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Cinco De Mayo Tonight!!!

Getting ready to celebrate Cinco De Mayo? Cafe Coyote in Old Town, San Diego is the perfect place to celebrate Cinco De Mayo today and tonight.  Cafe Coyote will be serving traditional Mexican food made from authentic fresh ingredients prepared from regional recipes by Mexican chefs.

Cafe Coyote Taco PlateCelebrate with a famous Cafe Coyote Grande Margarita or other specialty cocktails. Did you know that Margaritas are the most popular beverage sold in bars nationwide, and that the Cinco De Mayo celebration in Old Town serves up more Tequila than anywhere else in the United States on this special day.

Cafe Coyote wants this to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience so plan ahead. There is plenty of free / paid parking around the State Park (click here to see a map of Old Town). You could also take the Trolley directly to Old Town (visit MTS for more details and ticket prices). There will also be plenty of cabs and pedi-cabs to help shuttle you around Old Town or provide a safe ride home.

Cafe Coyote will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo in true form: there will be excellent cuisine, refreshing cocktails, Mexican tortilla ladies making fresh tortillas, strolling Mariachi’s and sponsored giveaways all night long.

If you can’t make it tonight, join us any Tuesday for our Taco Tuesday celebration.

Grande Margarita

Fiesta Old Town

Despite delays at the border, Café Coyote has been selected as the first restaurant in the United States to pour Pacifico on tap. Café Coyote is located in the historical district of Old Town in San Diego, California and has been family owned and operated for more than 21 years. Pacifico is the perfect drink for the cuisine of Café Coyote, which has been selected as the Best Mexican Restaurant in San Diego for four years–and the timing is perfect for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration Fiesta Old Town from May 2nd – 5th. Why wait? We invite you to come in and try a complimentary glass of Pacifico draft during our pre Cinco De Mayo Taco Tuesday celebration on May 4th between 3:30pm until close — this offer is only for the first five people to tell the manager on duty the secret password: VivaMexico.

The Pacifico Brewery was established in 1900 by German settlers who created a pilsner style beer with a clean and hearty flavor from the choicest hops, barley, yeast and water from the springs of Mazatlan. Purchased by the Grupo Modelo in 1954, Pacifico has expanded to include seven state-of-the-art breweries throughout Mexico. The import of Pacifico to the United States has increased to more than 5 million cases annually — a testament to its popularity and compatibility with all types of food.

Celebrating its 21st anniversary, Café Coyote Old Town continues to be a landmark of the San Diego’s Historic Old Town Community and is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Relax and select from over “120” tequilas for your fresh frosty Margaritas prepared by our master bartenders. Watch Mexican Tortilla Ladies make fresh tortillas to accompany your meal the traditional way “a mano” (by hand). Listen to strolling Mariachi’s fill the flower scented air with festive Mexican music in our colorful outdoor courtyards. Splashing Fountains add to the atmosphere in the Esplanade framed by Spanish architecture with colorful Mexican murals and décor. Savor traditional Mexican food made from authentic fresh ingredients prepared from Regional Recipes by Mexican Chefs.

Café Coyote is also excited to launch its Taco Tuesday celebration calendar — giving you a preview of the upcoming gourmet tacos featured each week. Taco Tuesday showcases nine traditional and specialty tacos for $2 — a great bargain to enjoy with family, friends and colleagues. Café Coyote’s tequila ambassador, Mario Marquez (click here to read Mario’s latest blog post), also offers drink specials–including crowd favorites such as the Coyote Gold or Pineapple Chipotle Margaritas.

Click here to visit Taco Tuesday.

Cinco De Mayo

Dear Café Coyote patrons,

We are looking forward to the arrival of our annual Cinco de Mayo celebration here in the historic Old Town district of San Diego, California. San Diegans have been celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the  Fiesta Old Town celebration for the past 27 years with 200,000 visitors joining the festivities last year. Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May celebration, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, located in the south-central part of Mexico.  Not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day on September 16th, Cinco de Mayo has become a popular holiday in the United States–and this year’s celebration promises to be a grand fiesta.

Café Coyote has been participating in Fiesta Old Town for 21 years and looks forward to welcoming you this year. Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd will feature activities that the entire family can enjoy: live bands, arts and crafts, unique food and visitors from all over the world are only a few of the attractions.  Wednesday, May 5th is tailored for the 21 and over  crowd when Café Coyote throws the biggest Cinco de Mayo party in town. There is ample space to everyone to enjoy the fiesta.  We invite you to join us to enjoy an outstanding selection of Tequila, beer, and specialty cocktails and by delicious Mexican food in a beautiful  setting–you won’t find a more perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Salud !

Mario Marquez

Tequila Ambassador

Café Coyote, Old Town, San Diego.