Miguel's Cocina

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 34 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Mexican + 2 more
100% of 31 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2444 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110 Directions

(619) 298-9840
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Super knowledgeable staff! Extensive GF menu.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    Separate fryer for chips, gf menu, great food!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    “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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Knowledgeable and caring staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    Best taco I've ever had

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Chips are indeed fried separately. Just avoid the white dip. Instead stick with the salsa. Fabulous meal! Excellent waiter.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Very good! Generous portions and yes, all the tortilla chips are fried in their own separate fryer and are to die for. Staff was knowledgeable and helpful. Don't know why more people have not rated this place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. My wife has Celiac disease we are there twice without any issues. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Delicious! Staff very knowledgable about celiac and cross contamination. Even the tortilla chips were safe! Very yummy food!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    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. :)

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 months ago

    2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

    After speaking to the waitress for a very long time about our gluten free needs, she said she completely understood and our meal would be very safe. My daughter's gluten free cheese quesadillas came out and I verified it was on corn tortillas. They were not--they were flour tortillas. The server took them back and said she forgot to write it down. She said the rice and beans were gf but she forgot to specify corn tortillas for our gluten free meal. Additionally, the chips were not safe and, after telling us they weren't safe, the waitstaff continued to try to give them to us three times. Would not recommend eating here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

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

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

    Excellent GF w knowledgeable staff. Just don’t eat the cheese sauce. Great GF menu and tacos are awesome!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

    Nice selection of gf meals. The cheese sauce that comes with your chips/salsa does have gluten so don't eat that. Everything else you can figure out from the gf menu and the servers are quick to help. The food is great!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

    I was able to enjoy everything I wanted to with no issues. Amazing service and great food!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    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.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 years ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

    Service was friendly, waitress knew about gluten/celiac, food was good, and no reaction! Great spot for celiacs!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    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!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    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.

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    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    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.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    4 years ago

    2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

    Delicious Mexican food. Ask for corn tortillas just in case

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    4 years ago

    3263 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

    Ask for the gluten free menu. Fish tacos!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
10 am - 9 pm
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