This is definitely a take out place. There are three small tables, that are really to just sit at while waiting for your order. My husband and I has the chicken burrito dinner. We thought that it was just okay - kind of bland for Mexican. The rice and beans were nothing special either. For our kids we ordered the taco plate. The tacos were rather good. The shells seemed like they were made fresh. We also ordered some chips - yes, chips are extra - and they were warm and fresh too. The salsa was simple, but freshly made as well. If we go back, we will probably stick with the chips and tacos.
I was let downI expected better quality food for the $ price. I ordered two chicken quesadillas and one chicken soft taco to go when my order was ready I opened the small container. There were three items in there I couldn't tell which one was which they all looked the same. Not good! Looked like a mess thrown together no lettuce or tomato on the taco, the meat looked old. The shells were hard as rocks. I took it home anyways hoping for the best, I was hungry and I did try to eat them. Could not do it! Yuck!!!! I was going to call and remembered the cashier did not give me a receipt??? I will never go back there ever! For what I paid I could've went to a nice Mexican restaurant and had a good quality meal.
Nine dollars for two - less than mediocre tacos, decent rice and beans and a bottle of water. I read the reviews and saw "authentic" so, knowing what "authentic" Mexican is, decided to give it a try. The tacos were in a deep fried corn tortilla - crunchy to a point of almost over cooked. I really just like a soft corn tortilla so this was the first disapointment since there was nothing to indicate this style of taco. Okay cool, I thought no biggie, let's dig in and see what this baby's got. That was when the real let down happened - ground beef - and not high end ground beef - more like a pink slim, taco bell ground beef.
If you are new to this place, as they seem to have a following, ask questions before placing your order. I clearly missed something and messed my own up. I see pictures that resemble authentic, but I think they defaulted me to what I know as "American style". Oh well, the search continues for better Mexican food. The have concluded good Mexican food in this area is as elusive as big foot.
Been meaning to go to El Coyote Loko for YEARS! It's always been on the back burner and I never felt motivated to go until the I-96 closure that started this week. Slow moving traffic is a definite motivator especially when it's much better waiting for food than it is waiting in traffic.
I've already been there twice this week so that's gotta say something, I must really crave Mexican food when I am stuck in traffic.
My husband told me that this joint is owned by the same people who own Armando's in Mexicantown so the food is similar. He stated it was less greasy but still as good as Armando's.
I really enjoyed the hard tacos. I'm usually a soft taco kind of girl but these tacos were so crisp I couldn't help but eat more than one.
The Coyotitos are my new obsession. Flour chips? Why can't I find flour chips anywhere else? They were especially good when eaten immediately. I just wish there were more jalapenos on it.
Now I'm kicking myself wishing I had actually made the effort to try this place years ago. I guess that finding "new" food spots can be seen as a positive to the hell that I'll be living for the new few months with I-96 being shut down. I foresee myself becoming a regular very soon. Makes for a great snack in the car on the long trek home.