Established in 1982 by Mike and Barbara Morton, Miguel’s Cocina was the natural next step after enjoying astounding success with The Brigantine Family of Restaurants. The Morton family saw San Diego as a prime location for Mexican cuisine, and thus, Miguel’s Cocina of Coronado was born. Their festive restaurant immediately took off and was followed by five additional locations.
The restaurant’s fun and colorful ambiance becomes apparent to visitors well before they step through Miguel’s inviting doors. With tropical décor wholly reminiscent of an exotic a desirable island vacation, Miguel’s has succeeded in bringing a resort-like feel to its guests. Palm trees grow inside the restaurant walls, bamboo accents the full service bar, and warm California breezes wash across the enticing outdoor patio.
Residents and visitors alike have long appreciated Miguel’s top-notch cuisine, which encompasses an expertly crafted collection of nearly every Mexican dish under the sun. Miguel’s Cocina also offers a wealth of special services, including party platters of the restaurant’s favorite appetizers and traditional dishes, ensuring your at-home dining experience is a fiesta to-go! Tamales, a much sought after yet less common dish, are available for pick-up at Miguel’s in Coronado, and brunch is served at most of our locations.