El Coyote

★★★★★
Now rounding the corner of its seventieth year, this Spanglish institution is still the font of all things cheesy.
  • 7312 Beverly Blvd.

    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • 323-939-2255

About El Coyote

Hours
Sun-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

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Lame

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Lame

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its is really old. Located in middle of city which is nice. Service is about as old as the place, Mexican food. Nothing special. Drinks are nice, but all drinks are nice right?

3
★★★★★

its is really old. Located in middle of city which is nice. Service is about as old as the place, Mexican food. Nothing special. Drinks are nice, but all drinks are nice right?

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You can't beat this restaurant. Inexpensive yet very cool atmosphere and good food. Their salsa is the best in the city and I could eat it by the gallon. Although I don't drink, my friend at 3 margarita's which they are known for. All

3
★★★★★

You can't beat this restaurant. Inexpensive yet very cool atmosphere and good food. Their salsa is the best in the city and I could eat it by the gallon. Although I don't drink, my friend at 3 margarita's which they are known for. All

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Maybe the drinks are good. Consider this comment on the meal I had recently. It's typical LA over-pricing, but without good food. I really believe it was some kind of processed cheese that was layered over my very wimpy enchilada...

3
★★★★★

Maybe the drinks are good. Consider this comment on the meal I had recently. It's typical LA over-pricing, but without good food. I really believe it was some kind of processed cheese that was layered over my very wimpy enchilada...

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El Coyote is hot hot hot!!! I love this Mexican restaurant and I keep going back over and over again! Their frozen margaritas are fabulous and so are the tequila shots! I love the food as well and will continue to keep going back!

3
★★★★★

El Coyote is hot hot hot!!! I love this Mexican restaurant and I keep going back over and over again! Their frozen margaritas are fabulous and so are the tequila shots! I love the food as well and will continue to keep going back!

Pros: affordable, great margaritas, and great food!

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I was very sick after I ate here. The tacos were cold and the tortilla chips were stale. I saw the waitress take salsa off of a table after the ppl had already left and place it on somebody else's table for consumption. Can they do

3
★★★★★

I was very sick after I ate here. The tacos were cold and the tortilla chips were stale. I saw the waitress take salsa off of a table after the ppl had already left and place it on somebody else's table for consumption. Can they do

Pros: I liked the funny waitress dresses

Cons: Poor tasting food, slow unprofessional service,

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I was disappointed by the tastelessness of the food, like eating a rubber shoe. the margaritas were watered down and not very strong. I'm sure that there are better places to eat than this in LA.

3
★★★★★

I was disappointed by the tastelessness of the food, like eating a rubber shoe. the margaritas were watered down and not very strong. I'm sure that there are better places to eat than this in LA.

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Always filled with a busy and lively crowd, El Coyote provides kitch Mexican food at its best. The decor is campy and festive, with prompt and attentive service by waitresses dressed in Mexican garb. The food, which includes the usual

3
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Always filled with a busy and lively crowd, El Coyote provides kitch Mexican food at its best. The decor is campy and festive, with prompt and attentive service by waitresses dressed in Mexican garb. The food, which includes the usual

Pros: Valet, parking lot, booze

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I have been going here for 22 years. The perfect atmosphere with the perfect "stick to your ribs" Mexican food. The service is amazing here and many have been working here much longer than I have been going. Have a designated driver if

3
★★★★★

I have been going here for 22 years. The perfect atmosphere with the perfect "stick to your ribs" Mexican food. The service is amazing here and many have been working here much longer than I have been going. Have a designated driver if

Pros: Margaritas, Service

Cons: Waiting List

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Stick to the basics, crunchy chicken tacos, margaritas, carnitas. Occasionally the tostada works too.

3
★★★★★

Stick to the basics, crunchy chicken tacos, margaritas, carnitas. Occasionally the tostada works too.

Pros: Tallest glass of wine in town.

Cons: They don't drive you home.

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I have been going to El Coyote for 25 years plus. I sit on the Patio and have NEVER, NEVER seen flies. The serving staff is friendly and always dressed appropriately. If you have to wait for your food, it is because the placed is usually packed with happy customers. I really have to feel that the BAD REVIEWS are from a certain group with a grudge against the owner. This is grossly unfair. I will continue my patronage and hope others will at least check it out and do not be influenced by bad feelings that have nothing to do with the quality of the restaurant.

