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1901 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95811-7204
+1 916-441-5850
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“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 June 27, 2016

Visited here for the first time this month. Lovely Atmosphere. Nice outdoor seating. Street parking was ample in the early evening. (6ish) They serve Salsa and a Bean dip with their chips. Food was good and presentation very nice. Service was a bit slow but...More

Thank KSparrow
Reviewed June 18, 2016

Local friends invited us to join them at this convenient downtown location. We were staying in Elk Grove and it was easy to find, free street parking for an early dinner. We ate outside and had a great time, loved the Mexican food with regular...More

Thank Summitseekerray
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Ernesto's used to be excellent. There were some evenings when we would drive "to town" just to have a great Mexican meal. In those days (not that long ago) there would be crowds of people dining AND waiting for tables. Not so any more. We...More

Thank GeorgeT47
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Delicious food. I love the Carnitas, although I do prefer the crispier kind, but this version is very tender and flavorful. Great margaritas, atmosphere, value and great chips and dip

Thank shelley w
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
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September 8, 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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