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Ernesto's Good Grub

Rafael Osuna 157, Versalles | Jarretaderas, Nuevo Vallarta 48300, Mexico
322-224-2203
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Redwood City, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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Ontario
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

13 of us including 6 kids 9 & under went for dinner based on a recommendation for the ribs. The ribs were in fact delicious and pricing is reasonable. Wine selection is limited. We asked for a hot sauce and were served the most delicious spicy (medium) salsa. We got some to go and used it on eggs as well... More 

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Indiana
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were referred to Ernesto's by a woman at the resort we were staying at. I checked TripAdvisor's reviews and they sounded very positive. It was not what we discovered. The reviews say the tortilla soup is the best anywhere. I tried it but would tell you that Fajita Republic's is MUCH Better. Ernesto's almost tastes like chili, with some... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We heard someone talking about this place so we decided to try. It is a family run restaurant with all outdoor seating. Very friendly help. The tortilla soup is like none other I have ever had. Wonderful! It is worth th trip just to have the soup.everything coming out of the kitchen looked good we had the ribs. They were... More 

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Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
43 helpful votes 43 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 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Ernesto's Good Grub

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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