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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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Austin, TX
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

If one of the reasons you travel to Mexico is to experience great local food rather than staying seven days in the resort, this is truly the place to go. Ernesto's is a small family run local restaurant tucked away in the byways of Nuevo Vallarta. Dont expect fancy surroundings or decor but do expect great Mexican food. Their tortilla... More 

Thank AustexAl
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

We have always gone here for the tortilla soup which is fabulous and the ribs which are great but discovered more last night. We had the best margaritas for the entire trip plus the best coconut shrimp ever. And the prices are had to believe. How can they serve this quality at this low a price? Don't understand but welcome... More 

Thank Dbl321
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Hola.This is a great place for ribs.Not a hard place to find.Its basically behind Splash the water park.Watch out for those rumble bumps.Its on a corner.Looks like an older house. We had a fair size group with us..Usually the rule is,the smaller the group,the faster the service.The service was still good even though it was busy.Extensive menu makes it tough... More 

Thank justanothertraveler
Gallatin, Tennessee
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2017

This restaurant is off the beaten path but excellent. My husband had fish and I had chicken and it was excellent. Large portions and very reasonable

Thank chris1184
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Recommend by many - had to have the soup and ribs. Not disappointed. Shared the small tortilla soup and ribs! Delicious! Service was wonderful - Orlando... the best!

Thank Ron P
Bonita Springs, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed March 14, 2017

An incredible value! Excellent food, wonderful staff and intimate setting. The perfect Mexican meal experience!!!

Thank tbweadock
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

This place was very hard to find but well worth it. The all you can eat ribs were pretty good and the fries were amazing!! Best fries I have ever had. The tortilla soup is a must!! It was so yummy!! It was a nice setting by the pool with a lady singing and playing the piano. Not the quickest... More 

Thank Preston1850
Regina, SK
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

I am very use to good attentive service while in Mexico, as this is usually the case. Came here for all you can eat ribs on Saturday. We arrived around 6:30 and our reservation was not found but they found us a seat up top. We both ordered the all you can eat ribs special for around 195 pesos (good... More 

Thank andrewg6
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Having eaten at Ernesto's a number of times over the years we recently found the service and food quality unfortunately lacking. The young female server never cracked a smile and was totally disinterested in serving us. When we received our combo dinners, four of the five of us had french fries with our ribs. I had 12 fries on my... More 

Thank am2nite
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Can't say anymore about how good the tortilla soup and ribs are. My only suggestion is they have 3 sizes of soup if you are getting a dinner I would order the small bowl. The medium bowl of tortilla soup is a meal by itself. They load the tortilla soup up with cheese, chicken and avocado and serve it with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Soups
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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?