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Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

) #154 of 4,015 Restaurants in San Antonio €€ - €€€ Mexican, Seafood
2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
+1 210-344-1248
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried oysters” (18 reviews)
“crepes” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (28 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood
€€ - €€€
2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are in town for work and saw some reviews for Ernesto's. Our experience was equally fantastic. Ernesto is the lifeblood of this restaurant, here in this shopping mall since 1981. But rather than old and tired, it's is as charming as it's name sake...More

Thank MNHappyTravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best thing at Ernesto's is Ernesto. He sings, he dances, and he will make sure you feel special. This is the richest most elegant Mexican food in town. The sauces are all butter and all good.

Thank cam w
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The atmosphere is nothing special...but the place is certainly clean and inviting. What sets Ernesto's apart is their service. We only eat here about once every two years and Ernesto remembers us every time. The margaritas are very good and I love anything they have...More

Thank phireman123
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

App. Green ceviche with fried oysters. Wow!!! Then I had the seafood plate fish with crab. Shrimp and very little lobster rice and tomato. With one of the special sauces. It was just as incredible as I remembered My husband had shrimp and steak topped...More

Thank bellydiva
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I last reviewed this restaurant five years ago and it has not changed one bit. The food is outstanding and the service can't be beat. Ernesto still meets you at the door and gives you a complete review of all the specials for the evening....More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It would not have occurred to us as visitors to San Antonio to head north into a bland shopping center for dinner. Thank goodness our friend, a long time resident of SA, knew exactly where to take us. Ernesto was there personally to guide us...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Small family owned restaurant that has amazing service and culinary delight. ! If you want amazing food with professional service, this is a place that will give you and your date an amazing treat. !!!

Thank SaNative15
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Celebrated Valentines a bit early at Ernesto's. it is a family run business. Ernesto, his wife , his son and daughter all attend to your every want. Don't even look at the menu. Just tell Ernesto what you like ( or don't like) and he...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Having grown up in San Antonio, I have been to many, many restaurants there. This one however is a different one aiming at the gourmet market. With nine sauces to choose from and a wonderful variety of seafood, it ranks as one of my favorite...More

Thank Park S
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Not like any other place in town. Good flavors. Everything I've ever ordered was excellent. Ernesto usually has an off the menu special that is always a god pick. Always good quality.Been coming for 30 years.

Thank drios4517
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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