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“Great Local Mexican Grille” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coyote Grille

Coyote Grille
Ranked #40 of 384 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Burke, VA
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Local Mexican Grille”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Serve perhaps the best fresh salsa I've ever had. Grilled fish and fish tacos are my favorites. Also love the light but very tasty chicken tortilla soup.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Fairfax
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Food, Atmosphere, and price deals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Coyote Grille's "Cheers"-like atmosphere makes one feel right at home whether a family with children, a party, or a couple on date night. Monday special dinner for 2 for $35 including 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 deserts and a bottle of wine. Juan's Monday night specials, as well as the regular menu items are always creative. Food is a Tex-Mex variety- my favorites are the Red Pepper Soup and Chicken Diablo, with a sauce reminiscent of the Soup. Frankly I like everything I have tried. We have been eating there since it opened and never tire of its food. Waitstaff is always friendly and efficient and you will always be welcomed with a smile, a bowl of homemade chips and salsa. Stop in next time you are in Fairfax City, or reduce your commuting stress with dinner out with dinner out while traffic dies ddown. You won't regret it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Fairfax, Virginia
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169 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good Food with Gluten Free Options :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We've been eating at Coyote Grill since it opened and I've liked everything I've tried. (Our favorites are the Nachos with Steak, the Fiesta Salad with Chicken, and the Steak & Shrimp Tostada) We thought we would have to give it up when our family found it out we couldn't have gluten. Happy to report we can still eat there :)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MissMuffet63
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Meghan T, Public Relations Manager at Coyote Grille, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you so much for posting a review for us. We are just starting to try and get the word out that 90% of our menu can be gluten free. There are many choices and even have a guide at the restaurant to help navigate to the gluten free items.

We hope to see you back soon and thank you for choosing Coyote Grille.

Team Coyote
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Fairfax, Virginia
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80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We keep searching for the perfect southwest cuisine which really isn't Mexican cooking, so I guess that we are going to have to wait until we go back out to the West Coast, but in the meantime, we can make do with Coyote Grill. It "ain't fancy," but it is tasty. All the typical Tex-Mex dishes done just fine. You won't go home raving about the cuisine, but you will have a good meal.

Visited July 2012
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Thank lhglenn
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Meghan T, Public Relations Manager at Coyote Grille, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate your kind words and always strive to make our cuisine better and we can only do that with feedback from our patrons. When you come back in try one of our specials. We are testing many new menu items for our Centreville location. Maybe you will find something to rave about !!

Thank you so much,
Team Coyote
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Fairfax, Virginia
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518 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Nice Outside Dining”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We dine here with some regularity and like the outside portion and bar. It's always pleasant but nothing has struck us as being really special.

Visited April 2012
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Meghan131, Director of Marketing and Catering at Coyote Grille, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
A bit belated, but thank you for coming in and for posting your review. We can only get better by hearing the feedback of our patrons. We hope to see you again soon!
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