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January 31, 2008
We totally disagree that El Coyote is overrated. We love their green corn tamales and their new rolled tacos. We also think they serve a very good margarita. We've been going there 30 years and recommend arriving early to secure a table in the bar area and spend some time people-watching. Jo and Tony Cesarone Long Beach
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December 14, 2008 | STEVE LOPEZ
Margie Christoffersen didn't make it very far into our conversation before she cracked. Chest heaving, tears streaming, she reached for her husband Wayne's hand and then mine, squeezing as if she'd never let go. "I've almost had a nervous breakdown. It's been the worst thing that's ever happened to me," she sobbed as curious patrons at a Farmers Market coffee shop looked on, wondering what calamity had visited this poor woman who's an honest 6 feet tall, with hair as blond as the sun.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2008
Thank you for including El Coyote in Overrated [Jan. 24]. My in-laws live in that area and love to take us there when we're in town. We have always thought the food was mediocre, at best, and their margaritas are the absolute worst. Connie Flaherty Oak Park
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2008
Thank you for including El Coyote in Overrated [Jan. 24]. My in-laws live in that area and love to take us there when we're in town. We have always thought the food was mediocre, at best, and their margaritas are the absolute worst. Connie Flaherty Oak Park
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2008 | STEVE LOPEZ
Margie Christoffersen didn't make it very far into our conversation before she cracked. Chest heaving, tears streaming, she reached for her husband Wayne's hand and then mine, squeezing as if she'd never let go. "I've almost had a nervous breakdown. It's been the worst thing that's ever happened to me," she sobbed as curious patrons at a Farmers Market coffee shop looked on, wondering what calamity had visited this poor woman who's an honest 6 feet tall, with hair as blond as the sun.
FOOD
March 28, 1996
We are the regular customers of El Coyote. Some of us have been coming for decades. Others of us are just fans. We protest the contrarities and gratuitous insults in Jonathan Gold's Counter Intelligence review ("Coyote Calls," March 7). First, the food is excellent. The fajitas are a great dish; the Fiesta Salad at less than $5 is one of the best salad meals in town. Sure there may be better somewhere else for $20, but El Coyote's regular customers come a few times a week. There are the unequaled chicken and rice, the great burritos, the famous enchilada Howard, the first-rate quesadillas.
FOOD
March 14, 1996
Jonathan Gold (Counter Intelligence, "Coyote Calls," March 7) says El Coyote is 65 years old. I too am a native of Los Angeles. My family moved to the Beverly/Fairfax neighborhood in 1935. To the best of my recollection, the restaurant now known as El Coyote was then McDonnell's Monterey and remained so for many years. This is not the first time that I have read that El Coyote is 65 years old. Another oft-repeated story says that when Pink's was opened in 1939 the intersection of Melrose and La Brea was unpaved.
MAGAZINE
June 10, 2001 | LESLEE KOMAIKO
Regulars don't flock to Los Angeles' El Coyote Mexican restaurant just for cheap eats and high-octane margaritas. There's also that sale window in the foyer. An eye-catcher amid the feverish decorative splendor of 70-year-old El Coyote, the showcase displays a protean bargain bazaar of toys, El Coyote wear and miscellaneous knickknacks. Items available on a recent afternoon included an El Coyote mug for $3.50, a Lovely Princess Deluxe Play Set priced at $2.50 and a $12.50 miniature wood guitar.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2000 | DIANNE BATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last year's soured millennium activities almost killed the holiday that isNew Year's. The hype and the price-gouging put a damper on an already expensive holiday. A few big-name acts had a tasty slice of humble pie and found out there is a limit to what even the most adoring fan will pay to see an idol. Instead of making $100 an hour plus tips, bartenders and waiters were sent home. Events were canceled at the last minute due to lack of sales. The good news: That was last year.
NEWS
May 22, 1999 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2008
We totally disagree that El Coyote is overrated. We love their green corn tamales and their new rolled tacos. We also think they serve a very good margarita. We've been going there 30 years and recommend arriving early to secure a table in the bar area and spend some time people-watching. Jo and Tony Cesarone Long Beach
MAGAZINE
June 10, 2001 | LESLEE KOMAIKO
Regulars don't flock to Los Angeles' El Coyote Mexican restaurant just for cheap eats and high-octane margaritas. There's also that sale window in the foyer. An eye-catcher amid the feverish decorative splendor of 70-year-old El Coyote, the showcase displays a protean bargain bazaar of toys, El Coyote wear and miscellaneous knickknacks. Items available on a recent afternoon included an El Coyote mug for $3.50, a Lovely Princess Deluxe Play Set priced at $2.50 and a $12.50 miniature wood guitar.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2000 | DIANNE BATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last year's soured millennium activities almost killed the holiday that isNew Year's. The hype and the price-gouging put a damper on an already expensive holiday. A few big-name acts had a tasty slice of humble pie and found out there is a limit to what even the most adoring fan will pay to see an idol. Instead of making $100 an hour plus tips, bartenders and waiters were sent home. Events were canceled at the last minute due to lack of sales. The good news: That was last year.
FOOD
March 28, 1996
We are the regular customers of El Coyote. Some of us have been coming for decades. Others of us are just fans. We protest the contrarities and gratuitous insults in Jonathan Gold's Counter Intelligence review ("Coyote Calls," March 7). First, the food is excellent. The fajitas are a great dish; the Fiesta Salad at less than $5 is one of the best salad meals in town. Sure there may be better somewhere else for $20, but El Coyote's regular customers come a few times a week. There are the unequaled chicken and rice, the great burritos, the famous enchilada Howard, the first-rate quesadillas.
FOOD
March 14, 1996
Jonathan Gold (Counter Intelligence, "Coyote Calls," March 7) says El Coyote is 65 years old. I too am a native of Los Angeles. My family moved to the Beverly/Fairfax neighborhood in 1935. To the best of my recollection, the restaurant now known as El Coyote was then McDonnell's Monterey and remained so for many years. This is not the first time that I have read that El Coyote is 65 years old. Another oft-repeated story says that when Pink's was opened in 1939 the intersection of Melrose and La Brea was unpaved.
NEWS
March 6, 2003 | S. Irene Virbila, Times Staff Writer
Beverly Boulevard between La Brea and Fairfax avenues is fast becoming a regular restaurant row. El Coyote gets a constant, clamorous crowd, of course, but now, joining Jar, Angelini Osteria and Opaline, a new American bistro has moved into the neighborhood, taking over the space vacated by the long-suffering Atlantic. That restaurant-club couldn't survive on its sole claim to fame: that it was designed by Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone.
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