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Tequila Wall - Miguel's - Portside Pier, San Diego, CA

Miguel's - Portside Pier

4.6
4.6
149 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
  • Great for scenic views
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Lively
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 719-4962
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Claudio Morales
  • 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
  • Cross street
    Ash Street and Broadway- right next to Ash street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Santa Fe Depot station off of Kettner Bvld
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 149 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

149 Reviews
  1. MarioS

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good. The serving size was more than enough (we both brought food home). And the wait staff was prompt and courteous. The view from the dining room was o.k. A seat in the middle of the room or on the deck would have been preferred, and even though we had a reservation, we would have had to wait 30 minutes for a table to open. Parking along the embarcadero is non-existent, however Valet parking is available. The noise (music and ambiance) was a little loud, over-bearing on our conversations. It's a decent restaurant for "tourists" not necessarily "locals."

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoy going to Miguel’s. This location is always a treat when down in San Diego. The view is one of the nicest. The service was good. I would have scored service higher had my son’s burrito been what he wanted. The server acted like he knew what he wanted but instead it was the complete opposite. We asked what was inside and he said lettuce, cheese, and meat. We were like great we want that and dry. We didn’t want any of the sauces since he doesn’t like them. Instead what we got was a dry burrito with all the sauces put inside instead. Overall, it was a great experience.

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  3. AnneS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love their crunchy chips and cheesy dip! My favorite part.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took my adult son and his girlfriend to dinner here. Everyone loved their special margaritas [Mango with Chamoy, and Passion Fruit], as well as the raspberry mojito. Our server was Mariano and he was awesome. Very happy and helpful. The view and ambiance were great and the food was not crazy overpriced for what we received. I recommend this to both locals and tourists.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food, service, and scenery was absolutely amazing. I’m definitely recommending this place to friends and family!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My family went there for a birthday party. Service was wonderful. I believe it was a little over priced. But I would go again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like this Miguel's location, the ambiance is beautiful. Right in the heart of the Harbor in downtown San Diego. We've enjoyed the view of the Harbor and how some of the maritime sail boats gets pretty close and gives you a fun glimpse of the boaters passing by. There's a lot to see, but most importantly are the food taste, the quality of the service and the attentiveness of the wait staff. Our reservation was after the lunch rush, so we were able to just take our time indulging our food, drinks, and the view. This is not my first time in this location, I've visited this place anytime we have out of town guests. Best place to take anyone who is visiting San Diego, and Miguel's Portside Pier is a place to take them.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful 4th of July fireworks experience on the bay with delicious food!

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  9. FATTraveler

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked for the 4th of July fireworks and the experience was great. Expensive, but worth it.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect way to watch fireworks and enjoy a great dinner. Service was outstanding. Thank you

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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 149 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Miguel's - Portside Pier

1360 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3322

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ash Street and Broadway- right next to Ash street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Santa Fe Depot station off of Kettner Bvld
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Claudio Morales
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, 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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