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Santo Coyote

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Santo Coyote Review

While the food here is good, it simply can't compete with the environment, which has so much Disneyesque charm—think faux waterfalls, colorful folk art, and hanging lanterns—that you may forget you're in Guadalajara. There's an elegant terrace filled with plants and trees. Start with chips and a delicious salsa prepared table-side to your spice specification, along with a margarita.

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    Disappointing

    To be fair, most of my companions rated the food here as a four out of five. They were eating various steaks.

    I, being a demiveg, opted for the tuna steak.
    I tried the tortilla chips, which previously in all places I have had no problem in consuming, and almost immediately had a violent allergic reaction that caused serious breathing difficulties.
    The Margarita that they served me tasted exactly like one of those that you can make from a bottle of chemicals found in a supermarket. I am certain it was not prepared from fresh ingredients. Others at my table commented likewise.
    When it arrived it had an unappetising appearance with no sauce whatsoever. A pale grey coloured chunk of protein. Tasting it, my suspicions were confirmed: I was sure that this was frozen tuna. It sat on top of some unidentifiable vegetables, of bland flavour, and a piece of Iceberg lettuce. There were no potatoes, rice, or other form of carbohydrates and this left me feeling cheated.
    After the meal I decided to complain to the management and they did not dispute my opinion that the tuna had been frozen.
    The ambience here is 'tourist Mexico' complete with a visiting Mariachi band looking for commissions and four dancer-couples from Michoacan who gave us some typical entertainment including the 'Dance of the Viejitos'. Highly amusing.
    I'm sure you can find a much better venue than this one, in Guadalajara. Disappointing. Pretentious. I suppose if you like to eat a fillet steak with little or no accompaniment it might suit.

    by barquentine, 7/4/09

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