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Miguel's - Portside Pier

4.6
4.6
24 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican

Beginning with a few classic recipes culled from our chef’s family and friends, the menu captured the true spirit of Mexico. And its authentic style drew a loyal following of those in search of Sonoran grilled swordfish tacos, sizzling sirloin fajitas, and spicy rich chicken mole.

Over three decades, our signature friendly service and festive decor have made Miguel’s a San Diego tradition for locals and visitors alike. Our commitment to artisan cuisine has only grown stronger. That means handmade tortillas, fresh salsas, and colorful crispy chips made daily right in our kitchen. Of course, there’s our decadent, must-have jalapeño white sauce, occasionally referred to as white gold by regulars, and craved up and down the coast.

We invite you to stop in. Enjoy a refreshing hand-shaken margarita and a genuine, mouthwatering Mexican meal. Lets celebrate what we hope will be your first of many, many visits.

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 719-4962

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nemecio Ramirez

  • Private party facilities

    Great Celebrations Begin with Miguel’s! From wedding ceremonies and receptions to corporate meetings and seminars, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement parties, and all other celebrations, Miguel’s Cocina is your best bet.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day, great experience

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LovelyGood food fair price beautiful view

  3. JT

    JenniferT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely have a reservation or you will wait. Great views and fast service. Highly recommend!

  4. MG

    MaryG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Our party of 4 had a wonderful time at Miguel's! Three of the four meals were great; the Chile Verde was not good and should have sent that one back. The seating outdoors was very nice with great heaters to ward off the cold night! Music outdoors was loud at times (certain songs), but still could carry on a conversation. I would definitely return!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    it was my gf's bday. stated it was her bday before hand. server did not acknowledge it nor bring out something special at the end :/

  6. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter was the best, he recommended my drink and the Three Burrito plate. Everything was over the top. We will be back.

  7. AR

    AjRyes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Feels like they found Mexican grandparents who enjoyed cooking and offered them a job this food is AMAZING AND DELICIOUS THE FLAN IS THE BEST IVE EVER HAD

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    Jocelyn the server had no customer service and never bothered to check up on us .

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Our waitress was wonderful. The table was located inside but next to the patio so we had a great view. The food was disappointing. I had Miguel’s Burrito Trio. Very unimpressive. My friend had a salad. Meh. My husband had an appetizer rolled taco. Blah. The margueritas tasted like Crystal light. I would not recommend it nor return.

  10. M

    Meritage7

    San Diego

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were perfect! Great view! We enjoyed the margaritas and Barbs Caesar Salad and burrito trio. Our server Scott was the best!

  11. MS

    ManjushaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, loved the drinks and music was great with very good view.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server is very attentive and professional and the food is great !

  13. T

    Tisa

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The view, the food was outstanding . It was a beautiful evening with a fantastic table on the balcony

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Fun great spot on the water. Service was good could’ve been more attentive

  15. D

    Dody

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing & the view is wonderful

  16. D

    Diane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you. 🙏 Good vibes, beautiful view and great place to go with friends.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing ambiance and view! Food and service were both WONDERFUL! Cannot recommend this place enough. Great for a date night but also kid friendly. Can’t wait to come back

  18. DA

    DineAllTheTime

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    You cannot beat the views at this spot. Service is spot on, and the food is always delicious. I love this place!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best bartenders

  20. KS

    KellyS

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Service was not good, better service in Coronado. Food was good but our waiter didn’t care if we needed anything , water? Refills? Chips?

  21. TM

    TeresaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had a great time the view is amazing, the food was particularly good and our waiter was very good and fun to talk to also.

  22. MB

    MoniiB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful day foe outside seating!

  23. LD

    LadyD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Experience was good although waiting almost 20 mins once seated to be served. The guy serving chips, salsa and queso was on it until my server arrived.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice outside with heaters. I thought it will be cold since it was9:45 in the morning.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Miguel's - Portside Pier offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 719-4962.

Miguel's - Portside Pier is rated 4.6 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for Miguel's - Portside Pier

1360 N Harbor Dr San Diego, CA 92101-3322

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nemecio Ramirez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 719-4962

  • Private party facilities

    Great Celebrations Begin with Miguel’s! From wedding ceremonies and receptions to corporate meetings and seminars, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement parties, and all other celebrations, Miguel’s Cocina is your best bet.

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