Market & Walnut Sts
West Chester, PA
Rating: 2 silver spoons out of 5
Overall: A bustling, upscale Mexican eatery in the heart of West Chester that is a fun place to go but ultimately suffers from average food and long waits. The West Chester branch of the popular Conshohocken restaurant is a bit larger (including a rooftop deck that will seat 100 in good weather), so hopefully the queue will be a bit more manageable.
Food: Traditional Mexican — from expected favorites like enchiladas and fajitas to more creative fare such as the Molcajete Azteca (meat of choice, veggies and Mexican spices served in a volcanic rock), and Filet Mignon (on special recently). I have to admit that on several visits to both the Conshy and WC locations, I have been somewhat unimpressed with the food here. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that a Mexican place is great for two obvious reasons: fun atmosphere and the tendency to forget details after a few margaritas. Although Coyote Crossing is often packed to the gills in both locations, the fact remains that the food is rarely better than average, overpriced fare. Especially when you factor in how long it takes just to get a table, it’s hard to justify the wait.
Bread: Great homemade chips and fresh salsa. The salsa is more like pico de gallo (dry chopped tomatoes and onions with cilantro)… personally I never cared for this, but those who enjoy that will be satisfied.
Bar: Is there anything better than a Mexican bar? Great margaritas and other tropical drinks, along with a good selection of Mexican beers and fabulous homemade sangria make this one tops.
Service: The WC location has not been open long so there are still some issues on busy nights handling the large crowds, however the waitstaff was fine.
Value: As stated earlier, the food is average and priced higher than it should be. Expect to pay close to $50 per person.
# of times we’ve eaten there: 1 in WC (plus a few times in Cohshy)
There is also a Coyote Crossing in Conshohocken, PA