Miguel's Cocina

10 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos, Tortillas
Safety Rating
9 ratings

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1351 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


The food was delicious. Unfortunately, I was glutened by cross contamination. My reaction was not severe enough to warrant a full blown wheat ingestion but enough that I know I was hit with something. I brought my own chips (after reading the fryer was not celiac safe) and ate from my own salsa. I ate a scoop of ceviche which was taken off the communal plate before anyone touched it and was delivered on a separate plate from the wheat tortilla chips. I ordered the adobada tacos on corn tortillas with the modified black beans and white rice substitutes everyone mentions which was marked gf on the menu. I was extremely careful but still got cross contaminated. The staff was friendly and accommodating and I don’t blame them for giving their best efforts but unfortunately, I cannot risk it again. This is always the risk whenever eating from a kitchen that serves any gluten products.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Love Miguel’s! Server was informed about celiac. Food is delicious. Agree with everyone else, don’t eat the chips, queso, refried beans, or Mexican rice if you are celiac with cross contamination issues. They have black beans and white rice they can give you instead. The server was the one who informed me all of this. The corn tortillas were the best I’ve had. Just a note, apparently the server needs to say celiac disease to the kitchen for the kitchen to know to do white rice and black beans rather than the other ones. Son didn’t have any issues after the meal here!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Server was knowledgeable about menu items that were safe for celiac. He told me not to eat the chips or queso. I ordered the carnitas. It came with black beans & white rice instead of the refried beans and seasoned rice. It was delicious!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for peanut-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 10 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Peanut-Free Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten-Free Tacos at Miguel's Cocina
Swordfish tacos with black beans and white rice :)
GF and DF carnitas! Delish and our server was great with the allergy issue. Do not have chips or cheese sauce that comes with chips.
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More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing food but DO NOT eat the queso dip they give to you at the beginning! It has gluten.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I ordered corn tortillas with chicken. Specified I needed gluten free. Unfortunately my meal was cross contaminated and I had to send it back. The manager was very understanding and brought me a new meal.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Best corn tortillas I’ve ever had. Some items marked GF but safe for celiac due to cross contamination:taquitos on app menu, etc. Chips not GF.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great GF options and they understand cross contamination. Great non GF options as well!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Menu is marked with GF entrees. Also marked with “MGF” (modified gluten free) so that you know if the chef can adjust. Super helpful!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Waitress was very informed about celiac and cross contamination and what was safe on the menu. My daughter ordered tacos and when they arrived with rice and beans we asked if those were gluten free. The busser who brought the food didn’t think so but said the white rice was so he returned with new plate of tacos with white rice. Food was delicious. We still don’t know if the Mexican rice and refried beans have gluten so maybe ask to be safe if you plan to eat there.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free items marked on the menu. Server was very informed about gf offerings. Chips and salsa gf, but not the queso!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Most items can be made gluten-free and are marked on menu as such. Waiter knowledgeable of celiacs.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate at Miguel’s with my 10 year old Celiac son. The waiter was very familiar with Celiac Disease and said the kitchen takes every precaution against cross contamination. I knew chips were not GF so we brought our own. Waiter brought two salsas to the table, without being asked, so my son could have his own. He ordered fajitas, which were excellent btw. We were told they could not guarantee safety of Mexican rice but will sub with white rice. They also brought special warmed gf corn tortillas. Flavors were delicious, my son loved. We will be back!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Very good! I have no complaints, plus great service!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Atmosphere was quaint, food was pretty good. Chips are not fried in a dedicated fryer. Meal I ordered was marked gluten free on the menu but waiter still brought flour tortillas even after I asked a number of gluten related questions. Service was very impersonal. Old town location much better!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great food and gluten free menu. Service wasn’t great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Personnel was a bit confused... they clearly stated what was safe for Celiacs and what not, then brought about dishes and sauces that were just like the regular ones. They changed them upon request and we didn't feel sick afterwards, but it took ages to have lunch and, on top of that, it wasn' t even that tasty. All in all, we didn't feel completely safe

