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“It's good, but...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Miguel's Mexican Cafe

San Miguel's Mexican Cafe
Ranked #44 of 362 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: San Miguel's, located on the water in beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour, serves award winning Margaritas and has served the freshest Mexican food on Hilton Head since 1977
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“It's good, but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

If you're eating out on HHI, and for some reason crave Mexican cuisine over all the fresh seafood options, then San Miguel's is worth considering. The food is quite tasty (Margaritas on the rocks are great!) and the prices are very reasonable. Parking in Shelter Cove can be an aggravation on some nights. The biggest drawback is that this large restaurant has VERY limited restroom facilities. If you and your family/kids don't mind waiting 5+ minutes during the evening to use the restroom, then go for it. As for us, we probably won't put ourselves through the inconveniences again - especially if it's "fireworks" night.

Visited July 2014
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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Food was excellent, as well as the drinks. Nice location by the marina. Service was very good and our waitress Lindsay was wonderful.

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Mulberry, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Tasty cocktails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

The San Miguel Margaritas are awesome! Food is delicious, staff is great - a must to go to dine and drink - great location at shelter cove on the water

Visited July 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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“Great fish tacos!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Great place for some fish tacos... Also outdoor bar near marina is great place for late night drinks.. Fireworks on Tuesday is the place to be. Do it!

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“Not a Bad Place at Shelter Cove”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We wanted to see Shelter Cove on our recent trip to Hilton Head, so we stopped at San Miguel's for dinner. The evening didn't start out too well as parking at Palmetto Dunes is very tight. After finally securing a space, we found out that there was a 45 minute wait for a table. However, the hostess said we could sit at the bar, which was fine for us. We were promptly waited on by the bartender Jon, who couldn't have been more attentive or efficient, even though he had a full bar. Our food came quickly and was quite good. Moreover, even in the bar we had a nice view out to the deck and the water beyond. All in all it turned out to be a pretty good evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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