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Cafe Coyote

) #67 of 3,868 Restaurants in San Diego €€ - €€€ Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
2461 San Diego Ave, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92110-2877
+1 619-291-4695
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tortillas” (301 reviews)
“carnitas” (82 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2461 San Diego Ave, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92110-2877
Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While shopping in Old Town a good idea would be to try some real Mexican cooking. You will not be disappointed. There is a reason so many people are there. The food is good.

Thank gary t
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took a friend there yesterday. She had never been to old town so it was fun for her. I thought she might have wanted to eat outside so we went to cafe coyote. The food was good but average. It is fun to sit outside...More

Thank socklo
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a hot spot with excellent food, you won't be disappointed. Complete with Mariachis and Mincheladas. Make reservations because it is very popular. Old Town is busy but easy to get to by Trolley, Uber, or Taxi. We had a party of six and our...More

Thank Injoy22
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here with two little ones. The food was very good and the atmosphere was fine for the children.

Thank boopdog
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came back to San Diego this past weekend and decide to try the Café Coyote. Service was a bit slow although it was a busy lunch time on Thursday. But I feel you should have enough staff to handle busy times. My wife had a...More

Thank smcg2nd
Reviewed 1 week ago

very large restaurant, very good food, with very good service, home made corn or flour tortilla, kid friendly, if you color the kids menu, you get 2 pieces of free candy from the candy store next door.

Thank fynsync
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's soo lively, great ambiance, amazing hospitality and kid friendly. This place has huge outdoor n indoor seating arrangement making the wait time comparatively lesser and more weather appropriate. They had a kid special menu which was a bliss. Servers were soo helpful n congenial,...More

Thank Guestisha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Old Town with the plan of going to another restaurant in the area, but we passed by this place and loved the feel of it...almost all outside but semi covered so you felt like you were sheltered. Great live music, fabulous margaritas!...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came with a large party (20+) on a Saturday evening. We were seated upstairs - crazy how big this place is!! We had two servers that were very attentive. Fresh tortillas were great. Carne asada fries, fantastic. My carne asada plate was over cooked, but...More

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this place has scored lots of awards for their authentic Mexican cuisine, I'm a big fan of their margaritas too! Applause to their bartenders for creating such large and delicious pairings for the great food!

Thank Fallbrookian
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are the chips or tortillas made with lard or are they vegetarian?
13 April 2017|
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Response from mexicanbob5150 | Reviewed this property |
sorry but I don't know the answer to that question ! 😨
I will be there on the 11th for the 5Boots Foundation Meet and Greet. Just checking it out first.
5 January 2017|
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Response from Irene F | Reviewed this property |
Rebecca M
Does Cafe Coyote allow small dogs on outside patio?
16 December 2016|
Response from PirkoFamily | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but I'm not positive. You probably need to call to confirm/deny...but the restaurant is so well worth the visit!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2461 San Diego Ave, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92110-2877
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-4695
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