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El Picante

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903 Loveland Madeira Rd, Loveland, OH 45140-2701
513-677-6209
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
Friendliest Mexican Restaurant Around

We are regulars using the $6-off coupons they frequently include in local advertising. Food is consistently good, with a wide variety including seafood and steak-based entrees. Seasonal seating on outdoor patio. Very friendly and efficient waiters who love to hear patrons practice their Espanol... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
lastmate
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Cincinnati
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Cincinnati
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We are regulars using the $6-off coupons they frequently include in local advertising. Food is consistently good, with a wide variety including seafood and steak-based entrees. Seasonal seating on outdoor patio. Very friendly and efficient waiters who love to hear patrons practice their Espanol. Mexican and American draft beers by the mug or pitcher. Warm chips and salsa take the... More 

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Thank lastmate
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I rate El Picante on the upper end of the "typical Mexican joint". It's better than average, but it's not the top tier either. That being said I do eat here all the time because it's good for the money and you know what you're getting.

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Thank Brook P
Milford, OH
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254 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I joined a group of friends to eat here, for the first time, on a Monday night. It happened to be Margarita Monday so we got the "small" Margarita for ONLY $2!! We were able to have several at this price! Since I don't eat meat or dairy, there was little (as usual) for me to choose from, but I... More 

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Thank cmchristensen
Cincinnati
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a great place to kick back and unwind on their outside porch. The prices are better than most Mexican restaurants and the service is always friendly & fast. We have eaten there 5 times, and the waiter already brings us our drinks along with the menus (Diet Pepsi and a tall Bud Light). He even knows "our usual"... More 

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Thank Christi D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Food here is really good. Service is great and food comes out fast. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Very busy on a Friday night.

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Thank NicholeMet
Maineville, Ohio
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for the family or with friends. The specials are always priced well and taste great. There is a nice drink selection and they run some nice happy hour specials.

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Thank adamc1097
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

El Picante has good food, good atmosphere and great margaritas, if you like them on the rocks! It's a great price too. Monday's are $2 margaritas. It's a great deal every day of the week on food too. Very inexpensive and good too.

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Thank Lovelandmom_12
Cincinnati, OH
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

As opposed to many mexican chains and independents that serve americanized mexican food, El Picante does retain some of the original sabor of their country. The grilled meats are truly grilled, the salsa is made on site (or tastes like it), the veggies are always fresh and the portions are very satisfying. I don't particularly care for the style of... More 

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Thank wine_bunny
cincinnati
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I love El Picante! Great food, great service. Everybody is always very polite and attentive. I really enjoy their taco salad and the burritos. You won't leave hungry.

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Thank mod1
Cincinnati
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

GET THE SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS!! $7.50 Easily worth $15, friendly fast, hot, great salsa/chips, absolutley best beans anywhere, want chicken instead of beef,Monday $2 Margaritas - 16oz.! Loveland or Wards Corner, sincere attentive waiters/waitress, I like these guys

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?