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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

3.8

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Casual (12)
Comfort Food (11)
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Neighborhood Gem (10)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
People Watching (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

Unfortunately for a 5:30 PM evening meal, the restaurant was packed. Service was marginal, two of six meals were burnt , and it wasn’t the best experience. Normally the food and service were above average. We will be back again to be Sure it wasn’t just a bad evening.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

This is my favorite local place to eat for special nights like date night. The 1/2 & 1/2 Margaritas are my wife's choice every time we go. I had the steak my wife had the seafood enchiladas. Both were outstanding. The side items were great. I love the loaded mash potatoes. The service was quick, friendly and very personal. Our waitress must really enjoy helping people.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The steaks and chops and ribs combo were excellent, as well as the mashed potatoes! Not to mention the best margaritas I have had in a long while.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We hadn’t been in a long time and I’m glad we returned! The food was outstanding. I’m glad we had a reservation because the restaurant was packed at 5:15 on a Saturday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was outstanding! Service was spot on. Our waiter was fun and knowledgeable. He made great suggestions and was very attentive. Highly recommend especially for a group outing or a nice quiet meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Love el Coyote and happy it is in my neighborhood. The margaritas are the best and the service is great. The food is yummy especially the steaks and quesadillas. I wish the chips were less salty. Their salsa is addicting. I recommend this place for any occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This gathering was for a friends Birthday.
Our server was very good, foods were very good and tasty 😋 I brought half home!
Service was good-- course we were there on a Sunday night so not too busy!
Will return!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

El Coyote never fails to deliver a delicious meal and lively atmosphere. The food was served quickly and the server was on his toes the whole evening. Really enjoyed the whole experience.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great dinner!
Great waitress!
Great ambience!
We celebrated my daughters birthday and had a wonderful time!
The food was outstanding and the portions were HUGE!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always get great food Brave Heart steaks as good as Jeff Ruby's Wonderful service. Always try to get Tiffany she is great.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was very good. I got the black bean salad. The service was good and it was a fun place to get together with friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Menu has so many great options and the portions are huge.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 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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 (Birmingham)·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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vip
 (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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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·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 September 30, 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 14, 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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vip
 (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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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Indiana)·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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 (Detroit)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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