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Ernesto's Good Grub

Calle Rafael Osuna # 157, Puerto Vallarta 48310, Mexico
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (149 reviews)
“ribs” (116 reviews)
“half rack” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Soups
$$ - $$$
Calle Rafael Osuna # 157, Puerto Vallarta 48310, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are going to Ernesto's for several years now and we still enjoy it. So well that we brings our groups from 70 to 90 people. Baby back ribs are fantastics, prices are very reasonable and on Thursdays "all you can eat" ribs for less...More

Thank soriaux
Reviewed 10 July 2017

There food was good as usual. Some of the best ribs in the Bay area. I had ribs and my wife had Seafood Salad. The restaurant is a bit hard to find if you don't know the area

Thank WayneEBucerias
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Ernesto's is located in a neighborhood not too far from the Sheraton hotel. It's an outdoor type restaurant with a canopy over the top. We arrived around 6 PM on Thursday and there was only a few people eating at the time. Thursday is all...More

Thank Aerowing
Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you have never had Ernesto's Chicken Tortilla Soup, then you have never had chicken tortilla soup!! This is absolutely the best soup anywhere. Also, the ribs are excellent(Thursday night is all you can eat.....with rules), and it is one of the few places you...More

1  Thank nysouthernyankee
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Ernestos had been recommended to us and we weren't disappointed! Like others have noted, after a week of all-inclusive resort food, this was exactly what we were looking for -- a local, authentic place with awesome food. The tortilla soup was fabulous (and I think...More

Thank Kathleen N
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

After almost a week of the same old inclusive resort food, we were told to check out Ernesto's. We were not led astray. We had a group of 11 and our bill was very reasonable, but that's not even the best part of this review....More

1  Thank Jon C
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It is located off the beaten track, but always worth the extra distance for the BEST Tortilla Soup ever. Grandma used to make it, but now the receipt is just followed to continue a tradition. They have completely remodeled the place to make room for...More

Thank El1Lobo
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Supposedly has best tortilla soup and ribs. Actually small tortilla soup and one half rack Baby Back ribs for 190 pesos was excellent special. Family owned place so service is good but very business like with very little warmth or interaction.

Thank Lovestotravel582
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Not on one of the main streets but it was near our condo. We had no expectations when coming here but the food and service were both good, the shrimp and salsa were definitely the highlights.

Thank kbd1977
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Such a cute place with a swing, and lots of plants. The food was great. The shrimp tasted complex with a bit of kick. The fish tacos were also very good. Great price for great grub.

Thank Susan L
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7 April 2017|
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Response from KenSos | Reviewed this property |
Can I fax it to you or email it to you I have a copy of the recipe from ErNesto's.
27 February 2017|
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Response from Alison B | Reviewed this property |
No it comes out already in the bowl. Three sizes...very filling and very good. The avocado is still intact, the cheese melting through the broth.
Alex J
11 February 2017|
Response from edmn911 | Reviewed this property |
Not that fancy of a place but if you have a big group call them. They may not take reservations during the Thursday night Rib Special
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Rafael Osuna # 157, Puerto Vallarta 48310, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 224-2203
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