Miguel's Cocina

7 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
57% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
2444 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110

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Celiac

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i informed the waiter that i have celiac and they proceeded to bring chips and queso as the free appetizer, most of which i ate, then later found out if had gluten in it. i also ordered chips and guacamole off the menu because it was labeled gluten free (and always is) and it came out with flour chips which i didn’t realize until i took a bite. when i confronted the manager about it, she denied all blame and refused to apologize or acknowledge that she messed up.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Enchiladas suizas failed a Nima test. The staff was very concerned and said they would look into the kitchen to find the cause.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We have been in town 4 days and have had 3 meals at Miguel’s. They have a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Definitely willing to help you with suggestions. Highly recommend! Thank you for being here for us!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years 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

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant

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Gluten-Free Tacos at Miguel's Cocina
Ceviche and blackberry mohito
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I asked repeatedly if they had gluten-free tortilla chips. I asked pointedly if they had a dedicated fryer for their chips & they repeated multiple times that they did. But I was still contaminated last night. Feeling really sick last night & sick today. I haven’t felt like this in a couple months. I’m very disappointed

Celiac friendly?

No

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The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Most of the menu can be made gluten free. (The white sauce they bring to the table before your server arrives is NOT gluten free but the chips and salsa are:). My husband and I both loved the food and atmosphere.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Excellent chips & guac, yummy food, & well informed staff. I said I was gluten free and could they change gloves and the waitress said “is it celiac?” Always makes me feel better when they know that!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The chips are fried in their own separate fryer, so they are safe! Be careful of the white sauce though, that has wheat in it and is brought to the table. Staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating!

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My favorite restaurant in San Diego! I’ve only been to the Old Town and Carlsbad locations. The Old Town location is amazing when it comes to gluten free. The Carlsbad location is not so be careful there. At Old Town, the chips are safe and almost the entire menu can be made gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Got glutened. We were given chips salsa and “white sauce” (which I believed to be cheese) when we sat down. I asked if the chips were corn and not flour and was told they were. I didn’t think to ask about what we both believed was cheese. When our waitress came I asked for a gf menu, which she brought me. When my gf food was brought out by the manager, he asked if we wanted more chips and we said yes. He asked me if I had a sensitivity or an allergy, I said allergy. He then was like I hope someone told you that you couldn’t have the white sauce. At first I thought it was joking, but I realized soon that he wasn’t. Once he realized I had been eating it he felt horrible. He was extremely concerned and kept checking in with me to apologize for the rest of the meal. Even though I said he didn’t have to, when I gave my card to pay he covered the cost of my meal.

The food itself was very good. But make sure you do NOT have white sauce when given chips. You get it before your server comes.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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We settled on this restaurant after reading the reviews. We weren’t disappointed!! They have a separate gluten free menu and they prepare all their gluten free food in a separate area in the kitchen. Tortilla chips are gluten free and cooked in a designated fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Gf menu, and super knowledgeable staff. Even working my dairy issues, they were quick to make recommendations and very friendly.

I came to San Diego a few years ago and stopped here twice the same week. I feel like I could eat here everyday.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great food. Very well-trained staff. Separate gf menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Multiple severe allergies (gluten and nuts) and this was a great experience. Chips are fried in a separate fryer and they have a separate gluten/wheat free menu. The staff is also very knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely recommend - food was delicious, very kid friendly!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I was excited to come here after seeing the great reviews. I notified the server ahead of time about my celiacs. They brought me layered tortillas with flour and corn. I didn't notice until I had already eaten the top corn tortilla and then saw the flour tortillas under it.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Yummy and safe for Celiacs. Great food and separate menu for gluten free. Highly recommended. Will return for sure.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Fantastic food! Knowledgeable staff. Separate gluten free menu! Felt very comfortable eating here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great variety on menu. Yummy food!! I had the taco/enchilada combo. So good and I felt great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Our server Erica was absolutely amazing, very informative and always make sure all the food stays separate from the rest! My husband and I are both celiac sensitive and truly enjoyed our time. This place is worth every penny.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Super knowledgeable staff! Extensive GF menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great service, server was very knowledgeable and had a separate gluten free menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

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Separate fryer for chips, gf menu, great food!

