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“Excellent lunch and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coyote Grille - CLOSED

Coyote Grille
14101 St. Germain Drive, Centreville, VA
703-815-0006
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 29
Panama Province, Panama
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221 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My daughter recently moved to Fairfax, so we paid her a visit and took her to lunch at Coyote Grill (we live an hour south of her with the "same old, same old" restaurants and chains). She had not been yet, and we all wanted to try something new. From our entrance into the restaurant choosing our booth, to the very friendly and attentive waitress, and lastly to the manager being available to greet us and make sure we had a good experience, our lunch was very good. We started with the chorizo queso, and I asked the waitress for salsa, also. The salsa is more picante in style (no chunky tomatoes, just a smooth liquid but tasty all the same), and the queso was hot and creamy (it might have been a bit too orange in color though--somewhat artificial appearing, but it was still yummy). The chorizo was broken up into crumbles which I was glad about since I was expecting large chunks. The waitress brought us out more chips ahead of when we needed them and our drinks were refilled often. I ordered the Cilantro Pesto Chicken and Baby Spinach salad. It was a large lunch salad (dinner size pretty much) and very, very good. It has pecans, cranberries, lots of spinach leaves, a good deal of boneless chicken (cut into chunks, not strips), goat cheese, tomatoes, and even sweet potatoes. I thoroughly enjoyed it. My daughter ordered the chicken chimichanga and my husband ordered the beef chimichanga. They are not fried, and they were more than happy with the healthier version. Both said they were very good and not too spicy.
I would definitely revisit this restaurant, the menu is extensive, and I would like to try the tapas. My daughter, being ten minutes away, will be going back, also.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bristow, Virginia
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585 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Restaurant is located in a big strip center but do not stop you from going. Nice décor and attentive service (ok we had to remind our waiter to bring water). We sat out on the large patio. A little noisy with the street traffic but still enjoyable. Ok so you have to ask for the chips and salsa. The queso was very dark in color -- the teenagers liked it. I thought it was too thick and kinda weird tasting. My chicken burrito was huge and yummy. Husband loved his Carne Asada. They will do virgin margarita's on the rocks for the teenagers and had sweet raspberry ice tea. The manager even stopped by to be sure everything was ok. Nice fine and will definitely be back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank kes1639
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Centreville, Virginia
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506 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Great lunch specials”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We did go for lunch and the restaurant was not busy and the service was very attentive. They have great lunch specials - nice, big portions that include a soft drink, for $9.95++. The food was nice and fresh and my only comment is that there was no spice. So, you have to add salsa or hot sauce to everything to get any kind of zest or zip. The quesadillas have a really good cheese mix and the steak tacos were really nice - great flavor. The queso dip appetizer was good and the portion was excellent for the table. Nice little place, I would really rank it more of 3.5 than a 4, but it's not bad.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Virginia
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98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Tasty dinner, friendly service in a relaxed setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had an excellent dinner. We weren't overly hungry and we decided to split several tapas dishes instead of getting entrees. We had: Southwest Egg Rolls, marinated steak, chicken skewers and a shrimp plate with tomato sauce and french bread. All four were very tasty but our favorite were the Southwest Egg Rolls. They were so good we thought about ordering another. We felt the prices ($6 - $8 each) were reasonable.

Our server was excellent. She was attentive, friendly and helpful. She was there when we needed her, without being intrusive, and we never felt rushed even though it was a Saturday evening.

The restaurant was nicely decorated and clean. Per another review, the place probably could handle some more tables but we appreciated that there was a decent amount of spacing between tables. It allowed us to have a conversation without feeling as though other diners were right on top of us.

Overall a really nice casual dinner. We look forward to returning.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My husband and I are still feeling out this area and were craving something on the Texas side of Mexican food, so we chose this place after checking out their menu. Don't let the strip mall location scare you, plenty of good restaurants in NOVA are in strip malls. We loved the food we ordered, even if it wasn't what we originally intended. They were out of the tapas we asked for (prosciutto mozzarella cake) and the cupcake ($5.99, meant for sharing, and $1 goes towards charity). We ended up with the southwest eggroll as a starter, and loved the textures and flavors. It was a little light on corn for my taste, but very good. There were two sauces on the plate that would have better accompanied the dish if they had been in saucers for dipping, in my opinion.
I had the night's special, which was a blackened shrimp taco (phenomenal), a beef brisket taco (a little sweet for me, but very good brisket flavor), and an enchilada I haven't eaten yet because I was too full. My husband ordered the very unoriginal chicken Chimichanga , and loved it. He orders it whenever we get this type of food, so if he liked it, you know it is good. We tried the lava cake for dessert, and it was good, but I kept thinking about the elusive cupcake!
Service was fabulous, both because we were there early, so they weren't busy, and because our waitress was very nice. I would definitely eat here again!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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