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Coyote Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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531 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2104
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sacramento, California
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272 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The cantina is on a rooftop in historic old Santa Fe. The food is adapted Mexican, marrying combinations of flavors into excellent meals. Starting with an appetizer of chips and three salsas ( excellent) we moved on to fish tacos and pork tacos. Both were very different from standard Mexican tacos but both were outstanding. A lot of food. In... More 

Thank S D
Torrance, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Ordered a "House" Margarita... Terrible... too sour, had them remake it, which was better, but not good. Ordered the Chicken Machaca Tostada salad. The chicken lacked flavor and was dry. We were wondering if there is new management since our food and drinks have always been good in the past. Disappointing.

Thank Randy2028
El Segundo, California
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265 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Have always liked the variety of the menu and the quality of the food. This time however the food was not up to their previous level. The meat in the chili Colorado was very dry and did not have much flavor. Same thing with the Mexican lasagna. It was dry and not very tasty. The service was very good and... More 

Thank berniek1949
Libertyville, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

Dinner with friends who took us here on recent trip to the South Bay. We really enjoy Mexican food, this place has a unique menu. Had the blackened chicken enchiladas. Tasty, fresh.

Thank Steven B
Torrance, California
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

The place is relatively small, and always busy. It has a lot of regulars, and many people eating there know each other and the staff. The food is very good. It has many non-traditional dishes, so be prepared to have some excellent food that you probably have never had before. Highly recommended

Thank Ed R
Hermosa Beach, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a great Mexican restaurant in the southbay. Service is always great, super tasty cocktails, and yummy food! I am obsessed with their queso starter. Where I grew up, creamy cheesy queso was standard at all Mexican restaurants, not that weird chorizo stuff that so many SoCal restaurants serve where the cheese is hard after like 1 minute. This... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

The decor and wait staff were great. The chips were nice and hot but the salsa is just a thin sauce, but it has a nice flavor. I ordered chili verde in a burrito and it was just okay. The sauce was not authentic and tasted like something I could get in a can at Ralph's. My friend ordered enchiladas,... More 

Thank Jo Ann O
Southern California
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67 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

Charming place in south Redondo Beach, which has some typical gourmet Mexican dishes, along with one that is not found in many other places: sweet corn ravioli in an anejo sauce. This is a 'must-try', and I highly recommend it.

Thank WhiteCollarNomad44
Redondo Beach, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2015

Best Margaritas and Mexican food in Redondo -actually the beach cities. Atmosphere is wonderful but a bit noisy.

Thank trippychick2009
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is Mexican food with a real twist. My favorite is the Mexican lasagna. It's lasagna noodles with Mexican flavors. The quesedillas have Brie. Such clever deviations from the traditional. It's hard to choose.

Thank Parrish H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redondo Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-376-1066

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