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1901 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95811-7204
+1 916-441-5850
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  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“carnitas” (17 reviews)
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1901 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95811-7204
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time to Ernesto’s. Loved it. Food and service both excellent. Had heard the house margaritas were good and they absolutely were. $10.31 with tax. The plain quesadilla with carnitas was perfect: moist, flavorful carnitas and a good cheese. Big enough to share. The chocolate...More

Thank gracebeavis
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Service was barely average. Mixed up our order and 2 items. We had 4 of us so 50%, not so good. We then asked for 4 waters and got 2. Once our meals came out the server removed our chips, had to ask for more...More

Thank BoiseID999
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Nice attentive service, plenty of chips and salsa. A nice clean place, you’d be comfortable taking a date here. Food, not spectacular, but checks the boxes.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

ernestos was crowded indicating that it was very popular which we took to mean it was a good place for dinner...i can only speak for the two us but just average is all i can say...i am a tamale addict these fell short...not stuffed with...More

1  Thank culdad
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We just wrapped up a family dinner at Ernesto's and it was great. The wait staff were very friendly and quick. Our meals were delicious although a couple of the meals got mixed up and had to be remade. We all really enjoyed the chips,...More

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Chose to stop here based upon TA reviews. Excellent choice! Loved our food and my Cadillac Margarita. I had the Midtown Plate and really enjoyed it. I even ordered a Carnitas quesadilla to go for dinner later at our hotel. Would highly recommend.

Thank palmtreelover1023
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Good food, chips and varied salsa. Shredded chicken chimichanga. Beef fajitas okay as well. Nice ambience.

Thank mark63768
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Their fish tacos are one of the best I've had. I also like their Steak Combo of taco, quesadilla & enchilada. service is very good and fast. Has a great covered outdoor seating area. We like them so much we had them cater for a...More

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It's fun (as long as there's no pollen) to hang out on the patio and people watch as you enjoy delectable fish tacos and chips with great chips. Grab one of the margaritas, too!

Thank kcdenman
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Pleasant location, large menu, outside terrasse, on the street. expected offers from a Mexican restaurant. good margaritas and good beers.

Thank Annik G
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I am sorry, their web site doesn't state their happy hour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95811-7204
    (16th and S Street)
  • Public Transportation: Light Rail on 16th St. and R St
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-441-5850
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