Traditional Mexican Food In the Heart of Old Town San Diego

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos at Café Coyote!

October 26 – November 2

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated by Mexicans and Latin Americans across the globe. Traditional altars or shrines are built to honor and remember families and loved ones and to offer favorite foods, flowers and pictures of the deceased.

The Café Coyote family will build an altar honoring our families and loved ones October 26th – November 2nd. The celebration occurs on and in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints’ Day, November 1st and All Souls’ Day, November 2nd.

Café Coyote, located in the heart of San Diego’s historical Old Town for 28 years, will be celebrating its heritage and its many hard working, longtime employees and family members by participating in the Dia de los Muertos celebration of life. The holiday brings together families and friends to honor and remember those who have passed away.

Café Coyote would like to extend the invitation to the San Diego community to join in on the event by visiting the altar. Feel free to bring a memento of your own to add or just enjoy FREE crafts, face painting and complimentary Mexican hot chocolate November 1st & 2nd in the Candy Store. 5-8pm.

– Skull Shooter while supplies last!
– Dia de los Muertos Sugar skulls & Day of the Dead Fudge on sale in the Candy Store.
– Frida Kahlo Altar (Until November 2nd)
– We will be offering our Dia de los Muertos “DINNER AFTER DARK” Menu (October 26th-November 2nd)

Saturday October 29th & Sunday October 30th
– Facepainting available to the public starting at 11am
– Danza Azteca Atlachinolli “Fire & Water” Dance performance at 4pm in Courtyard area
– Live Music all day long with our Mariachis
– Dia de los Muertos Altars (Frida Kahlo Altar & Chiapas Ofrenda altar)

Monday October 31st
– Trick or Treat at Café Coyote! Free Candy for trick or treaters.
– Employees wear costumes to work!

Tuesday November 1st
– Facepainting at 2pm
– Live Music
– Free Mexican Hot Chocolate in Candy Store (5-8pm)

Wednesday November 2nd
– Facepainting at 11am
– Live Music
– Free Mexican Hot Chocolate in Candy Store (5-8pm)
– Candlelight Procession starts at 6pm
– Danza Azteca Atlachinolli “Fire & Water” performance @5:30pm in Courtyard area


Black Caddy

A Tantalizing Black Raspberry
twist on Café Coyote’s
Famous Cadillac Margarita
with Frida Kahlo Tequila.

A Spine Quenching blend of Frida
Kahlo Tequila and a Refreshing
splash of Pomegranate.

Cranberry Margarita
A festive mix of Frida Kahlo Tequila,
Cointreau and Cranberry

Spicy Tamarindo- Margarita
A mastery blend of Frida Kahlo Tequila,
tamarindo, Cointreau and a splash of Habanero


Sopa Poblana Cup $4.95 Bowl $6.95

Pumpkin Chorizo Soup Cup $4.95 Bowl $6.95

Our Barbacoa Beef Dish Is Marinated With
Mexican Spices Then Slow-Cooked To Perfection
Served With Mexican Style Rice & Beans

Chiles En Nogada
Chiles Stuffed With Carnitas & Topped With A
Creamy Wallnut Sauce , Sprinkled With Powergranate Seeds
And Served With Rice And Beans

Turkey Mole Tacos Or Enchiladas
Two Corn Tortillas With Shredded Turkey & Topped With
Traditional Mexican Mole Sauce, Lettuce And Cotua Cheese,
Served With Mexican Style Rice And Beans

Turkey Tamales Con Salsa Verde $9.95
Two Homemade Corn Masa Turkey Tamales Cooked In Banana
Leaves Then Topped With Our Tomatillo Green Salsa And Served
With Mexican Style Rice & Beans

Sopapilas $6.95

* You Are Invited To Visit Our Yearly Altar