Miguel's Cocina

1 rating
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
1360 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Most items on the menu are gluten free or can be modified to be gluten free. Several can be made vegetarian as well.

The tortilla chips and hard shells are not gluten free as the frier is shared. The flavored rice is not gluten free, but they can substitute white rice.

The bartender put my food in as wheat allergy, but the woman that brought my food out asked if I was celiac. She informed me that the rice was not safe for me and that the hard shells were not either due to a shared fryer and had a new order made (the bartender was informed on the shared fryer for the tortilla chips. He was brought out back and educated on his mistake and how to properly input celiac into the ordering system).

The Ahi tacos were very good. I am rather sensitive to cross contamination and did well here (thanks to the woman that brought my food out). I have also only eaten here once.

Safety


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

— Very

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
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 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

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Beware! I’ve gone there for years and have had their fajitas with corn tortillas which they assured me were safe. I’ve asked every time! But this time the manager said they heat the corn tortillas on the same grill area as the flour tortillas which makes them very unsafe. I’m so disappointed that NO ONE has every told me this before after all these years of painstaking questioning. I feel I can’t really trust any restaurant ☹

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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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-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?

— Most

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

— Good

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

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

Celiac

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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

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