Kevin Cody

Best Steak under $20, Happy Hour: Coyote Cantina

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Coyote Cantina. Photo by Brad Jacobson

Coyote Cantina. Photo by Brad Jacobson

A good steak doesn’t always come from a steakhouse, and finding one for under $20 is a feat in itself. Coyote Cantina proves that quality steak can be tasty, affordable and dripping in ethnic spices. The Carne Asada entrée is actually less than $16 and comes with Spanish rice, pinto beans and flour tortillas. Ashley Noelle, Coyote server, said that the Carne Asada raises the stakes. “I think its hands down the best Carne Asada in the area,” Noelle said. Servers don’t always rave about the restaurants they work for, so take Noelle’s word on this one.

Need to find somewhere for happy hour that’s away from the bar scene but still has high quality cocktail options? Half-priced top shelf Cadillac margaritas and all other cocktails at Coyote Cantina’s happy hour are hard to beat. One of the best offerings is the silver lighting margarita, which has a double shot of top shelf tequila for under $10. You can also order house margaritas for $4 and munch on some $2 tacos. – J.R.

531 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach (310) 376-1066. Coyotecantina.net.

Runner up: Baja Sharkeez, locations in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach.