Miguel's Cocina

5 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
1360 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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Most of the menu says gluten free or can be modified to be made gluten free, but is not safe for celiac. They have a shared fryer so the chips and anything else fried is off limits, although labeled gf on the menu. I ordered tacos and the waitress was extremely knowledgeable about what’s gluten free and what wasn’t. She also made a note to clean the area and change gloves before I even could ask. Multiple tacos that were labeled gf actually were not. Thankfully, the manager looked over the order and came out to tell me that one of the sauces was thickened with flour

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Average

Updated 5 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

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

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Celiac

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Absolutely not gluten free. Says items can be modified and gluten free on the menu and then when you order, steak can't be modified because it's pre-marinaded, seafood can't be modified even though it says it can on the menu. They don't have a separate fryer and can't cook anything separate. After waiting over an hour for food the waiter came and said basically nothing can be modified, and its not safe. Not sure why this place has so many "gluten" free options. Don't try to eat here if you're celiac.

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?

— None

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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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 1 year ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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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-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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Menu clearly lists GF or MGF options which are plentiful. That is unless you want any protein (carne, pollo, carnitas, etc.) on any of those. The server said they get their proteins pre-seasoned from an outside source and cannot guarantee what the ingredients are or cross contamination. Only options for Celiac are salads, cheese enchiladas or something with shrimp (made in house). Oh, and they make their own chips in the same fryer as everything else.

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?

— Average

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-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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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

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