El Coyote

4.4
539 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Southwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 232-5757
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Five Mile Road
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
What 539 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CB
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was superb! Mashed potatoes are great! Waitress was fantastic!

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PL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our meal was very good, but the tortilla chips were stale

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SL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Food is great. When we get s chance to escape from the kids this is where we go!

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VP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

The restaurant was tacky, noisy and as unattractive as it was 30 years ago. We will not be returning. The server was terrific. I feel sorry for her having to work in such a place.

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P
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No matter what you order, you are going to be delighted = delicious & great portions! Service is great!

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JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came to celebrate a birthday and very disappointed that nothing was offered - no singing, no free dessert.
Probably the only restaurant that offers nothing, and we had to pick it. Bottom, line not the place to go to celebrate a birthday if you like being feted by the staff.

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CG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly service. The pork chop never disappoints!

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Waitress seemed burdened. Food was good, but not worth the price. Will not be returning.

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C
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Salsa was too hot for our taste. Mixed it with cheese and was better. Had the steak fajita and was very good, had a 2 for 1 coupon. Service was excellent. Not sure of their idea on pricing of margeritas. $7 for a small glass is not bad, but larger amounts get very expensive. Not sure we will go too often unless we see coupons.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent and always consistently good. Been eating here for over 15 years.

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CF
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

El Coyote is my favorite restaurant. The food is amazing - especially the pork chop and mashed potatoes, but I have honestly never had a bad dish there. This trip we had a newer server and she seemed a bit overwhelmed with tables, but she tried very hard to please us and was very friendly. The restaurant was a bit hot, and the tables a bit close together, but doesn't change my opinion that it's the best!

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M
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great promotion ‘

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JW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time there. Very broad menu, lots of choices. Tables very close together, booth would have been preferred. Noisy with the tables so close together.
Service was very good. Would not recommend if looking for a quiet night out.

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G
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfectly prepared. Service was solid. The mud pie was delicious

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DB
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous dining experience. The food and service are always spot on.

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PW
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We truly enjoyed our meal and our waitress was outstanding!

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O
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our favorite restaurants! We drove 40 minutes to have dinner here and we live in Mason where we have a ton of restaurants to choose from. It is always worth the trip!!!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

filet mignon was great best steaks I’ve ever had

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k
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my families favorite restaurant. Great filets and margaritas.

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CL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

with reservations we were put into a small corner booth, I even mentioned to the host do we look like little people, no response. the server seemed to be in a rush with everything.
the entres came while we were still eating our salads and we no room to move anything while the server stood holding the dinner plate, very awkward. asked for a box right away did not happen. my wife ordered the yucatan halibut way to spicy, covered up the taste of the fish.

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y
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server Grayson did a great job!
Restaurant was busy since it was 1/2 price Margaritas night!
Our foods were delicious and drinks very tasty!

Thank you-- good job!

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f
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. We were seated in a quiet section of the restaurant. Our server, Grayson, was excellent. Next time we intend to ask for her. She anticipated our every need.

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RE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Tables too close, people celebrating a birthday and it was so loud no one at our table could hear each other. Please let your servers know not to reach across the table over people's food.

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B
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always delicious food and drinks at reasonable prices

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c
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, just didn't appreciate being leaked on from a rainstorm during dinner. Among the 4 of us, I had the lucky spot of sitting under a leaky roof. I did love the pork chop dinner, the mac & cheese and the applesauce.

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B
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Vegetarians beware. Not much here as they cook all their beans in beef stock. Even the rice is cooked in chicken stock.

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LC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The margaritas are the best around! Salsa reminds me of we we get in Mexico! Yum!

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y
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server Jeff, is the BEST!
He seems to enjoy his job,
Is very polite and attentive!
I like sitting in the Back Bar area and he usually works this area!
He's great!!

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PK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

We had not been to El Coyote in 20-25 years, and my wife wanted to go there for her birthday. The only things that have changed in all that time are the prices. Ouch! Very overpriced. Food was over cooked. The place was crowded but the service was prompt and attentive. It'll be another 20 years before we go back. Maybe by then they will clean up the place and find a place for storage besides the corridors.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good. Homemade chips salsa and guacamole. Steak and fish delicious.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Food has changed for the worse over the years. Queso is lumpy/flowery, Ordered our normal pork fajitas, they brought steak out an told us that is their new pork. The bbq sauce was always he best in the months past it now seems to be store bought.

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GH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were great, booth the four of us were seated at was on the small side and had a very bad wobble that was very annoying.

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K
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place. It's our favorite restaurant overall.

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We arrived at the time of our reservation and were promptly seated. The waiter was very attentive. The 4 of us had different meals from the menu. 2 of us enjoyed our meal but the other 2 didn't.

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AJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spring Break week for my 7 year old and my 3 year old. They both love steak and we thought it would be fun to take them to somewhere new and they loved it!

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E
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent dining experience. Delicious food with great service. The filet was amazing!!

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service good food!!

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DB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service from the second we walked in the door to the second we left. Fabulous margaritas and great food! Highly recommend the steaks!

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n
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful place, great food ! wonderful service ! Hate your parking lot ! Too steep !

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k
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Food always great service could not ask for better. Even when they are real busy.

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