• 840 Waine’e St. Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 

    Located in the Heart of Lahain

    Maui’s Best Authentic Mexican Gourmet Cuisine

    Infused with Fresh Local Island Resources and Flavor

    Check out our Fresh Mahi caught daily , Slow-roasted Meats & Farm to Table Vegetarian/Vegan Forward Options! 


  • Now providing take-out and delivery via Door Dash!

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  • We're Open for Dinner 5:00-8:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday.
    Coming soon! BRUNCH Fri & Sat 10:30a-2:00p

    Closed Sunday-Monday

    Live Music Nightly!  Huge free parking lot  located in the heart of Lahaina. Kama’aina always!  BYOB!!!

    Reservations recommended for 3+. 

    Scroll above to reserve your spot today!

    Besides amazing meals we offer:

    Taco Tuesdays! 4-6 Happy Hour taco discounts; Wednesday Celebration meal 5-7 pm comes with complimentary Dessert for 2!

    Thirsty Thursdays - drink discounts!

    Saturdays 4-6 Happy Hour specials

    Senior discounts- Open to 6 pm 20% off

    Every night is BYOB (bring tequila - we provide fresh tropical mixers) and enjoy live music and service with ALOHA!

    We have a cancellation policy for 3 or more for No-Show or same day cancellation. Reservations are required. 3+ Please scroll above to book your reservation.


    I just wanted to send a great, big, genuine THANK YOU for supporting our small, locally owned and operated business!

    We are a youth (teen) training & empowerment business providing opportunity for local youth to learn, grow and promote in a healthy environment.


    Thank you for supporting local!







    Hungry Coyote Teen Empowerment Program

  • About Us

    We are family run and family operated & We’re dedicated to serving others!

    Our food is locally sourced, thoughtfully created with Love and Care for those we serve!

    Steak Sous Vide con local Upcountry Veggies and Seasoned Rice with a Chimichurri Sauce🌺

    Our mascot the “Hungry Coyote”!

    Our mission is to serve our community by offering health-conscious, homemade gourmet Mexican comfort food!

    Inspired by tradition and created with local flavors at affordable prices!

  • Menu Selections

    New Items available daily for Chef's Special Dinner menu. Kama’aina all day!!!

    Please inform Chef of any allergies Before Ordering. Moles and Sauces may contain seeds or Nuts

    Pupu's (Starters)

    Housemade Guacamole and chips - (GF)


    Tortilla Chips and Housemade Salsa (GF)


    Mexican Corn


    Tacos Dorados (GF)

    Beef Beshebrada Tacos Grilled with Queso and consomme Dip or Eggplant Barbacoa and Queso and Mushroom Consomme - $13.99


  • Fresh Mahi Ceviches

    Ceviche (GF)

    Mahi Infused with Maui Citrus,Onion, Jalapeno, Tomato & Cilantro Served

    w/Chips - $16.99

    Ceviche del dia (GF)

    Catch of day, Maui Gold Pineapple, Kumu Farms Papaya, Serrano - $21.00

    Hearts of Palm Ceviche (GF)

    Hana Hearts of Palm, Avocado, Serrano, Red Onion, Cucumber, Tomato, Cilantro - $21.00

  • Ensaladas

    Chef's House Salad (GF)

    Fresh Local Greens, Local Veggies, Black Beans, Jalapeno Corn, island Tropical Salsa, Creamy cheese,

    Chef’s House Dressing - $16.99
    - Chicken, Beef or Pork $4.99
    - Fish or Shrimp $6.99

  • Main Entrees

    Enchilada Plates - Chef’s homemade sauces (GF)

    Served with Seasoned Rice, Refried Beans, Cotija Cheese and Crema - $24.99

    Rojo: : Beef, Queso Fresco, Crema, Onion Escabeche or Pollo, Queso Fresco, Crema or Mushroom, Chorizo, Vegan Crema.
    VERDE: Cochinita Pibil, Queso Fresco, Crema or Vegetales, Vegan Crema or Queso (Vegan Queso / Vegan Crema)

    CHEF’S TACO PLATES (3 Homemade Tortillas included)

    Choice of One:
    - Beef, Pibil Pork or Pollo Chicken Verde - $23.99
    - Local Catch or Kauai Shrimp 25.99
    - Vegetals: Seasonal Veggies 20.99 or Mushroom Chorizo flavored… V …GF 22.99

    Big Burrito Plates 

    Served with Tropical Pico, Chips (Takes 15-20 min to grill).Burritos include Refried Beans, Spanish rice, Creamy cheese and one choice:

