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El Coyote Mexican Cafe
Mexican Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–11PM
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7312 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
7312 Beverly BoulevardUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90036
(323) 939-2255elcoyotecafe.com
Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
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Today 11:30AM–11PM
Saturday 11:30AM–11PMSunday 11:30AM–10PMMonday 11:30AM–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–10PMThursday 11:30AM–10PMFriday 11:30AM–11PM
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This family owned and runned restaurant has been around since 1931. Famous for their potent and inexpensive margaritas, this place is stilled packed nightly.
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Landmark Mexican spot serving classic grub & drinks in colorful digs adorned with Christmas lights.- Google
"The salsa tastes like watery death and the margaritas are no different."
"Heavy but good Mexican food and great atmosphere."
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Mig Macario
a month ago
Amazing food in a historically wonderful atmosphere. Service was excellent and loved the food, the prices aren't bad either with easy parking. It will definitely become one of regular spots and a fun place to bring friends.
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Anthony Minier
2 months ago
El Coyote is very well known among the locals but it isn't for its food. The food itself is your standard Mexican faire (tacos, burritos, enchiladas etc...). The food isn't anything that is going to excite you but it also isn't bad. Sort of just your average Mexican restaurant food. El Coyote is famous with the locals for its margaritas. They are lethal, delicious and relatively inexpensive. They offer just about any flavor of margarita you can imagine and they are always strong. This makes El Coyote the place to go when you are celebrating with friends. It is often very crowded, almost always noisy and is always fun. This is an old restaurant with eclectic decor (the Christmas lights are up year around) and the place can get a little bit messy the later the evening gets but you do not come here for a five star restaurant experience. You will be greatly disappointed if that is your expectation. If you are out for a fun time with friends that includes decent Mexican food and strong margaritas, then this is the place you have been looking for. It would be best if you had a designated driver for the evening because I am not kidding when I say the margaritas are strong. This place is always busy in the evening and you will have to wait for a table. The wait usually isn't too long though and the margaritas are worth the wait.
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Anthony Campuzano
3 months ago
First the highlights. Chips and salsa are good. Rice and beans are also good. Now for the bad; service is terrible, worst chilli relleno I've ever had, really small portions for what you're paying, and their "signature salsa" tastes like it comes out of a can. Save yourself some time and go to one of the numerous taco trucks parked around Los Angeles, better food for sure.
Lana Wohlschlegel
6 months ago
2nd time here! We had a good experience. Margaritas were great. Waitress was friendly (could have had something to do with our 4yo telling her she looked like a princess). Food was great...reminded me of our Texas roots.
Stephane de la Torre
a month ago
I went last Friday night.....party of 4. Host rude and impolite. At first, I was told there would be a 35 minute wait....no problem. I had visitors from out of town wanting to experience their drinks and food. After 40 minutes of waiting, ask again how long for a table. I was told 10 minutes. Waited 15 minutes and again ask how long....again told 10 minutes and "you're next. Another 15 minutes go by.....and 27 names below my name on the list have been seated.....my name is finally called. If it weren't for my guess I would have left much much earlier......it is definitely not worth the wait.
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Bee Cee
6 months ago
Have been a loyal fan since the late 1960s.. Cops eat here, too, or did. I live remote and fought traffic from meticulous South Orange County just to eat here. This was a memorable meeting place for my family, now gone, but I still dine there on occasion. Sadly, clientele has shifted and was disgusting, not what we always knew there...food same, but rice was mushy, salsa was horrible too. I will remember the good times at the Coyote, but time to say Adios. Thanks for the memories, Blanche March. RIP.
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R Fahr
3 months ago
i think wherever you go, when you are truly pleasant, and not phony or snobby and pretending to be a professional food critic-- the staff usually treats you the same way. i have not been to EC once where i was treated poorly, when i did not enjoy myself and the people, including staff, including other patrons, or when i did not like the food i was served. if i didn't like something, i would mention it to the manager (this is wherever you go usually) and they take care of it. only one place i've been to they didn't give a damn. but this is not that place. i've made good friends at EC over the years. they are a family, and they are like family to me, too. and many others as well.
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Fred Valdez
7 months ago
The food was really foul and the staff and clientelle aren't any better. Come dine with drunk white trashy people, hipsters, and tourists hoping to see somebody famous. overall disgusting food, disgusting service, phony mock-mexican decor...whoever owns this place must be laughing all the way to the bank.