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1901 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95811-7204
+1 916-441-5850
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“carnitas” (16 reviews)
“bean dip” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (7 reviews)
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1901 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95811-7204
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's fun (as long as there's no pollen) to hang out on the patio and people watch as you enjoy delectable fish tacos and chips with great chips. Grab one of the margaritas, too!

Thank kcdenman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant location, large menu, outside terrasse, on the street. expected offers from a Mexican restaurant. good margaritas and good beers.

Thank Annik G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here every time I come to Sacramento. The margaritas are good and two of them will have you buzzing! There Ceviche wasn't to bad and their Carnitas were tender and good and so was their Carne Asada. The chicken enchiladas Suizas is...More

Thank stacy_kolie
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I was pretty unimpressed with the chips, salsa, and bean dip. None were bad, they were all just 'meh.' Thankfully my fish tacos were outstanding. They were in no way 'authentic' (which a fish taco never is anyway) but they were excellent. I would happily...More

Thank kevin_from_AKandCO
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I ate here solo during a business trip and enjoyed my dinner. The enchilada was yummy and the sides were good. I wasn't a huge fan of the carnitas (a little too big of chunks of meat, I think, not quite what I'm used to)....More

Thank Jenny_in_Palo_Alto
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My adult kids like to eat here. I don't tolerate the mid-town crowds very well, but I went to Ernesto's to please my daughter. The food is good, portions are of reasonable size, and service is mature and professional (not the staff training program that...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had dinner here on a Wednesday night while in town for work and was thoroughly impressed. Started out with a house margarita and found it to be strong and tasted great. Ordered the triple steak dish for dinner and it was awesome! The steak was...More

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 1 February 2017

There food is SO good and hot off the grill. They make excellent chimichangas, enchiladas, etc.....They can get very busy on weekend nights, but it's worth the wait. They do take out as well, so that can help with the lines. Parking is on the...More

Thank amarion
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Nice outside city seating. I expected great Mexican food. But I should have know when I tasted the salsa. The bean dip not bad. Prices average for an upper end Mexican restaurant. I was not empress with food. Slow also.

Thank RoderickandAdrianne
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Ernesto's is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Sacramento. The food and service are consistently good. My favorites are carnitas and chile rellenos. They also make great cocktails. The atmosphere is upbeat and fun whether you come for dinner or Sunday brunch.

Thank Lisa M
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When is social hour?
8 September 2016|
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Response from KSparrow | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, their web site doesn't state their happy hour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95811-7204
    (16th and S Street)
  • Public Transportation: Light Rail on 16th St. and R St
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-441-5850
  • E-mail