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El Chile Cafe Manor

El Chile Cafe Manor Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elchilecafe.com
  • Phone: (512) 457-9900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday and Monday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Martinez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Inquire with us for your next party, wedding, and corporate event. Contact Gina.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chicon and Lafayette
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from El Chile Cafe Manor
Welcome to El Chile. El Chile Cafe y Cantina offers a combination of Tex-Mex and Interior Mexican cuisine.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a brunch for 15 planned for no good reason, which is exactly the best reason. They had the table waiting and our waitress was ready when we arrived. She was very attentive and kept up with new arrivals to ensure everyone had their drinks promptly. Our food was all looked and tasted delicious, and the portions were perfect. I will be happy to brunch here again, and I can't wait to try it for other meals."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We were a large party and the service was still fast and helpful, the food was great, like usual."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "While the food was delicious, we were seated next to a window where the flies were way to distracting due to the sheer numbers of them. There were several fly traps in the window but they were full. We might as well have eaten outside. Our waiter was distant and whenever I asked him a question, he would answer as he was running away from our table. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I'm not sure what happened. Wife and I have been coming here since it first opened (the original time) - staff used to be upbeat and friendly and food was fresh and hot. Friday night it seemed like they were doing us a favor. Two tables that were seated after us had their chips and drinks before anyone even greeted us. Food came out quickly as expected as far as timing but 3 of the four plates looked as it they had been sitting under the heat lamps for some time. El Chile is typically where we take out-of-towners for tex-mex with a different twist but I'm not sure it will be that place for us anymore."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Had a great dinner at El Chile on Manor Rd., as usual! Staff are fun and friendly, service is prompt. Food is exceptional. Love the Sangria! Go now!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised. The food and drink were very good. We sat outside on their front porch, which was pleasant although there's a fair amount of street noise as it's very close to Manor Rd. The plastic chairs are not very comfortable, but the restaurant thoughtfully provides woven blankets that you can use as a back rest which helped a lot. The wait staff was very attentive and pleasant, but the kitchen was a little slow with our order. We had one of the fancy nacho dishes and a rainbow trout special, and both were very good."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "An out of town friend came to visit and I brought her to El Chile Manor. I am so glad I did! We had a fantastic server who gave great suggestions and really tailored her recommendations to an out of town visitor. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant on the recommendation of my brother in law who says the margaritas are the best in Austin. We had our Easter dinner there on Saturday. It was very good food and a good time was held by all. The margaritas are indeed very good. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The noise level was so loud that it was hard to hear my date. Also, the space is so small the waitress and waiters would almost run into us."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the vegetarian dishes are full of flavor."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Unpretentious, pleasant restaurant with tasty Mexican and South American food, and very good service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tex-mex well prepared with some unusual items that are delicious. Try the specials."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We travel to Austin 2-3 times a year, and always have at least one meal at El Chile each trip. I love their ceviche; my wife has sampled much of the menu and enjoyed everything she has tried. In terms of drinks, they make very good Micheladas and specialty margaritas."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Our party of four had dinner and ordered Parilla de Fajitas (2), Camarones al la Plancha, and the Downtown Charlie's Special. We had eaten at El Chile's before but were sorely disappointed on the lack of flavor, due to lack of adequate seasoning on the chicken and beef ingredients. Furthermore, the dishes were sparse on chicken and beef and were piled high with "filler" chopped lettuce, tomatoes, etc. Therefore, we felt that we did not get our money's worth from the items ordered from the menu."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Austin has lots of Mexican, Tex-Mex restaurants. El Chile, returned to Manor Road, can't compete with the more modestly priced and simpler Chango's or El Chilito. The food is too cheesy (literally) and not really good. (I had the tamal Oaxacana.) The helpings are generous. The staff is sweet. We were there opn a Friday night and lots of margaritas and bottles of beer were flying around. The margaritas were weak and undistinguished. We sat outside, which was fine unless the bus was going by, but that is out of the restaurant's control. Inside was quite loud and crowded. It wasn't a special or celebratory experience. Loud frat boys in back of us. All in all, I won't be going back."
    Dined on 11/15/2013