Julie and I finally made it to a place that has been on my "to try" list for quite some time. The Coyoacan Steak House is about a half mile south of Los Dos Molinos on Central in South Phoenix.
We showed up at 7:30 on a Saturday night. The place looks small from the outside, but is actually nice sized and decorated nicely and in an upscale manner. Our first warning sign was the fact, that even at 7:30 on a Saturday night, there was only four parties including us in the whole place. Kind of the ying to Richardson's yang.
Service was prompt, professional and friendly. Julie and I each had a marg on the rocks, which were good, but at $9 a pop, not that good. For appetizer, we ordered a Nopalitos/cheese plate that was very tasty. The chips were also good and the had six different salsas to choose from. The "Roasted" salsa was our favorite. Julie and I each ordered a soup and shared. We had the black bean soup, which was very good. Little bits of bacon were a good flavor and texture contrast to the cream bean soup. The second soup was a tortilla soup. It was OK, certainly not in the same league as the Bean Soup. For entree's, Julie got the Filet Mignon and I had the Cochinita Pibil. This is really were the meal took a turn for the ordinary. Julie ordered her filet medium rare and it came out medium to medium well and the flavor was OK, but not up to most steak places filet quality. My Cohinita Pibil, which was a pork dish in a achiote sauce, was also dissapointing. The sauce was actually quite good, but the meat was dry and not very tender at all. I kept smothering the meat with my favorite salsa so it would be moist enough to eat.
I don't mind spending $120 on a meal, but I have much better alternatives for good mexican food in the $60-80 range. I don't think we will be going back to Coyoacan and if they continue to only have four parties there in a Saturday night, they won't be around much longer anyway.
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