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Coyote Joe's

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113 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510-1176
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OK lunch

The food was just average, but that was what we expected. Mostly just wanted a beer on the patio which was fine. Don't expect anything more than average Mexican and you won't be disappointed

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Kingla39
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Lake Arrowhead, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lake Arrowhead, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food was just average, but that was what we expected. Mostly just wanted a beer on the patio which was fine. Don't expect anything more than average Mexican and you won't be disappointed

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Lancaster, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went here on a food tour. We were served a potato taco and a cocktail with lemon vodka and iced tea. I'm pregnant so not able to try the cocktail, but everyone on our tour raved about it including my boyfriend who is very picky about his alcoholic drinks. The potato taco was so yummy too!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food, fun atmosphere, and strong drinks. Good prices in a tourist town, as well. We'll visit again when we return. The Dodger Dog wrapped in a fried tortilla with cheese was unusual and yummy, and the Killer Quesadilla was fantastic.

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Slidell, Louisiana
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a very relaxed small mexican restaurant. The food was average. The service was good, very thou they had a large party "high school reunion" that was going on as well.

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Riverside, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I was looking forward to Huevos Rancheros. The sign says open for breakfast but it was a Saturday morning and it didn't open until lunch.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The chicken posole tested like it came straight from a can. It was a chili free broth. We couldn't finish it. It left a bad taste in out mouth. The carnitas quesadilla was slightly better, but it also lacked flavor. It was a very sad experience.

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Redding, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We got the taco salads because we wanted real food. it was tasteless. There wasn't much flavor in the chicken nor the rice or beans. You do get chips and salsa while waiting... salsa wasn't that great. Service was okay tho.

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Cedar Park, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For a quick bite and a laid back atmosphere, Coyote Joe's is a good choice. Friendly service and good food but nothing fancy.

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Santa Clarita, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for a quick late lunch. We had a quesadilla which was served very hot and nicely stuffed. However the cheese looked like American or velveeta. Also had a ground beef burrito which was tasteless. Beer was good though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had the wet chicken burrito and couldn't finish the massive beast. So good and tasty but was a lot of food. My wife had the tostada supreme and thought it was good too. Service was great for a holiday weekend. Other restaurants were packed with waiting lines but we were able to walk in and get seated right away. Just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 310 510-1176

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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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?