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Ernesto's Taqueria

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328 Egan Dr, Valdez, AK 99686
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The first thing I noticed was two different sources of music. Music was playing so loud in the kitchen, you could hear it in the main dining area, competing with the dining room music. This did not create a relaxing environment. After placing my order, I went to the restroom to wash my hands, the restroom was out of soap.... More 

Thank NCarmyDude
Salida, Colorado, United States
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Ernesto serves up made-to-order recipes from his native Mexico. Especially good are the homemade tamales and chile rellenos. Daily fish/seafood specials are a good bet. Suffers from some inconsistency. Best when Ernesto himself is cooking.

Thank Lee H
Anchorage, Alaska
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is not as good as Mexican restaurants in the lower 48 states, but is pretty good for Valdez, AK.

Thank Bob W
Seward, Alaska
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

as a Texan i know Mexican food and love it. Ernesto's is the only place in Alaska that has the real stuff.

Thank Cliff C
Tigard, Oregon
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Never been disappointed here. Good service and good food. Chips and salsa not up to standard, but the meals are good. Breakfast was also good here.

Thank FHSwillamette
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

A group of 7 of us went for supper. Promptly seated and served beverages. Meal was very good. Glad we came. Server was friendly and efficient. No complaints.

Thank iceqween13
Valdez, Alaska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We got terrible service it took 15 minutes to get a beer and margarita. Also the margarita was pre-mixed I don't think there was any alcohol in this drink. To top it off we got the queso dip that was $11! This dip was microwaved and got hard after 5 minutes...there are way better places to eat in Valdez

1 Thank Brittany B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Not bad. Had chimichanga, huge and great taste. Loved the fried ice cream, cooked perfect. Wish they didn't charge for a refill of chips, makes the meal expensive when you need to pay extra for that stuff. All in all good food

Thank StubbBS1010
Peoria, IL
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Good Mexican food. Nice wait staff. Not much atmosphere. Locals gave it an OK only, but we thought for Mexican food in AK, it was good.

Thank pumpkin51
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Like anything in the Alaska countryside, it'll cost you to eat out. Kid's meals were $10, entrees on the $15+ side. Everything was very good. Rice and beans with every meal, couple beers on tap, and some classic Mexican entrees along with the normal Texmex. My family loves going out for Mexican and this was a nice find during our... More 

Thank Keith M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 Egan Dr, Valdez, AK 99686
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Valdez
  • Phone Number: 907-835-2519
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