    - Beef, Pollo Chicken Verde or Pibil Pork - $17.99

    - Pan seared Local Island Catch or Seasoned Kauai Shrimp - $19.99


    - Seasonal Vegetables Sauteed to perfection - $16.99

    - Mushroom Chorizofkavored … V… GF - $17.99

    Adult Quesadilla


    - Veggies $5.00
    - Mushroom Chorizo flavored… V…GF $7.00
    - Chicken, Beef or Pork $6.00
    - Fish/Shrimp $7.00
  • Chef’s Delicious Special of the Day

    Check the Board- It is always something authentic, Farm to Table
    and amazing! - MARKET PRICE

  • Health-Conscious Choices

    Coyote Bowl (GF)

    Sauteed Farm to Table Seasonal Vegetables, seasoned Rice, Refried bean and fresh Garnish.
    Choice of one (Chicken, Beef or Pork, Shrimp, Local Fish or Vegetables):
    - Veggie - $15.99

    - Chicken, Beef or Pork - $17.99
    - Seafood - $19.99


    Grilled Veggie Wrap

    Flour tortilla stuffed with Romaine Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Grilled Upcountry Veggie Medley, Blended Cheeses, Chef’s Homemade aioli. Delicious and filling. Served w/Chips and Tropical Salsa! - $14.99


    • Chicken, Beef or Pork - $5.99
    • Shrimp or Local Fish - $7.99


  • A little something extra

    • Chipolte Slaw - $5.99
    • Refried beans - $4.99
    • Seasoned Rice - $4.99
    • Handmade Corn Tortillas - $3.00
    • Avocado side or Guacamole side - $3.50
    • Jalapeños or Cheese Extra - $1.25
    • Single ~ Meat Taco - $8.99 (GF)
    • Single ~ Seafood Taco - $9.99 (GF) 
    • Single ~ Veggie Taco - $7.99 (V)
    • Dessert ~ Tres Leches of the Day - $8.99
  • Drinks

    BYOB -Bring Your Own Teqila!!!

    Fresh Tropical Mixers made from scratch to compliment your favorite spirits
    Tequila Mixers:Fresh Maui Lime, Jalapeno or Tropical Seasonal Fruit 6

    Homemade Tropical Aqua Fresca

    (Seasonal fruit, grapefruit sparkling, dragonfruit topping) - $4.50

    Soft drinks

    Pepsi Stuff: Pepsi, Diet, Root Beer, Sierra Mist, Gingerale, Squirt, Orange Crush, Diet Orange
    12 OZ
    - $2.50

    16 OZ – $3.50

  • Those who share their food, share their hearts … Thank you for supporting local business!

    We appreciate feedback: If you do not tell us about concerns, how are we going to fix it?
    18% gratuity minimum requested from parties of 6 or more; 2.5% CC service fee

  • Contact Us

    We're Open Tues - Sat 5-8:30 pm dinner and 4-6 Tues & Sat Happy Hour specials. BYOB!!! 
    We have fresh, tropical mixers so bring your favorite spirits, beer or wine. 
    Available for Catering and Special Events!  Call/text 808-640-7554 for catering or Charcuterie Trays

    840 Wainee St, Lahaina, HI 96761



    Nezahualcoyotl (translates to: Hungry Coyote) was a great king and noble leader of the Aztec Empire. Known as the Poet King, he filled his court with philosophers, engineers, artists and musicians; established the rule of law, scholarship and artistry; designed some of the most famous Aztec achievements; and led his people through a golden age of peace and prosperity. It is in this spirit - one that embraces human potential, the importance of community and the celebration of vibrant culture - that we bring you Hungry Coyote. Welcome and enjoy!



  • We have a teen recruitment program from our local shelter. We train, pay, teach job skills and build resumes, in order to provide a brighter future. We recruited teens 15+ to learn everything from sanitation to Sous Chef and help with job skills, resume building, references, bank accounts and teach that living in shelter is not their choice nor their path. We’ve had 3 successful recruits and 2 successful homeless persons gain employment.

    “Non Nobis Solum Nati Sumus”
    "Alone we are not born unto ourselves”

  • Our Story

    "It is in this spirit, one that embraces human potential, the importance of community, and the celebration of a vibrant culture that we bring you Hungry Coyote."

    Angela Ruiz is often asked, “Why ‘Hungry Coyote’?” She explains the meaning behind the name of her new Hawaiian-Mexican restaurant. “Netzahualcoyolt’, which translates to ‘Hungry Coyote’, hence the naming of the restaurant,” explains Angela, before revealing the name’s deeper historical significance. “In particular, Nezahualcoyotl, was a great king and noble leader of the Aztec Empire. Known as the Poet King, he filled his court with philosophers, engineers, artists, and musicians; established the rule of law, scholarship, and artistry; designed some of the most famous Aztec achievements, and led his people through a golden age of peace and prosperity.”

