Coyote Cantina: Best of the Beach 2018 Mexican under $30
Coyote Cantina’s Mexican food is far from traditional fare. “The menu is very different… it’s more southwestern, with a southwestern Tex-Mex spin on all of our dishes,” said manager Kristina Cordova. There’s the Mexican Lasagna: triple-layered pasta stuffed with ground turkey, corn, black beans and ricotta cheese. Coyote Cantina also has a seafaring spin on enchiladas, wrapping crab and Maine lobster in corn tortillas, topped with tomatillo salsa and lime sour cream.
“We’re very much a word of mouth kind of place,” Cordova said. “Which is great – we love the recommendations from people that come in and tell their friends to come, it’s really cool.”
531 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach
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by Teri Marin