The restaurant that was formerly known as Spruce at Phoenix Park is now known as Coyote Tex Mex Grill & Bar. We visited this newly opened Coyote Singapore Mexican restaurant recently. Apart from some minor changes and a new menu, the premises and the friendly service of Spruce seemed to have been substantially carried over to the new restaurant at Phoenix Park, off Tanglin Road Singapore. It is still operated by the Spruce folks.
Diners at Coyote Singapore have a choice of alfresco seating that looks into a pleasant forested area or indoor air-conditioned seating. You can compare the new Coyote look with the old look in our 2014 post on Spruce @ Phoenix Park.
The brunch menu at Coyote Tex Mex Grill is a straightforward one page list of food items on one side and a drinks list on the other side. You can find the full menus on the Coyote Singapore website (link below).
Coyote Singapore Menu
We ordered a mixed selection of dishes – Amigo Churros ($14), a Carne Fajitas Tacos ($17), a Coyote Nachos ($15), a Huevos Benedictinos ($15) and a Ginger Date Pudding ($15) as well as some coffee ($5 for black and $6 for cappuccino) and Asahi beer ($8).
We had expected the Huevos Benedictinos to be a Mexican version of the usual eggs benedict, but that was not the case. It was a regular eggs benedict – poached eggs on waffles. A pleasant dish but no Tex Mex influence.
The nachos – tortilla chips smothered with some melted cheese and with olives and other flavourings had the Tex Mex feel that we were looking for. The cheese used was quite mild, which was a good thing as we do not like our cheese to be too strong.
The Carne Fajitas & Huevos Tacos were warm tortillas containing scrambled eggs with beef fajitas, guacamole and other ingredients. It was a good hearty dish.
Some Mexican chili sauces were provided with different levels of heat. The milder one was not very spicy. The hotter one was quite spicy, somewhere between the heat level of our local red chilli and chili padi.
The churros looked great served in a wire basket. They were well made and crisp but was let down by the chocolate sauce which was more sweet than chocolatey. A strong chocolate taste would have made this a very delicious item.
Finally, the winner of the most photogenic title at our brunch. The baked ginger date pudding was very beautifully presented. The pudding was light and had a mild ginger taste. The berries and fruits were effective in making the dish look and taste good.
Overall, we thought it was a good idea to transform Spruce at Phoenix Park into Coyote Singapore. Places serving the usual hip cafe kind of food that Spruce used to serve here is getting too common.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Coyote Tex Mex Grill & Bar
320 Tanglin Road
Monday: Closed except on PH
Tuesday to Friday: 11:00am — 10:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays : 9:00am — 10:30pm