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Enjoy fresh Quality -
Authentic Mexican dishes
for over 65 years!

Please call for current availability: 818 985 4654


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A: 4410 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91602

Happy Hour Monday - Friday: 03:00pm - 06:00pm

Sun - Thu
11am - 9pm
Fri - Sat
11am - 10pm

Monday - Friday: 03:00pm - 06:00pm

due to a staff shortage, we will be closed on Mondays until further notice.

a: 4410 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91602

Our opening times

Sun - Thu
11am - 9pm
Fri - Sat
11am - 10pm

Please call for reservations - 818 985 4654

History and Incredible Mexican Food in the San Fernando Valley

Here at Ernie’s Mexican Restaurant in North Hollywood, you can experience delicious, authentic Mexican food. It all started with one man’s dream. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Ernest U. Cruz started the “Ernie’s” legacy after serving in World War II. With $1,800 to his name, Ernie launched his first “Ernie’s Taco House” in Lincoln Heights—serving up to 25 customers at a time.

Having spent some of his younger years in Los Angeles and neighboring areas—like South Gate and Bell Gardens—Ernie then expanded his franchise, owning nine restaurants, from West Covina, Hollywood, Glendale, and the last standing Ernie’s (#3) in North Hollywood, CA.

Serving Authentic Mexican Food Since 1952

Ernie’s success was largely due to his focus on using the freshest quality meats, cheeses, and vegetables, while implementing the use of what restaurants used to call the “cheese-melter”, which guaranteed a simultaneous hot plate and food upon delivery to the table. Despite his passing in 1978, Ernie’s Taco House #3 in North Hollywood strives to deliver on Ernie’s goals from the start of his career.

Today, Ernie’s Mexican Restaurant is proud to continue serving the same delicious recipes from the original Lincoln Heights kitchen. With a chef who has worked with Ernie himself (48 years and counting), Ernie’s Mexican Restaurant is happy to deliver the same flavors Mr. Cruz shared with his beloved customers.

Bienvenidos a Ernie’s