The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Fantastic Mexican @ Miguel's Cocina, Coronado (California)

One of the things we were told we had to do while in SoCal was eat Mexican food! That is sound advice considering that Mexico is only just across the border from San Diego where we stayed for three nights during our vacation in August. During the half-day we spent cycling around Coronado Island, we enjoyed a delicious Mexican lunch at Miguel's Cocina. This restaurant is quite popular, and it was already almost full house when we arrived for lunch. We didn't have any reservations, and thankfully there was a table available for our little group. All the tables in the patio dining area were fully occupied, and to be honest I was glad to be indoors after having spent a few hours cycling in the warm sun. Service was warm and friendly, and we were completely at ease and in comfort during our meal.

Entering Miguel's Cocina:

The crowded patio dining area:

The menu was pretty extensive with plenty to choose from, and the serving sizes were huge! We ordered too much food, but we left nothing to waste.

The complimentary basket of corn chips and accompanying sour cream and salsa. Great for munching while waiting, and it was terribly hard to resist from filling up on the corn chips:

Taquitos (US$8) - somewhere underneath all that sour cream, guacamole and salsa fresca were four crispy rolled corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken. Yummy!

From the Kids' Menu, our boy had the Quesadilla which came with rice and refried beans. Cheesy and filling:

Hubby got the Combination Fajitas (chicken, skirt steak and shrimp, US$15), sautéed with mushrooms, onion, bell pepper and tomato, and served with rice and beans, guacamole, salsa fresca and warm tortillas (not shown). This was big enough for two:

I ordered the Shrimp Enchilada (US$15) - shrimp sautéed with salsa fresca, stuffed inside corn tortillas, and topped with jalapeño white sauce and avocado slices. Another cheesy and very filling option:

Crispy Cinnamon Churros (US$4) for dessert - so simple and so good yet so unhealthy:

The food was delicious, and we enjoyed our meal at Miguel's Cocina. Highly recommended for family-style eating.

[Prices quoted above exclude additional taxes and tips.]

Miguel's Cocina
1351 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
United States
Tel. +1 619 437 4237

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1 comment:

  1. I love Mecican food, authentic and Americanized. Though my favorite will always be Chipotle. I just love their organic chicken fajita. Too bad Chipolte does not do fried fish tacos or shrimp. :)