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Ernesto's Taqueria

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328 Egan Dr, Valdez, AK 99686
907-835-2519
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: listed on yelp and lonely planet

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food. Friendly staff

We were tired of pizza and bread after our 10 day trip and wanted to try something different. Being vegetarian there is very little option in a place where seafood is what everyone serves. We decided to try mexican and Ernestos did no disappoint us. We loved the food. Staff was also friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
SagarSavla
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Toad River, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I love Mexican food and to find authentic Mexican food in Valdez was wonderful. Nice quaint place to eat. I would eat there every night if I could.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We were tired of pizza and bread after our 10 day trip and wanted to try something different. Being vegetarian there is very little option in a place where seafood is what everyone serves. We decided to try mexican and Ernestos did no disappoint us. We loved the food. Staff was also friendly and polite. Recommend this place.

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Central Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a sockeye 3 enchilada plate. Both my wife and I enjoyed our non typical meals. Reasonably priced for Valdez. I've got a nice picture of the meals we had but no posting here.

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Conyers, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food was ok. The service was not great. Ordered a frozen margarita and they brought one on the rocks. When we questioned them they simply said "we don't have a blender". Never offered another drink option. When we asked for our check the owner just waved his hand to say he wasn't bringing it to the table, we had... More 

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Chicago, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Let's be honest. You don't expect great Mexican food really anywhere in Alaska. Perhaps Valdez is the one place you should! Regardless, Ernesto's is really good. Ernesto, himself, is a charming guy who will share stories while serving you drinks. The food is abundant and delicious. We'll be back!

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Wasilla, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Four of us recently ate there. Prices were reasonable, they had beer and wine but no margaritas. The special was good as were the homemade tamales, but the Empanadas and Chili Colorado were not and those were recommended dishes.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The food is OK the service fair. It wasn't bad but wasn't great either.I would try somewhere else next time.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I read the reviews before we tried this place and were we pleasantly surprised! The staff was so friendly and we even chatted with the owner ~ great guy. Let me say that we've tried ALOT of Mexican food here in Alaska and this place was the real deal. Loved the salsa, so fresh and we tried a few things... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The whole dining experience was unpleasant. Maybe it was a bad day. The chimichanga was unlike any we have ever seen or tasted before and the pork verde was inedible. Besides that, we had to listen to some loud "discussion" in Spanish between the staff in the kitchen. As I said, maybe it was a bad day.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is an OK Mexican restaurant in a small Alaskan town. Don't expect great things. The food is alright and the servings are adequate. The atmosphere is rather poor, but it is a small facility. As vegetarians we expected a few more options at a Mexican restaurant since they are usually fairly safe bets for us. There were a few... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 328 Egan Dr, Valdez, AK 99686
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Valdez
  • Phone Number: 907-835-2519

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

listed on yelp and lonely planet
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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