5
★★★★★

I have been going to El Coyote for 25 years plus. I sit on the Patio and have NEVER, NEVER seen flies. The serving staff is friendly and always dressed appropriately. If you have to wait for your food, it is because the placed is usually packed with happy customers. I really have to feel that the BAD REVIEWS are from a certain group with a grudge against the owner. This is grossly unfair. I will continue my patronage and hope others will at least check it out and do not be influenced by bad feelings that have nothing to do with the quality of the restaurant.

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Incredible service and the food was outstanding. Next time I visit LA I'm booking a hotel as close as possible. Make sure El Coyote is on your list, you won't regret it.

3
★★★★★

Incredible service and the food was outstanding. Next time I visit LA I'm booking a hotel as close as possible. Make sure El Coyote is on your list, you won't regret it.

Pros: Everything, my list is too long.

Cons: None, if there's a line it's worth the wait.

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ABSOLUTELY THE BEST. SUPER FOOD, PREPARED WELL AT A GREAT PRICE, COURTEOUS ATTENTIVE WAIT STAFF, One of my favorite spots. Do yourself a favor, eat here, OFTEN. Low prices and a great Happy Hour.

3
★★★★★

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST. SUPER FOOD, PREPARED WELL AT A GREAT PRICE, COURTEOUS ATTENTIVE WAIT STAFF, One of my favorite spots. Do yourself a favor, eat here, OFTEN. Low prices and a great Happy Hour.

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No "AGENDA" here, just good solid Mexican food and Margaritas. Plan on taking the office here for the food. Wait staff is excellent, courteous, and well mannered. All other bad comments about this restaurant are agenda driven, this

3
★★★★★

No "AGENDA" here, just good solid Mexican food and Margaritas. Plan on taking the office here for the food. Wait staff is excellent, courteous, and well mannered. All other bad comments about this restaurant are agenda driven, this

Pros: Good location, couteous ownership

Cons: Maybe parking, but hey, where is that not a problem?

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Everything was just delicious. The margaritas, the comfortable atmosphere. This is a perfect place for friends and family to get together for some great authentic Mexican food.

3
★★★★★

Everything was just delicious. The margaritas, the comfortable atmosphere. This is a perfect place for friends and family to get together for some great authentic Mexican food.

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Margaritas are small and weak. Food looks and tastes like plastic. Wait staff seems dirty. Prices expensive compared to what's offered. We're not going back.

3
★★★★★

Margaritas are small and weak. Food looks and tastes like plastic. Wait staff seems dirty. Prices expensive compared to what's offered. We're not going back.

Pros: Location

Cons: parking, food, drinks, staff

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Rob and big love this resturant and so do i. There burritos are so juicy and delicous i cant get enough of them. Definitely reccomend for your mexican cravings

3
★★★★★

Rob and big love this resturant and so do i. There burritos are so juicy and delicous i cant get enough of them. Definitely reccomend for your mexican cravings

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I had been told El Coyote was a landmark not to be missed. My wife and I eagerly drove down Beverly to be ushered into (unwanted) valet parking. The decor was appalling but we thought maybe the food made up for it. We were shocked that what we were served is considered "good" Mexican food. It was some of the most dreadful, canned, greasy slop I have every been served. With so many rich, abundant resources available in a place like L.A. why would they resort to using canned peas in their food? Plus, we found we had to share our booth with a cockroach who crawled across the wall above our table. Top that off with rude service, plus the fact we both had to run to the bathroom at 2:00 in the morning to puke everything up, we saw little to recommend to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had been told El Coyote was a landmark not to be missed. My wife and I eagerly drove down Beverly to be ushered into (unwanted) valet parking. The decor was appalling but we thought maybe the food made up for it. We were shocked that what we were served is considered "good" Mexican food. It was some of the most dreadful, canned, greasy slop I have every been served. With so many rich, abundant resources available in a place like L.A. why would they resort to using canned peas in their food? Plus, we found we had to share our booth with a cockroach who crawled across the wall above our table. Top that off with rude service, plus the fact we both had to run to the bathroom at 2:00 in the morning to puke everything up, we saw little to recommend to anyone.

