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Ernesto's Good Grub

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$$ - $$$
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Calle Rafael Osuna # 157, Puerto Vallarta 48310, Mexico
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Henderson, Nevada
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240 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is located off the beaten track, but always worth the extra distance for the BEST Tortilla Soup ever. Grandma used to make it, but now the receipt is just followed to continue a tradition. They have completely remodeled the place to make room for more people and it took a little away from that home feeling. Looks a little... More 

Thank El1Lobo
United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Supposedly has best tortilla soup and ribs. Actually small tortilla soup and one half rack Baby Back ribs for 190 pesos was excellent special. Family owned place so service is good but very business like with very little warmth or interaction.

Thank Lovestotravel582
Cromwell, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not on one of the main streets but it was near our condo. We had no expectations when coming here but the food and service were both good, the shrimp and salsa were definitely the highlights.

Thank kbd1977
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cute place with a swing, and lots of plants. The food was great. The shrimp tasted complex with a bit of kick. The fish tacos were also very good. Great price for great grub.

Thank Susan L
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ask the cab driver to take you to Ernesto's. You won't be disappointed if you have the tortilla soup. We went on the recommendation of Gwen (a friend) and we were glad we got to meet such wonderful people that quickly feel like family.

Thank Beth C
Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly, we have found our favorite Ernesto's to be slowly going down hill. 2nd visit this season and unfortunately the food just isnt the same as past years. Both time had ribs, which were 6 smaller ribs not meaty at all. Tortilla soup was good both visits we noticed more cumin and coriander spice, making it taste kind of Indian... More 

Thank lauken
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been four times this trip. Best food great service good prices and clean bathrooms! This place has been in business for YEARS and I know why.....

Thank 1khichi2
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Ernesto's yesterday for lunch with a group of 10. Most of us had the tortilla soup -- medium size. One hungry eater had the large size. We go every year and it is always great -- the soup is the best tortilla soup in PV and reasonably priced. The drinks are good too. A good margarita was... More 

Thank bwilltoronto
Portage la Prairie, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends we met in PV wanted to take us to Ernesto's. Firstly we took the bus which was an adventure in itself. The restaurant is nice; and the staff were very friendly. We loved the Tortilla soup; along with our main course which was ribs. We had the smaller bowl of soup and I could dtill hardly finish the half... More 

Thank Rose P
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is our friends favorite restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, so on our first trip visiting the area we made the effort to dine at Ernesto's. The restaurant had a good feel to it; and the staff were very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the Tortilla soup; along with our main course which was ribs and the fish skewer at our table.... More 

Thank Teri F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Rafael Osuna # 157, Puerto Vallarta 48310, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 224-2203

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