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Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
+1 210-344-1248
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried oysters” (18 reviews)
“crepes” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood
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2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Not far from the San Antonio airport, Ernesto’s offers excellent food with a touch of charm. The establishment’s namesake, Ernesto, provided kind and helpful service. He describes the style of the restaurant as being inspired by French culinary methods, infused with Mexican flavors. I arrived...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

First and most important the food I've had on several recent occasions was excellent. Top two recommendations are the sauteed shrimp with your choice of the sauces which are as continental as they are Mexican. Ernesto will make recommendations if you would like. The personal...More

Thank sloanmedina
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

As others have said, service is excellent and Ernesto himself gave recommendations and visited with all tables there. Food was so flavorful, moist, and tender. We had the grilled Mexicano and special that was a steak with crab meat and shrimp. Absolutely the best food...More

Thank thesimons77
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Well, first, I must say that I agree that the service was spot-on. It is immediate, and conducted by Ernesto himself. However, this may have been enhanced by the fact that there were, quite literally, no other tables being used. And while not a weekend,...More

Thank CiberDiver
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is Mexican food but elevated to another level. This is definately not Tex-Mex cuisine. Ernesto takes pride in his dishes and boy does it show in the flavor profile. Ernesto is a master host, and males you feel special the minute you arrive. The...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

After a long day at Sea World, my family and I wanted to eat before going back to the hotel for the night. We discovered Ernesto's Mexican Specialties on Yelp and decided to give them a try. Even though we were all hot and sweaty,...More

Thank red-texan49
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We are in town for work and saw some reviews for Ernesto's. Our experience was equally fantastic. Ernesto is the lifeblood of this restaurant, here in this shopping mall since 1981. But rather than old and tired, it's is as charming as it's name sake...More

Thank MNHappyTravelers
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The best thing at Ernesto's is Ernesto. He sings, he dances, and he will make sure you feel special. This is the richest most elegant Mexican food in town. The sauces are all butter and all good.

Thank cam w
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The atmosphere is nothing special...but the place is certainly clean and inviting. What sets Ernesto's apart is their service. We only eat here about once every two years and Ernesto remembers us every time. The margaritas are very good and I love anything they have...More

Thank phireman123
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

App. Green ceviche with fried oysters. Wow!!! Then I had the seafood plate fish with crab. Shrimp and very little lobster rice and tomato. With one of the special sauces. It was just as incredible as I remembered My husband had shrimp and steak topped...More

Thank bellydiva
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 210-344-1248
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