Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


1901 16th St. (S St.) Send to Phone
916-441-5850 | Menu
Traditional Mexican cuisine in a loud, lively setting.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Breakfast Sat.-Sun., Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 3 reviews

Ernesto's Restaurant Review

: Those seeking a fun night out with family or friends need turn no further than Ernesto's. A Sacramento staple for more than 25 years, Ernesto's delivers traditional Mexican food. Live mariachi and tight quarters --- not to mention dozens of tequilas --- means the dining room can get raucous at times, so this is not the place to come for a quiet, romantic meal. The menu includes favorites such as tamales and enchiladas, as well as more involved dishes. Specialties include chile verde, carne asada and "cowboy" shrimp. The fresh guacamole is some of the best in town, and the carnitas are tender and well spiced, with just the right touch of citrus. A seat on the relaxing outdoor patio is good for people-watching or throwing back a beer or cocktail on a warm summer night. On weekends traditional Mexican breakfast is served, including pozole, chilaquiles and huevos rancheros.

User Ratings & Reviews for Ernesto's


Find out which restaurants and chefs top the list of GAYOT's 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards.