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Manuel's Great Hills

Manuel's Great Hills Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.manuels.com/
  • Email: manuels2@manuels.com
  • Phone: (512) 345-1042
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Manuel's Great Hills
Serving Austin’s best Margaritas, delicious homemade salsas, and the freshest seafood and savory meats.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Been here many, many times. Always good service, good food, good drinks. family favorite. Dining area roomy, outside patio is lovely to sit and chill over drinks and food. The black bean nachos is delicious! As are the spinach enchiladas. They have a good variety of tequila choices for slow sipping and enjoying. Worth the visit."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Always enjoy going to Manuels, faita's were outstanding and took the rest home for migas in the morning. The evening was nice so we sat outside, they have a great Patio and received good service even though there was a large party next to us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I really like this restaurant, the food has been really good all the times I have been there."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "There are certain folks for whom real Mexican food is scary. It seems too spicy and exotic. They like the idea of sophisticated Mexican food and their class pride (Manuel's is not for poor people) prevents them from stooping to the level of Chuy's or Baby A's, but they aren't ready to handle real Mexican flavor at a place like Fonda San Miguel. These folks need something that looks sophisticated, charges fancy restaurant prices, but tastes like Chi Chi's/Chuy's/Baby A's. Manuel's is for them, and they are for Manuel's. Note - Had the food been good, I wouldn't mind $19 for a chicken entree (one of the cheaper entrees here)."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "First, I viewed an online menu and knew what I wanted to order before I arrived, only to discover it was no longer on the menu. Second, the noise level was so loud I could not hear the waiter and I don't think he could understand me as he brought the wrong drink. We dined inside. Big mistake. I'll never go to this restaurant again for this reason alone. Margaritas served in a martini glass? Really? Luckily I could use the water glass straw. As for the food, the presentation just didn't warrant the price that was paid. It was edible but it wasn't all that and a bag of chips. White rice? Really? I thought the entrees were overpriced."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This is a great place to go before or after movies at the Arbor!! We went for happy hour and had 1/2 price appetizers. Queso is yummy. Little "potato pancakes" quite good, something a little different from the usual nachos, etc. Margaritas are good, service is always great, and they have recently remodeled so the inside is much more pleasing to the eye. Have been there for more than apps too and food is always delicious!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Had a 7 pm reservation and the place was super busy as usual. Seated promptly and ordered drinks & the guacamole. we ordered chicken tortilla and the three chiles soup. Asked that the main course come out after we finished the appetizer/soup. Within a couple of minutes of the soup's arrival, we got the main course. They were trying to turn the table and just rushed us. It's a shame but not going back. If you don't want two people occupying a four person table, don't sit us there!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We chose Manuel's the first time from a list on Yelp. We were very happy with the results! We were there for an early dinner, and noticed their great Happy Hour and tasty drinks! The second time we chose Manuel's for brunch with friends, and again, we were not disappointed! Wonderful choices on the menu and they were delicious. The live music was great too! Fantastic musicians! I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with Manuel's - either location. I've been eating there for years and it never fails to please. My favorite dish is the Crab Nachos. Try them at Happy Hour for half price!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "..but a little noisy at rush hour. I would suggest a reservation as it was quite busy."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Manuel's is always consistant and good. Great fajitas. The newly remodeled atmosphere is very nice. Can't wait for summer to sit on the patio."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "While our group enjoyed the food, the waiter seemed more interested in getting us out the door and never really asked if we needed anything.He didn't ask if we wanted another margarita, instead just took the glasses away and after sitting there a while, eventually brought the check. I would normally recommend this place to a friend for the food, but wouldn't want them to get the same service we received."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Made our reservations early for Valentine's Day. They called us the day before to confirm, and suggested that we arrive a few minutes early. We did so, and our table was ready when we arrived. The prix fixe menu had enough variety to meet both our tastes, and the Pink Chihuahua drink was both festive and potent. (Plus it included a donation to one of our favorite charities, the Austin Humane Society.) We really enjoyed our romantic evening, with attentive service and just the right amount of food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had an awesome waiter. He started out sort of cool but as soon as we actually ordered, he became very friendly and smiled a lot. And then one of the managers that watches over the room came over as soon as we started to look around when finished. We were done with our meal and wanted our ticket but really not in a hurry. He immediately saw we wanted something. Very nice!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has been a favorite for years. We love the outdoor patio and they recently remodeled giving more seating, The beef faitas are great."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I personally found it too salty and the mole to be too dry. It was good quality food, and the service was pleasant but it was just not to my taste. Others in my party seemed very pleased with it."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I am always happy with the food and service at Manuel's."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Nice dining atmosphere but some of the tables are crowded together and you don't get much privacy from neighboring tables. The food was pretty good, service a bit slow, perhaps due to 7pm Friday rush. Our group described the food as pretty good, kinda so-so, but we would give it another try on a future visit to Austin."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This is our spot to introduce out-of-towners to good Mexican food - the menu has just enough variety of authentic dishes, they are well prepared and presented. Reliably good, we always have a great time."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We were surprised to find they had remodeled since the last time we were there, which has been quite awhile, and the prices seemed to have increased as well. One of our favorites, Enchiladas Jaiba Suizas, (Crab Enchiladas) is now $28, which may or may not be worth it. Margaritas are still good, the service is great as usual and it's so convenient to Regal Cinema, where they show some great arthouse movies. Acoustics might be a bit distracting if you're looking for a quiet place for dinner or lunch."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "food was good, quieter outside for conversation...although acorns were hitting us and our table."
    Dined on 10/18/2013