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903 Loveland Madeira Rd, Loveland, OH 45140-2701
+1 513-677-6209
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Loveland, Ohio
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just back from wintering in Florida. Our first stop was El Picante for Monday margaritas and fajitas. We found a great Mexican restaurant in Fort Myers, but it didn't hold a candle to having margaritas in Loveland. The menu is exhaustive. This is a blue collar Mexican restaurant where the food and drinks are a great value. I don't want... More 

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Thank Ed B
Loveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to El Picante every week or two. It's always good, very consistent, and has a friendly ambiance. And if you bring a coupon from the back of a local Kroger receipt - it's a great value.

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Thank June B
Loveland, Ohio
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Go here once and the staff will remember you and treat you like gold the next time you come in. My son enjoys this restaurant very much. He is taking Spanish in school and wanted to try some Mexican food- which I am quite pleased for him to have something besides chicken fingers and french fries. I enjoy the margaritas,... More 

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Thank GrooviGirl
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in all of Loveland. What tastes the smells the friendly people you'll love it.

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Thank Brian W
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, always love salsa and chips. Order cheese sauce on the side… to die for! Food hot-staff are nice.

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Thank 45ohio45
Fairborn
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We go every Monday for their $2 margaritas. We always get amazing service and our food is always perfect!

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Thank Brittany M
Loveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We often drive by this restaurant and find they are very popular. They have indoor seating and a very pleasant outdoor seating patio. They have a nice salsa that doesn't burn your mouth like some restaurants and it arrives almost before you sit down, along with warm chips. We have taken many out of town visitors to this place and... More 

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Thank Sam G
Loveland, Ohio
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Staff is so nice, and very pleasant atmosphere. Outside patio is nice too. They give you chips and salsa as soon as you sit down. The chips are warm and good.

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Thank Debbie I
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 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 

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Thank Jolene S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 Loveland Madeira Rd, Loveland, OH 45140-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Loveland
  • Phone Number: +1 513-677-6209

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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?