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El Coyote

4.4
513 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
Perfect For:
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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Neighborhood
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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 513 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service good food!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always great service and great food! I have been coming to this location all my life and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend the pork chops!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Good food. Great atmosphere. I’m glad you can make reservations again. Love the outside, when it’s nice out. The reason we haven’t come was because I didn’t want to hang in the bar area with the kids. Now they are grown and loved it.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Ordered the porterhouse steak. Was not cooked correctly & the server was a bit rude about the fact that I brought it to her attention. They removed it from my bill but it ruined the meal with my date.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We loved the food! The table next to us was VERY noisy and the server was a bit rude and stand-offish.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food and fun! Loved it!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Amazing service and food was great as always.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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...

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and awesome service. Cant wait to go back

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5.0Dined 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...

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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! 👍

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

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

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