El Coyote

Restaurants, Mexican Beverly
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)

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Since 1931, El Coyote Mexican Cafe has aimed to serve quality Mexican food in an inviting, entertaining and classic Hollywood atmosphere. The walls are dotted with signed portraits of Hollywood stars, Christmas lights illuminate the dining space all year long, and Margie, the original founder's niece, is there every night ensuring that guests are properly taken care of.

The menu at El Coyote Mexican Cafe features fresh, colorful and filling dishes. The ostrich tacos are a local favorite and one of El Coyote's most popular dishes. Named after El Coyote's first regular customer over 80 years ago, the Enchilada Howard is topped with juicy chunks of pork. Highly praised are their scratch margaritas, which are served on the rocks and pair nicely with any of El Coyote's entrees.


Venue name: El Coyote
Address: 7312 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles
Price: $30 and under
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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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A classic LA & mexican spot. A friend brought me here first a few years ago for a margarita and one quickly turned into many. They are delicious and easy to down. The vibe here is fun, old school, divey, but certainly welcoming. It's a great place to come with a friend or two and spend a few hours chatting over margaritas in a dark and divey neighborhood spot. If you're grabbing a few drinks, also try the enchiladas to go with them - no complaints with those either. 


I'd always wanted to eat here—it just looks so cute!—but never made it in until my book club read Helter Skelter and found out that Sharon Tate and co supposedly ate their last meal here. Macabre? Maybe. Delicious? Definitely. We held our book club in a large booth over many rounds of perfectly proportioned margaritas, and discussed grisly murders and cult psychology while passing steaming plates of fajitas and enchiladas.

A true Mexican restaurant - El Coyote is a classic LA haunt rich with Tinseltown history.  This is my go-to when I have to have my fajita fix!