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Ernesto's Good Grub

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Nuevo Vallarta Nayarit | Jarretaderas, Nuevo Vallarta 48300, Mexico
+52 2976179
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Fort Myers, Florida
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Very out of the way restaurant, the taxi had to ask directions, LOL. But well worth the trip. Nice ambiance,open air nothing fancy, just really good grub. It was moderate to low priced, comfortable, & the food was quite good. I'd go back again.

Thank wikkie
Union City, California, USA
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

If you've never been here before, you will wonder, "just where the heck is this place?" A short ride from most resorts in Nuevo Vallarta, you briefly wind through a residential area before you get to the end of a street and a house. Ernesto's is the side/back yard of a house replete with tiny swimming pool taking up a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Go on all you can eat rib night (which is not every night...right now is Saturdays). Great bbq ribs...comes with mashed potatoes or fries. Last time someone in our group asked for a salad with ribs and the salad looked really good. Will ask for a salad next time I go.

Thank Jacpv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This review contains 2 parts. Part 1: How to find it. When in Nayarit near Nuevo Vallarta do not listen to google earth or any map program. The restuarant is in Jarretaderas!. Not near Carls Junior as it depicted in maps or google earth. The actual coordinates are 20 / 42 / 54.50 N and 105 / 16 / 18.07... More 

Thank riev
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Home cooking at it's best. The tortilla soup is their signature dish. If you ask anyone where to go for tortilla soup, Ernesto's is always the answer. Ernesto's has their original restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. Ribs are great and one of the few places offering pork chops

Thank nysouthernyankee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Always a "must" stop for us when we are hungry for ribs. We used to go on Saturday for the "all you can eat", but now prefer going during the week when it is not as crowded. We get plenty of delicious ribs with each order. Our favorite is to order the rib/tortilla soup combo as the soup is outstanding... More 

Thank LakeWashburn
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Our friends know of this restaurant which has a reputation for ribs. Only one of us had ribs and said they were very good. We also had tortilla soup very good lots of cheese. Also had garlic fish and shrimp both good. While everything was good I rate it a little above average. Staff is very nice. Seating is limited... More 

Thank BobE6
Greensboro, Georgia
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Ernesto's is never a disappointment. Their Tortilla Soup is the best....loaded with string queso cheese. Yum!! Their ribs and porkchops are wonderful. The salsa is all fresh ingredients and wonderful. It truly is a family run business, with the whole delightful family, children included, waiting on you. It is tucked away in a off the beating path neighborhood in the... More 

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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

You actually need to know about this place in order to find it! You dine in their backyard around a pool and are served by the entire family, complete with children making the margaritas! Family all did a fabulous job. The tortilla soup and the ribs are the house specialties and are both fabulous.

Thank Yakie222
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Food and service was excellent. The staff were friendly and efficient.It was a quaint Mexican restaurant and very clean.This place is not for snobs that like commercialized eateries.

Thank Kerry O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Soups
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nuevo Vallarta Nayarit | Jarretaderas, Nuevo Vallarta 48300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 2976179

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?