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Coyote Joe's

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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113 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510-1176
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coyote Joe's is located on one of the side streets off of the main boardwalk. We were looking for a place to enjoy a quick drink for Happy Hour and relax and watch the people wandering thru the shops. The service was good and our drinks cold - just what we needed.

Thank Scuba-Duner
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will come clean right up front and say that I live in Texas and we set a high bar for Mexican Food. Coyote Joe's did not make the grade. The food was just OK and the service was pretty poor. It seemed like our waitress forgot about us for a while and the plates were just barely tolerably warm... More 

Thank txyz
Scotland, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We spent a day on Catalina and before catching the boat back to Long Beach stopped at Coyote Joe's for a Margarita. It was the best looking restaurant where we could enjoy our drink on their open terrace. Service was friendly and prompt, the menu looked good and the Margaritas were excellent.

Thank Keith F
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We ate here twice, and both times it was breakfast. The food and service were quick! The drinks were delicious as well. It was reasonably priced. The also had a great electic mix of music playing.

Thank michellegN6992FJ
Moreno Valley, California
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had late lunch here. Nachos and salsa were very good (and free) Burritos are huge, quesadilla was large and quite good also. we all enjoyed this place and you get free sunglasses if its your birthday.

Thank Rickczap
Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Simple but awesome. Some of the best pancakes I've ever had. On a pretty busy Sunday summer morning, the great waitress let us hold a few seats at the bar for friends who were running late off their boat. We all enjoyed bloodies, eggs, bacon and pancakes. All the breakfast places get busy in Avalon, but the staff never made... More 

Thank TroyJKnott
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Tasteless Mexican food, so-so service. Go down the street for a burger. We won't be going back. it wasn't very busy last night. I can see why.

Thank Nancy D
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Love the free chips and salsa. Now so many restaurants charge for them but here they follow Mexican Restaurant tradition. Go for happy hour and Taco Tuesday. Great bargain and really good food. The bartenders are friendly and provide super service. There is a patio out front to watch all touristy traffic go by.

1 Thank BluewaterGypsy
Seal Beach, California
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241 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We come to Catalina Island every year for at least 50 years with our extended family & friends. So we are excited to hear that a restaurant is trying to upgrade their menu. Well, Coyote Joe's seems to have added a few items but it's still about the same. It is much better than Mi Casa's down the street but... More 

1 Thank lynndds
Las Vegas
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Went there for lunch to burn some time before we needed to be somewhere else. Service was slow, and the food was average. Much better choices.

1 Thank PaulO111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $14
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 310 510-1176

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