We visit Carlsbad about 4 times a year because we have family who live there. It took us about 5 years to finally eat at Coyote. Since then we go back almost every visit. We really like this fun, lively place. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor is a large patio with several fire pits, live music of some type almost every night of the week, Karaoke nights a couple times during the week too. It's fun to have a drink, sit and relax and just listen to the music and watch people dance. Karaoke night is a hoot!
The food is good, the service is great and the decor is slightly upscale for a Tex Mex place so it makes for a nice evening. We usually eat inside because it can get noisy on the patio, then we go outside, have a drink and enjoy the party atmosphere. They have large portions and everything from appetizers, burgers and specialty sandwiches/salads to full dinners that include Ribs, Rotisserie Chicken, Seafood, Pasta, along with traditional Tex Mex dishes like Tacos, Enciladas, etc. Something for everyone. Try their Steak Nachos...delicious! And, the salsa and chips they put on the table when you sit down is different but really delicious. It's hard to stop eating! This last visit there were 5 of us. We ordered a 1/2 lb Bacon Cheeseburger and a Grilled Chicken Club Sand. both came with fries and coleslaw, a large Grilled Chicken Ceasar salad and a small Ceasar Salad, both came with more ingredients than a traditional Ceasar usually does, like corn, chopped egg, black beans and a yummy grilled Tex Mex Cornbread, a Shrimp Pasta dish (really good!) and an order of Steak Nachos. We didn't have any drinks other than water and ice tea. The portions were large and the whole bill with tax & tip came to $75. You just can't beat that for a nice atmosphere and good food. One of these days we're going to try their Signature Webber Sandwich...a pulled pork monstrosity topped with all kinds of goodies and thin cut, crispy fried onion rings...it looks huge and delicious...a meal for 2! Try this place if you want to have a good meal and a fun evening while in downtown Carlsbad....you won't regret it!
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