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About 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.

7404 State Road
Cincinnati, OH 45230
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Five Mile Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 232-5757

Website:
http://www.elcoyotecincy.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

El Coyote Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

3.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (7)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Spicy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and great service. It was unusually loud due to a large party seated nearby - likely a holiday celebration, so understandable...

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Was a good experience. Food was great service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Really good food. I️ ordered the steak fajitas and it was extremely good. The 3 with me ordered filet migon and they all said it was extremely good and the meal was reasonably priced for what we ordered. Will go back the next time I️m in there area.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and awesome service. Cant wait to go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always great except this time. A new waitress i guess. She spilled my wine when taking it off the tray. We ordered macaroni that never came but was still on the bill. Nose rings & low cut shirts are trashy so I wouldnt expect someone who has one to be working at a place like this...

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

El Coyote has always been a favorite of mine, especially their steaks. I moved from Cincinnati and had not been there in several years. I was very excited to be in town and have my favorite meal at El Coyote with my daughter. I was surprised that the price of my favorite steak (petite filet) had grown considerably! I shrugged it off because I knew I wouldn't be back to El Coyote for a long while. Furthermore, although the food and service was excellent there was a long table of guests eating right next to our table that was extremely loud and obnoxious. It was very stressful and really affected my dinner with my daughter. We couldn't believe the restaurant did not say anything to the guests for the loud voices. I was extremely disappointed. If you are planning a romantic dinner at El Coyote, I would consider going somewhere else.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We love El Coyote! We’ve been going there for years and have never had a bad meal or a bad experience of any kind. We’ll be going back soon! 👍

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

This is my favorite place to go for steak. Always great food.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was really bad. Too salty, large flavorless portions. We won't returning.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is a go-to location for birthday's, etc. I have had good and not so good experiences. This was one of the best. We were there Sunday, October 8th at around 5:30. Our waiter was outstanding, the best I have had in years. You should be proud to have such an attentive waiter in your employment.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great atmosphere & the service was excellent. A little pricey but overall a good choice.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

More of a casual dining would not recommend for a special occasion. Food good but I feel overly priced. Service I had was good she did want was needed but did not go out of her way to make sure service was excellent.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I haven't been there since 2005 and wasn't impressed. The waiter was not attentive for drinks or issues with our food. The guacamole was oily and gross. I could not eat my rice because I am allergic to peppers and it was not listed that way on the menu. Because the waiter didn't come back soon enough, he didn't ask if I wanted something else until we were finished with our meal. I wish it would have been a better experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is our 2nd visit and we returned because our first experience was so positive. Very disappointed in food, services, and atmosphere on this 2nd visit. Food quantity was great, but there was no flavor. We ended up throwing leftovers out in the dumpster even before we left the parking lot. They did honor the reservation and we were seated promptly; service we friendly but slow. So sad that our experience this time was so different from the first time; We probably won't be back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This is our neighborhood grill - love the menu and the ambiance! We go every week!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Consistent, tasty food. I'll get the carne aside next time instead of the shrimp fajitas.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great steaks and menu has adequate variety. Our waitress was very good and food was served timely.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Disappointed. Medium steak was charred on the outside. Potato skins not flavorful. Sautéed mushrooms not seasoned. Not as good as it once was. Didn't complain, that's what's good about democracy, I choose not to go there again. Positive side was our waitress was excellent.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

I think the drinks were overpriced, for the size, & my tilapia was dry.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Carne asada was excellent. Love the newer (I think) chips and salsa, but why serve salsa in a flimsy disposable plastic bowl. Get real salsa bowl. Also should use proper glasses for excellent margaritas.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Bring your appetite to enjoy the ample portions.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Hadn't eaten there since their Northern Kentucky location closed several years ago. Saw their sign and made reservations at Ohio location. The food was exactly as expected..SUPERB! Steak and chops the best we've ever had. Side items are delicious. El Coyotes tradition lives on.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Excellent food, good atmosphere on the patio. Very good service and hospitality

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We love the food at El Coyote's. It's so tasty. The only thing I missed from previous visits is the fresh shredded cheddar on their salads. They use precut bag cheese now which is a disappointment. Other than that, our meal was perfect. The booths are not comfortable. The booths are very tight if you're a normal sized adult and the high backs of the booths are very straight and uncomfortable. We wound up moving to a table to be more comfortable with our party of 4. If they remodeled the booths, I would give them a 5 star for everything!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was good enjoyed the pork chop dinner and stuffed seafood enchiladas. Very good.
I wish they had cushions in the wood bench booths. Booths are not comfortable. They do have chairs and tables in the back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

I love this place. It was super busy and really warm though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Disappointed we made reservations on open table requesting the patio and when we got there we were told they can't reserve a patio table from open table. Why Not? You knew when we were coming. What good is it to plan ahead?! And at 8:45 in the evening!

Tags: Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Would have gotten all 5 stars but the staff forgot my wife's salad. They did take it off the meal and put it in a Togo box.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Service was outstanding but food was HORRIBLE! Ordered a 12oz strip, Med rare and it came well done. Sides were cold. Only good part about the food was the salad and my coke! If I'm ordering a $30 steak!! You better cook it as ordered! Will never come back! Its the third time I've had this happen.
3 strikes you're out!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great place with a great tradition of excellent food, unique building, and great service. If I had to give some constructive criticism I would say the menu could use an update with more modern dishes.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Our food was hot and tasty and our waitress was very attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Haven't been there in a long time but it seemed to me that the food quality has gone downhill and at least some of the items are over-priced. Our server was great --very attentive despite there being a big crowd. I think patron's best bet is to stick to Mexican and Tex Mex offerings

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Love this restaurant, service is always good and great food and drinks

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 26, 2017

We had always had a great experience at El Coyote in the past, but this last time was disappointing.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Last time we were there was for my boyfriend's birthday last weekend. We drive all the way from Dayton, Ohio to come here. This is one of our favorite restaurants of all time. Flavor explodes in your mouth in every bite. No matter what we've ordered, it has been downright delicious. Steaks are HUGE. I recommend El Coyote to everyone that will listen. Cincy's hidden treasure!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Still one of my go-to favorites to visit a few times every year. Always have the sour cream enchiladas. Excellent salsa. Others in our group had salmon, pork chops and another enchilada dinner. While known for their sides, the last few times the mashed potatoes just were not as good as they used to be. Our server was great. Will definitely dine there again.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Our group came in at 9:00 and our server was great. No grumbles of our late arrival and continued to joke with us. I e been a server and I know how I felt when I got stuck with the last table. He was professional the whole time!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Always excellent Tex-Mex food, good atmosphere at a reasonable price

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 5, 2017

The four of us love this restaurant. The service was excellent, and so is the food. The Yucatan Chicken is the best. Portions are large enough that we took half home and had a second meal. The cheeseburger was excellent as well. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I come here alot, great food, great price compared to the places that make you buy vegetables separate.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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