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Coyote Joe's

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113 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1176
11:30 - 23:00
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat down at a two top table with plenty of room on the bench for two and we were told they couldn't accommodate three people. The waitress was nasty, didn't even say enjoy our inside seating. Sad

Thank Tiz56
Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pass on this if you are craving Mexican food. Food was bland with no spice at all. I had the shredded beef tacos.

1 Thank Kevin F
Long Beach, California
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269 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Serve was poor because we got a table right away and sat while people around us were getting served. Food was bland for machaca, huevos ranchero, eggs and potatoes. Not one of us were happy.

Thank Sailing_Sweetie
Palm Desert, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food close to hotels and Crescent Avenue. They made my Pork Chili Verde Tostada Supreme to order just like I like it.

Thank Raymond R
Deer Lodge, Montana
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A fun place to eat and just hang out and people watch. My sister and I enjoyed lunch and just had fun

Thank whitebecky66
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Your typical food, no wow factor here if your hungry this place will fill you up without leaving you broke.

Thank yosio116
Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I spent my birthday this year on Catalina Island and chose to lunch at Coyote Joe's. We sat on the patio next to the street, which was lovely. My two avocado tacos with rice and beans were light and delicious--and filled me up for the entire day. My only complaint is that the tacos came with no condiments, which made... More 

Thank Pamela M
Huntington Beach, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This was hands down some of the worst Mexican food I have ever had across all my travels in the Southwest. The meats were dry, the refried beans were runny and bland (how do you mess up refried beans?). Although the staff was friendly the service was slow and unresponsive (place was practically empty - although that should have been... More 

Thank Nemo2000
South Pasadena, California
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is one of two places we go to eat in Catalina. The food is good, service is good, and it is clean. It's not big so has a "local" Mexican cafe feel to it. It is close to the Main Street so walking distance if you take a cruise there. It's a regular spot for us.

Thank Toni I
Chandler, Arizona
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365 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were on our first trip to Catalina in off season. We got to the island late and decided to get something to eat. All but a very few places (bars) were closed by 9PM. Walking around we found that those that were open were packed, loud and noisy. Joe's was busy but did not have a live band so... More 

Thank Dan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Catalina Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-1176

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