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Avocados + SuperBowl Sunday At Cafe Coyote

Did you know that more Avocados are consumed on SuperBowl Sunday than all other days combined?! A staggering 53.5 million pounds of avocados will be consumed on Sunday!

Every day at Cafe Coyote we serve up fresh avocado in many of our traditional Mexican dishes and of course, to make our famous homemade guacamole(a guest favorite).

We know the Superbowl is a time for families to get together, so we hope we can accomodate you and your family this SuperBowl Sunday in our Puerto Vallarta room for the game where we will be offering up specials and delicious fare and showing the game on our numerous HD televisions.

If you will be spending the game at home, we  still wanted to give you the ability to bring a little fiesta, Cafe Coyote-style,  to your SuperBowl feast.


Cafe Coyote’s Fresh Guacamole Recipe

best mexican food in san diego

3 Ripe Haas Avocados (we only use Haas because of rich buttery flavor)

½ Med White Onion chopped finely

1 Small Bunch of Fresh Cilantro Chopped

1 Jalapeño chopped finely

Juice of one Lemon

Salt to taste

One diced tomato, optional

Mash Avocados and Add all other ingredients.  Stir to desired consistency.  Add extra Jalapeño if you like it a little spicier.  Serve with Fresh Tortillas Chips or cut Vegetables for a healthy snack.

San Diego Wine and Food Festival

What an exciting day I had this Tequila Thursday. My day began with moderating a class in the San Diego Bay and Wine Food Festival. Chefs, sommeliers and tequila aficionados participated in the “Art of tequila class”.

The panel of experts was made up of representatives from four different prestigious tequila brands to help create meaning and awareness of tequila culture, quality and different production styles.

Ruben Aceves, Global Brand Ambassador for tequila Herradura flew in from Guadalajara, Jalisco to share his brands rich history.  Marco Ramos, Brand Ambassador for tequila Fortaleza explained his brands unique production style. Eric Ruben, co-owner of tequila Tres Agaves introduced his relatively new brand and gave us some great tequila-food recipes. Finally, Nene Gonzalez, Brand Manager of tequila Alma de Agave had some great insight on Terroir.

All four panelists and audience learned from each other. People that had experience with wine, cooking and other spirits shared a wealth of knowledge about their specialty that helped to create connections and endless possibilities to create new innovations with tequila and food.

I put my studies to practice right away when arriving to Café Coyote. With the help of my colleague, Kenny Kaufman we decided to play around with old traditional Sangrita recipes to create the mango sangrita. Our old recipe was based on Orange Juice, hot sauce and spices. We substituted the traditional salsa for a mango salsa that made our tequila chaser different and a bit sweeter than usual. Next time you are at Café Coyote, ask for Mario, your one and only Tequila Ambassador and I will personally make this mango wonder.


Cafe Coyote Celebrates Beer Week!

Cafe Coyote is proud to announce our festivities for the upcoming  San Diego Beer Week 2010 from Nov. 5-14!  We are excited to host a range of fun events for our guests including a meet and greet with Mark Stone of Stone Breweries (Monday, Nov. 8) with a pint glass giveaway, and two Pint nights on Tuesday & Thursday(see below for details!).

So come on in all you beer lovers ’cause it is time to Fiesta in our Cantina, where it is always a party!

Hasta Pronto!

Mon Nov 8

stone brewing

meet & greet with Mark Stone of Stone breweries
Pint Glass giveaway

Tues Nov 9-

Mexican Beer

Pint night giveaway featuring our Mexican Beers. Tecate, Negro Modelo, Pacifico & Dos Equis ALL $3.75 from 3:30-close

Thur Nov 11

Pint Night- Purchase any draft beer at reg price and refills just $3 from 3:30-close