Traditional Mexican Food In the Heart of Old Town San Diego

Cafe Coyote Puerto Nuevo Style Lobsters

Kick off Lobster Season with Café Coyote Old Town’s
Puerto Nuevo Lobsters

Old Town’s Landmark Mexican Restaurant Continues a Deep Fried Lobster Tradition

SAN DIEGO (October 7, 2010) – October marks the start of lobster season and Café Coyote Old Town, winner of Best Mexican in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 has diners ready to line up to try the traditional Mexican preparation of Puerto Nuevo style lobsters.

Puerto Nuevo Baja was founded in 1956 and is known as the “Lobster Village” – home of Puerto Nuevo style lobsters. According to tradition, the lobsters are caught live by Mexican fishermen and are pan-fried fresh by the fishermen’s wife so that the meat stays soft and tender and served with rice, beans and homemade flour tortillas. A visit to Café Coyote Old Town is a wonderful way to enjoy this experience without crossing the border, going fishing and asking your wife to cook the lobster. You can actually see quaint little lobster boats off the coast of San Diego harvesting live lobsters from their traps from October through December.

Café Coyote’s traditional Puerto Nuevo style lobsters are flash fried and seasoned with garlic, black pepper and salt. Café Coyote patrons have the choice of a whole 1¾ – 2 pound lobster dinner or a combination dinner of a half lobster with tequila lime shrimp or carne asada. Every Thursday Café Coyote is offering the whole 1¾ – 2 pound lobster dinner at a special low price of $25.95. Served with drawn butter, fresh salsa, Mexican style rice, refried beans, and Café Coyote’s signature hot homemade flour tortillas, this annual dish is as close to Puerto Nuevo as San Diegans could ask for.

Puerto Nuevo style lobsters will be offered October 7th through November 30th at Café Coyote Old Town.


Whole Lobster 1.75-2 lbs $29.95
1/2 Lobster & Tequila Lime Shrimp $27.95
1/2 Lobster & Carne Asada $24.95