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Manuel's Downtown

#54 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
+1 512-472-7555
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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wilds of New Jersey
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206 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best Mexican meals we had during our wide-ranging Texas tour, and that is saying a lot. The mole dish was a particular favorite.

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Thank Ken B
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got our cocktails wrong - twice My glass of wine was more of a taster than a glass Food was ok but pricey for quality. Not very authentic Mexican

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Thank vino16
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Solid all the way around. Spicier than average Salsa. Great magarita and cocktail. Little light on my fish for my tacos. Not overly expensive, but certainly not cheap. Ceviche was excellent.

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Thank duckstoppedby
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having pre-dinner drinks at The Roosevelt Room we walked to Manuel's for dinner. Our group started with Ceviche and guacamole for the table. Both were incredible. Our server was very helpful and gave suggestions. Everything we ordered for dinner was very fresh and delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Patti P
Madison, NJ
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197 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another long time Austin stop that delivered. The cocktails, guacamole Pollo in Mole con Queso were great starts and all the entrees were really good. We had a nice selection of entrees, including steak fajitas, chicken tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. All were solid and worth a try.

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Thank Rob_Madison_NJ
Calgary, Alberta
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189 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first night into Austin, we decided to try Manuel's based upon the reviews here at TA. Both couple like Mexican food and wanted a taste of something a bit more authentic than what we could find back home in Canada. Around 6pm on a Thursday night, we were quickly seated by the friendly staff and our drink orders... More 

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Thank John Z
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't your run of the mill Queso so don't expect processed cheese! This is a creamy, delicious, wonderfully melted delight served with hot corn or flour tortillas. You have to spoon the cheese into those hot tortillas which is a lot of fun due to the long strands of melted cheese. The flautas at Manuel's are not like any... More 

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Thank dyann s
Rochester, NY
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is striving to be a high-end place but the food is just ok at best. I should have listened to the other reviewers. It was just disappointing. The food tasted so unremarkable, it felt like being at a chain Mexican restaurant. If you are like me, you were probably googling high end Mexican restaurants downtown. I wasn't able to... More 

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Thank rochestervacationer
Richmond, Virginia
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food great drinks and reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere right in the heart of town. Great service as well.

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Thank ajgibb1
Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is expansive with a pretty fantastic array of authentic options. Nothing about the dishes appear overly "Americanized." Instead there seems to be real effort made to serve traditional Mexican cuisine, right down to the tortilla chips and salsa - which were a great appetizer. The food is delicious and the interior feels both contemporary and "trendy," yet also... More 

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Thank Megan D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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