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Ernesto's Taqueria

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328 Egan Dr, Valdez, AK 99686
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: listed on yelp and lonely planet

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
always good food

Never been disappointed here. Good service and good food. Chips and salsa not up to standard, but the meals are good. Breakfast was also good here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Tigard, Oregon
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Tigard, Oregon
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Never been disappointed here. Good service and good food. Chips and salsa not up to standard, but the meals are good. Breakfast was also good here.

Thank FHSwillamette
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

A group of 7 of us went for supper. Promptly seated and served beverages. Meal was very good. Glad we came. Server was friendly and efficient. No complaints.

Thank iceqween13
Valdez, Alaska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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

1 Thank Brittany B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank StubbBS1010
Peoria, IL
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank pumpkin51
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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 

Thank Keith M
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 

Thank SRC987
Santa Rosa, California
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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.

Thank ChillyAWilly
Fairbanks, Alaska
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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 

Thank Chickenlips79
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Thank jaygoold

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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


listed on yelp and lonely planet
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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