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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Laura B
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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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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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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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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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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 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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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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  • 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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