food

Cali-Inspired Mexican Dishes

Beginning with a few classic recipes gathered from our chef’s family and friends, our menu captures the true spirit of Mexico with a unique San Diego twist. Our authentic style drew a loyal following of those in search of Sonoran grilled swordfish tacos, sizzling sirloin fajitas, and spicy rich chicken mole.

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03. The Experience

The Miguel’s Experience

Over four decades and six locations, our signature friendly service and festive decor have made Miguel’s a San Diego tradition for locals and visitors alike.

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Portside Pier

Miguel's Carlsbad


Miguel's Coronado


Miguel's 4S Ranch

4S Ranch

04. Our Commitment

Our Commitment

Our commitment to artisan cuisine and fresh ingredients can be seen through our handmade tortillas, fresh salsas, and crispy chips made daily right in our kitchen. And of course, there’s our decadent, must-have creamy jalapeño white sauce, often referred to as white gold by regulars.

Handmade Tortillas

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Fresh Chips and Salsa

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Jalapeño White Sauce

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We invite you to stop in to enjoy a refreshing margarita and an authentic, Mexican meal at Miguel’s Cocina.