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Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Cup $3.0
Bowl $4.95
Caldo De Pollo
chicken soup with rice, diced avocado and cilantro
Bowl $5.5
Cup $3.25
Caldo De Pescado,
fish soup, a tasty vegetable broth with diced red snapper filet
Bowl $6.25
Cup $3.75
Sopa Marinera
a superb seafood soup
Bowl $5.75
Cup $3.5
Sopa Anauachalli, Tortilla Soup
strips of buttered corn tortillas over chicken broth, cilantro white cheese and cream avocado
Bowl $5.75
Cup $3.75
Cold Avocado Soup
chicken broth, avocados and cream with our seasonings
Special Salad
hearts of romaine, avocado and tomatoes with our own special-dressing
Hearts Of Palm
with house dressing
Guacamole Salad
Stuffed Avocado
with shrimp salad
Crabmeat Salad Veracruz
Mixed Salad
avocado, tomato, hearts of palm, mushrooms and special dressing
Nachos (10)
cheese, beans, jalapenos
Panchitos (10)
our crispy tostadas with ground beef, guacamole, beans, cheese and our special sauce
Shrimp Nachos (10)
a delightful combination of shrimp, avocado, mexican cheese and our special sauce
Crabmeat Nachos(10)
Queso Ai Carbon
mexican sausage with melted mexican cheese and poblano strips, served with flour tortillas
Our Seafood Crepe
one crepe filled with lump crabmeat & shrimp and one mushroom stuffed-with escargot or one famous fried oyster, sauceveracruz
Shrimp Cocktail
Oyster Cocktail
Crabmeat Cocktail
diced filet of red snapper marinated in our flavorful sauce with avocado slices
oysters and shrimp from campeche bay, our unique cocktail sauce
The Shrimp And Scallops green Ceviche
fried seafood selections served with small salad and french fried potatos
Fish Plate
three filets
Combo Special
one filet of fish and choice of two shrimp or two oysters
Our Famous Fried Oysters
The Sailor
one stuffed crab, one fried oyster, one fried jumbo shrimp and one stuffed shrimp
Fried Scallops
Our Jumbo Fried Shrimp, Six
The Seafood Platter
one fish filet, two oysters and two jumbo shrimp
The Shrimp Dinner Combination
three jumbo fried shrimp & two stuffed shrimp with crabmeat
Stuffed Shrimp With Crabmeat, Five
Super Taco Plate (3)
charcoaled tender beef or chicken fajita, served with guacamole salad, beans and pico de gallo
Enchiladas A La Ernesto (3)
filled with white mexican cheese, diced potatoes and special sauce, tomatoes, onions and bell peppers. served with rice & beans
Flautas De Pollo (3)
chicken fills this crispy rolled tortilla with a topping of mexican cheese, guacamole and sour cream. served with rice & beans
Green Chicken Enchiladas (3)
covered with a green tomatillo sauce, white cheese and sour cream, served with guacamole salad
Mexican Plate
cheese enchilada, beef taco, chicken chalupa, rice, beans & guacamole
Steak Monterrey
8 oz. cut of choice beef tenderloin, our mexicana sauce, white rice, broiled tomato & guacoamole
Shrimp Enchiladas (3)
rice and beans and one of our butter sauces
Mango Ice Cream
served with mango sauce
Coconut Caramel
custard (flan)
Ernesto's Dessert
pineapple sherbert over sliced pineapple an kirschwasser liqueur
Crepes With Cajeta
and cognac brandy creamy praline and pecans flavored with cognac fill this superb selection
Strawberry Rum Cake With A Hint Of Choclate
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Mexican, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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All reviews fried oysters crepes seafood beef tenderloin red snapper coconut flan rice crab tortillas french flair fine restaurant dining experience lived in san antonio an appetizer excellent food and service margaritas entrees
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m completely shocked by all the 4 and 5 star reviews on trip advisor; I was mislead by these reviews and had to share my experience. The restaurant on a Saturday night was completely dead (one other table was occupied at the end of our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Getaway757043
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Preparado con amor Made with love As good as it was years ago. Personalized and quaint. Served hot and fresh. Delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WorknPlayHardTx
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Large selection of seafood and wide group of variations on sauces and preparation. While we found the traditional Mexican fare, most of the extensive menu was Beef, chicken and seafood. Really excellent selection of unique sauces.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jay P
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Rarely do I eat at the same restaurant twice in one week, aside from breakfast at the hotel. Ernesto's is worth a repeat. Ernesto himself greeted us. We chatted and looked over the menu to find items not seen at other restaurants. Mexican with a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank OldGuyWanderz
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Ernesto was very welcoming. Explained the menu and sauces. All of our meals were amazing. Shrimp melted in my mouth. Homemade bread was awesome. Everything was great!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Connector318354
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Our great experience started with Ernesto meeting us at the door and escorting us to our table. Since it was our first visit, he spent some time explaining the menu and emphasizing the flexibility possible with our order. I had the San Antonio steak, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank MP0707
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

great food and even better service. thank you for the great meal. we ordered the shrimp and the fish. atmosphere and ambiance was on point.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 4 September 2018

My wife and I were on an errand in this part of town and vowed to use Tripadvisor to find a place nearby that had to fit the criteria of a place we'd never been to before, even though we've lived in San Antonio since...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Tricepilot
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Before I wrote this review I read the 5 reviews that gave them a very low score, and when someone compares any restaurant to a Taco Bell, it tells me that their food choices are extremely cheap, especially when the decor dictates their taste. Do...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DTaxMan
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Ernesto's for our 5 year wedding anniversary, on the recommendation of a coworker. EVERYTHING we had presented to us at the table was superb. We were seated by the Ernesto himself, and from there we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Rob E
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