Dos Coyotes, Sacramento
You may have seen the T-shirts, but have you experienced Dos Coyotes recently? I’m referring to this Tex-Mex restaurant’s motto “Have you had your Dos?” – prominently displayed on its menus and T-shirts – because, truly, once you’ve started eating at Dos Coyotes, it’s hard not to make it a habit. (Just ask my husband!) Fresh and delicious, with plenty of offerings to satisfy both young and old, Dos Coyotes is a great informal place to experience southwest food.
We head for our “Dos” about once a week. On this visit, we indulged a bit and ordered the Santa Fe Nachos with chicken to start. These nachos are heavenly – blue corn tortilla chips smothered in cheese, black beans, guacamole and sour cream, plus a hefty portion of grilled chicken breast. The secret ingredient for these nachos? A touch of their chipotle chile BBQ sauce – a savory-sweet-smoky concoction that I always order a side of so that I can smother whatever else I happen to be ordering with it.
We also ordered the Yucatan Chicken Salad, probably my favorite salad on their menu, which boasts charbroiled chicken breast, black beans, red onion, carrots, jicama, sweet peppers, cabbage and corn drizzled with a southwest vinaigrette, chipotle cream, fruit salsa and crispy tortilla strips – all served on a flour tortilla. This salad is enormous, and can easily feed two – or save some for the next day.
Dos Coyotes also has a kids menu, and we take advantage of that! My daughter prefers the chicken and rice, while my son almost always orders the rice and black beans. They also offer kid-friendly quesadillas – either with beef or chicken – plus dinners with steak or carnitas.
The menu is large and varied, which ensures there’s something for everyone: the border bowl is a low-carb option; the lean and mean market burrito is designed for athletes; their seafood – mahi, shrimp or salmon – come in both burrito and taco form and are citrus marinated and then grilled; plus, there are enchiladas, taquitos, burritos, tacos and much more.
Don’t miss their fresh salsa bar, which has at least six fresh salsa offerings. And if you’re planning a party or feeding a crowd, check out their catering menu.
What sets Dos Coyotes apart is its commitment to fresh and flavorful ingredients that are the building blocks of consistently great southwest-style meals. Don’t you think it’s time for your Dos?
There are several locations in the Sacramento area. Click here to find the location closest to you!