It seems like in 2016 there is a Tex-Mex trend going on strongly. The folks behind Spruce has transformed Spruce @ Phoenix Park to Coyote Tex-Mex Bar & Grill offering quality Tex-Mex food to foodies in Singapore.
Previously, I have been to Spruce, though it was quite some time ago, I vaguely remember the design. It seems to me everything remain very much the same except for the colours. Interiorly, some parts were painted in green, red and white.
Both outdoor with no air-condition and indoor with air-condition still exist in Coyote Tex-Mex Bar & Grill.
Begin the meal with appetisers or starters is a great way to start the meal. At Coyote, they offered a handful of selection.
A popular Mexican street food, Elote ($15) is a must order. The grilled corn rubbed with mayo, Cotija cheese, chilli pepper to augment the flavours.
At Coyote, they offer the most freshly made Guacamole with a ‘Live’ Guacamole Station. The guacamole is made straight from the dinning table.
Once the pounding of all ingredients are complete, diners are ready to enjoy the guacamole with corn chips.
Another must order is the Coyote Nachos ($15) with option of chicken (add $2), shrimp add $3) and beef or pork (add $4).
Likewise at all Tex-Mex restaurants and no exception at Coyote Tex-Mex Bar & Grill, Tacos are available on the menu. Choice of fillings are Veggie ($15), Chicken $17), Fish or Shrimp ($18). Lastly, are the highly recommended, must order Taco with Pork or Beef ($19).
For the adventurous diners, you can opt for the chef special filling of Spicy Crispy Beef Lung or Beef Brisket ($21).
And my favourite dish of the night was the Chicken Chimichanga ($17). Crispy exterior filled with tasty ingredients was the best ever combination.
Who doesn’t like wings! The Howling Wings at Coyote Tex-Mex Bar & Grill will certainly please all groups of diners since they offer different level of spiciness. Starting with the tangy Orange & Lime Wings ($16) for the diners who don’t consume any spice.
Moving on to the lightly spice Tequila Wings ($17). These are crispy chicken wings tossed in Coyote’s special tequila sauce. Coming up next is the mild spiciness Jalapeno Wings ($18).
If you are looking for more spice, go for the Chipotle Wings ($19) which might leave some diners tearing.
Order at your own risk the Habanero Wings ($24). I was defeated by these wings. Tongues were burning and eyes were tearing.
Finally, I wouldn’t even dare to try, Scorpion Wings ($28). These are coyote crispy chicken wings tossed in the world second spiciest chilli, the Scorpion Chilli. You need to sign the waiver form before consuming them.
Various Mains are also offered on Coyote Tex-Mex Bar & Grill menu. One of the highly recommended Main is the 6-hour slow-cooked beef brisket, Carne Brisket De Res ($35) which we miss this round. I am going back for this dish soon.
Instead, we tried the soft and tender, melt in the mouth and flavourful Carnitas De Costilla ($33). The baby back ribs was rubbed with abundant spice to ensure tasty ribs before grilling.
Desserts are a must to end the dinners for sweet tooths. Out of the 3 desserts offered, we tried 2.
When we think of Tex-Mex dessert, we think of churros, as such Amigo Churros ($14). These churros are with generous amount of cinnamon sugar and homemade chocolate sauce that is to die for.
If you are to order only one dessert at Coyote Tex-Mex Bar & Grill make sure it is the uncommonly sighted Coyote Bunuelos ($14). Lightly fried flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with Mexican Chocolate Sauce. Lastly, topped with Vanilla ice cream to serve.
For those who drink, Coyote Tex-Mex Bar & Grill offers a range for selection, from The Original Magarita ($15) to shots such as Tequila Furnace ($10) or even the Rainbow Colours Shots.
Or even the Coyorita ($22).
The Tex-Mex food served at Coyote Tex-Mex Bar & Grill was as good as you would expect from Spruce. Though some may find the food pricey, all dishes are made from scratch daily including the sauce. Hence we find that it does justify for the pricing.
Coyote Tex-Mex Bar & Grill
320 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park, Singapore 247980
Tel: +65 6836 5528
Tuesday – Friday 1100 to 2230; Saturday – Sunday and Public Holiday 0900 to 2230; Closed on Mondays
- East-West line – Redhill station (and take the shuttle service. For the shutte service timing, click here)
- alight at Crescent Girls’ School or after Margaret Drive along Tanglin Road 111, 132