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Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

Certificate of Excellence
Northwest Side
Mexican
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2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
210-344-1248
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 135
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
European Haute Cuisine meets authentic Monterrey Mexico cuisine=brilliance!

What a great twist to 4th of July. Wonderful group in family owned business-3 gens of competent,capable staff. European Haute Cuisine meets Monterrey Mexico authentic dishes.A wonderful escargot and mushroom dish that melts in your mouth, with red snapper filled with crab. Highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
ladolcevita4us
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Salem, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Came here based on reviews. Was not good at all. When we got there it was dead. . .no one was there. Took the owners son who was the only waiter forever to give us the menu. . .ordered enchiladas had french fries in it, very weird and over priced. Tortillas from grocery store. Do not go here.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What a great twist to 4th of July. Wonderful group in family owned business-3 gens of competent,capable staff. European Haute Cuisine meets Monterrey Mexico authentic dishes.A wonderful escargot and mushroom dish that melts in your mouth, with red snapper filled with crab. Highly recommend melt-in-you-mouth-don't-even-need-a-knife to cut beef tenderloin served with green chile chicken enchilada with hand made tortilla. Desert... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The location does not promote confidence that you are in for a treat. If you look past the shopping center the inside is better. It is not a lot better but an improvement. Ernesto's has Been here for at least thirty years that I have been going and the quality has never wavered. The main draw is the seafood and... More 

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Estero, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This gem is one that is off the beaten path in a small strip mall. Based off of the reviews, I tried it out while staying at the Marriott nearby. They started by bringing out French bread and chips and aN award winning green sauce. I tried both ceviche's for an appetizer which were wonderful. I had the Snapper with... More 

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Keller, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Everything about this dining experience was fantastic. We took our extended family of eight to this restaurant for lunch yesterday after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. Oh my goodness... we were not disappointed. Our experience began with Ernesto greeting us at the front door, immediately seating us and then personally explaining every item on the menu. His passion for food... More 

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Georgia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A cozy space in a strip mall belies what's inside. We were greeted first by Ernesto's son and then by Ernesto himself, who,with a little coaxing told us his life story. In a nutshell, he learned French cuisine in some good venues then decided to apply his skills to Mexican cuisine. No burritos or tacos here. We both had grilled... More 

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Service like no other. So impressed. You don't see this service anymore. Nice quiet setting. Nostalgic ambiance. Very attentive family staff. Food was superb. Moist. Favorable. Fullfilling. Prices were compatible to other fine dining Mexican restaurants visited. A family owned and run business of top notch generation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited based on it being the best restaurant in that area. Went for lunch with my mom and was approached by the most friendly man, Ernesto! Pick a dish, and ask Ernesto to pick the sauces for you if you aren't familiar with the sauces. He won't let you down. Ask him how to make a certain sauce, he'll gladly... More 

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Houston TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were in San Antonio for the weekend and I chose this place based on the excellent reviews here. I'll start by saying, the service is excellent. I really wanted to love the food, but I found it to be slightly above average. The portions were also a bit on the small side. I had the special which consisted of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Ernesto's has served the same great quality food for years. They specialize in Mexican and Seafood with a variety of wonderful sauces. The personalized service is great. You won't be disappointed for lunch or dinner!

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Additional Information about Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

Address: 2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
Phone Number: 210-344-1248
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northwest Side
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: 210-344-1248

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?