In Laguna Beach, we locals look forward to about three events each year. In October, it’s all about the lobster … for the month’s duration, you’ll find us standing on street corners in South Laguna, anxiously awaiting the unfurling of the “Local Lobster” banner at Coyote Grill.
OK, well, maybe we’re not THAT anxious, but I’ve got to tell you – when the first local lobster dinner at Coyote Grill is served up, it’s a red-letter day for all of us here in Laguna Beach.
First, forget what you’ve been told about “puny” local lobster. Lobsters love our Laguna waters and they’re happily hefty in size.
Second, don’t go in expecting one of those boiled lobster dinners. These babies are done “Baja Grilled” style and you’ll be hard pressed to find anything along the entire coastal Baja region that tastes better than this Coyote Grill specialty. And it comes with more fixings than your stomach can imagine – tortillas of your choice, rice, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and salsa to create your own lobster taco (if you so choose). For me, I just love the lobster on its own. It’s that good.
Get in while the getting’s good. Fresh lobster arrives on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. When the banner goes down (usually in late January), it’s a long, sad wait for that month of October.
Coyote Grill is in South Laguna Beach (SoLag to us locals) at the cross street of Table Rock Drive and Coast Highway. It’s directly across from Papa’s Tacos (also fabulous in its own right).