Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tampa, FL - Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill

This is my second visit to Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill so I thought I would share my impressions of this second visit.  We have planned to visit Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill on Sunday and I visited their website and looked up the hours and the hours listed on their website showed the restaurant open seven days a week.  When we got to the restaurant the parking lot only had 3 or 4 cars and there was a tiny index sized sign on the door saying they were closed for Superbowl Sunday.  Several would-be patrons arrived, read the sign and left.

Determined to eat at Miguel's we returned on Monday evening with friends hoping that we would not find another small 'closed' sign.  On Monday we were greeted and seated right away at a large table near the bar.  The restaurant was about 2/3 full and waiters were busy serving tables.  It seemed that anytime a waiter passed our table if a drink needed to be refilled or if we needed anything that waiter was glad to help.  I don't know if it was our proximity to the kitchen so that every waiter had to pass our table or if Miguel's has made an effort to improve customer service but the service was much improved this time.

The food was good.  The salsa that was so wonderful last time was slightly bland this time.  It was a little too salty and not very hot.  I suppose that's what happens occasionally when the sauce is house made and up to the interpretation of the person making the salsa.  The salsa was still good and the food was delicious and our party had an enjoyable evening.

I have read some reviews that said the food at Miguel's is expensive for 'Mexican Food.'  I agree it is slightly more expensive than dinner prices at your average Mexican restaurant.  The three taco plate that I got was $11.95.  You must consider that the taco shells are made fresh, the tacos came with fresh made guacamole and Miguel's has a more upscale appearance and seems to be cleaner and nicer than the usual local Mexican restaurant in spite of the location which did seem a little questionable.  I would eat here again and my friends said they would visit Miguel's again also.

Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill

3035 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609-3136
(813) 876-2587
Hours: Sun 11am–9pm; Mon-Thu 11am–10pm; Fri-Sat 11am–11pm