Cafe Coyote y Cantina

Café Coyote has remained one of San Diego’s landmark restaurants for over 29 years.

Located in the Heart of Old Town San Diego’s Historic Walking District, you will find what people call “The Birthplace of California.” A neighborly staff, loyal patrons, delectable Mexican food, and a festive atmosphere have contributed to Café Coyote’s being voted best Mexican Restaurant in old town 15 years in a row!

Enjoy a large selection of over 100 tequilas for your cold and refreshing margaritas, prepared by master bartenders. Take in the sight of Mexican tortilla ladies, as they hand-make fresh tortillas to accompany your meal the traditional way. Listen to strolling Mariachi’s as they fill the fragrant floral air with lively Mexican music in lush outdoor courtyards. Flowing fountains add to the atmosphere in the Esplanade, framed by Spanish architecture and complemented by vibrant Mexican murals and décor. Savor traditional Mexican food made from high quality and fresh ingredients, prepared from regional recipes by real Mexican chefs.

Lobster Thursdays

The best Mexican restaurant in old town has Lobster all day on Thursdays for only $27.95. You can also learn about a new tequila every week, from their experienced mixologists and tequila ambassadors between 5 & 9pm. Make any of their tequilas into a margarita for only $1.00!

Taco Tuesdays

Choose from a selection of 9 different tacos for discounted prices, ranging from $3.50-$6. Ask about the taco of the day, served only on Tuesdays, for a different specialty taco each week.

Drink specials include draft beer, margaritas, and specialty shots – ranging from $4-$8.50. Taco Tuesday specials are not valid on carry-out orders or any other specials or promotions.

Cafe Coyote does not allow separate checks, substitutions or modifications on the Taco Tuesday menu.


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Happy Hour Specials

Monday through Friday 3:30pm-6pm

Taco Tuesday 3:30pm-ALL NIGHT LONG!
  • Potato Taco $3.50
  • Chicken Taco $3.50
  • Beef Taco $3.50
  • Carne Asada Taco $3.50
  • Carnitas Taco $3.50
  • Al Pastor Taco $3.50
  • Fish Taco $3.50
  • Shrimp Taco $4.50 
Taco of the Day:
  • Available on Tuesdays ONLY.
  • Different specialty taco served each week! $5-6. Ask your server!
    Dos Equis Lager, Dos Equis Amber, Negra Modelo & Bud Light
    Gold Tequila, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour, Fresh Lime Juice
    Strawberry, Pomegranate, or Pineapple-Chipotle
    Pomegranate or Coyote Blue

Location Information

2461 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110

Hours: 7am-10pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 3:30-6pm



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