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coyote flaco

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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higgins hwy, Mansfield Center, Mansfield, CT
+1 860-423-4414
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Coventry, Connecticut
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food is nothing spectacular, just good honest Mexican food. Decent drinks, usually one drink special. My wife and I like the casual feel - TVs on the wall, able to eat at the bar if we choose. Never crazy busy, so no wait to get in.

Thank Tom W
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

While visiting our son in Coventry, we went to Coyote Flaco for a buffet dinner in a small room for private parties (for about 40-50+). Everybody in our group had lots of fun. The service was excellent as was the food and drinks. A while back we visited this restaurant with a smaller group and enjoyed the dinner in the... More 

Thank yefims2015
Storrs, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Atmosphere is homelike and friendly. Wait service was accurate and quickly served by knowledgeable waiter. We liked our dinner choices, the wonderful icy mojitos, and our dessert of churros topped with vanilla ice-cream, a single dish that served us both well.

Thank stepnel
Coventry, Connecticut
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I wrote a review a while back that was negative, although true. I tried again last summer and was pleasantly surprised, but thought it was a fluke. I went again in July and the service was great (very accommodating for my infant) and food was fresh and tasty. I had the fajitas and nothing to complain about (steak was a... More 

Thank KMAN1981
Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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124 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Although a chain, this Mexican has the feel and ambiance of a local place. Beware that the noise level is high but the food is good and plentiful. Certainly worth a shot!

Thank Nina H
Hartford, Connecticut
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We've been here several times and have never been disappointed. We especially enjoy sitting on the patio in the summer months. Great drinks, and even better food.

Quiet Corner, CT
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181 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here! The staff was awesome -- very friendly, prompt, and informative. The food was excellent. We tried the empanadas, which were very yummy. Each of us got a different meal: churasko (spelling?) which was a garlic steak.... very good, and different. The shrimp (camarones ajillo) was outstanding. The kids taco was yummy, and the trio... More 

Thank KraZ4food
Manchester, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Rainy day, sunny day, any day, a visit to Coyote Flaco for dinner helps provide the relief of having dinner with friends that no other restaurant does for our family. The menu choices are perfect for us and the always happy staff help to provide that welcome feeling that seems more like dining with family.

Thank Gene S
Ellington, CT
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90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We get out this way only a few times a year, but it has always been worth stopping here for a meal, and in the years since this place changed from Coyote Blue to Coyote Flaco, it has remained amazingly consistent in its quality. Guacamole is not prepared tableside and is a bit oniony, but the salsa served with the... More 

Thank Route6ALover
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I love authentic Mexican, this is not it. If you want good Mexican go to Tacos La Rosa in Willimantic. Setting is nice, casual but they never cleaned our table and put our food and drinks on spilled food from the previous patrons, gross. The chicken tasted like it was cooked in the microwave and there was no flavor! My... More 

Thank Amber L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: higgins hwy, Mansfield Center, Mansfield, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Mansfield  >  Mansfield Center
  • Phone Number: +1 860-423-4414

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