Wordless Wednesday: Atole y Coyotas

Last night I ate dinner at Merendera Las Lupitas, one of our favorite spots to eat in Mexico City. My favorite part was what came at the end of the meal: an atole and coyotas, which are a traditional dessert that originated in Sonora. They’re usually made with masa harina de trigo and stuffed with piloncillo. The coyotas at Las Lupitas are the best I’ve ever had. I’ll see if I can’t get my hands on a recipe to share with you soon. For more on atoles, check out my recipe for champurrado, an atole made with chocolate. And if you’re visiting Mexico City, you can find Las Lupitas right off of the Plaza Santa Catarina in the Coyoacán neighborhood.

  • What’s your favorite kind of atole? Have you ever had coyotas?


  1. Nelda Rojas says

    I ate a coyota last friday for the first time! A friend came back from Caborca, Sonora and stayed at my apartment for a few days. We ate coyotas and frijoles puercos from Culiacan, Sinaloa everyday haha delicious!

    • says

      I love coyotas, Nelda! I love them so much that I need to figure out how to make them. And frijoles puercos, too, que rico! I have a great recipe for those I’ll be posting in January.

  2. says

    Hi, I’m from Sonora, I’ll see if my mom has a good recipe for Coyotas.

    You should definitely come visit Sonora and see how they make them in a wood oven.

    Plus we have beautiful beaches, so many great places you can visit.


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