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Great for huge groups – not so great for small groups: Restaurant Santo Coyote (9. April 2017)

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Originally, there were somewhat different plans for Sunday, therefore, I had nothing pre-booked for dinner for that day. Well, turns out that this wasn’t the best of all plans. I asked for a recommendation at the hotel and got referred to ‘Santo Coyote’. I mean, probably, the name should already have rung a bell. But it didn’t. Upon arrival, the reservation was there (good!) but the place was huge (not so good!) and it took a solid two minutes to walk from the entrance to the tables.

I went for the “Crema del Negro (de frijol negro acompañada con queso, crema, chorizo y huitlacoche)” (95 MXN) as it looked quite interesting to be served in a bread. And while the soup itself was actually yummy, the bread seemed almost re-used given it was quite hard really (not saying, it was re-used, but it definitely gave away the impression).

As a main, I went for the “Molcajete Mexicano (fajitas de arrachera gratinadas, costillitas horneadas, chorizo, cebollita cambray, rajas de chile poblano, nopal asado en salsa de chile morita)” (410 MXN) and frankly, it was good too. But it was way too much. I would have wished for the waiter to warn us (not his actual job, I know), especially, given he was actually super forthcoming and helpful during the entire dinner.

The “spicy sauce was freshly prepared” according to ones gusto (mine: medium) and to be combined with the chips.

Now, I cannot complain about the food as it was decent – not the best I’ve had but decent. But it was definitely at the upper price level of what I have experienced in Mexico and what I really did not like was the atmosphere. It is just a super huge location with a lot of tables – seems to me more like ‘mass production’ than exquisite food. So, putting it that way, it was even quite good given the circumstances.

And, the waiter really did an outstanding job. I mean, if I’d be in such a place, running from table to table, I’d probably have my issues staying friendly and jovial throughout the evening – but he managed perfectly! Thumbs up for that!

So, overall, for large events it is probably quite okay but if you are looking for something for a smaller group I would recommend you to go somewhere else.


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Santo Coyote

Calle Miguel Lerdo de Tejada 2379


44150 Guadalajara (MX)

Tel.: +52 33 36 16 84 72

E-Mail: reserva@santocoyote.com.mx

Homepage: http://santocoyote.com.mx

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
1'100 MXN (incl. tip) Filed in: Guadalajara (MX), Restaurants

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