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El Picante

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903 Loveland Madeira Rd, Loveland, OH 45140-2701
513-677-6209
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent and affordable

Being from Chicago and an avid fan of Mexican food I consider myself somewhat of an expert. People of Loveland have a gem here. I ordered the fajitas jalisco and was not disappointed. Steak, chicken, and shrimp were in abundance. Not to mention an additional plate of rice, beans, guacamole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
schleyrib
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Algonquin, Illinois
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Algonquin, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Being from Chicago and an avid fan of Mexican food I consider myself somewhat of an expert. People of Loveland have a gem here. I ordered the fajitas jalisco and was not disappointed. Steak, chicken, and shrimp were in abundance. Not to mention an additional plate of rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. This all after the free chips.... More 

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Loveland Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been dining there for lunch since it opened and used the $4.00 off coupon all that time for Lunches. All of a sudden we can't use the coupon any more. Was Sup ?????

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Loveland, Ohio
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is your mid-West, inexpensive, neighborhood Mexican joint. The People who work there are great and most seem to be from Mexico. Unfortunately however, chicken/pork/steak dishes are ALWAYS very overcooked. Margaritas are cheap (but not made with fresh lime juice). We have found a few dishes on the menu that are great - the Seafood Molcajete is excellent. I just... More 

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Cincinnati
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After some decent mexican food I paid my 25 dollar bill with a $100 when I was Givin my chance back the women shorted me a 20 and surprisingly all of a sudden no one in the restaurant spoke English good thing I speak Spanish if you wanna be screwed over and shorted on money when you pay in cash... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
558 helpful votes 558 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Cute little place for Mexican food! Cold Draft beer, great menu, great salsa and chips! Priced moderately. We had really nice service, very prompt and catered to our needs. Table of 10 and the employees did a great job keeping up with us. Restaurant was super busy and they still were spot on! Very Nice!

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Loveland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been coming here for years and always enjoy the food, drinks, and friendly staff. I also enjoy that you can customize dishes as long as they're not too crazy of a request. For example, I have asked for chimichanga with added chorizo or enchilada with a fried egg on top. No problemo!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

So you think good Mexican food must cost a fortune or can not have a coupon in your Reach magazine. You are so wrong. So very, very wrong! The food here is priced on par with that place that is open til 2 am and now serves breakfast. You feel compelled to tip over 20% because the quality and service... More 

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Loveland, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Fast and friendly service. Food is good. Prices are reasonable. Family friendly. Good for groups. Can eat outside or inside. Probably the best place to eat in Loveland.

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cincinnati,ohio
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have to say My husband and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant! From as soon as you walk in the door they treat you well! Very friendly staff, excellent service, and reasonable prices! And if that weren't enought they have coupons all the time in Reach magizine as well as the loveland flyer.. The food is ample served quickly... More 

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Loveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

El picante is an excellent restaurant. The food is good. The service is good. The burrito barzon is my personal favorite

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 903 Loveland Madeira Rd, Loveland, OH 45140-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Loveland
  • Phone Number: 513-677-6209

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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