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our server was very knowledgeable about what on the menu was gluten-free and safe for those with Celiac disease (tortilla chips and white cheese sauce are unfortunately not Celiac-safe). I had the swordfish tacos with black beans and white rice and they were delicious! Will definitely be back here the next time we’re in Coronado. :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent service and suuuper fresh food! My server was honest about cross contamination with the tortilla chips, and very accommodating. They have a separate gf menu. I got the veggie enchiladas with extra veggies instead of the rice (contained gluten). So so good.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Our server was very knowledgeable. The swordfish tacos are amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good for gluten free and possibly only an allergy or two. Not for both. As daughter has celiac and multiple food allergies (all nuts, egg, soy protein), we tend to seek out Mexican restaurants as a go to since many items are naturally gluten free. Learned about this restaurant from Find Me Gluten free and allergy eats. Decided to try it ourselves. Asked to speak with manager immediately upon seating. Gentleman immediately came to table to discuss options. As expected, tortilla chips made in shared fryer, so resorted to Tostitos scoops I had brought with me. Asked about getting steak, beef, pork or chicken with cheese on the side to allow her to "make her own" tacos. Thought we were good with steak but a few minutes later, he returned to inform us the beef and steak were purchased marinated in a sauce that contained soy sauce (protein). Daughter was disappointed but I was appreciative that they were so diligent in keeping us informed / protected. She was fine ultimately with her meal. The other four members of our party were pleased with our dinners and drinks as well. Would recommend if you are maybe not as restricted by diet---maybe if just gluten free or a couple food allergies. Do not believe they have any peanuts and not many tree nuts. Review menu and call ahead. Very nice to work with them and they definitely try to accommodate and please the customer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delish!! I had carnitas that were gluten free and dairy free. Very fresh and great service. My kids and husband enjoyed their food too! Side note- chips and cheese sauce are not gluten free

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious food with plenty of options except not the chips and cheese sauce. The chips are corn but not in a dedicated fryer. I'd say celiac friendly because they were extremely conscientious! I had two people (the hostess and the waiter) ask me about my allergy vs. dietary choice. Ignore the naysayers below.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


So sad a chain only a few streets away from each other could be so different. No dedicated fryer so no chips, no rice either has chicken broth in it. But waiter was very knowledgable so still had a good safe meal.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Pretty good, but devastated that I couldn't eat the chips. They have a shared fryer. They have a 'wheat free' menu, but not gluten free menu. Not celiac friendly, in my opinion. Server was not knowledgable.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I've been to Miguel's before I knew I was ceiac, but when I returned (after a few years), I found that this restaurant was awful if you're looking for gluten free options. The only reason I've come in the past is the cheese sauce, which happens to have gluten in it. I found that anything I would have ordered, including the things that you would expect to be gluten free aren't an option. A lot of the sauces include flour. The service was also terrible, while they kept a healthy supply of chips on the table, the waiter totally skipped over me and I wasn't able to order a drink in my group of nine the first time around, and I chose not to eat because I was so disappointed with the service and lack of options, since I could really only eat black beans and chips due to my other allergies. I've never had trouble at any other Mexican restaurant, and I'm very disappointed.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We visited the location on Shelter Island Ave. The food was great! We were given a GF menu right away. The corn chips are fried in their own fryer so those are safe. We guessed that the white sauce was not GF and later, we found that the menu said so. My son enjoyed the pork carnitas tacos with black beans. I really appreciated their menu. Many places simply have a few options whereas here, there are appetizers and entrees. I didn't ask but I am assuming that the rice is probably not GF as it wasn't on the GF menu. Great place overall!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Horrible! Asked specifically for GF menu. Waiter came with chips/salsa & a cheese dip. I asked what was in the cheese dip & I was told just cheese. As we looked at the GF menu we munched on chips & cheese dip. Waiter came by & told us the dip wasn't GF. He walked away & came right back to tell us the chips were not GF either. Ugh! We finally settled on GF chicken tacos. What a mistake. Chicken was not marinated or flavored in any way and was beyond bland. The corn tortillas also fell apart. I do not recommend this place if you are GF.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I'm gluten intolerant, not celiac, and they do have a wide variety of options! Make sure to ask for the gluten free menu, though.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


My server was very knowledgeable about what options were most celiac safe. She recommended the fajitas to me because they are made in their own pan. The meal normally comes with Mexican rice but they will sub white rice for it if you let them know you have a gluten allergy/celiac. I asked about the corn tortillas and the server said she would make a note to request that they aren’t heated on any shared surfaces. The food was great!

They have quite a few gf options, but from my experience here, ordering fajitas is your best bet. I have felt not so great in the past when I tried their enchiladas.

*chips and white sauce here are not GF.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Waiter seemed to be knowledgeable but I asked very pointed questions based on reviews. I only had two options fajitas or fish tacos. I did fish tacos, he said swordfish is the only option with black beans and white rice. I ate one taco and felt sick within 10 minutes. Would not go ever again. They have items marked GF all over the menu that are not actually GF

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Got sick right after eating here

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free falsely marked on menu. Ordered the gluten free option for the enchiladas rancheros for dinner tonight and told the server I have a “gluten allergy”. I got sick. Just called and was told the oil in the refried beans is cross contaminated and that I should have said I was celiac as there are only a few things I can eat. (Apparently they don’t take gluten allergies seriously there).The gluten free markers on the menu don’t really mean anything.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The menu is labeled GF or GF with modifications. There are mixed messages about the chips as they are cooked in a shared fryer. The corn tortillas were freshly made and everything we ordered was very tasty. The staff was knowledgeable and we felt safe eating here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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