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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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 seafood related. I have never tried a traditional Mexican dish there so I can't comment... More 

Thank phireman123
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 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 with crab and Veracruz sauce. Excellent. For desert. The flan. No wonder they have been... More 

Thank bellydiva
San Antonio, Texas
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218 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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. The seafood with a Mexican/French flair is the best in San Antonio. I think the... More 

Thank Phil R
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 through the Mexican menu with its French flair. Outstanding! Be sure to have his seafood... More 

Thank Jane L
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 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 will suggest a fabulous meal with incredible sauces that are delicious. Then the desserts are... More 

Thank Michael N
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 restaurants in SA now. The owner comes and talks to you and will create a... More 

Thank Park S
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?