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Staff was very knowledgeable. Great GF menu. Dedicated fryer for chips. Great atmosphere. My son and I have Celiac, my daughter and husband do not; we all enjoyed our meals!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The server was incredibly knowledgeable. Manager brought out our celiac order himself. Gluten free menu. HIGHLY recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Have a pretty extensive gluten free menu. All of the staff made sure to point out their cheese dip was not gluten free so it was good to know even the people bringing chips and salsa were aware. Will definitely come back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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“Wheat Free” Menu. Ordered salad with seared tuna because it sounded safest. Was very busy but waiter assured me they were familiar with procedure for gluten allergies and would inform manager. No reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Knowledgeable and caring staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Best taco I've ever had

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Not celiac

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Yes

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Yes

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Not celiac

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As soon as I asked for the GF menu the hostess informed everyone under the sun about my allergy. They treated me courteously and respectfully, not like I was a problem like most places do. I was so stoked with the service and the large GF menu. There were so many options for me to choose from. Good was delicious and quick. We will for sure be back. My husband even talked with the manager to let him know that we appreciated how allergy-friendly they were.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This restaurant was great! I have a gluten allergy and they have a complete gluten free menu! When I asked for the menu the hostess informed me that the cheese dip was not gluten free as did the bus boy and my waitor. The food was delicious, the service was speedy and courteous!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Excellent service! Very celiac friendly! My family are across the street at cafe coyote. When the waiter said the salsa was NOT gluten free I wet across to Miguel's to get my meal. I'll definitely go back!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

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Great gluten free menu and very helpful staff. The margarita's were great. Chips and salsa are gluten free I had the Carnitas and was so full I could barely walk.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The whole staff was knowledgeable about gluten allergies. Very helpful and accommodating. The food came quickly and was delicious! Would eat here again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Good food, knowledgeable staff, separate menu. Some reviews state there is a dedicated fryer, but I was told by my waitress today their corn tortillas are GF but the fryer is shared. Safer to skip the chips.

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Very good. Excellent service. Separate gluten free menu and wait staff is very knowledgeable about Celiac Disease.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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These guys are very aware and knowledgable! Very happy to find it. Great treat to be able to eat the chips.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Most delicious lunch! GF enchilada and taco. Highly recommend! Server was knowledgable about GF practices and needs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Fantastic service before we even sat down. I requested the gluten-free menu, and when the hostess seated us, she let our waiter know, so he immediately came over to discuss recommendations from the gf menu. He also told me I could have the chips and regular salsa, but to stay away from the cheese dip. My husband isn't GF, so he asked for both to try. When they were brought out while the waiter was at our table taking our order, he again said "please don't eat the cheese dip, I would hate for you to get sick." I ordered the portabello fajitas with corn tortillas and they were outstanding. I had so much food that I didn't touch the chips/salsa, but they looked very tasty. I felt very safe eating there, and would eat there again for sure.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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good happy hour deals. lots of options for gluten free and dairy free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Loved it here! Chips are safe to eat! I can't remember the last time I had Mexican food! Loved it. Gluten free menu with a lot of options!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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A nice gluten free menu with a bunch of options! It was nice to have so many options. Chips are gluten free. Salsa with ok but not the cheese sauce.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Easy 5 star restaurant. Separate g-free menu with variety. Great service and delicious food.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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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-contamination?

— 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

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

— Good

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-contamination?

— 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

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
Celiac

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Delicious food and many GF options. Chips were not fried in dedicated fryer, but server brought us corn tortillas to dip in salsa and queso. Very knowledgeable server.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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All the gluten free items on the menu are marked with “GF,” and “MGF”(modified gluten free), so it’s easy to see what I can and cannot have. Lots of options! Carne asada tacos are delicious! The queso that comes out with the chips and salsa is NOT gluten free.

Safety


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

— 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

Overall Rating

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This restaurant should not claim to be gluten free. The menu outlines modified gluten free or gluten free as is, but I was told everything was cross contaminated when I asked. I was served plain chicken, tomatoes, avocado, and white rice (no salsa, no guacamole, etc). Would not recommend. The meal was horrible.

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?

— None

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