Sacramento and the Gold Country Restaurants

Ernesto's Mexican Food

  • 1901 16th St. Map It
  • Midtown
  • Mexican

Published 11/12/2015

Fodor's Review

Customers often have to wait for a table on Friday and Saturday evenings at this traditional Mexican restaurant that's a reliably good bet for shrimp Veracruz, pork carnitas, chile colorado (steak in ancho and pasilla chili sauce), and Mexico City–style street-food tacos. The margaritas are strong and affordable. Sister restaurant Zocalo (1801 Capitol Ave., 916/441–0303) has an indoor-outdoor dining space and is a popular launching spot for nights out on the town.

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1901 16th St., at S St., Sacramento, California, 95811, United States

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Published 11/12/2015


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