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Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
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2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
+1 210-344-1248
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small family owned restaurant that has amazing service and culinary delight. ! If you want amazing food with professional service, this is a place that will give you and your date an amazing treat. !!!

Thank SaNative15
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrated Valentines a bit early at Ernesto's. it is a family run business. Ernesto, his wife , his son and daughter all attend to your every want. Don't even look at the menu. Just tell Ernesto what you like ( or don't like) and he will suggest a fabulous meal with incredible sauces that are delicious. Then the desserts are... More 

Thank Michael N
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having grown up in San Antonio, I have been to many, many restaurants there. This one however is a different one aiming at the gourmet market. With nine sauces to choose from and a wonderful variety of seafood, it ranks as one of my favorite restaurants in SA now. The owner comes and talks to you and will create a... More 

Thank Park S
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Not like any other place in town. Good flavors. Everything I've ever ordered was excellent. Ernesto usually has an off the menu special that is always a god pick. Always good quality.Been coming for 30 years.

Thank drios4517
Spring, Texas
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us were traveling through San Antonio and stopped for lunch at our daughter and son-in-laws recommendation. It was easy access off I-10 and we were welcomed by Ernesto himself; who then explained the menu and the many house specialties which feature a SanAntonio and French taste combination. My husband chose a fried oyster appetizer and two of us... More 

Thank CathyG4
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Ernesto met us at the door. The lunch menu was fairly extensive. There was a lot of seafood dishes on the menu. Had an appetizer of fried oysters. They were excellent. Also we had a 4 oz tenderloin steak with a chicken enchilada. The steak was very tender and tasty. There were a lot of sauces to choose from. They... More 

Thank Warner G
Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We went here on a Saturday night. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was great. I would visit again. I would recommend hearing what items are off menu and letting them pick the sauce for your dish.

Thank KeithPerry595
San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Ernesto still greets you at the door. They have a full bar and delicious seafood dishes. The service is excellent. We had the nightly fish special which was great. The fish was fresh and tasty.

Thank j0hnhill1
San Antonio, Texas
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85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Good food, rather pricy. Waiter, actually the owner Ernesto, continually came by the table asking if everything was ok. Very attentive service, to the point that it was hard to carry on a conversation with the continuous interruptions. The food was very good, however.

Thank Bosk_123
Aurora, Illinois
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200 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I can see by some reviews that some dinners did not get Ernesto's, but that is OK. They can go to Taco Bell. I choose to support a great family owned business that takes incredible pride in their food, service and treating their customers like family. I have been dining for business around the United States for over 30 years.... More 

Thank Karkman

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Restaurant Details

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