Words by Kathlene Masilongan
Photos by Kaye Bernal
I don’t know about you guys but I love Mexican food.
We live in a sea of Italian restaurants and Korean BBQ places but I could count existing Mexican restaurants that don’t sacrifice quality for price in one hand. Enter: Coyote Cocina. Established just last year, Coyote Cocina brings a Tex-Mex feast to the table. Literally. It aims to draw in a crowd that wants high-quality food that won’t burn a hole in their pockets.
A Tex-Mex feast at Coyote Cocina!
Crispy Pork Belly with sauteed onion, garlic and seasonings served with a Jalapeño Vinaigrette.
One thing you need to know about Coyote Cocina is that everything that’s served to you is made fresh from their kitchen! From their tortillas to their salsa, none of it is store-bought! Everything is made in-house and made from local ingredients. This is a big factor that adds to the freshness of the food. They did their best to make the dining experience as authentic as possible, complete with a Spanish kitchen. I’m struggling to even describe how fresh everything was when we were trying it. You can really taste the difference. I haven’t had Mexican food like that in a while–probably ever!
Soft Shell Tacos anyone?
Chef John Gaffud crafted this menu after years of experience as an executive chef in Seattle so you know you’re in good hands when you come to his neck of the woods. You can find Coyote Cocina at The Pop-Up Katipunan where you can experience the feast yourself! Bring some friends with you and grab a beer while munching on these Tex-Mex fares. Their best sellers include their Flautas, Coyote Wings, and Macho Burrito. Keep an eye out because the owners are thinking of expanding and putting up more branches somewhere in Makati!
The chipotle aioli that came with the Coyote Wings is bomb! Trust me.
The Macho Burrito is a challenge to conquer.
The Pop-Up, Katipunan Ave. cor. Xavierville, Quezon City
0917 302 2978
What about you? Are you planning on visiting Coyote Cocina soon?