Beloved brunch fixture Spruce has closed its Phoenix Park outlet recently and the owners have replaced the restaurant with Coyote, a new Tex-Mex “sister” establishment dishing out fusion Mexican dishes in a slightly fancy setting.
Unlike the grungier and more casual Tex-Mex restaurants here, Coyote retains the starched white table cloths and intimate al-fresco space, both details that were signature to Spruce. Menu-wise, veteran chef Jihardi Amin brings a modern spin to typical Mexican street grub, as seen in items such as Signature Wagyu Brisket De Res ($35), with beans, rice and jus, and the signature papaya cod fish ($38), which comes with kerabu salad, quinoa and papaya sauce. Other options include the usual tortillas and burgers, Mexican-inspired pastas and appetizers like tequila wings ($17).
There’s also a weekend brunch menu that pulls together favorite breakfast places (think eggs benny and waffles), tacos, burgers and dessert—all with an Italian-Mexican-American twist.