Rachel’s Cincinnati Restaurant Reviews – El Coyote

Filet Mignon From El Coyote

A couple of weeks ago, Cameron and I decided to go out for dinner and a movie.

Spoiler: Ma is not a good movie.

We’re always wanting to try out restaurants near us that we’ve never been to before. We decided on El Coyote in Anderson.

We have been there before, but I was pregnant at the time… and, you know, everything is ruined during pregnancy, so that doesn’t count.

El Coyote is a Tex-Mex restaurant, but you know I can’t go anywhere that serves filet mignon without getting it. It is basically my favorite food on earth, and was my first meal after having both of my darling children.

In fact, El Coyote isn’t that far from the hospital where I had them, so I could’ve gotten my steak from there, if I had known about it at the time.

Filet Mignon From El Coyote

The Food

Cameron and I got the same thing. Filet mignon, mashed potatoes, green beans, and Texas toast.

My filet mignon was delicious, tender, and juicy.  The mashed potatoes were amazing. I’ve only recently realized that some restaurants are capable of making amazing mashed potatoes, and El Coyote is one of them.

I, of course, dipped my green beans in mashed potatoes because it’s the only real way to eat green beans and mashed potatoes. Everyone knows that. I’ve been doing it since I was about four years old, and am clearly an expert on the matter.

Okay, the Texas toast. I know it doesn’t look like much, but it was surprisingly good. Because I’m a garlic bread addict, I’m a little upset that I’ve even let Texas toast enter my mind. Now, I want something I don’t have.

If that sounds like a lot of food, it was. I’m not joking. I was in pain from how much I ate, but it was so good, that I couldn’t stop myself.

The Drinks

THEY HAVE RED STRIPE! Red Stripe isn’t my beer of choice, but I do like it, and not very many restaurants have it.

Side Note: My favorite beer is Hoegaarden, which I’ve only found at one restaurant in my entire life. Please serve it, restaurants!!!

Cameron saw someone get delivered some kind of pink drink and specifically asked for whatever they had. It ended up being a strawberry daiquiri. I guess it was good? I don’t remember if he said either way.

The Atmosphere

Honestly, I don’t think we went at the best time to get a true feel for the atmosphere. We got there around 5:30, because our movie was at 7:40. It seemed a little dark inside, which probably works when it’s a little later than 5:30.

But! To be fair, I do remember it seeming fun when we went the time before, when I was pregnant. That time, we went a little later in the evening, and the restaurant was a little more crowded and lively.

They have a bar and everything. It just hadn’t really filled up much when we were there, but again, we were there kind of early for a Saturday night.


Which restaurant should we try out next? We’re heading downtown on July 27th, so get your suggestions in before then!

In the meantime, our vacation to Mackinac Island and Traverse City begins in FOUR DAYS. We’ll be trying (and most likely reviewing) some of the restaurants we visit.

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