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El Coyote

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Central L.A
Mexican, Spanish
As featured in 3 Days in Hollywood!
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7312 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-2255
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicous Mexican food

My wife and I ate at the El Coyote restaurant in April 2015, and we really enjoyed our meal. El Coyote has been located in the same location forever. I used to eat there all the time when I was in college, but have not been there for a good 10 years. My wife and I were recently in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
SNAFU23
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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Costa Mesa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been going to this restaurant since 1966 and even though I no longer live in the area, when I visit and bring friends, I can count on a great dining experience. The ambience is festive and colorful, the food is just frankly delicious, and they even have some healthy choices! The service is attentive and friendly. I'll definitely... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My wife and I ate at the El Coyote restaurant in April 2015, and we really enjoyed our meal. El Coyote has been located in the same location forever. I used to eat there all the time when I was in college, but have not been there for a good 10 years. My wife and I were recently in the... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well let me start by saying that this was my pick for going to lunch at. I lost out and we ate at Canters deli, which was very good. I did however talk the rest of my party into going to the El Coyote to have a beer afterwards. If I am ever in the area again I will definatly... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

No wonder they have been around for 80+ years, this place has it dialed in. We were seated promptly in the small (but very nice) outdoor patio. Chips and salsa were put in the table, even before I took off my hat. (BTW, am I the only person who takes off their cap to eat anymore?) A friendly waitress showed... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was the first restaurant I went to when I moved to LA 25 years ago. Although I no longer live there I go to this restaurant every time I go back to visit. Their Margaritas are the bomb and so are the green corn tamales. Also, you never know what actor or musician you will see there. Love the... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

el coyote has been around since 1931. that says a lot for a restaurant in l.a. the décor is festive/kitchy. which is part of the appeal, as it has been that way decades. the menu is simple , so you don't need 30 minutes do decide what you want. everything is good. yummy margaritas. free chips/salsa. which is yummy. this... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is one of the oldest Mexican restaurant's in Los Angeles, mostly because it's cheap for the food and the drinks.... I have to tell you I rarely go here, except when friends want to go for cheap fun. I would suggest El Cholo who has better food and drinks, although it is not as close to El Coyote to... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was visiting Los Angeles last month, a local recommended we try out El Coyote, and I am so glad we did! The food was amazing for the price and the staff was incredible. We were reconnecting with family friends that we hadn't seen for several years. The visit was very special for us, and we ended up staying at... More 

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Yellow Springs, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is one of my niece's favorite place in LA area. Super margaritas, and I had one of the best burritos I had ever had. Fresh chips and salsa were delicious. We both had left overs, enough for another meal the next night. We were there on a late Sunday afternoon, October 5th and it was not crowded yet. Service... More 

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Capitola, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I've been visiting El Coyote since 1972 and while they still have all the old favorites the menu has kept up with the times. First off the Margaritas are excellent. Pair that with some fresh guacamole and you're off to a good start. We're not too adventurous, when we find something we like we keep ordering it. My go to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7312 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: (323) 939-2255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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