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By: Cafe Coyote

October marks the start of lobster season and Café Coyote Old Town, winner of the Gold Medallion Award for Best Mexican Dinner House in 2005, 2006 and 2008, has diners ready to line up to try the traditional Mexican preparation of Puerto Nuevo style lobsters.

“Puerto Nuevo is the self-described ‘lobster capital of Baja,’ but with the recent increase in crime in Baja, it’s just not as safe or easy for San Diegans to go to for some traditional Mexican lobster,” said Lehn Goetz, co-owner of Café Coyote Old Town. “Café Coyote has been serving Puerto Nuevo style lobster for 20 years and offering San Diegans the experience of Mexico without crossing the boarder.”

Café Coyote’s traditional Puerto Nuevo style lobsters are flash fried and seasoned with garlic, black pepper and salt. Café Coyote patrons have the choice of a whole 1¼ pound lobster dinner or a combination dinner of a half lobster with tequila lime shrimp or carne asada. Every Thursday Café Coyote is offering the whole 1¼ pound lobster dinner at a special low price. Served with drawn butter, fresh salsa, Mexican style rice, refried beans, and Café Coyote’s signature hot homemade flour tortillas, this annual dish is as close to Puerto Nuevo as San Diegans could ask for.

Puerto Nuevo Baja was founded in 1956 and has over 30 side-by-side restaurants all serving the same traditional dish – Puerto Nuevo style lobsters. According to tradition, the lobsters are pan-fried so that the meat stays soft and tender and served with rice, beans and homemade flour tortillas

Puerto Nuevo style lobsters will be offered October 2 through November 26 2008, at Café Coyote Old Town. Call Laryssa Bentley at 619.291.4695 ext. 101 for prices.

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