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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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabuous ribs in local setting

Tortilla soup and ribs are the speciality. Reasonable prices. Location is hard to find, as there is no sign, and the seating is in the family courtyard around a pool. It is located just behind the Splash water park. Service is good, and it was not crowded when we were there but they have an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tortilla soup and ribs are the speciality. Reasonable prices. Location is hard to find, as there is no sign, and the seating is in the family courtyard around a pool. It is located just behind the Splash water park. Service is good, and it was not crowded when we were there but they have an all-you-can-eat on Saturday night.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is not easy to reach in Jarretaderas. We were a group of six and some had the combo - tortilla soup and half rack of ribs others had garlic shrimp with or without the soup. Everyone agreed that all dishes were excellent. The tortilla soup was one of the best I have ever eaten, the ribs were perfectly... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to Ernestos for both their ribs and chicken tortilla soup. My husband thought he was really hungry so ordered a large soup. No way could he finish it. Lucky for me as i got to share and still had a wonderful meal also

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

As every review states the ribs are tasty and meaty. Of course the tortilla soup is wonderful too. The best way to enjoy both is the special of 1/2 order of ribs and a mini tortilla soup. My husband had the chicken sandwich which was great. Tasty pieces of tender shredded chicken with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. They are small... More 

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Melfort, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We were a group of five and arrived early on the all you can eat ribs night. Four friends were at the table next to us. Everyone agreed that the tortilla soup was very good. However, everyone also agreed that the ribs were burnt. I had the mushroom chicken and the chicken although very salty was really tasty. Not the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Ernestos is a family run restaurant off the beaten path in Nuevo Vallarta. Most taxi drivers can get you there with no problem. Over the years it has become more and more popular with the Canadian and American visitors because of the menu variety and good prices. We find the tortilla soup the best we've eaten anywhere. Thick and delicious... More 

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My husband and I love the ribs and chicken from the grill at Ernesto's. It is a fun, casual place, very reasonably priced. It is suited to groups of up to a dozen. Service is attentive. The only thing lacking is atmosphere, but the great food makes the lack of ambiance irrelevant!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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