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Good food. Good service. Good atmosphere. Eating here was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend it for anyone who really loves good Mexican cuisine.

5
★★★★★

Good food. Good service. Good atmosphere. Eating here was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend it for anyone who really loves good Mexican cuisine.

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For decades, beginning with an uncle, our family has patronized El Coyote without disappointment. When our now grown children are in town visiting, a must do is always a return to this favorite spot. We have celebrated many happy

3
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For decades, beginning with an uncle, our family has patronized El Coyote without disappointment. When our now grown children are in town visiting, a must do is always a return to this favorite spot. We have celebrated many happy

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We go to El Coyote Cafe several times a year, and have never been
disappointed. I order the same thing every time - Chiles Rellenos
from PARADISE! My family members each order something different each visit, and have never been disappointed. Recently,
we tried the Mexican Pizza, which was flavorful and a lot of fun -
why did we wait so long?? The staff is pleasant and welcoming,
the facility is very clean, and we are not made to feel rushed -
thank you all!

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★★★★★

We go to El Coyote Cafe several times a year, and have never been
disappointed. I order the same thing every time - Chiles Rellenos
from PARADISE! My family members each order something different each visit, and have never been disappointed. Recently,
we tried the Mexican Pizza, which was flavorful and a lot of fun -
why did we wait so long?? The staff is pleasant and welcoming,
the facility is very clean, and we are not made to feel rushed -
thank you all!

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This a very nice place that we visit several times a year. The Chiles Rellenos are SUPERB! Recently, I\r
tried the highly-publicized Mexican Pizza for the first time, and it was a real surprise - flavorful and fun.\r
The staff is warm

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This a very nice place that we visit several times a year. The Chiles Rellenos are SUPERB! Recently, I\r
tried the highly-publicized Mexican Pizza for the first time, and it was a real surprise - flavorful and fun.\r
The staff is warm

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never again will my money go to this restaurant and I hope others will follow our lead. please do not go to this establishment again. The food is not very good anyway unless you have had too many cocktails.

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★☆☆☆☆

never again will my money go to this restaurant and I hope others will follow our lead. please do not go to this establishment again. The food is not very good anyway unless you have had too many cocktails.

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Tell all of your friends and loved ones, Marjorie daughter of the owners of El Coyote willing gave money to support the passing of prop 8, to take away our rights, so lets not give her more money
Gay powers unite!!

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Tell all of your friends and loved ones, Marjorie daughter of the owners of El Coyote willing gave money to support the passing of prop 8, to take away our rights, so lets not give her more money
Gay powers unite!!

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Owners are hateful and don't like all people...they'll take you'll money only to use it against you. well guess what? not anymore.

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Owners are hateful and don't like all people...they'll take you'll money only to use it against you. well guess what? not anymore.

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I think most of people who think this food is good are plastered on the "famous margaritas" made of cheap tequila (jose cuevero). I write this also because Montezuma paid me a vist later that evening. MANY MEXICAN RESTAURANTS' FOOD LOOSE THEIR CHARM AND FLAVOR WHEN THEY BECOME TOO BIG, THE FOOD BECOMES DILUTED.

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I think most of people who think this food is good are plastered on the "famous margaritas" made of cheap tequila (jose cuevero). I write this also because Montezuma paid me a vist later that evening. MANY MEXICAN RESTAURANTS' FOOD LOOSE THEIR CHARM AND FLAVOR WHEN THEY BECOME TOO BIG, THE FOOD BECOMES DILUTED.

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probably the only "Mexican" food around. Lazy services, food and worst of all is the parking, un stable owner with real bad manners. Will never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

probably the only "Mexican" food around. Lazy services, food and worst of all is the parking, un stable owner with real bad manners. Will never go back.

