Many people expect something unrealistic when they walk into a Mexican restaurant. They expect it to look, feel, and otherwise be just like any other Mexican restaurant they've ever been to. Perhaps this has been their experience before: Cookie cutter atmosphere, cookie cutter menu, cookie cutter waitstaff. It's true that the entire staff doesn't speak coversational English. So? Point to what you want on the menu, smile, and say please and thank you anyway. So what if they chips and salsa aren't just like the chips and salsa you get at Los Bravos? Try something new. You might like it. So what if it gets loud on Friday night? It's loud because people are off work, enjoying the food and drink. Relax a little and you might enjoy it to. I really like Coyote's. I like that they offer food that no other restaurant in the area offers. Charros beans, verde sauce, mango margaritas... yum! I might have to repeat my order a couple of times to be heard over the mariachis, but the speedy service and piping hot food more than makes up for this small inconvenience. The menu is extensive, and has an impressive seafood and salad section. The portions are large and served in an appetizing way. Nothing is just thrown on a plate. My recommendation: The Burrito de Carnitas. A delicious pork burrito smothered in cheese dip and verde salsa, served with piping hot black beans and the best Mexican rice I've had in years. Try Coyote's. According to their web site, if you don't like it, you don't pay.
Pros: Great food, big portions, speedy service, full bar, huge menu
Cons: small location, loud patio