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Coyote Cafe and Cantina

#6 of 1,383 Restaurants in Xiamen
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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NO. 20-22 Jianye Road, Xiamen 361013, China
Name/address in local language
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Soest, Germany
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Usually I don't rate restaurants but this time this restaurant deserves it. Had a steak fajita and what to say? It was the best I've ever had. Not 100% Mexican - but a great taste. (better than the ones I had in Europe , the US or even in Mexico). Margaritas are also how they should be. Not the cheapest... More 

Thank MisterTomGer
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday with a business colleague . Location is nice and food is very good. The ambience , service, food is excellent . Choice of vegetarian dishes is vast . Margaritas are perfect ! Will come back and recommend for sure!

Thank IamWanderer
Holland, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

If you want a break from the local Chinese food this is a good western style place. If you did not know you were in Xiamen you would think you were at any other Mexican restaurant in the USA. The food was good. I had the fajitas and they were tasty. The margaritas are excellent. The staff is attentive. They... More 

Thank lhcbmb
ru1212us, Owner at Coyote Cafe and Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry that i did not see or meet you when you came to visit us, as i see from your TripAdvisor status that you are from Holland, MI; where i lived and had a business for years there, in the past. If you come around again, ask for Ron as i and my wife Tiffany... More 

Xiamen, China
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This joint is owned by a local Chinese lady who is married to a foreign man. Her brother pretty much runs the place and you can see him on his bicycle or doing something sporty when there are not too many guests in the house. The preserved carrots they served as an FOC starter is yummy and I am a... More 

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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314 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for dinner and was not disappointed. The staff was very friendly, the menu was well composed with plenty of temptations, and the drinks were general tried and tested crowdpleasers. I had prawn taco and it was simply delicious.

Thank MarciTravels
Xiamen, China
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is near Marco Polo Hotel Xiamen, the location is great and easily accessible by public transport. Although the Mexican food served is not fully authentic, they has a good favor of their own. The normal Mexican burritos, nachos are all available. Owner: Tiffany is always adding new items to the menus as she learnt how to make them.... More 

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

What an incredible restaurant!!!!! I would put this up against any Mexican Restaurant I have ate at in the world. The dishes are all authentic, and the flavored outstanding. We usually go as a group 4 to 8 people, and we order several dishes from the menu and then share. The Margaritas are made from fresh ingredients and they do... More 

Thank Rossval91
Lafayette, Louisiana
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

went for lunch....selected the roasted chicken quesadilla 's and a cold beer. Then severed 4 little sized pieces that were thin a paper - micro-size pieces of chicken. $6 US plus the beer was another $4.....left hungry. It was my first US style meal in over a month....so I was not surprised... I have eaten at the best Chinese restaurants... More 

Thank Bayouexec
ru1212us, Owner at Coyote Cafe and Cantina, responded to this review

I am sorry for your disappointment with our restaurant and "tries to be Tex Mex" and i am also disappointed that you did not give us a proper chance for the claim of Tex Mex due to writing a review simply based on a single item only. I invite you to return and it is my treat to offer you... More 

Xiamen, China
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times and can't say it's anything to rate. It depends what you order as to your experience. Some meals leave you with a layer of fat on the roof of your mouth, some have a fair amount of msg including the rim of margaritas. But some of the salads aren't so bad.

Thank fleurzy
ru1212us, Owner at Coyote Cafe and Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your review and sorry to hear that you feel some meals leave you with a layer of fat on the roof of your mouth....not sure what that would be about.....never heard this before. One thing that i totally want to clear up and I do not want other persons to make a judgement on is MSG....there... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

An expat hub, with prices to match! But my oh my the food is not bad! Good grub, lovely drinks. Great frozen margaritas and good location


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: NO. 20-22 Jianye Road, Xiamen 361013, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Fujian  >  Xiamen
  • Phone Number: 0592-5080737
Welcome to Coyote. Located in the center of Xiamen, China; walking distance from the Marco Polo and The Pan Pacific hotels. Comfortable and relaxing dining or "enjoy a Margarita" atmosphere. Coyote serves up Xiamen's finest Tex-Mex foods with exciting dishes and unique ambiance. At Coyote, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We serve only the choicest meats and seafood, freshest rice and beans, and tortillas that are baked fresh daily. Our authentic menu with some special "fusion" and atmosphere create a truly enjoyable dining experience.

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