Food - Drink
This LA Mexican Restaurant Is More Than Its Dark Historical Connection
By ERIN SHAW
Located in Los Angeles, El Coyote was featured in Quentin Tarantino's 2019 film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," a twisted history story based on the 1969 Manson murders. But while it’s true that Sharon Tate and her friends had their last meal at this restaurant, it is a historic Los Angeles staple that is so much more than that one dark detail.
Opened in 1931, El Coyote is one of the oldest surviving Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles, and the restaurant's menu includes favorites like enchiladas, tacos, burritos, and their "World Famous" margaritas. The current Beverly Boulevard location has all of its original mid-century features like bottled glass windows, burgundy leather booths, and vintage light fixtures.
El Coyote also boasts a long list of distinguished patrons, including John Wayne, Loretta Young, Ricardo Montalban, and Grace Kelly, the Princess of Monaco. Indeed, with its frequent appearance on lists of LA’s best Mexican restaurants and most legendary eateries, El Coyote continues to attract people with its food and history.