El Coyote

7312 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


  • Sun.-Thu., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Fireplace, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
Many restaurants resemble this place — from the cheap margaritas, to the Mexican pizza available in the ever-crowded bar, to the walls decorated with broken mirrors, to the wire-mesh-enclosed patio with its plastic smog-dusted foliage and visiting local sparrows, to the guacamole dinners, to the ersatz tostadas — but most regulars could pick out the El Coyote combination plate blindfolded from 100 others.

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