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Ernesto's Good Grub

Rafael Osuna 157, Versalles | Jarretaderas, Nuevo Vallarta 48300, Mexico
322-224-2203
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This is a little family run and a touch 'rustic' place near NV. We went for the all you can eat ribs on Saturdays and were not disappointed. The ribs were delicious and and they also have amazingly fresh and large salads. The tortilla soup is also one of the best I have ever had. The kids menu is also... More 

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London, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I was first introduced to Ernesto's 10 years ago by friends who had been there every year for at least 10 years prior to my visit. I expected great food as our friends do not recommend many restaurants. I was surprised by a quant open air establishment. There was old Ernesto sitting close to the kitchen supervising the meal preparations.... More 

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Napa, CA
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38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I admit I was a bit disappointed. I ordered the baby back ribs. A large meal, I didn't know they have half orders. Ribs could have been cooked more. Given the amount of time our meal took to prepare the ribs may have been cooked to order. But, not enough. I also had a Margarita and it was not very... More 

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Pritchard, BC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I'm not one to order ribs in a restaurant because I'm usually disappointed. BUT the ribs at Ernesto's are absolutely amazing. They were tender (falling right off the bone!) and wonderfully flavoured. We're from Canada, and everyone at the table said these ribs were even better than the ones we get at Earl's. The tortilla soup was also really good.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This restaurant is in a family home and is a great place to eat with a homey atmosphere. Ivan, the owner, has about 7 or 8 tables situated around the family swimming pool. It is cozy and sets you at ease. It serves wonderful Mexican food but it is probably best know for ribs. My wife and I have eaten... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Don't overthink the great menu. First timers should just go with the tortilla soup and ribs special for a can't miss experience. Ernesto's daughter is now running the operation. She treats you like you are in the family home... Because you are!

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Parker, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Ernesto's is a hidden gem in Nuevo Vallarta that offers the freshest seafood, tastiest Mexican food, and the absolute best Tortilla soup anywhere in the world! Ernesto and his familia make their guests feel like they are a part of the family and go above and beyond to ensure that everyone seated at their tables are 100% satisfied with their... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

For those wanting a more "dining" experience; THIS IS THE PLACE. Tortilla soup is best I've ever eaten. Clean and the owners are the most gracious people. First ate there about 11/2 yrs ago and we've been back and made reservations for another night as well. Probably will eat there 3-4 times this trip. Don't hold back and come hungry.... More 

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Minnesota
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112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We come for the ribs every year. This year we came during the week and ordered the tortilla soup and rib combo. We had heard good things about the soup and it did not disappoint. The ribs were amble so we are thinking no need to always come on the all-you-can-eat rib night when it gets so very crazy, busy.... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had read the reviews of Ernesto's Good Grub and decided to try it out. It is off the beaten path but the food and service were very good. I ordered the tortilla soup and it met and exceeded my expectations but make sure you order a small bowl if you are ordering an entree unless you have a very... More 

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Address: Rafael Osuna 157, Versalles | Jarretaderas, Nuevo Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Phone Number: 322-224-2203
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta

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