Pros: Find other palce

Cons: going back

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It's about time El Coyote stayed open late. Late night drinks at El Coyote = a great time! Was there on Friday night...love their margaritas and the quesadilla and nachos were awesome. :)

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★★★★☆

It's about time El Coyote stayed open late. Late night drinks at El Coyote = a great time! Was there on Friday night...love their margaritas and the quesadilla and nachos were awesome. :)

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El Coyote is a great please to try Mexican food. You have the option to eat indoors or out. I suggest you try the tamales they are so tastey, its the main reason I go there. But i wouldn't try the steak, got that last time and it ended up being a minced meat patty...ugh

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★★★☆☆

El Coyote is a great please to try Mexican food. You have the option to eat indoors or out. I suggest you try the tamales they are so tastey, its the main reason I go there. But i wouldn't try the steak, got that last time and it ended up being a minced meat patty...ugh

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This is a great place for fast and very inexpensive mexican food in a great location. You can take kids because the plush booths and carpet mask any loud noises! But beware, the margaritas are fantastic but very powerful!

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This is a great place for fast and very inexpensive mexican food in a great location. You can take kids because the plush booths and carpet mask any loud noises! But beware, the margaritas are fantastic but very powerful!

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El Coyote has great margaritas !!!!
Nice little outside patio great place to meet up for happy hour or even have a farewell party for your co-workers.
Staff very nice and friendly.
Great atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

El Coyote has great margaritas !!!!
Nice little outside patio great place to meet up for happy hour or even have a farewell party for your co-workers.
Staff very nice and friendly.
Great atmosphere.

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A friend of mine turned me on to this place. The chips and salsa and margaritas are phenomenal. there is plenty of parking and definitely a plae to have friends meet after work.

4
★★★★☆

A friend of mine turned me on to this place. The chips and salsa and margaritas are phenomenal. there is plenty of parking and definitely a plae to have friends meet after work.

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Well i recently visisted El Coyote about a week ago. Let me first say i live in Las Vegas and as you know food is beyond words here. Well i think i topped it when i ordered the Fajita Enchalada plate i was so impressed i over stuffed myself. Well i just wanted to say Thank You and keep up the good work..

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Well i recently visisted El Coyote about a week ago. Let me first say i live in Las Vegas and as you know food is beyond words here. Well i think i topped it when i ordered the Fajita Enchalada plate i was so impressed i over stuffed myself. Well i just wanted to say Thank You and keep up the good work..

Pros: Great food, Inexpensive, pleasent people

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Awesome, I hang out here regular, best place in LA. Great prices, great food, fun, a must on your list to visit!

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★★★★★

Awesome, I hang out here regular, best place in LA. Great prices, great food, fun, a must on your list to visit!

Pros: easy valet, cheap, fun

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No self respecting Mexican restaurant would offer spaghetti as an option. The margaritas suck too. Avoid all hype. Don't let your friends con you into going here unless you're from someplace that doesn't have good Mexican food. That way you won't know what you're missing by going there. This place is so over rated.

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★☆☆☆☆

No self respecting Mexican restaurant would offer spaghetti as an option. The margaritas suck too. Avoid all hype. Don't let your friends con you into going here unless you're from someplace that doesn't have good Mexican food. That way you won't know what you're missing by going there. This place is so over rated.

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I'm responding to City Guide's list of LA's best margarita's. Being a fan of the drink myself, and knowing how to make the perfect one, I must disagree. El Coyote is a great place to go for atmosphere. But by no means is it authentic. The margarita's are good, but their made from mix, so they're no better than most places. The food is maybe three steps up from Alcapulco IE the Mexican Denny's. Go there for fun and atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

I'm responding to City Guide's list of LA's best margarita's. Being a fan of the drink myself, and knowing how to make the perfect one, I must disagree. El Coyote is a great place to go for atmosphere. But by no means is it authentic. The margarita's are good, but their made from mix, so they're no better than most places. The food is maybe three steps up from Alcapulco IE the Mexican Denny's. Go there for fun and atmosphere.

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Great service even if they dont notice that you are or are not a celebrity! .You may notice that the decor has really been out of style for years and they like it like that. For those of you who write that you "dont get it" thats probley because you are expecting the ambiance of a newer more McDonaldized restaurant. Here you will enjoy great food (I suggest the Carnitas), great drinks, lamps and light fixtures that you have not seen since you were a kid! who knows maybe like our last trip, Drew Barrymore or some other celebrity may be in the next booth. This is a place where the yuppies, the famous and just families can all dine together like its an everyday occurance. I suggest after a long day at the Grove near by, you stop by and just enjoy the whole experience.

