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Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
+1 210-344-1248
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried oysters” (19 reviews)
“crepes” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been to Ernesto in the mid 80s when we lived in San Antonio We found that this landmark restaurant has changed little. Ernesto still greets every customer with the same joy of life and food he had when we lived here 30 years...More

Thank Victor C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted by Ernesto and given the full treatment as others have described. I had the snapper and my husband had the shrimp enchiladas... I also tried the famous fried oysters. Everything was delicious! I think I may have finally found my regular lunch...More

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent Food, Service and creativity. San Antonio is very lucky to have had this restaurant for so many years. I wish we live there so we could visit more often.

Thank itmosnter
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We expected far more from dinner given trip advisor reviews. On a Saturday evening, the restaurant was sparsely populated (3 tables, max - were we in the right spot??). The host was gracious and made plenty of recommendations, none of which met our expectations -...More

Thank Jamie J
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Not far from the San Antonio airport, Ernesto’s offers excellent food with a touch of charm. The establishment’s namesake, Ernesto, provided kind and helpful service. He describes the style of the restaurant as being inspired by French culinary methods, infused with Mexican flavors. I arrived...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed December 26, 2017

First and most important the food I've had on several recent occasions was excellent. Top two recommendations are the sauteed shrimp with your choice of the sauces which are as continental as they are Mexican. Ernesto will make recommendations if you would like. The personal...More

1  Thank sloanmedina
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

As others have said, service is excellent and Ernesto himself gave recommendations and visited with all tables there. Food was so flavorful, moist, and tender. We had the grilled Mexicano and special that was a steak with crab meat and shrimp. Absolutely the best food...More

Thank thesimons77
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Well, first, I must say that I agree that the service was spot-on. It is immediate, and conducted by Ernesto himself. However, this may have been enhanced by the fact that there were, quite literally, no other tables being used. And while not a weekend,...More

Thank CiberDiver
Reviewed August 14, 2017

This is Mexican food but elevated to another level. This is definately not Tex-Mex cuisine. Ernesto takes pride in his dishes and boy does it show in the flavor profile. Ernesto is a master host, and males you feel special the minute you arrive. The...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

After a long day at Sea World, my family and I wanted to eat before going back to the hotel for the night. We discovered Ernesto's Mexican Specialties on Yelp and decided to give them a try. Even though we were all hot and sweaty,...More

Thank red-texan49
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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