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Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

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Northwest Side
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2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
+1 210-344-1248
Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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SanAntonio
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2011

Greeted by the charming Ernesto, as you enter. . . he will then recommend the perfect dish for each. Once you are served- the mouth-watering, green salsa. . .you're already halfway to heaven as all the sauces are prepared to perfection. The succulent fresh snapper,oozing in a French inspired sauce is to die for and Oysters Ernesto is simply the... More 

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Thank KathyKutler
Macomb, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2011

Excellent food and outstanding service. Ernesto and his family treated us like family it was wonderful

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Thank peace48044
Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2011

Can't we have 10 stars for Ernesto? What a fabulous evening!! Flying in from Michigan for my Grandmother's 90th birthday, not knowing what to expect, I was blown away by the service, the food, and even the other customers. My mom (linnie27804) said it all in her review - and I totally agree with every bit of her comments. If... More 

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Thank lizaanne930
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2011

I have traveled the world, eaten at 5 star restaurants, worked in restaurants and have never had such excellent attentive service in all my experiences. Planned a family reunion/90th birthday party for my Mother there, sight unseen, as I am from North Carolina. Talked to Ernesto several times on the phone, plus his son, for the planning of menu etc.... More 

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Thank linnie27804
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2011

This place is a true pearl. The owner personally greeted us and guided our party of ten through the entire menu. The food left everyone of us speechless. If you live in San Antonio and haven't been here....you're wrong!

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Thank Ziggy324
Olathe, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2011

I showed up at 2 pm right as they were closing for the afternoon. The owner came out as I was walking back to my car and said come on in. He stated that the kitchen was preparing food for him and if it sounded good to me then I could have it. First off their green salsa was amazing.... More 

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Thank kaufman44
Minnesota
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2011

I was excited to bring my parents to one of my favorite spots in San Antonio! I simply adore the owner, Ernesto, he is such a wonderful host and very helpful in selecting your entree and sauces. Would definately recommend to anyone visiting the SA area!

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Thank Mariposa1020
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2011

For the ten years that I have been a loyal and faithful customer, Ernesto's is consistently fabulous... for the following reasons-- 1) it's the food; 2) it's the service and 3) it's the ambiance (not the decor) of the retaurant. This review is written in high praise of a great restaurant and in opposition to those who have no appreciation... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2011

Enjoyed fine dining in classic ambiance with service that only your mom can beat. Wonderful, succulent fresh snapper, oozing in luscious topping that is inspired by French, Mexican perfection. Shrimp enchiladas with sumptuous Spanish rice and beans or the more refined buttery white rice with grilled tomato. But first, Oysters Ernesto, a triumph for ages that never disappoints. We continue... More 

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Thank gjc_11
san antonio, tx
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2011

Being avid travellers, my family often utilizes Trip Advisor when planning vacations, so it was only natural that we would visit the "Number 1" rated restaurant in San Antonio. One would think that the top rated Mexican restaurant in San Antonio would put out wonderful Mexican food, but alas, you would be wrong.... We were greeted by someone that I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?