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7404 State Road
Cincinnati, OH 45230
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El Coyote Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Five Mile Road
A word from El Coyote
El Coyote has been family owned and operated for over 28 years in Cincinnati. We serve the region's best margaritas, steaks, chops, and Tex-Mex food. Come join us and bring your family and friends.
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Diners' Choice Winner
We had a large group and most
really liked their food. I ordered the pork enchilada and it was very salty. I don't know if it was the pork or the sauce. I ordered some sour cream to make it palatable. The margaritas were 1/2 price and very tasty. Our server was very nice and attentive."
Dined on 3/3/2014
Wife and I went on a Thursday
evening and were seated immediately. Kinda wanted to sit in the bar a little but what the heck. The reason for traveling to the "other side of the world" was my wife's birthday and it's one of the few places we know of that serves steaks Pittsburgh style. I had the Halibut Yucatan, "Grilled with spicy Cajun seasoning with sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers on a bed of tex mex rice." My mouth is watering as I type. As for the margaritas, well they get the wife's seal of approval. I highly recommend El Coyote in Anderson Township."
Dined on 2/20/2014
My wife bought a CincySaver for El
Coyote, so we could try a new place for dinner. Based on the online menu's prices, I expected a more formal setting. Instead, it was like taking a time machine back to the 70's. The decor was very "Old West" and the cigarette machine in the vestibule was a turn off. Overall, the food was good (if very overpriced) and the service was friendly, but we don't plan to return. This was at the State Road location."
Dined on 2/26/2014
Took my girlfriend here for our
first Valentine's dinner. The food was outstanding and the waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend this neighborhood staple!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
We've eaten up front other times,
and atmosphere was very good. This visit, we were stuck in the back room just before 3 long tables of older people arrived about 5:30 pm. Front room was not busy, but we had waits to order, to pay and between. People arriving in bunches were disruptive, greeting others and deciding where to sit. Servers insisted they fill tables 1-by-1 rather than where they wanted, which made them unhappy. One female server in particular, loudly shuffled back and forth dozens of times, not really doing much except watching other people set tables. Her shoes and clunky walking was loud, and very annoying, because she wasn't actually doing anything. Next visit we will ask to sit anywhere but the back room."
Dined on 1/22/2014
It is the best restaurant in
Anderson Township and offers a very good selection including the best Mexican and very good steaks and ribs."
Dined on 1/4/2014
This restaurant is the best on the
planet. Make sure you order their mash potatoes, have some margaritas and indulge in their awesome salsa!"
Dined on 1/29/2014
Luckily, we had made a reservation
as there were quite a few people waiting to be seated. We arrived 6 or 7 minutes early and after a quick check to make sure our table was ready, we were seated. Our server was quick to appear and take our order for soft drinks while we looked over the menu. She was very attentive throughout the entire meal - clearing dishes, letting us know that the entrees would be coming out very shortly, checking to make sure we were satisfied with everything... She showed up at just the right times and just the right number of times. She had a very nice personality (I wish I could remember her name) and added to the experience. Steaks were prepared as ordered and very good."
Dined on 1/11/2014
We go for the great food and
excellent service. It is important to make a reservation, as they do get very busy -especially soon after they send out their coupons...but btw, it's worth going without a coupon."
Dined on 12/11/2013
We have been there several times
this is our first bad experience there was 4 of us I reserved a table I don't like having dinner in the bar area too loud, and the table was too small. Our food was not hot overall it was not a good night!!"
Dined on 1/11/2014
The food, service and pricing were
outstanding. The entire experience was delightful and we will return again and soon."
Dined on 1/3/2014
For our out of town guests - El
Coyote is a Cincinnati favorite and a must do, every time. Their menu has something for everyone and everyone left happy!"
Dined on 12/28/2013
El Coyote is superb. I always
enjoy coming to this restaurant whenever in the greater Cincy area"
Dined on 12/26/2013
We always go early before the
rush, so it's quieter than later on a Saturday night when the place is packed. The food was really good, the portions are generous and our server, Luke, was great. This is a regular spot for us and our favorite place for chicken fajitas. I highly recommend them!"
Dined on 12/28/2013
Haven't been there for some time,
but experience was great. Friends in party had not been there before, and enjoyed food, service, and overall experience. Will go there again, hopefully soon."
Dined on 12/17/2013
The El Coyote is my favorite
restaurant in Cincinnati. My husband and I have been going there for years. There's nowhere you can get a better margaritta ! It's the best! The food is great! Consistently great! Never had a bad meal there. Huge portions! Always enough to take some home for lunch the next day. Service has always been great! I couldn"t think of a negative thing to say about the place . Wouldn't change a thing."
Dined on 11/30/2013
The Food was luke warm and the
service was just okay. The server had his head in the cloud and was not really in to serving that night it seemed. He was more concerned with what else was going on in the restaurant. We have had better. The restaurant was not busy which had me a little concerned. They crammed a large party at a small table which made for some un-comfortableness but we dealt with it. I would recommend them only because I know they do have good food, we have had plenty of good meals there. I am hoping this was just an off night."
Dined on 11/10/2013
The title is somewhat of an inside
joke. I love pork chops and I know where to go in Cincinnati to get the good ones. So when my friends ask me what is good on the menu, they already know what my answer is likely to be. At any rate, I love El Coyote's pork chop and it is arguably the best in this area. I also like the fact that they have added combinations to their menu. So, now I can get their delicious 9 oz. chop and add my other favorite dish which is their stuffed chili relleno. You can also add a chimichanga, stuffed bell peppers, shrimp and a few other things, I believe. The service is always top notch and the bartenders are generous. This is definitely one of my families favorite places to dine. You won't be disappointed."
