We spent the holidays biking in and around Destin, Florida. On our way out along the bike path on 30A, my keen-eyed partner spotted a chalkboard with “Create Your Own Burritos!” on it. He immediately knew that we had to stop at The Seagrove Coyote on our way back.
We walked into the restaurant, grabbed a pencil, and filled out our individual orders on a “dog tag”. First you can pick if you want a burrito, taco, quesadilla, or nachos. As a healthy alternative, they offer a sprouted grain flourless tortilla for an extra $1.50. For fillings, you can choose “no meat” and move on to the giant list of ingredients including black beans, rice, cheese, mushrooms, red salsa, cilantro and a lot more. It was refreshing to be able to control the ingredients in my meal and have no misunderstanding that I didn’t want any meat at all. When you’re done picking out your options, you hand in your ticket at the register and sit back and wait…
The restaurant was a little crowded when we got there so we had to wait a rather long time for our order to come out. Our server was beyond apologetic and very nice to us while we waited. It was no problem because while we were waiting we were able to partake in the ample beer cooler and salsa bar. (It was also nice to warm up after spending most of the day battling the wind and cold on our bikes.)
As each made to order plate was ready, it was brought to our table. We weren’t shy about digging in because at the point our order arrived we were truly starving.
The wait was worth it, though. The burrito was piping hot, smothered in a delicious sauce and filled with fresh ingredients. And, best of all, each burrito was humongous.
The Seagrove Coyote is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. Cyclists won’t have to worry, there are plenty of bike racks out front. If there is a crowd, expect to wait a bit for your food. But, if you’re on vacation, you shouldn’t be in a hurry anyways, right? It was the perfect meal to get back on the bikes and make it home in time for a beautiful sunset.
The Seagrove Coyote
4281 ECO 30-A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459