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El Coyote

7312 Beverly Blvd. (Poinsettia St.) Send to Phone
323-939-2255 | Menu
It’s always a fiesta at this landmark Mexican restaurant thanks to the overflowing combination plates and strong margaritas.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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El Coyote Restaurant Review

: Blanche March and her husband George opened El Coyote at La Brea and 1st Street on March 5, 1931. The L.A. institution now occupies a 375-seat space on Beverly Boulevard, where most of its neighboring restaurants are chic and sophisticated. The casual Mexican café is an Angeleno rite of passage due to its south-of-the-border prices, fiesta-like atmosphere and strong margaritas. The menu is filled with good values, especially the Coyote combos: enchiladas, tacos, chiles rellenos and tamales. Most items are available with beef, chicken or shrimp, and house specialties include ostrich tacos, carnitas, fajitas and the enchilada Howard, named for the restaurant’s first regular, a cheese enchilada covered with chile con carne. If you’re not in the mood for Mexican food, you shouldn’t have walked through the door, but there’s a Coyote burger on the menu, too. For dessert, the choice is simple: ice cream, sherbet or flan.
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