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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
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
Pretty good

Not bad. Had chimichanga, huge and great taste. Loved the fried ice cream, cooked perfect. Wish they didn't charge for a refill of chips, makes the meal expensive when you need to pay extra for that stuff. All in all good food

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Valdez, Alaska
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We got terrible service it took 15 minutes to get a beer and margarita. Also the margarita was pre-mixed I don't think there was any alcohol in this drink. To top it off we got the queso dip that was $11! This dip was microwaved and got hard after 5 minutes...there are way better places to eat in Valdez

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Not bad. Had chimichanga, huge and great taste. Loved the fried ice cream, cooked perfect. Wish they didn't charge for a refill of chips, makes the meal expensive when you need to pay extra for that stuff. All in all good food

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Peoria, IL
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Good Mexican food. Nice wait staff. Not much atmosphere. Locals gave it an OK only, but we thought for Mexican food in AK, it was good.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Like anything in the Alaska countryside, it'll cost you to eat out. Kid's meals were $10, entrees on the $15+ side. Everything was very good. Rice and beans with every meal, couple beers on tap, and some classic Mexican entrees along with the normal Texmex. My family loves going out for Mexican and this was a nice find during our... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Specifically ordered a meal with guacamole and received my meal without it. So I asked waiter for the guacamole and he found out from the cook (owner) that they were out. Waiter did apologized for the mistake. I feel it was not the waiters fault but the owners. I would have thought the owner would have given me a discount... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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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 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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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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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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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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