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One of the things Ernesto’s the most proud of are his homemade sauces, and they have roughly nine different sauces for you to choose from. (SBG Photo)
One of the things Ernesto’s the most proud of are his homemade sauces, and they have roughly nine different sauces for you to choose from. (SBG Photo)
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Ernesto's is known for their delicious sauces, but there's so much more


SAN ANTONIO - Ernesto himself greeted me and took me to my table, and then proceeded to tell me for a good ten minutes about every single item on the menu. If I had any questions, if I have any allergies, he really wanted to get to know me and know what kind of food I like. I really appreciated that.

One of the things Ernesto’s the most proud of are his homemade sauces, and they have roughly nine different sauces for you to choose from.

I started off with having some nachos, and, of course, he's got your typical chicken, your typical beef nachos, but I had a combination of the shrimp and crab nachos. I got half-and-half. An order comes with ten. They are individual nachos, so not a big pile of stuff poured on stuff. These are really good.

Then I had the house salad that had hearts of palm in it and a homemade dressing that was really good.

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After that I ordered the red snapper. It was stuffed with crab.

Now Ernesto teased me and said, “Oh, this red snapper was in the ocean this morning and now it's on your plate tonight.”

It tasted exactly like it had been in the ocean that morning. It was delicious. And here's where those sauces come in. He gave me a variety of choices, and I usually kind of stuck what I like, so I stuck with the with the safe Mojo De Ajo they offer, which is garlic and butter so delicious.

He's got a wonderful Veracruz sauce that a guest across from me had that looked incredible with capers and olives and tomatoes and onions - and it looked fabulous. Then he's got a Diablo sauce that has some chipotle in it. So really, he's got a variety of sauces to go on whatever kind of seafood you have.

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Now if you're not a seafood lover, that's okay. He's got traditional Mexican dishes such as cheese enchiladas, flautas, fajitas both beef and chicken.

Really a wonderful place to go. And it's kind of secluded, and kind of has a little intimate feel to it. I hope you enjoy it.

Ernesto's Mexican Specialties
2559 Jackson Keller Rd
San Antonio, TX, 78230
ernestosrestaurant.com