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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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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Spring, Texas
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us were traveling through San Antonio and stopped for lunch at our daughter and son-in-laws recommendation. It was easy access off I-10 and we were welcomed by Ernesto himself; who then explained the menu and the many house specialties which feature a SanAntonio and French taste combination. My husband chose a fried oyster appetizer and two of us... More 

Thank CathyG4
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Ernesto met us at the door. The lunch menu was fairly extensive. There was a lot of seafood dishes on the menu. Had an appetizer of fried oysters. They were excellent. Also we had a 4 oz tenderloin steak with a chicken enchilada. The steak was very tender and tasty. There were a lot of sauces to choose from. They... More 

Thank Warner G
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We went here on a Saturday night. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was great. I would visit again. I would recommend hearing what items are off menu and letting them pick the sauce for your dish.

Thank KeithPerry595
San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Ernesto still greets you at the door. They have a full bar and delicious seafood dishes. The service is excellent. We had the nightly fish special which was great. The fish was fresh and tasty.

Thank j0hnhill1
San Antonio, Texas
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85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Good food, rather pricy. Waiter, actually the owner Ernesto, continually came by the table asking if everything was ok. Very attentive service, to the point that it was hard to carry on a conversation with the continuous interruptions. The food was very good, however.

Thank Bosk_123
Aurora, Illinois
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184 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I can see by some reviews that some dinners did not get Ernesto's, but that is OK. They can go to Taco Bell. I choose to support a great family owned business that takes incredible pride in their food, service and treating their customers like family. I have been dining for business around the United States for over 30 years.... More 

Thank Karkman
Stuart, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My son and I arrived thinking Ernesto's would be a typical Mexican food restaurant. Boy were we wrong. Our drink order was delivered immediately but the real treat was Ernesto coming to our table and explaining the menu. Yes, he's a marketer but he does it so well you simply enjoy his recitation of the menu. The chips arrived with... More 

Thank paulhg1
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

When we walked in we were confused by the atmosphere. It looked like a fine dining restaurant at first glance. Then you notice the stackable foam cushioned chairs. There was red carpet throughput. I just happen to find carpet in a restaurant grotesque. The dinning room is outdated. There was a gentleman next to the door playing his guitar and... More 

Thank Wendy W
San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant has been located in a partially occupied strip center off Vance Jackson/Loop 410 for 30 years. It is family owned and still has Ernesto seating patrons and offering specialties off the menu. It is always a pleasure visiting this unusual venue with Mexican seafood specialties with a French flair. Ceviche and flan in San Antonio began at... More 

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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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?