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Coyote Joe's

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113 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1176
11:30 - 23:00
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Deer Lodge, Montana
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fun place to eat and just hang out and people watch. My sister and I enjoyed lunch and just had fun

Thank whitebecky66
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your typical food, no wow factor here if your hungry this place will fill you up without leaving you broke.

Thank yosio116
Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent my birthday this year on Catalina Island and chose to lunch at Coyote Joe's. We sat on the patio next to the street, which was lovely. My two avocado tacos with rice and beans were light and delicious--and filled me up for the entire day. My only complaint is that the tacos came with no condiments, which made... More 

Thank Pamela M
Huntington Beach, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was hands down some of the worst Mexican food I have ever had across all my travels in the Southwest. The meats were dry, the refried beans were runny and bland (how do you mess up refried beans?). Although the staff was friendly the service was slow and unresponsive (place was practically empty - although that should have been... More 

Thank Nemo2000
South Pasadena, California
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is one of two places we go to eat in Catalina. The food is good, service is good, and it is clean. It's not big so has a "local" Mexican cafe feel to it. It is close to the Main Street so walking distance if you take a cruise there. It's a regular spot for us.

Thank Toni I
Chandler, Arizona
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362 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were on our first trip to Catalina in off season. We got to the island late and decided to get something to eat. All but a very few places (bars) were closed by 9PM. Walking around we found that those that were open were packed, loud and noisy. Joe's was busy but did not have a live band so... More 

Thank Dan R
Cascade, Colorado
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The sign for $5.00 house margaritas drew us in for a late afternoon respite from a long day of walking. They were substantial and served with complementary homemade tortilla chips and salsa. Excellent service even though we had such a small order. Overheard locals who brought their guests to dine there--always a good sign!

Thank Sondra27
Avalon, California
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was a great place for entertaining our family and friends! I personally recommend it to everyone!

Thank ocasillas
Arnold, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice casual atmosphere, excellent food, and great specials. Wednesday night seems the best deal -- BOGO on entrees! The Happy Hour Margaritas are not weak or watered-down, either.

Thank Doug R
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

They were having a super bowl party and had complimentary snacks. They were very generous and really tasty, wings, taquitos, tamales, etc. Nice people and a lot of fun!

Thank Lisa L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-1176

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?