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Cafe Coyote

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2461 San Diego Ave, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92110-2877
+1 619-291-4695
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (296 reviews)
“carnitas” (86 reviews)
“rice and beans” (32 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2461 San Diego Ave, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92110-2877
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The first time I ate at this restaurant was in 1992 after my husband graduated from Marine Corps bootcamp. This time was after my son graduated from the same bootcamp. The food was even better than I remembered it to be 25 years ago and...More

Thank Tracey D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We asked for the advertised V menu. Ordered vegatarian fajitas. They brought the wrong order while the rest of the table was served. When arrived 1/2 way through we found a medium sized piece of bacon!!!! We brought to their attention and they still charged...More

Thank LanddLover
Reviewed 6 days ago

The lines were long for this place but it was worth the wait. The menu for margaritas is almost as long as the food menu! The prices were reasonable & even with the large crowd, our service was good. So.much.good,food!!!!

Thank MdKal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were worried that the line to get to the hostess would mean a long wait, but we were surprised to realize that it is just that the restaurant is *so* big that it takes a minute to work through the of people looking to...More

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good Mexican food in a lovely indoor/outdoor setting. Prices were reasonable for a tourist area. I accidentally left my credit card there and staff were accommodating in helping me retrieve it.

Thank EliseSalt
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will know you are close to Cafe Coyote when you see the lines and crowd gathered on the sidewalk. Parking in Old Town is a challenge, so take Uber or Lyft if you can. Cafe Coyote is an experience. The atmosphere is complete with...More

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently visited Old Town in San Diego while in port from a cruise with friends. We decided to have lunch at the Cafe Coyote. The service was very good and the menu was extensive. The food was very good. The tortilla...More

Thank jmacch
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is pretty big, and they do a great job of getting people in an out even when them seem busy. That does not mean we were rushed through our meal at all. They do a great job with that. The food and drink...More

Thank griswld
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super delicious food, great, large margaritas, and impeccable service! It's pretty lively and surrounded by little shops. Fantastic for Taco Tuesday too!

Thank Nisha N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Coyote is a fairly large nice Mexican restaurant in the old town section of San Diego. The food and drinks were very good but the restaurant is popular and very crowded. There was a waiting line which took about 15 minutes to get seated....More

Thank baja-alan
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Questions & Answers
14 April 2017|
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Response from mexicanbob5150 | Reviewed this property |
sorry but I don't know the answer to that question ! 😨
6 January 2017|
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Response from Irene F | Reviewed this property |
Rebecca M
17 December 2016|
Response from PirkoFamily | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but I'm not positive. You probably need to call to confirm/deny...but the restaurant is so well worth the visit!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2461 San Diego Ave, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92110-2877
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-4695
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