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Cafe Coyote

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Old Town
Mexican
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2461 San Diego Ave, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92110-2879
619-291-4695
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Decent selection & service! Nice atmosphere. Great location. Lots of military graduate families. Food is good & fun to watch them make homemade tortillas!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Momospond
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Northern CA
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Northern CA
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Decent selection & service! Nice atmosphere. Great location. Lots of military graduate families. Food is good & fun to watch them make homemade tortillas!

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Thank Momospond
Kelowna
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334 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

terrific menu. Awesome drinks; we enjoyed a mojito, wow! The Monterey style fish dish was delicious. Great service.

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Thank Perseverance
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were on a tour of Old Town & our group was booked for lunch at Cafe Coyote! The serving staff is warm, friendly & very fast to get you appetizers, drinks, etc. The appetizers were freshly made tortillas with salsa - very good! Don't fill up on too many though - leave room for the main dishes! A few... More 

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Thank Jan M
San Jacinto, United States
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the coyote cafe. The food was really good the service was outstanding and most important they were child friendly. It was an outstanding menu we shared bites from our plates with other family members. No one was disappointed with their meal or the service we received

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Thank Ricky J
San Luis Obispo County, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here with a group of nine last minute decision well worth it took us in the place is huge the food was good you will not leave hung2

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Thank Ken H
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is large with indoor seating and covered outdoor seating. The night we visited it was cool and the heaters did more than an adequate job of heating the area. The food was good and decently priced. Our waitress was very friendly and the roving musicians came over and sang Happy Birthday to one of our friends who had... More 

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Thank KLJNJ
Shelby, Ohio
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch when we were on the old town trolley tour . The food was good service was good. They weren't very busy this day but it was January. We still sat on the patio and had a great lunch.

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Thank Kelvin E
Seal Beach, California
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was much bigger than we expected with a large crowd waiting for tables on Saturday night. We did get seated at a tiny outside table pretty quickly. Food was okay, not great but service was friendly and fast. Good atmosphere.

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Thank familytravl
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel offered a free quesadilla coupon and a great recommendation. It was one of the most happening places on the old town strip. The food was okay but not too much flavor. The carne was cooked a while before we got there I'm sure. It was very American style Mexican food. We wanted something more authentic. We were hungry... More 

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Thank Roger S
Arizona
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A line forms at the front but the service is very efficient. Parking is available around the corner in the basement. The salsa is flavorful without being to spicy. Guacamole is excellent. Large portions. Kitchen is quick. Will be back next time in Old Town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2461 San Diego Ave, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92110-2879
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 619-291-4695

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 17
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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