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“Great food and drink” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, Ellicott City, MD

Ernesto's Mexican Restaurant, Ellicott City, MD
Enchanted Forest Shopping Center, Ellicott City, MD
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Ranked #4 of 139 Restaurants in Ellicott City
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Columbia, MD
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food and drink”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We have been to Ernesto's twice and each time was during the work week between the hours of 3pm and 5pm. The food we ordered came quickly and was totally delicious. Happy hour at Ernesto's is between 2pm and 7pm Monday thru Friday. Do not leave Ernesto's without trying their frozen Margarita which is priced just right. I know the maximum rating thru Tripadvisor is 5, but I believe Ernesto's should be rated 10!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Went with family earlier than we usually go. Good thing as the place filled up quickly. Had the table side made guacamole which was excellent. Main courses were camarones, tilapia, fajitas (beef) and chile relleno which were all top notch. Sopapillas are the puffed "pillow" type one can get in the US Southwest, which are a most welcome departure from the local fried tortillas that the nearby places serve. Service was pleasant and prompt. Very good value for the dollar.

Visited February 2014
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East Coast US
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Reasonably priced, great location, and just the right environment for a Mexican restaurant. Server was Mario, and he was awesome. You even felt comfortable with the 'smell' of the restaurant as soon as you walked in. My Margarita was the best, and a fabulous size. Don't worry about not getting your money's worth.... there was enough to take home for lunch the next day. Definitely going to go back, and so are the friends I was with! Finally, a value in Ellicott City!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Real Deal Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

New place in Ellicott City. Nice decor, good service. Went for lunch and had the Chili releno which is one of my favorites. They simply nailed this as good as Texas, or Ariz restaurants. This is a chain founded in Texas where Mexican is really competitive. Chips with two kinds of salsa were quite good. Extensive menu. Had a friendly waiter who really was attentive, and enjoyed serving us. A must try,

RF Kent
Glenelg, MD

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great chile relleno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

finally a decent chile relleno in our area…..I like them with cheese and it was very good…..most places around here don't do them right….service excellent and salsa and chips very good….I will be back with friends to try some other things on the menu….the room was nice….not awesome but clean and nicely decorated….just kind of ordinary…my only complaint was the loud tv at the bar….would have much preferred mexican music….

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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