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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
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
A great find in a town with so many touristy restaurants!

When you go to a town that thrives on tourists and find a place that the locals eat at, you know you are in a good place. This is Ernesto's! They have a wonderful menu that isn't set at the "for tourist" prices, the food is always good, and we have always had wonderfully friendly waitstaff. Every... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Chickenlips79
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Santa Rosa, California
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast here and wow! Do you get alot for your money! We couldn't finish it all. Good food, very nice people. Don't miss this place.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

When you go to a town that thrives on tourists and find a place that the locals eat at, you know you are in a good place. This is Ernesto's! They have a wonderful menu that isn't set at the "for tourist" prices, the food is always good, and we have always had wonderfully friendly waitstaff. Every time we go... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

In Valdez there are a couple dining jewels and I believe Erneto's is one of them. Great wait staff, wide selection on the menu of Mexican and American foods. But if you like real Mexican food this place is for you! I've been there for lunch and dinner and both were fantastic!

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Toad River, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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45 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Ernesto's Taqueria

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

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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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