2461 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA | Directions 9211032.752094 -117.194380
A great place to relax and enjoy a Margarita or one of our 10 draft beer choices. Watch sporting events on big screen TVs. Howling hour 4-7 Mon-Fri.
Neighborhoods: Western, Old Town, Western San Diego
Wow this place is awesome! I came with some friends for Taco Tuesday. The tacos are like $2 to $3 each which isn't bad for the quality you get. There was plenty of meat and fixings in there. I had 3 /9the al pastor, carnitas, and carne asada) which were all great. I think I liked the al pastor one the most.
Our waitress Carolyn was nice and very attentive. She helped us out with whatever we needed and we really didn't even have to ask her. The best part is she did it with a smile. The other staff members should take notice because none of them were smiling except her.
All in all I had a great experience here. I'd definitely come back for some more tacos and fun!
Good place for Mexican food – Our family went here during Memorial Day weekend for a late Sunday night dinner. There was no wait and we were quickly seated. The service was friendly and fast.
Positives: kid friendly, great candy shop nearby, decent food, fast service, no wait, good atmosphere
Negatives: tables too close together, hard to get in and out without bumping other people's chairs, the supposedly featured live entertainment was non-existent - we didn't see them once, tortillas were a bit tough, the kid's menu very limited and mostly fried food, margaritas did not wow.
Again, the restaurant really needs to list healthy choices on the kids menu. The chicken nuggets we ordered were tiny pieces of fried chicken, in fact - so tiny it was hard to find the chicken among all the fried stuff on top. Not healthy at all. Otherwise, good place in good location.
BEST MEXICAN FOOD EVER!!!! – THE FOOD IS AMAZING!!! THE LOCATION IS BEAUTIFUL!!! AND THE TEQUILLA IS AMAZING TOO! PRICES ARENT BAD NEITHER.
Authentic Mexican? C'mon San Diego... Can't you do better? – We just had dinner there tonight -- to end our week long trip to SD. What a disappointment. Guess our expectations were too high. We have a better restaurant in Cleveland for Mexican restaurant than this place. First - our server was pathetically slow. He never brought the tortillas for the dinner -- and when we finally asked -- he was shocked we didn't have them -- like he had brought them already. Our drinks were empty for at last 10 minutes until we had to ask for refills. My meal had good flavor -- pretty skimpy on the sour cream. My husband got faijtas-- I have never seen such a small portion in any restaurant we've ever been to. And --the tortillas when we finally got them tasted like flour. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone -- and we will not be back. I hope there are better places in SD for Mexican because this one is really not worth the effort.
Check your reciept – While the food was great i had a problem with the tip being written in by someone after the fact. When i complained to the manager i was basically told i was a liar. As a result of this I have recommended my company no longer do business here. I would suggest if you tip in cash to note that on the reciept. manager cares more about 10 dollars than the lost business it would seem.
old town mexican food – Of all the Mexican places I have eaten in San Diego, this one wasn't too bad. After all this time, I am still surprised how hard it is to find a sit down type of Mexican restaurant in this town, that has good food. There are plenty of smaller eatery type places, but hardly any dining. At any rate, the chips were decent, the salsa was pretty good. The Margarita had good flavor and didn't seem to skimp on the alcohol. I had the grande burrito, suprema style...The meat was good, not too chewy or stringy, but I especially like the rice and beans that went with it. The service was great, the decor OK, but the location could be fun with a bit warmer weather.
Awesome tortillas! – I took my family here about two weeks ago.
Normally I find some of the restaurants in Old Town are too tourisy and the food tastes cheap.
Cafe Coyote doesn't feel that cheap to me or touristy. The tortillas are fresh probably since the have people our front making them. I order the Carne Asada and it was wonderful.
The ambiance was great and the staff was awesome. It felt like I was in a real authentic mexican food restaurant south of hte border. They were really nice to my kids. They brought some color paper and candy from their candy store. It's very nice and I recommend you take your family.
Best Mexican/Great Streetside Patio – This restaurant has it all. Great food ( the tortillas are freshly made on a grill out on the patio), the best in sevice and very reasonably priced. The ambience is wonderful whether you sit inside the restaurant or in one of the outside patio areas. We have had a number of items on their menu and have never been disappointed. The Queso Fundido is always a must served with hot tortillas.
The margaritas are swimming pool sized drinks guaranteed to make any occasion a FIESTA.
The seating outside on the patios enables you to soak up the pleasant San Diego weather and enjoy the activity in Old San Diego from a streetside location. Sparrows that flit around the patios just add to that festive feeling.
We always make the Coyote a stop when in San Diego!
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