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1901 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95811-7204
+1 916-441-5850
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“carnitas” (17 reviews)
“bean dip” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1901 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95811-7204
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Reviewed May 6, 2016

There were ten of us for a birthday lunch and we all ordered different dishes. We all felt the food was very fresh with a great taste. Most food was served on white shiny square plates, each one arranged with care; very attractive. Tri-colored chips...More

Thank mychaddy
Reviewed April 30, 2016

First time here - was referred by our hotel. Great casual restaurant. Dinner prices ranged from $12 to about $16. Food excellent. Tried veracruz shrimp and house carnitas. Both entrees very good. Limited wine selection, but good top shelf marguaritas. Portions so large, we didn't...More

Thank Sharron G
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Ernestos is our favorite place to take friend and family who come into town and enjoy great Mexican food. They have the best atmosphere, the friendliest wait staff and always aim to please.

Thank Daisy P
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

So far the best Mexican restaurant my wife and I have found in Sacramento. Went there recently for dinner. The service was very pleasant. Had an excellent margarita. My wife tried the taco salad and I had enchiladas and both were quite tasty. A very...More

Thank thomedwardsmusic
Reviewed March 3, 2016

We have been here several times. We usually stop in for lunch.... We came by the other day... Overall, a good meal... The negative was that it took 37 minutes to get our lunches.... The food was pretty good. Our waitress was running around busing...More

Thank Will G
Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Right or wrong, I judge a Mexican restaurant on its chile rellenos. Ernesto's are all egg batter and very little chile and filling.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Ernesto's is elegant Mexican food, served with a flair. Everything is good; the carnitas are special. Staples like guacamole, Dos Equis cerveza, enchiladas, and nachos won't disappoint either. Huge portions, and all the side dishes taste good too. A great place for visitors from east...More

Thank jerry758
Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here for years and it's always a very good meal with great service. The special margaritas are worth a try. It could use a bit of a face lift on the inside as its worn down a bit...but that's only from...More

Thank tally11111
Reviewed February 11, 2016

Ernesto's is always good. They have a wide variety of tasty dishes and the servers are constantly on the move. This is a good option if you're in Midtown.

Thank rjbouch
Reviewed January 20, 2016

The service is very efficient and personable. The food is prepped with just enough seasoning to bring the flavors to the palate, but not overly so. One can add other seasonings if desired. There were four of us at dinner and each of us had...More

Thank Spartan58
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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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
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