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Cafe Coyote

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2461 San Diego Ave, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92110-2877
+1 619-291-4695
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tortillas” (278 reviews)
“carnitas” (86 reviews)
“rice and beans” (29 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
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I enjoyed margaritas and a taco salad during our afternoon in Old Town. Tons of choices for the margaritas and the chips and salsa were good as well. The restaurant looked full but we were seated immediately and the service was fast.

Thank jsthilaire327
Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious Mexican food - we had the 'free' quesadillas (per a coupon at our hotel) and then a basket of warm chips and mildly spicy salsa to start. Then, huge portions of a shrimp enchilada and a carne special. Enough food for several meals !

Thank mcarole411
Reviewed 2 days ago

Some of the best Mexican food in San Diego. Located in Old Town San Diego, Cafe Coyote offers a wide selection of traditional Mexican dishes from tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and many specialty dishes. The wait can be a bit long to get a table, so...More

Thank dfndr90
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cafe Coyote is one of several restaurants situated in the Old Town area of San Diego. We chose to have a lunch here and were treated to a fine example of Mexican hospitality. As we were looking for more of a snack than a full...More

Thank IanC729
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was recommended by our tour guide. Fabulous and fun!!!!! Had a Frida margarita that was really delicious! Tacos were very good. Had a combo plate of chicken and beef. The beef was a lot better. Came with rice and beans.

Thank Sheryl G
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is THE place for the Old Town tourist experience. And be prepared to wait to enjoy it. While you are waiting, watch the ladies preparing fresh tortillas. The food is surprisingly good for the amount they produce. Margaritas…bueno. You can even catch the game...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there twice when we were in Old Town. Very good service. We ate in the bar one night since it was pretty crowded. Try the free appetizer that you get a card for at most hotels. Tortillas are some of the best I've...More

Thank ontheroadagn7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting San Diego for a family vacation and made a stop in Old Town for lunch. Café Coyote was a great stop. We chose to dine outdoors. The Sangria was tasty and the food delicious. Prices were fair. You are in a tourist...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a line to get in. I figured that was a good sign since the other Mexican restaurants did not have a wait. They sell freshly made tortillas right along the sidewalk. That was cool. There were multiple buildings with a courtyard in between....More

Thank rickity
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is outdoor seating that is cool and entertaining. While there was no " lunch special", the food was a decent price and was delicious. The taste was fresh and the servings were plentiful. The service was excellent.

Thank Ginni M
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14 April 2017|
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Response from mexicanbob5150 | Reviewed this property |
sorry but I don't know the answer to that question ! 😨
6 January 2017|
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17 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
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Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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