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El Coyote

7312 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
(323) 939-2255
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Ranked #771 of 8,564 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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149 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I actually really like this place but like so many businesses they are really cutting down portion sizes and some quality. The service is good here, the decor cheezy but fun. The problem, as stated above is when you compare the place today with what it was a few years ago. The cups for salsa are tiny. They are the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Busy and popular Mexican restaurant. Food may not be the most gourmet you've ever tasted but good and good value. Service is excellent.

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Grass Valley, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Even though I had lived in the LA area most of my life, this was my first time to El Coyote while on a trip to LA. The food was as good as I had read about. My husband had the #1 combo - - the shredded beef taco and cheese enchilada and I had a huge burrito. Both were... More

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Fleet, Hampshire
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299 reviews 299 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was taken here by my friend in LA who speaks very highly of this restaurant. It was extremely busy, and quite noisy, and we had to wait little while for a table - not a problem, we hadn't made a reservation. It serves pretty standard Mexican fare and I have to say that I've had better in most other... More

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Puyallup, Washington, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I really was looking forward to visiting El Coyote since it is a restaurant with a lot of history in the area. We went there for lunch on our first day in LA and I would say our visit was pretty good. The food was more authentic and fairly cheap. All in all it wasn't bad but it wasn't great.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Lunch on a Saturday..last time a year ago, this time, really not that good. Of course service is great, people are friendly. Food..eh! Not sure what happened. Some go because they hope to see a familiar face, but the service and it being a "local institution" bring people back.

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Perth, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Our friends took us to El Coyote on our first night in LA as it is a local institution and has been operating for 80yrs. From the outside you do not appreciate the size of the establishment but once you get inside you discover it is a maze of varying rooms, all a buzz with people. The food was delicious... More

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Buenos Aires
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

El Coyote probably doesn't have the best Mexican food in Los Angeles, but the atmosphere is very fun, the drink are generous, the menu is extensive and when all mixed together it's one of my favorite places in Los Angeles - especially if going out with a big group looking for a casual fun time.

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Vancouver, BC
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We enjoyed our take out dinner from El Coyote - very fast turn around from ordering to food being brought out - good selection of the 'standard' sort of Mexican fare and big portion sizes. Price for 2 entrees was just under $15 each - good value for a satisfying meal!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Every time I visit LA, I have to stop in at El Coyote. Great selection of food, yummy margaritas and packed with eclectic charm! The food is tasty, with many traditional options. A wonderful group of musicians wander and serenade the patrons. Good value; valet parking makes this spot very convenient in a parking-challenged area. It is a fun and... More

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