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El Coyote Restaurant

838 Main St, Tollgate Plaza, Monroe, CT 06468-2834
+1 203-459-4055
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (12 reviews)
“fajitas” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
££ - £££
838 Main St, Tollgate Plaza, Monroe, CT 06468-2834
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Our "go to" local Mexican restaurant. Always good service and tasty food. More than just the standard Mexican fare. Best margaritas, too.

1  Thank aljo20ct
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We always enjoy our dining experience at El Coyote, they consistently have fresh, delicious food and great service! They have a large menu selection...but we always order our favorites over and over again. My mother and I love the skirt steak (churrasco) with creamy potatoes...More

1  Thank KeenCarlene2013
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Have often wondered how good the food is at this restaurant. A couple of weeks ago I found out that I haven't really missed anything. Service was OK and friendly atmosphere but the food was very bland.

Thank Toby C
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. Everything on the menu is spectacular. Sauces are awesome! Sangria is house made and is the best I have ever had. Sopa de tortilla is a favorite for lunch. Meals are so consistently excellent!

1  Thank 293renet
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We have been frequenting this restaurant for many years. The food is always good, the prices are reasonable, and we always have a friendly and courteous server. Try the specials, as they are usually worth the try. We continue to go monthly at least, and...More

1  Thank senioritcitizen
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The tableside guacamole is a must. I order the tortilla soup to go for lunch and it is a very generous portion. My kids are addicted to the beef empanadas and request a few orders every week

1  Thank Sue A
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is authentic Mexican cuisine. The food was delicious and the staff could not have been more accommodating. I am a vegetarian with dietary restrictions and when I placed my order without meat they immediately offered me the grilled vegetables, which really added flavor to...More

1  Thank Beth317
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal at El Coyotes with my wife and extended family. Though it was very busy, we were always attended to. Fajitas for my daughter and I, taco salad for my wife and a chimichanga burrito for my son-in-law. The food was fabulous...More

1  Thank Ct0166
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Did not expect to find good Mexican food in CT, but they did a great job. The Chicken Enchiladas w/ Mole were delicious. Service was good, too. Will come back next time in town.

1  Thank Frank D
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Fun place great bar exceptional food especially the table side guacamole prep skilled longtime staff Extensive menu focused on shrimp and chimiechurra or pork dishes Lots of choices nachos salads fresh foods made to order skillfully made and presentation is well done. Good music &...More

1  Thank Frank B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 838 Main St, Tollgate Plaza, Monroe, CT 06468-2834
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 203-459-4055
  • E-mail
You don't have to travel down to Mexico to enjoy the Real Food everyone's howling about... everyone's howling about... El Coyote in Monroe. El Coyote is new Mexican Cuisine… Your way. Always using the fresh ingredients.
El Coyote will add just the right amount of spice for your taste, from a whimper to a big bite anything in between. If you've never been to El Coyote, you'll notice something different right away...
Guacamole prepared right at your table, served with warmed corn tortillas and what could make your water more than the sound of a sizzling fajita on its way. El Coyote has a full menu of Mexican favorites... beef, chicken and seafood entrees and if you have been to Mexico and had The Mole Poblano, You'll receive the same authentic taste at El Coyote.
There's even a Kid's menu for the Coyote pups in your pack, that's simple, exceptional and for big Coyotes, enjoy sangria and margaritas available by pitcher, for The Best Original "Your Way", in a Family atmosphere.
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