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★★★★★

Great service even if they dont notice that you are or are not a celebrity! .You may notice that the decor has really been out of style for years and they like it like that. For those of you who write that you "dont get it" thats probley because you are expecting the ambiance of a newer more McDonaldized restaurant. Here you will enjoy great food (I suggest the Carnitas), great drinks, lamps and light fixtures that you have not seen since you were a kid! who knows maybe like our last trip, Drew Barrymore or some other celebrity may be in the next booth. This is a place where the yuppies, the famous and just families can all dine together like its an everyday occurance. I suggest after a long day at the Grove near by, you stop by and just enjoy the whole experience.

Pros: price, value, experience

Cons: crowded, wait for a seat, strong drinks oh darn

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the first drink i had was the best, but the next drink i had was even better. you can actually taste the tequila in the margarita. best drink in the town!

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★★★★★

the first drink i had was the best, but the next drink i had was even better. you can actually taste the tequila in the margarita. best drink in the town!

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It had been close to ten years since I dined at El Coyote. But in a land where food and drink prices are based more on the scene than the substance -- El Coyote is a refreshing find. You still get the scene -- but you also get great Mexican dishes for fair prices. You would be hard-pressed to find a dish for more than $10. And the waitstaff is informed and attentive -- many having worked at El Coyote for years.

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★★★★★

It had been close to ten years since I dined at El Coyote. But in a land where food and drink prices are based more on the scene than the substance -- El Coyote is a refreshing find. You still get the scene -- but you also get great Mexican dishes for fair prices. You would be hard-pressed to find a dish for more than $10. And the waitstaff is informed and attentive -- many having worked at El Coyote for years.

Pros: great experience, no pretense

Cons: long waits

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My father loves this place. It's o.k. but for half the wait go to El Chavo in Los Feliz. The best $4.50 Dolly Parton Margaritas. Also El Conquistador in Silverlake. Their $6.00 but I bet u can't take 3..

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★★★★☆

My father loves this place. It's o.k. but for half the wait go to El Chavo in Los Feliz. The best $4.50 Dolly Parton Margaritas. Also El Conquistador in Silverlake. Their $6.00 but I bet u can't take 3..

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Nice placer to tgo out and have fun on a double or a triple date. If you're into that sort of stuff?
Or just you and that special some one.
Excellent drinks!!!

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★★★★★

Nice placer to tgo out and have fun on a double or a triple date. If you're into that sort of stuff?
Or just you and that special some one.
Excellent drinks!!!

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after reading all the quotes for this place, Afew co-worker and I went after work on a friday and had a blast there. I must say the service was great and the margaritas were the best.. I only had two and really felt it. Talk about some strong drinks.
I will for sure go back there!!!!!!

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★★★★★

after reading all the quotes for this place, Afew co-worker and I went after work on a friday and had a blast there. I must say the service was great and the margaritas were the best.. I only had two and really felt it. Talk about some strong drinks.
I will for sure go back there!!!!!!

Pros: inexpensive, great drinks!, great crowd

Cons: bathrooms are to smal

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There are three reasons to visit El Coyote:
1. The margaritas rock
2. Everything is dirt cheap
3. The atmosphere is festive (especially on Cinco de Mayo!)

However, the food is not so great. It's not bad, it's just not great. Do order something, though. Margaritas on an empty stomach isn't advisable.

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★★★★☆

There are three reasons to visit El Coyote:
1. The margaritas rock
2. Everything is dirt cheap
3. The atmosphere is festive (especially on Cinco de Mayo!)

However, the food is not so great. It's not bad, it's just not great. Do order something, though. Margaritas on an empty stomach isn't advisable.

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El Coyote is a yummy place to go. Food is great, margaritas are good, foor is cheap , and the atmosphere is excellent. It has an authentic look and feel to it, and the staff is nice and fun.

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★★★★★

El Coyote is a yummy place to go. Food is great, margaritas are good, foor is cheap , and the atmosphere is excellent. It has an authentic look and feel to it, and the staff is nice and fun.

Pros: cheap, good quality, great staff

Cons: sometimes crowded

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On March 5, 1931, Blanche March and husband George opened El Coyote at La Brea and 1st Street. The L.A. institution now occupies a 375-seat space in the middle of Beverly Boulevard's restaurant row. The casual Mexican cafe is an Angeleno…

 

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