Sunday, July 23, 2006

Coyote Cafe, North Fitzroy

Last night Michael & I thought we would try out the new Mexican place, The Coyote Cafe that opened a few months ago on Nicholson Street in North Fitzroy. The place serves Traditional & New Wave Mexican food, it all looks very interesting though last night we stuck to the basics thinking we would be more adventurous next time. We shared a small plate of Nachos to start with, they were really good, layered pinto beans on the bottom, corn chips, lots of warm melted cheese, jalapenos & pepper sauce, all served with guacamole, salsa & sour cream on the side. I was impressed that with all the cheese the corn chips managed to stay crispy throughout which gets a big star from me. Also the serve was so big for a small that between the 2 of us we were nearly full after the starter! Next we shared the fajitas, this was a mix of char grilled beef, chicken & chorizo with onion, capsicum & Mexican rice, served with warm tortillas, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, lettuce & cheese so you can build your own tasty parcels. As we were sharing, they were kind enough to give us an extra serve of tortillas at no additional cost & we didn’t even ask for them, again it was all pretty tasty although the rice was a little overdone after sitting on the char grill plate for so long & more than enough to share. Add in a couple of coronas & the whole meal set us back under $50.00 so very kind on the hip pocket too. All in all nothing fancy, but nice for a casual meal out any time. They also do take-away & I believe on some weeknights they have margarita specials & the like too.

Coyote Café
414 Nicholson Street
North Fitzroy
9489 0077


Belinda said...

Is that the place that says "Modern Mexican"? We drove past and I was like "Modern?" - it'll be interesting to see what the new age stuff is!

Ellie said...

Is it wrong to say that those cheesy nachos look good enough to swim in?

Damn. It is so difficult to get good nachos that I rarely order then when I go out...but Coyote's look and sound perrrfect!

Ange said...

Belinda, yes it is the 'Modern Mexican' place which I think means that they serve dishes other than nachos, tacos & burritos as most Mexican places only do. All in keeping with tradional flavours, as you can see from my visit we stuck with the good old faves for our first visit!