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Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
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2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
+1 210-344-1248
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Brierfield, Alabama
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2011

Walk in the door and step back into a restaurant reminding us of how a restaurant is suppose to be run! No loud music, crowded tables, noise so loud you can't talk, wait staff that knows the menu and the most delicious food ever! Ernesto and his family run the restaurant, meet you at the door, and are with you... More 

Thank miki1957
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2011

Greeted by the charming Ernesto, as you enter. . . he will then recommend the perfect dish for each. Once you are served- the mouth-watering, green salsa. . .you're already halfway to heaven as all the sauces are prepared to perfection. The succulent fresh snapper,oozing in a French inspired sauce is to die for and Oysters Ernesto is simply the... More 

Thank KathyKutler
Macomb, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2011

Excellent food and outstanding service. Ernesto and his family treated us like family it was wonderful

Thank peace48044
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2011

Can't we have 10 stars for Ernesto? What a fabulous evening!! Flying in from Michigan for my Grandmother's 90th birthday, not knowing what to expect, I was blown away by the service, the food, and even the other customers. My mom (linnie27804) said it all in her review - and I totally agree with every bit of her comments. If... More 

Thank lizaanne930
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2011

I have traveled the world, eaten at 5 star restaurants, worked in restaurants and have never had such excellent attentive service in all my experiences. Planned a family reunion/90th birthday party for my Mother there, sight unseen, as I am from North Carolina. Talked to Ernesto several times on the phone, plus his son, for the planning of menu etc.... More 

Thank linnie27804
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2011

This place is a true pearl. The owner personally greeted us and guided our party of ten through the entire menu. The food left everyone of us speechless. If you live in San Antonio and haven't been here....you're wrong!

Thank Ziggy324
Olathe, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2011

I showed up at 2 pm right as they were closing for the afternoon. The owner came out as I was walking back to my car and said come on in. He stated that the kitchen was preparing food for him and if it sounded good to me then I could have it. First off their green salsa was amazing.... More 

Thank kaufman44
Level Contributor
72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2011

I was excited to bring my parents to one of my favorite spots in San Antonio! I simply adore the owner, Ernesto, he is such a wonderful host and very helpful in selecting your entree and sauces. Would definately recommend to anyone visiting the SA area!

Thank Mariposa1020
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2011

For the ten years that I have been a loyal and faithful customer, Ernesto's is consistently fabulous... for the following reasons-- 1) it's the food; 2) it's the service and 3) it's the ambiance (not the decor) of the retaurant. This review is written in high praise of a great restaurant and in opposition to those who have no appreciation... More 

1 Thank WilliamTarver
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2011

Enjoyed fine dining in classic ambiance with service that only your mom can beat. Wonderful, succulent fresh snapper, oozing in luscious topping that is inspired by French, Mexican perfection. Shrimp enchiladas with sumptuous Spanish rice and beans or the more refined buttery white rice with grilled tomato. But first, Oysters Ernesto, a triumph for ages that never disappoints. We continue... More 

Thank gjc_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?