Traditional Mexican Food In the Heart of Old Town San Diego


Tequila Thursday with Fortaleza

Jan 7, 2010

Greetings, Coyote patrons and tequila aficionados,

We started, our first Tequila Thursday of the year featuring Tequila Fortaleza. Marco Ramos and Raul Tellez, brand representatives brought their portable Fortaleza Cantina that amazed the crowd that gathered to inquire about the brand. Tequila, Fortaleza is an authentic brand that is produced in Tequila, Jalisco. This brand is a fifth generation Sauza family production revived by Guillermo Erikson Sauza, great-great grandson of tequila pioneer, Cenobio Sauza. It is important to note that the Sauza tequila brand was sold in 1976 and the actual Sauza family is no longer is in charge of producing tequila for this brand.

Tequila Fortaleza, also bottled as, Los Abuelos in Mexico has three tequila types: blanco (silver), reposado (reposed), and añejo (aged). This tequila is produced only from 100% stone milled blue agaves using old traditional tequila producing methods that were used centuries ago. Patience is the key to creating tequila that is unequal in taste, complexity and smoothness.

Café Coyote is a firm advocate of supporting artisan brands. We recognize the hard labor and love that goes into creating quality tequila. It is important to help conserve Mexican culture, history and traditions. Each month we choose a region of Mexico to educate our staff and guest on the different culinary food available in different states of Mexico. This month we are celebrating the region of Puebla. Puebla is famous for being the location of the Battle of Puebla against the French army that took place on May 5, 1862.  In the United States we celebrate and know it as Cinco de Mayo. This date is not to be confused as Mexico’s Independence Day. Mexico celebrates their independence from Spain on September 16 of each year.

Come to Café Coyote today and try Puebla’s famous Mole Verde, delicious stewed chunks of pork in a combination of tomate verde, cilantro, espazote, green chiles, garlic and onions.  Also, try our Tingas de Pollo, cooked shredded chicken with sauce made from tomatoes, onions, garlic, and smokey chipotle chiles. Tingas are served on three mini tostadas. Both of these dishes will satisfy your craving for fine Mexican food.  Fortaleza blanco tequila is a great paring with both of these dishes. These traditional Mexican plates will only be available this month. Don’t miss out!


Mario Marquez

Tequila Ambassador

Café Coyote and Cantina.

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