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Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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1960 Saybrook Rd, Middletown, CT 06457-5620
+1 860-345-2403
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 13:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 13:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All of their food is delicious! Best margarita's in CT!! They also have specials during the year - they had a special menu for Octoberfest and the German food was wonderful. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sue G
central CT
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Met friends here on a Friday night. Enjoyed a 40 minute wait in the bar. Great margaritas and chips. Seated. Server was super friendly. But ever so freaking slow. Never came back to check on us or fill waters. Husband dehydrated waiting to order second beer. Tostada bowl was cold and lame. Rice on husbands dinner tasted like rice-a-roni. Strangely... More 

Thank ufobeck
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your time waiting in the bar with your Margaritas and complimentary chips and salsa and disappointed in your reaction to our Tostadas and Mexican rice. We take pride in frying our tostada bowls daily and making our rice from scratch adding our own salsa to kick it up a notch. You were present for our... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Chalk it up as another TripAdvisor Win! Excellent soft tacos and shrimp quesadillas. Great atmosphere. Heading back soon to try the Skinny Margo.

Thank Kevin M
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The bar area has a lot of fun decor to look at. Pretty standard Tex-Mex fare but very good and all fresh. The Chili is great but spicy. We were seated and served promptly and the waitress was very helpful with answering our questions and making suggestions. Refills of chips and salsa were provided on request. Very pleased with our... More 

Thank Guingriz
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our staff works very hard to provide a nice atmosphere for our guests. Hope we get to see you again soon. More 

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227 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My wife has always wanted to eat at this restaurant. So when we had a chance to meet friends from another twin, this was our chance to get here. We were not disappointed. A good selection of adult beverages to begin with. A great menu, in which we chose fajitas, tacos and crab cake. I had the first aforementioned item,... More 

Thank MrCottage
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Had a nice first visit with my family. Food was better than I expected Had to wait a little bit but it was a weekend Service was good too

Thank Chris E
Wallingford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We've been to Coyote Blue a number of times and its consistently good.The food and drinks are made with fresh ingredients. Servers are attentive and courteous. It can get a little noisy if it's a busy night, but other than that, no complaints.

Thank 103anonymous1
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. Our staff works very hard to ensure that our guests have a favorable experience with us. Nice of you to come from Wallingford to visit us. See you again soon. More 

Middlefield, Connecticut, United States
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I've been here twice now, once a few years ago and once this week, and all I can say is is that is is "just ok". I used to live in Dallas and had tex-mex there. This is not the same. Maybe it's just what I ordered, but I thought the food was just ok. The restaurant provides chips and... More 

Thank Jennifer F
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

We're a little disappointed that you waited 2 years after your first visit and I think I can understand. In Texas the style of Tex-Mex cuisine is way more Mex than Tex and we style our menu items in a more Southwestern taste ie. New Mexico, Arizona and California. We use the freshest ingredients available and take great care in... More 

Middletown, Connecticut
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

This was not our first visit, nor will it be our last. Everything we have tried has been delicious. For starters, of course, the ubiquitous (and delicious) warm tortilla chips and salsa...and don't forget to order the house margarita! Service is reliably friendly, the atmosphere cozy. We will return!

Thank Mithryl27
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

Muchos Gracias! Our staff really likes their job and happy people are a joy and it's truly nice to receive "oles" in our 24th year. More 

brockport, ny
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, casual Mexican restaurant. While fairly small there is a separation between the dining area and bar and it's as clean as a whistle. The food was very good and the service excellent. I would definitely return!

Thank allan b
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit. Our staff works together to provide a clean environment, a varied menu and friendly service. We hope to see you soon. Remember, Cinco de Mayo is coming up and we will be celebrating as usual. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1960 Saybrook Rd, Middletown, CT 06457-5620
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-345-2403
Southwestern style fresh Mexican food served in a casual setting. Call ahead for take out. Great chips fried daily and house made salsa to go for a great party at home.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?