Dined on 11/9/2013
Wish they wouldn't call themselves
"El Coyote" because it makes people think of the wonderful restaurant by that name in Anderson Township. This restaurant has a very significantly smaller menu, and the food wasn't as good. My chicken wings were undercooked, but I was afraid to send them back because my friend had to request silverware 3 times before getting it, so I was afraid I'd never see those wings again."
Dined on 11/7/2013
Very good food and service...just
a bit too noisy for a dinner conversation to happen."
Dined on 10/23/2013
Everything was fantastic....food,
service ....our favorite"
Dined on 11/2/2013
I have been to El Coyote many
times with my wife and when we were dating, Great food, fair pricing and excellent service!"
Dined on 10/14/2013
The stuffed avocados were
delicious! They might be a little spicy for some, but REALLY good!! The service was great, friendly and fast! Our waitress even introduced me to what may now be my favorite drink, called Angry Balls. It's hard cider and cinnamon whiskey. The dinner was good. I had the tilapia, my husband had the pork chop. The tilapia was good, but the pork chops were nice and juicy! The chocolate lave cake is to die for! Perfect for chocolate lovers! They have a dinner special option for the Broadway series at the Aronoff. You can get an appetizer, two dinners and dessert for $39.99. Very worth it! Overall, it was a great experience, and I will definitely be back for the avocados!"
Dined on 10/5/2013
It's been some time since we have
been to El Coyote. Our previous vist, we were disappointed with the mashed potatoes as it seemed they weren't making the special homemade ones. This time though we all AGREED THE POTATOES ARE BACK. YEA!"
Dined on 10/5/2013
Not a Mexican food lover, but I do
love a great steak and the Anderson El Coyote can make a great steak cooked to order. Had the Filet and it was buttery smooth. The salsa and chips you receive for free are, in my opinion , the absolute best in the city. Our waitress was fantastic and the service was great."
Dined on 9/30/2013
Great time, great food. Always
enjoy this place. Special treat!"
Dined on 9/29/2013
We love bring out of town guest to
our local favorite resturant!"
Dined on 9/19/2013
We have been coming here for a
long time. El Coyote is a chain, but this location is superior to others I have visited. I like their Tex-Mex, my husband comes for the steak. The steak is generously portioned and high quality, but not cheap. Good house salads and side choices, excellent frozen margaritas. They serve chips and house made salsa that are good, too. Nice ambiance and comfortable bar, service is reliably high quality. Not an inexpensive night out with margaritas and steaks, but one of those places where you feel your money was well spent, rather than spending a lot and feeling like what you got for it was run of the mill."
Dined on 9/13/2013
As always the food is fantastic,
especially the steaks and pork chops."
Dined on 9/8/2013
We chose this destination for a
birthday celebration. Food did not come out as ordered and my child was served raw chicken fingers. After pointing this out, they didn't even take it off our bill. Highly disappointed and wish we would have chosen another restaurant to celebrate at."
Dined on 8/3/2013
Always enjoy El Coyote whenever I
am in the greater Cincinnati area"
Dined on 7/27/2013
The restaurant did not have our
reservation noted when we arrived. Once seated, it took over 5 minutes for someone to notice we were there. The food was not good. That was agreed upon by everyone in the group."
Dined on 7/21/2013
The service was great, the food
was even better... loved it all especially the pork chops!"
Dined on 7/21/2013
The tortilla chips seemed like
they had been poured from a store-bought bag and heated up. The kids queasadilla had so much cheese that the oils had saturated the tortilla. The queso dip wasn't bad but we were pretty sure it was just some Velveeta and jalepenos. The dining booths were cramped and the service was a bit slow. Not a place we will be returning to. I'm still confused how this place got Open Table top picks in 2011 and 2012."
Dined on 7/15/2013
We returned to El Coyote after
many years away. The food overall was good, however the service was much slower than I remember. The server cleared our plates after dinner and then disappeared. it was a good 15 minutes before we saw him again. The décor of the restaurant is also starting to show its wear after all these years. Food was still worth the trip though."
Dined on 7/14/2013
Very surprised and excited that a
local tex mex joint would have a gluten free menu. My wife was ecstatic and it made our trip worth it. Food was good and decently priced. Kids meals were reasonable unless they wanted a drink which added $2.29. Portions were generous all the way around. We liked it and would go back if in the area."
Dined on 7/13/2013
Group of seven selected various
menu items and all but one was fabulous. Our reservation was 5:45 and restaurant was not crowded but began to fill about 7:00. Our waitress was very good and the food came to the table hot. Like many other restaurants prices are going up on food and adult beverages seemed a little high. Overall this is a good place to get good food, especially steak."
Dined on 7/7/2013
The food is always great at El
Coyote, but what really made our night was the Service! Lesa was excellent and made our dinner top notch. She was always on top of service with a great personality to match! I highly recommend if you dine in the bar, ask for her & you will not be disappointed!! Thank you for a wonderful experience Lesa!!"
Dined on 6/18/2013
The coupon rules are much stricter
than other similar establishments. If there is a special night listing like 1/2 off margaritas you cant use the coupon"
Dined on 6/18/2013
They set us at a booth .. Knowing
we wanted a chair to be able to strap our 22 month old in .. She wouldn't sit still .( so we couldn't enjoy it as much as we would have liked ) .. Other then that the food was amazing the waitress was awesome ... Will definitely come again ... But will want a table so we can put her in a high chair"
Dined on 6/16/2013
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