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El Coyote Tex-Mex Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern, American
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7404 State Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230-2159 (Five Mile Road)
+1 513-232-5757
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Alexandria, Kentucky
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203 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what a great meal. We both had the smaller filet mignon and they were perfect. Cooked just right and very tasty. Their house salad is delicious nice and crisp and cold with a chilled bowl. I had the mushrooms and my guest had a huge loaded baked potato. The steaks come with fried crispy onion straws that were very... More 

Thank debrandes
Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little surprised in a good way that we didn't have to wait for a table. Normally the place is packed ( we did get here at 5:30 ) so we may have beat the rush. I will keep it simple Service was fine Chips and Salsa/ one basket of chips were stale. I ordered a beef Chimichanga... More 

Thank Margie S
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tonight our family went to El Coyote for a birthday celebration. After spending approximately four hundred dollars we sang happy birthday to my son with his nieces and nephews surrounding him. An older management woman came over to tell him to have the children stay in their seats. There were only two tables of people near us and both of... More 

Thank Anita M
cincinnati, ohio
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Coyote is a staple in my life. I go frequently with family and or friends. There simply is not another restaurant that's comparable. The margarita s are fabulous. My favorite is a half and half. The food is always wonderful weather you wish for Mexican or something as simple as pork chops or a steak. The side dishes are... More 

Thank ukpassion
Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

El Coyote is hard to pin down. It is probably the best Tex-Mex in Cincinnati, but let's face it there is not a lot of competition here in that space. All the same, it is quality and reliable Tex-Mex. I think the thing that surprises a lot of people is the quality of the steaks. I had the Prime Rib... More 

Thank mikethomas631
Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I have been here several times before but we went there with my wife's family for her daughter's birthday. They all came down from Dayton so they had never been before and they were all very impressed. I've taken my wife there once before and their pork chops have become her new "usual". I went with my usual, the empanadas... More 

Thank jeb6294
Moore, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Went to eat at El Coyote because we were told we "had to" eat there--the best place in Cincinnati to eat Tex-Mex food. Food was only fair and the price was a little inflated. Waitress only returned to our table to bring us the check. I've eaten a lot of Tex-Mex food that was better.

Thank Jim O
Cincinnati, Ohio
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383 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The food is always great at El Coyote. Unfortunately, the service can be very hit or miss. This time the service was good. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Everything came out timely and correct. I had the Shredded Pork Chimichanga for the first time and I would definitely get it again.

Thank KFCincy26
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Years ago this was by far our "can't miss" restaurant for the perfect family food experience. Everyone was always happy with the offerings. There was a time when, I believe one of their top chefs left...the quality/tase of the food suffered for a time, and we stopped going for the most part. Last year my wife and I drove by... More 

Thank Mike A
Cincinnati, Ohio
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Don't know why but haven't been here in years. I can see this becoming one of our favorites. Love their half frozen margaritas. The open face Prime Rib and mashed potatoes were sinfully good. I opted for a salad but wished I'd had one of their dinners. Appreciated the free chips and salsa. Enjoyed outdoor dining area. Service was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7404 State Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230-2159
    (Five Mile Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-232-5757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?