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Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1960 Saybrook Rd, Middletown, CT 06457-5620
+1 860-345-2403
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice first visit with my family. Food was better than I expected Had to wait a little bit but it was a weekend Service was good too

Thank Chris E
Wallingford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We've been to Coyote Blue a number of times and its consistently good.The food and drinks are made with fresh ingredients. Servers are attentive and courteous. It can get a little noisy if it's a busy night, but other than that, no complaints.

Thank 103anonymous1
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. Our staff works very hard to ensure that our guests have a favorable experience with us. Nice of you to come from Wallingford to visit us. See you again soon. More 

Middlefield, Connecticut, United States
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I've been here twice now, once a few years ago and once this week, and all I can say is is that is is "just ok". I used to live in Dallas and had tex-mex there. This is not the same. Maybe it's just what I ordered, but I thought the food was just ok. The restaurant provides chips and... More 

Thank Jennifer F
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

We're a little disappointed that you waited 2 years after your first visit and I think I can understand. In Texas the style of Tex-Mex cuisine is way more Mex than Tex and we style our menu items in a more Southwestern taste ie. New Mexico, Arizona and California. We use the freshest ingredients available and take great care in... More 

Middletown, Connecticut
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

This was not our first visit, nor will it be our last. Everything we have tried has been delicious. For starters, of course, the ubiquitous (and delicious) warm tortilla chips and salsa...and don't forget to order the house margarita! Service is reliably friendly, the atmosphere cozy. We will return!

Thank Mithryl27
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

Muchos Gracias! Our staff really likes their job and happy people are a joy and it's truly nice to receive "oles" in our 24th year. More 

brockport, ny
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, casual Mexican restaurant. While fairly small there is a separation between the dining area and bar and it's as clean as a whistle. The food was very good and the service excellent. I would definitely return!

Thank allan b
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit. Our staff works together to provide a clean environment, a varied menu and friendly service. We hope to see you soon. Remember, Cinco de Mayo is coming up and we will be celebrating as usual. More 

Portland, Connecticut, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Stopped by after vigil Mass, was told the wait was an hour. Luckily 2 seats opened up at the bar where full food service is available. If you sit at the tables in the bar area, only drinks and tortilla chips are available. The entire bar shelves were loaded with umpteen types of tequila. I had no idea that there... More 

Thank Kate45peninsula
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your note. The staff at Coyote Blue works up to a standard that we call "user friendly". Everyone works together to insure that our guests have an enjoyable experience. Try a Frozen Margarita on your next visit; if you don't like it after a sip or two we will be happy... More 

Killingworth, Connecticut
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132 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

I can't believe I'm writing a less than glowing review of Coyote Blue as we are regulars- known by name by the waitstaff. We dine here at least twice a month and usually love everything about it. While our food remained exceptional, tonight the service was deplorable. We arrived rather early, far before the dinner rush. The rest of our... More 

Thank MM8803
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

I apologize for the lapse in service that you experienced Sunday. I will speak with the service staff that was on duty and see if they can explain what happened. Our service staff is one of the reasons for our success over the past 23 years and we certainly do not want to fall short of our guest expectations. We... More 

Killingworth, Connecticut
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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly nice Tex-Mex restaurant in the middle of no where. Worth the drive. Great selection of tequila and specialty drinks. Typical Tex-Mex selections with exotic fair! Highly recommend!

Thank Charles_Schuchert
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

If you want a laid back restaurant to gossip with the girls while have an awesome margarita, Coyote Blue is the place! I've been here many times over the last decade and will return for years to come.

Thank Patricia B
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We have been named "Best Margarita" in Connecticut 3 times by Connecticut Magazine and work hard to keep our quality tip-top. See you again. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Portions are huge and the food is Tex mex with a twist- never had a bad meal. If you're not into rice and beans, I've asked for veggies instead and they were terrific. Be prepared for a long wait on a Friday night- the place was packed.

Thank Joan S
Drew E, Owner at Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Our kitchen and service staffs work very hard to keep up the quality of food & beverages and the integrity of our service. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $19
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
1:00 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 - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1960 Saybrook Rd, Middletown, CT 06457-5620
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-345-2403
Southwestern style fresh Mexican food served in a casual setting. Call ahead for take out. Great chips fried daily and house made salsa to go for a great party at home.

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