Miguel’s Jr is a fast-food restaurant chain that specializes in Mexican food. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, including burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and salads. The restaurant also has hacks and tricks that include a variety of items that are not listed on the regular menu. In this article, we’re going to look at some secret menu tips and hacks to make the most of your meal at Miguel’s Jr.
It is important to note that these secret menu items vary by location. Additionally, some of these items aren’t known by name to employees, so if your employee isn’t familiar with the dish’s name, ask for the dish by the ingredients instead.
Originally, Miguel’s Jr. was started as just Miguel’s in 1973 when the owners, Mary and Mike Vasquez, took over an existing restaurant in Corona, California, and renamed it after Mike’s grandfather. Within the following years, Mary worked very hard to share the family recipes she had learned from her childhood with everyone who visited and ate at Miguel’s.
Eventually, the popularity of Miguel’s required a second location, so just two years after Miguel’s had opened, Mary and Mike leased a fast food branch a few miles away from the original location and named it Miguel’s Jr.
The Miguel’s Jr. chain continues to carry on the legacy of Mary Vasquez, and now offers a variety of dishes that are quick, delicious, and affordable, all over Southern California.
There are so many delicious things at Miguel’s Jr. Before we get into the secret menu hacks, let’s look at what they already have to offer.
Until 11AM everyday, Miguel’s Jr. offers a delicious amount of breakfast items. This includes a selection of breakfast burritos like the sunrise burrito and the chorizo burrito, and plenty of coffee to go around.
Additional Breakfast Items To Try:
- Coffeechata – A mix of coffee and horchata
- Machaca – A breakfast burrito with shredded beef or chicken
- Green Pig – Breakfast burrito with marinated pork and chile verde potatoes
Next, let’s check out the other burrito options. To begin, you have your choice of meat, which includes chicken, beef, chile verde pork, and carne asada. And there are six different filling options to choose from – these include:
- The Original – Refried beans, spanish rice, cheddar cheese
- El Potato – Green chile verde potatoes, cheddar cheese
- Relleno – beans, rice, cheese, Anaheim chile relleno
- Garbage – Refried beans, spanish rice, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream
- Bean and Cheese
- Bean, Rice, and Cheese
Bonus! All burritos can be ordered “wet” topped with red sauce and shredded cheddar cheese.
Moving on from burritos, Miguel’s Jr. offers plenty of nacho, taco, and quesadilla options to enjoy. All of the protein options are the same on each delicious dish, and there’s even taquitos for you to enjoy!Miguel’s Jr. has traditional crispy fried tacos, street tacos, and soft tacos.
For those wanting a lighter fare, this section is perfect. You have the option of either a tostada with refried beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and the protein of your choice, or a taco salad with fresh avocado, mixed greens, refried beans, tortilla strips, the protein of your choice, and Miguel’s Jr.’s delicious house dressing.
Miguel’s Jr. offers a selection of combo plates. Each combo is served with refried beans, spanish rice, and a fountain drink. Combo plate options include:
- Choose Two – Shredded beef or chicken taco, Carne Asada soft taco, shredded chicken or shredded beef enchilada, Relleno
- Taquitos – Three chicken or shredded beef taquitos
- Carne Combo – Chile verde pork or carne asada, corn or flour tortillas
Now that we’ve taken a look at Miquel’s Jr.’s regular menu, let’s take a look at some of the secret menu offerings and hacks that you can try. All of these items offer unique twists on the traditional menu items. They are a great way to try something new and spice up your meal.
For those who can’t get enough of Miguel’s Jr.‘s delicious hot sauce, this secret menu burrito is the perfect item for you. This burrito is filled with Miguel’s Jr.’s famous hot sauce, guacamole, and your choice of meat. It’s a delicious burrito that is sure to satisfy any craving.
To get this item, you can either ask for Pop’s Burrito, or ask for the original burrito with guacamole and hot sauce.
This burrito combines Miguel’s Jr.’s classic taquito with a burrito, so you get the best of both worlds. The combination of the crunchy taquito with the warm burrito is truly a unique and delicious bite.
To get this, you can simply just ask for a taquito folded inside of your burrito.
A mulita is a Mexican dish that consists of two corn tortillas layered with cheese and your choice of meat. The two tortillas are then grilled together, creating a sandwich-like dish with a crispy outside. Miguel’s Jr. makes a wonderful version of this that’s a great snack.
To order this, you can simply ask for a mulita and the employee should know what you are talking about.
If you want an extra delicious treat, this quesadilla fits the bill. Miguel’s Jr.’s famous beans are filled in any quesadilla of your choice and offer a new level of flavor. Melted cheese and beans make a spectacular combination and with the protein of your choice it’s a great option to order.
To get this, order any quesadilla you would like, and ask for beans to be put into the quesadilla.
If you’re looking for a stand-out burrito that will make you want to come back again and again, the Relleno stuffed burrito is a fantastic choice that you won’t be disappointed with. The marinated potatoes add an extra delicious touch to an already great burrito.
To order this, ask if they have the marinated potatoes, and if they do, ask for a relleno burrito with the addition of the green chile verde potatoes inside.
Miguel’s Jr. FAQs
Where Is Miguel’s Jr. located?
The Original Miguel’s is located in Corona, California. There are (at the time of this writing) over 20 Miguel’s Jr. locations in Southern California, primarily in the Inland Empire and Orange County.
What time does Miguel’s Jr. open?
Most Miguel’s Jr. locations open at 8:00 AM.
What time does Miguel’s Jr. close?
Most Miguel’s Jr. locations close at 10PM (9PM on Sundays).
Does Miguel’s Jr. serve breakfast?
Yes, Miguel’s Jr. serves breakfast daily from 8AM to 11AM. They do not serve breakfast all day.
Does Miguel’s Jr. have a kids menu?
Yes, the Little Chips menu features a chicken taco, cheese quesadilla, or bean and cheese burrito served with milk or orange juice, rice, and refried beans.
What type of fountain drinks does Miguel’s Jr. serve?
Miguel’s Jr. serves Coca Cola products with free refills in store. They also serve Iced tea, orange juice, milk, homemade lemonade, homemade horchata, and coffee.
Does Miguel’s Jr. offer deals on National Taco Day?
In the past, Miguel’s Jr. has offered deals for National Taco Day such as $3 street tacos.
Is Miguel’s Jr. open on holidays?
Miguel’s Jr. holiday hours vary by location.
Does Miguel’s Jr. have gift cards?
Yes, Miguel’s Jr. has gift cards that can be purchased online or in-store. Gift card balance can be checked online.
Does Miguel’s Jr. deliver?
Yes, Miguel’s Jr. offers delivery through third party services such as DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats, etc.
Does Miguel’s Jr. offer catering services?
Yes, Miguel’s Jr. offers catering.
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Morgan Mulac is a freelance writer who has spent years on the road as a nomad and now has settled back in California with her family. Some of her favorite spots to travel to in California are in Orange County and the many beaches along the coast. She’s an avid writer about her journeys and enjoys sharing the beauty California has to offer.