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El Picante

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903 Loveland Madeira Rd, Loveland, OH 45140-2701
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a wonderful Mexican restaurant on Loveland Madeira Road in Loveland Ohio. It is authentic we cooked by Mexicans. They have a very large menu. Ordered there many times a month. Never had a bad meal. Offers outside seating and great drinks full bar. Great for medium size gatherings. Will accommodate for moving tables for larger groups. Great for birthday... More 

Thank Jolene S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

One of our party had the soft tacos with beef and said there was no taco seasoning taste to his meal. He wasn't happy. I tried a new dish and it was one I'll get again. Chicken espanica or something close to that. Chicken and spinach with rice and a salad of lettuce and tomato. No beans, which I wouldn't... More 

Thank stumpierose
Loveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Love this place.... It is our go-to for fast delicious Mexican food. Huge menu. Fun and friendly atmosphere. Our favorites are the chimichangas, burritos and carne asada. Delicioso!

Thank CTkacz67
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My go to place for Mexican. Always served a lot of food. And fast. Servers are real nice and helpful. I have been going to El Picante for years, never a bad meal. And two locations in Loveland. Yum !

Thank Normalee5
Loveland Park, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Service is always good here,they hustle. Decent to quite good Hispanic food depending on dish. Fair prices.some outdoor seating. Very small waiting area. We dine there at lest 6 times a year.

Thank Michael G
Loveland, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

From the minute you walk in the door, until you pay your bill and leave, every employee of this establishment makes you feel as if you are part of their big happy family. Food is good and prices are great, what more could you ask for - Oh Yeah, cleanliness - It is one of the cleanest restaurants that I... More 

Thank Katestravels12
Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This was lunch with a friend and the food and service was excellent. There seems to be some migration of the "best" Mexican food in the Mainville area and this seems to be it at the moment. I hope they will keep their quality and service this high for a long time.

Thank ckwallace
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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 

Thank lastmate
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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.

Thank Brook P
Milford, OH
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 Loveland Madeira Rd, Loveland, OH 45140-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Loveland
  • Phone Number: 513-677-6209

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