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Crazy Coyote Tacos

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13033 Malki Rd, Banning, CA 92220-6938
(951) 849-2000
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

After a workshop at the Malki Museum a group of us stopped by to try out Crazy Coyote Tacos. Delicious food homemade and fresh! The corn tortillas are handmade. The menu is just right for this size, roadside 'taco shack'. This isn't a huge 'restaurant' with flavorless food or a chain fast food outlet. Outdoor seating with a view of... More 

Thank 1TaylorFamily
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Loved this place. Stumbled upon it today as we left shopping and my we dig this place. This is real deal great food at a reasonable price. Loved the tacos. Had one beef and one pork and their beans are so different and mighty good!

Thank tanadd
Riverside, California
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Looks like a great little dive, to get a special little walk up meal. It's not, the menu is very limited and not sure how the corn tortillas are made. the aren't fried or steamed rather just hard and dead. The filling is not special and every wet. the rice and beans are to forget about, and the staff is... More 

Thank johnnymonn
Ligonier, PA, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Yummy food. Homemade and fresh. Outside seating only. Have the Giant Taco plate. Off the beaten path but right near the 10 freeway

Thank Donald K
Naples, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

The best kept secret in the Cochella Valley! Crazy Coyote serves tacos, quesadillas and burritos and that's it! Worth the drive up to the Outlets just for lunch. Fresh! Homemade tortillas, a homemade salsa that will knock your socks off (when they say "hot," that's an understatement). Fresh cilantro - clean food and an immaculate kitchen. Great friendly service! Family... More 

Thank marlazoe
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Located on the Eastbound on-ramp to I-10 where most of the outlet traffic leaves, Coyote tacos does less business than the casual observer would expect. The reason is obvious: Although its an excellent and busy location, the clientele has little patience for wait to make food and the place is just too authentic for the plastic and glitz outlet crowd.... More 

Thank Friedrich B
Laguna Beach, California
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237 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Crazy Coyote, just west of the Desert Hills Outlet stores, is our regular stop on the way to Palm Desert. The food is generally good, but quite limited. I usually order the chicken burrito with beans and rice because it is good and relatively easy to eat. The winds can be quite strong, so eating in the car is s... More 

Thank James J
Ontario, California
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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This little shack of a taco stand is awesome. Great tortillas (home made and thick) solid beans and rice... cheap, fast, friendly, and always consistent with the food. This is not FANCY, but good food!

Thank markj4golf
La Jolla, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This little place is out in the middle of nowhere & packed with people Don't let this drive in /location fool you. Place is clean & everyone is so friendly food is cooked when ordered & arrives hot n fresh. The chili verde tacos were 100% lean home made tortilla & absolutely wonderful. Rice and beans fabulous it deserves a... More 

Thank nancy s
Oxford, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stopped by on the way down to Palm Springs and was hungrier than a crocodile on a diet. That said the burrito, a chilli verde, was tasty and did the job of filling me up. Remember this is a side of the road eatery (with seats) and you should get what you hope for. And that is why it got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Mexican, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13033 Malki Rd, Banning, CA 92220-6938
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Banning
  • Phone Number: (951) 849-2000

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