Jess Winfield at LA Food Crazy calls it “The World’s Greatest Restaurant” and esteemed food review Jonathan Gold says that Los Angeles is “unimaginable without it.”
As for me, my stomach rarely agrees with this place, but its my girlfriend’s favorite… and I must admit I’ve become addicted to the atmosphere. It features the arguably best margaritas in town at indisputably cheap prices. And it was the the site of Sharon Tate and company’s last meal.
This Monday, March 13th, El Coyote celebrates its 75th birthday.
Opened in 1931 on La Brea Avenue by Blanche and George March, El Coyote moved to its present location on 7312 Beverly Boulevard in 1951. Grace, Blanche’s 89-year-old sister-in-law continues on as its matriarch and dines at the restaurant every Thursday afternoon… The cantina serves approximately one thousand meals per day. The manager Maria has held her position for a stellar fifty years, and the waitstaff and cooks are employed for 15 years on average. (from their press release)
To commemorate, they’re giving away “prizes and limited edition El Coyote fiesta favors”, plus serving .75 cent enchilada and taco dinner specials. A mariachi band will be there to entertain.
A perfect compliment to the Three Stooges/”Pee-Wees Big Adventure” double bill running Sunday and Monday at the New Beverly Cinema a block away.