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El Coyote Redux

jesstifer | Apr 8, 2014 06:39 PM

Someone mentioned El Coyote and their recent disappointment with it on another post, and I thought it was worth a new thread. I've always been an apologist what we call "The Dog" because I thought you could mine a quite delicious meal from their menu, and they did a simple things--enchiladas and tamales, for example--very well.

Their menu underwent an overhaul (and thank god, a re-design) about a year ago, and I'm curious if any Coyote-hatin' hounds have been forced by friends or relatives to go, and tried some of their new offerings?

My wife loves the grilled fish tacos (swai, I believe), that comes with a delicious cucumber/cilantro/garlic sort of chimmichurri salsa. They have street tacos of chicken, steak, and carnitas that are serviceable and come with one of two more new salsas: a verde and a salsa de arbol, which are both tasty.. .There's an "auténtico" chile relleno an anaheim chile battered and fried and covered in a tangy tomato-based sauce, which, while I'm not sure of it's authenticity, is a huge improvement over their former fluffy, soggy thing. They also now have pretty good shrimp, grilled, big, and not too dry, for tacos, burritos, or atop a Caesar salad.

And they've changed to a handmade patty for their cheeseburgers, which (along with their shockingly good fries) I've always loved.

Discuss. Preferably without going down the Prop 8 rabbit-hole.

El Coyote Mexican Restaurant
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