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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 #48 of 4,120 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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English first
Layton, Utah
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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
108 reviews 108 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Ernesto's is *always* a treat in good dining. On our latest visit this weekend, it seems that the quality of the food just keeps getting better and better. Ambiance and service has always been excellent - it can't get any better. My son and I both ordered the "Steak San Antonio" which is a small cut- it- with-your- fork- melt-... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Been here a few times with family and friends. Food is delicious as its not your typical Mexican and seafood cuisine. Great ambiance and knowledgeable wait staff. Entrees are VERY pricey, but well worth it that will keep you coming back for more. For a family of four, including two kids, we paid nearly $200.

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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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