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Manuel's Downtown

#115 of 3,231 Restaurants in Austin
$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
+1 512-472-7555
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“mole” (60 reviews)
“coconut flan” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
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Reviewed yesterday

I went here on Cinco de Mayo and had a lovely meal! Yummy margarita, guacamole, and street tacos. Would definitely go here again!

Thank Doreen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used trip advisor to search for Mexican food downtown. Manuel’s had the best review so we went here. Food was fine. I had the flautas and the chicken was rather bland. Guacamole was good but the large was not very large. Squeezed 5 people in...More

Thank jdwooddvm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch while in Austin Got there before it got packed Great iced tea and spicy salsa. I prefer thinner nachos but they were tasty I had fish tacos. They bring all the fixings with it and rice and beans Very good

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Austin it’s hard to choose juuuuust which restaurant to eat at. It was Cinco de Mayo so that helped narrow our search AND I wanted to visit the famous “Bat Bridge” which is close to Manuel’s. I had a yummy spicy Margarita and the...More

Thank 554christya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm from southern AZ, so my palate is geared toward Sonoran style Mexican, and hence reflect my opinions about this place. Sampled several of my fellow diners' dishes and they were uniformly marginal. The one constant is they were all lukewarm to cold temperature-wise and...More

Thank bjb2012sime
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted some good Tex-Mex food before I left Austin and I got it Manuel's. Food was tasty, generous and service was excellent.

Thank Rose S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose to eat here based on the favorable reviews that I've seen on Trip Advisor. I was impressed with everything at this place. The service is prompt and friendly. My server was happy to offer up suggestions when I asked. The Margaritas are very...More

Thank BBVeniceFL
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, drinks and service. I am very impressed! Food came out quickly and accurately. The margaritas are some of the best I’ve ever had.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed April 13, 2018

I love Mexican food and this restaurant has probably the best Mexican Food I have had. Loved the ambiance and drinks as well.

Thank Katthia R
Reviewed April 7, 2018

While visiting Austin, we stopped into Manuel's Downtown looking for an authentic fish taco. My drink was good, but actually the wrong flavored margarita from what I had ordered. My shrimp was not fresh and tasted a bit off (probably was frozen). I was disappointed....More

Thank Cedar123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-7555
  • E-mail
For more than 30 years Manuel's has thrived in Austin, Texas, delighting local residents, politicos, musicians, students, and our favorite grandmothers. From the farm to the sea, we harvest local and natural ingredients to create food that is infused with a deep collection of flavors, and steeped in tradition. From our award-winning mole to our famous margaritas, we aspire to transport our guests to a place of timeless satisfaction.
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