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Ernesto's Good Grub

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Nuevo Vallarta Nayarit | Jarretaderas, Nuevo Vallarta 48300, Mexico
+52 2976179
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ ribs and soup ever!

We were told this is the best place for BBQ ribs and soup and that's right! Ribs were tender and delicious. Both bean soup and tortilla soups were great too. I had the coconut shrimp that was perfectly prepared too. Margarita great too and of course beer. Servers were excellent; it's a family team... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We were told this is the best place for BBQ ribs and soup and that's right! Ribs were tender and delicious. Both bean soup and tortilla soups were great too. I had the coconut shrimp that was perfectly prepared too. Margarita great too and of course beer. Servers were excellent; it's a family team. The place is in a local... More 

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I think this place may have caught on too fast with the gringos and now they are having issues keeping up with having packed nights. Don't get me wrong, the food is great but there are other local places I would rather go. We ordered a round of margaritas and wont again, they were tasteless and small. They have wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were staying at Canto Del Sol and grew a little tired of resort buffet food. Glad we found this place. A little sketchy walk we got just a tad lost (take a cab if you are unfamiliar like us) but nice hidden place. The servers were nice and the food was good. For $350 pesos we had two half... More 

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Pritchard, BC
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37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Returned to Ernesto's after having had a fabulous meal there in December of 2014. This meal was on Valentine's Day, and they had lovely red and white tablecloths on the tables, as well as fresh red roses on the table. The live music was great. I ordered the rib and tortilla soup combo, as did the two other women in... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Heard raves about soup & ribs. We all four ordered this and bottled beer - we were afraid to order water which we usually do. After being seated in a breezy area, we considered requesting moving to a different table. However after see how dirty the chair backs at that other table were, we decided to stay put. Good thing... More 

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Ocean View, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This restaurant is an off shoot from the original Ernesto's in Puerto Vallarta, run by Ernesto's Daughter & Son-in-Law. It is off the beaten path but so worth the effort! All of their meals are reasonable & plentiful. The Tortilla Soup & BBQ Ribs are the best in Nayarit. The restaurant is outdoors in the courtyard of their home; there... More 

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Marysville, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The food at Ernestos was very good. We had the tortilla soup, and the ribs, both very good. Their margaritas are the best we've had in NV, but be careful- they are powerful, so only get one! The location is odd- it is in a residential area and is actually in the back yard of a home. Don't be put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The best tortilla soup and ribs as usual. We've been for the past few years and never have had a bad experience. Can't wait til next year!

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Redwood City, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We heard about this place while staying at the Grand Luxxe - we decided to check it out. This small little restaurant has the best tortilla soup we all have ever had! It's a must have. We all tried different items on the menu - fish tacos, ribs, etc. Everything was excellent. Service was decent. We all decided this on... More 

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Redwood City, California
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36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

So you're staying at one of the wonderful resorts and you want to go try a place where the locals eat. This is your spot. Very casual-like eating in someone's backyard. Friendly folks. Everything was fresh and tasty. The tortilla soup is a must and you can make a whole meal of it. Unless you are a big eater share... More 

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  • Address: Nuevo Vallarta Nayarit | Jarretaderas, Nuevo Vallarta 48300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 2976179

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