    “It is in this spirit,” Angela continues, “one that embraces human potential, the importance of community, and the celebration of a vibrant culture that we bring you Hungry Coyote.” Proud smiles all around, and mouth-watering scents wafting from the kitchen = a typical day in the Hungry Coyote world.

    The large Ruiz ‘ohana, while spread far and wide, stays tight-knit through timeless connections like love, heritage, and... the love of food, of course! Angela is the proud parent of four adult children (all married), foster son Cliffton (17), and four grandchildren between the ages of 3 and 12. Her adult children and grandchildren live on the mainland and abroad in places like Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, and Italy. Cliffton attends Lahainaluna and works at Safeway. Rounding out the local Ruiz ‘ohana in Wahikuli are Angela’s mother Colleen, a retired ICU Nurse from UCLA, and two sweet rescue cats.

    Angela wants to expand the brand and open another restaurant with the goal of becoming a Maui household name. “We want to become a place where communities can come meet, eat, and enjoy each other’s company,” she says excitedly. Their emphasis is always on service and helping others: “We have incorporated a training program empowering those in need of job skills, who have no experience and watch them grow and flourish with endless possibilities, whether within our organization or moving them on to the dream job of their choosing,” she shares. We train teens ages 14+ for their first-time job expereince and offer resume services, skills building, incentives and team-building opportunities to empower local teens, especially disadvantaged and special needs youth!


    Angela invites you to pop down for a visit Tuesday - Saturday from 5 pm to 8 pm. Reservations are required for 3 or more at Hungrycoyote808.com We are BYOB and kama’aina... if you can say kama’aina!” she jokes.


    Away from the restaurant side of her life, Angela has a background in public service as a director of a District Attorney Crime Victims’ Unit. “I’ve spent my whole life dealing with domestic violence, child abuse, assaults, elder abuse, and homicide cases,” she explains quietly, “...my past positions included grant writing and creating empowerment programs for women and children, establishing Camp Hope in Northern California for children exposed to abuse and fundraising to aid families in need.”

    She now uses her experience and human skills to help children start their careers and turn around difficult childhood situations. “I’ve taken these transferrable skills and we now empower Westside families by recruiting teens ages 15+ from our local shelter for paid restaurant intern positions,” she says with obvious joy. “We start teens off learning sanitation and move through each area of the restaurant to include preparation cooking, pastry creation, and back of the house duties, with the goal of promoting them to front-of-house learning: food running, bussing, set-up, serving, cash register utilization and end of the night report running.”


    And that’s not all either, the business helps them move on if the restaurant industry is not for them.“Once they have completed this training, we assist with resume building and placement in long-term positions of their choosing. We have had 3 successful graduates in the few months that we have been open and are currently training one young man, who wants to become a stockbroker!”

    Angela is happy to share a few final words about their restaurant, their mission, purpose, and style of food. It’s her passion. “Our mission is to serve our community by offering health-conscious, homemade gourmet Mexican comfort food,” she explains warmly, “inspired by tradition and created with local flavor: it’s authentic and unique.” The restaurant stands out from the crowd in her eyes (and ours, too). “We believe that our authentic recipes, lovingly brought from thousands of miles away and infused with locally sourced products create a niche unlike any other,” she adds. If the local patrons have anything to add to this opinion, it’s that the talented kitchen crew is constantly improving and creating new ideas and flavors - and they’re loving it.
    “We are family-run and family-operated, and we’re dedicated to serving others! ‘Non Nobis Solum Nati Sumus’ (‘Not for alone ourselves we are born’), is our motto.”


    From the crew of Hungry Coyote, we look forward to meeting and serving you soon! Mahalo.”

  • Brunch Offered! Coming soon… on days when we are not catering special events. Call 1st!



    MOLLETES: Toasted Roll w Bean Puree, Two Eggs & Cheese Blend

    BREAKFAST BURRITO: Scrambled Eggs, Bean Puree & Cheese Blend

    CHILAQUILLES: Corn Tortillas with Scrambled Eggs & Cheese Blend

    HUEVOS RANCHEROS: Crispy Tortillas, Bean Puree, Two Eggs & Cheese Blend

    Omlette: Veggies & Cheese

    All Brunch Items come with Chef’s Homemade Mild Chile Salsa’s and Fresh Fruit