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Manuel's Great Hills

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish
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10201 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX 78759-5622
+1 512-345-1042
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was very pleasant and nice! We had family visiting from out of town and had their mouths watering for authentic & flavorful Mexican cuisine. It was all too average. We ordered Chile relleno de elotes, chicken fajitas (needed more flavor), ensalada de pollo achiote (this was probably the most flavorful),and fish tacos (tasty!!). Hopefully, it will really knock... More 

Thank jta05
Joplin, Missouri
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152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic chicken flautas with Suiza sauce and rice, a baked onion section and a little guacamole!! Really good! My Vegan friend and I shared an appetizer of guacamole at half price during happy hour and she enjoyed a great salad for her entree, too! Wonderful atmosphere and food and great service from Jody!

Thank octoberhart
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Manuel's is by far the best interior Mexican restaurant in the 183 Austin corridor. The atmosphere, food and drinks are excellent. Happy hour is a fantastic as well. Make this place a regular go to.

Thank Paul C
Austin, Texas
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520 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were in this part of town and decided to try this place. They have a lunch menu and we ordered a few things from it. I got the Pechuga Queso; basically chicken and cheese. My husband got beef fajitas tacos. Service was nice and the food was quick. The portion sizes were large. I don't think I would order... More 

Thank Me9247
Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and awesome margaritas. A bit too expensive. But a very nice location for a couples visit. Would absolutely recommend it if you want to eat in downtown Austin. Try the fajitas. They were perfect. The ceviche was also nice. But a bit lacking in spiciness.

Thank ForcHa
Quincy, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and good service awaits Mexican martinis mixed and served at the table From appetizers to entrees, all were delicious and well presented

Thank Marcia F
Austin, Texas
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Jolleyville-Arboretum location has good parking. Plenty of seating and a nice bar. Food is excellent. For Appetizer I love the Sopes and Queso w/chips. I also like the chicken Flautas with Verde sauce. Very light and tasty. Mexican food generally seems very "heavy" but Manuels is really good and I left without feeling stuffed. The staff is very helpful and... More 

Thank Mark T
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I stomped on Manuel's by chance and I am so glad we did. My sales team ( 60 hungry engineers) wanted a place to gather for dinner and drinks. When I called Manuel we had less than 24hrs for the event and I was not sure if they would accommodate us. OH MY GOD, not only the welcomed the team,... More 

Thank Desdeaqui
Austin, Texas
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I decided to try this restaurant since it bears my name . Ha. I ordered the shrimp tacos, and it was fresh and good, but the so-called homemade tortilla looked and tasted mediocre and the texture was stiff. The black beans lacked salt and was also bland. The star was their coconut Flan --- mmm mmm yummy!

Thank Pocholoboy
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Very good Mexican style, staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Only draw back was they only have bottled beers. Decent selection but would prefer draft. They do have a great selection of tequila drinks.

Thank John F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10201 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX 78759-5622
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-345-1042
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?