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El Coyote

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Central L.A
Mexican, Spanish
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
neat place

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
kyle p
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El Paso, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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El Paso, Texas
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

T'has been a while.... So happy to have supper here again. Great atmosphere. Great cocktails Pretty good food too.... All good things last & this restaurant has. Many many fond memories. Bravo....

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you want to have a good time, drink large and inexpensive Margaritas in a lively and hip atmosphere, come here, but don't expect the food to be good. The food here makes Acapulco's look gourmet. You can't even call it Mexican. More like what an American who never went to Mexico would cook what he thought was Mexican food.... 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

Questions & Answers

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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?