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Ernesto's Mexican Food

4.2
183 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Neighborhood Gem (206)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (199)
  • Good for Groups (189)

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About

Ernesto�s Mexican Food can be found in Sacramento, California and has been in business since 1991. The restaurant offers the freshest and healthiest ingredients to bring out the best flavors in the dishes served. The menu offers several vegetarian options, and there is a full bar with many tequilas and margaritas to try. Ernesto�s Mexican Food also has a kids� menu with favorites such as bean burrito and cheese quesadilla.

The menu is extensive and offers a taste of many Mexican classics. You can try the shrimp taco salad for a twist on a loved dish, or the specialty menu item like the chile verde with slow roasted pork. For dessert, Ernesto�s Mexican Food offers up churros, Mexican hot chocolate and more.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Regional Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation

Lunch: M-F 11:00am-5:00pm
Lunch: Sa-Su 2:00pm-5:00pm
Dinner: M-Th 5:00pm-10:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-12:00am
Dinner: Su 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(916) 441-5850
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Carrillo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th and S Street
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Parking details
Parking available on the side of 16th St. and 17 St.
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Public transit
Light Rail on 16th St. and R St
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Entertainment
Live Mariachi Music every Thursday and Special Events. Please view our Event Page for more information or call the restaurant for details.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeoandShirley51 (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on August 26, 2016

Took my party of 10 there for my birthday. They let me keep my cake in their fridge till it was time. Table was ready on time , service was very acomidating. And the food was delicious. Margaritas where great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on August 13, 2016

We have Ben coming here for years! This is our favorite Mexican place to eat. They make a fabulous margarita and I love their chicken colorado Nacho's! They are to die for!. My husband's favorite is the chicken colorado chimichanga. Love the staff also! ❤️

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LisaS (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on August 6, 2016

This is a classy Mexican Restaurant. I should know, I grew up in a Mexican Restaurant. The staff really hustles. I was impressed by the hostesses constantly cleaning the menus while they stood at the hostess stand. The iced tea could have been filled a little quicker. During the summer, you have to keep that glass filled. It is expensive for Mexican food, but you get what you pay for. You want excellent food, you're going to pay for it. It's really loud so if you want a quiet place to dine, this ain't it.

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JohnH (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on August 6, 2016

Ernesto greets you at the door and make certain everything you want is handled quickly. It is not your typical mexican food restaurant. It has been a long time favorite of many San Antonians for nearly 30 years. If you like great fish and good wine, this is the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0
Dined on July 26, 2016

Carnitas were moist and tasty. Love that they had frijoles de olla which were also good. Partner had tacos and found the other meats standard. Margarita was good. Overall a good place for Mexican food

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ReneeT (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on July 23, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner and our server, Isaac, was exceptional. Will definitely eat here again. Thank you.
The prices are also very reasonable.
The staff was very helpful and Dani created a special birthday menu for my mother. Thank you.

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GeorgeD (Sacramento)
4.0
Dined on July 21, 2016

Tasty, reliable Mexican food with prompt, attentive service. Great fish tacos.

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AlanK (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on July 18, 2016

We went with a family group to Ernesto's, traveling the 25 minutes from Davis to Sacramento. The food was far better than any Davis or Woodland Mexican restaurant we have tried. The food was terrific and so was the service.

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TerriH (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on July 16, 2016

We've eaten here several times with family and always enjoyed the food and the service!

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StevenB (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2016

Love this place, been coming here for a long time. The food s always good and The Margaritas are awesome.

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