Before the day I discovered Sunrise Tacos, my intake of Mexican food was limited to two places in Bangkok – Coyote (Silom) and Charlie Browns. Both were decent, but a bit higher in price… and none did what I was craving most, the Mexican Breakfast. Then one day I went in for a meal and discovered Coyote was now doing a weekend brunch menu…
Fast forward to 2009 and there are now two Coyote locations in Bangkok, one in Samui, and one in Phuket. Same cozy feel, vibe, and kitschy decoration.
They’re franchised, so they’re not all owned fully by the same folks. Unfortunately, due to this detail, experiences can vary widely between the two. Both locations in Bangkok offer the Weekend Brunch from 11 am – 6 pm Saturdays and Sundays which offers diners a choice of main, jalapeno cornbread, and a choice of Bloody Mary / Margarita / or other drinks!
The first time I visited I stupidly ordered the “Waffle Benedicto”. It sounded great on paper, but really why would one come to a Mexican breakfast and get a waffle? It was a bad experience the first time and I’ve never sampled again to see if it was an off day or just something on the menu for the kids.
Thankfully on that first visit a friend ordered the Breakfast Burrito and we were both impressed by the size, flavor, and ingredients. This became my standard go-to on the menu and for 2 years I remained a fan. Complimented with a Bloody Mary and I was off to great start to a lazy Sunday
Unfortunately on my latest visit to the Sukhumvit branch, the breakfast in general lacked the original flare. My breakfast burrito had shrunk considerably in size and the tortilla took a steak knife to cut through. The flavors were still there, though, so maybe I caught them in between shipments of fresh tortillas.
Joanna and Gretchen both ordered Juevos Rancheros (fried eggs and scrambled). Though Joanna ordered a good 15 minutes before Gretchen, her order came out last so she passed the time with the jalapeno corn bread.
When the eggs finally arrived they and the sides were a bit cold. Again the taste was decent, but we really expected more in Bangkok for 500 THB (after tax and service) a head.
I’ve never had a similar experience at the Coyote location on Silom, so possibly the experience is unique to the Sukhumvit branch which isn’t as busy and probably doesn’t have the turnover of the Silom location.
Still there isn’t another place in town currently offering a Mexican inspired Sunday brunch in Bangkok, so if a breakfast burrito is what you’re craving this is it. Try out the Silom location and let me know what your experience is like in the comments.
1/2 Convent Road, Silom Bangrak, Bangkok
02 631 2325
575-579 Sukhumvit Road,
Klong Toey Nua, Wattana,