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Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246 (Northwest Side)
210-344-1248
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Ranked #37 of 4,157 Restaurants in San Antonio
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Uvalde
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Husband and I have eaten here twice now for lunch and were just very pleased both times. Today we ordered the special, which was the snapper, stuffed with shrimp and scallops on the side. It was perfectly cooked. Light. And so perfectly delicious. We had a wonderful little tres leches type cake with layers of rum, strawberries, and chocolate, with... More 

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Winston Salem
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great restaurant. Ernesto took care of my as my "friend". It was beyond wonderful. Great food. Wonderful service. I have been coming here for 25 years when ever I visit San Antonio. My highest recomendation.

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Layton, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I ate dinner there on 20 Nov 2014. Ernesto himself greeted us and provided a great information about his love of food, his background and some menu suggestions. If its not on the menu...ask and he can probably make it happen. Not advertised is raw oysters on the half shell with a special spicy sauce he makes. Who would have... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The meal was to die for.. the place was perfect... Nice romantic and exquisite... Will always try and make it in when in san antonio

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Ernesto is a nice man and is one of the finest culinary Chef's to come from Mexico. His food knowledge is excellent. Ernesto's specialty items are Mexican Seafood. It is not traditional Tex-Mex. Now the disappointing part...I've experience and numerous friends have also determined that Ernesto's staff will add additional drinks to your bar tab or... More 

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Austin, Texas
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242 reviews 242 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place has been here for years and it is consistently good. Ernesto is a great host and will introduce you to the menu, and there are always delay specials. The fried oyster appetizer is excellent, big lumps of oysters - not tiny inedible things you might find elsewhere. The seafoods with your choice of sauces are good. If you... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Ernesto's is always a good bet, consistently flavorful, good service and a great dish variety. Great place with friends!

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Great food and attentive service in a white tablecloth, quiet environment. The family has operated in this location for 28 years. I have been a regular for 22 of those years. The sons work full time with their father. One of the few places left in San Antonio where you can have quiet, serious conversation over an exquisite lunch or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Ernesto and his family made us feel right at home. We had a group of 9 to help us celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The food was wonderful. The service was great. Everyone at the table said this was one of the best meals that they ever had. We have had the pleasure of dining at Ernesto's several times over... More 

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San Diego
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted warmly for lunch. When as asked about items that were discussed in other reviews, but not on the lunch menu, we were assured we could have anything we wanted as well as prepared however we choose. They had an unusual pale green salsa to put on their chips. But it turned out to be tasty with a... More 

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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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