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Coyote Joe's

113 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510-1176
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Ranked #31 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Falmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I went to this place every Tuesday for 6 months whilst I was on the island. Cheap as chips, absolutely wonderful food, all the nachos you can eat. Potato tacos for the vegetarians are a real treat, especially when drowned in Cholula. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Get yourself down there on a Tuesday, get a nice cold PBR,... More

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I read the not so great reviews prior but we decided to check this place out anyways. Unfortunately I have to agree with other reviewers, the food was not that great (very very bland). The service was not great either, it took a few minutes upon walking in for someone to tell us where to sit and then service at... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Friendly service with good food. You can eat outside and enjoy a cocktail. Located on a side street, so not noisy but no view. Not a bad place to grab lunch.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Food was very average - my husband and I had two different types of burritos. Basic seasoning - not bad - not good. Service was ok, though I asked for water twice and did not receive any. Ambiance was ok.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

So we chose this place because it looked pretty interesting, old saloon style and lots of memorabilia around look at. We stand at the entrance way waiting to be greeted, nothing, we proceed to the bar and inquire about seating kept being told someone will be with you-nothing! I guess they didn't need our business. To be fair we tried... More

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orange county, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

food was average, don't think it agreed with me. I suspect there is better Mexican food on the island.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Food was pretty good but the 3 people sitting outside the window smoking were not. We could smell them through the window and the waitress didn't seem to care. Definitely won't be coming back here.

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Osseo, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Can get this type of food anywhere. Service was good, atmosphere was good. Portions were a decent size.

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

So, last year we ate here and it was not very good. This year, when we asked the manager of our hotel about another Mexican restaurant, she actually recommended Coyote Joe's, saying that they had new cooks since last year. I really should have known better, because this place was even worse this year than last year. I can get... More

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Pomona, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We picked this place by default but were glad we did. Very quick friendly service and good food. Pretty basic fare but all the standards were there. We tried shredded beef tacos, cheese enchiladas and an all beef burrito that were ll pretty good. Not place you necessarily take someone you are trying to impress (very simple casual decor) but... More

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