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Ernesto's Good Grub

Nuevo Vallarta Nayarit | Jarretaderas, Nuevo Vallarta 48300, Mexico
+52 2976179
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (71 reviews)
“ribs” (74 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Barbecue, Soups
$$ - $$$
Nuevo Vallarta Nayarit | Jarretaderas, Nuevo Vallarta 48300, Mexico
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

we had been to Ernesto's before, but found out that two days a week- they have all you can eat ribs! They always start you off with fresh tortilla chips and homemade salsa (pico de gallo) so tasty. The menus is quite large, and I...More

Thank lynn z
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is a local spot known for tortilla soup and ribs. It is a little hard to find and check the open hours. It is a courtyard setting with a small pool in the center. If they cleaned the pool it would improve the atmosphere....More

Thank BobE6
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is not authentic type Mexican food, more Gringo I guess, but I’m from California and didn’t like it. This has NO... authenticity spice or zing at all comparison to Wolfgang’s cream more return business from me It HAS... sparse amount of chicken enormous amount...More

Thank Sur S
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We were taken to Ernesto's by my sister and brother-in-law, who are local residents. It is one of their favorites and rightfully so. It is literally a family-run restaurant, in a location that is puzzling as you arrive but convenient to find. The food was...More

Thank Rick F
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Hello Fellow Travelers! When we find a great restaurant I just have to tell you about it! One of our favorite places to go in Nuevo Vallarta is Ernesto’s Good Grub. It is located in the town of Jarrietaderas and serves some of the most...More

Thank Ellyne
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We had an amazing meal again!! The tortilla soup is sooooo good. The coconut shrimp is delicious. The ribs are great. The margaritas are huge and yummy!! It is such a unique setting, with the extended family and close friends cooking and serving in the...More

Thank Elizebeth B
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Visited Ernestos the night before we headed north. I had the ribs... Always a winner and my seafood loving wife had the Shrimp Diablo. As always I hesitate to do a review because you may take my table!

Thank jsk60
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Located in Jarretaderas in a local neighborhood, however it is easy to find. The restaurant is clean, with both outside and inside seating. There is a pool in the main courtyard with landscaping which makes for a very nice setting. We sat in the courtyard....More

Thank GKP46
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We have a group of seven go together at Ernesto's in Nuevo Vallarta. You probably won't find this place without help or a taxi. It is a bit of a "hole in the wall" but well with it. As recommended by many of the reviews...More

Thank kevbop2
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places to visit when in Mexico. Quirky and amazing food. The tortilla soup is incredible. I highly recommend Ernesto’s.

Thank Lindsay W
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nuevo Vallarta Nayarit | Jarretaderas, Nuevo Vallarta 48300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Nuevo Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 2976179
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