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Manuel's Downtown

4.4
470 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Authentic (8)
  • Good for Groups (8)
Serving Austin’s best Margaritas, delicious homemade salsas, and the freshest seafood and savory meats. We serve high-quality food, prepared with the finest local and natural ingredients.

*All Meats served at Manuel's is hormone free!
*Any fried items and salsa dressings are made with Canola and virgin Olive oil.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Open Daily: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm.
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Phone number
(512) 472-7555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 3rd and 4th
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Parking details
Parking at 301 Brazos. Valet at the Cross Tower
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Public transit
We suggest using many of the Ride Share Apps Austin has to offer.
RIde Austin, Fare, and Fasten
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Entertainment
Live music on Suncay's from 11:30 to 2:30
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 470 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShannonG 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous Food great atmosphere we had a wonderful time!!

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vipMChernow (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Margaritas were so weak that we ordered shots of tequila to add to them. Pollo Mole appetizer was good. Beef fajitas were average. Special crab enchiladas delicious. Waiter was friendly and competent. Overall, our experience was good, but there are so many better choices in Austin. We would not return.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Good food in a great spot! The service was excellent.

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vipterrific (Dallas)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

We had a great time; good food and service and fun over all. We were all from out of town and one of the guys at the Four Seasons told us about Manuel's. He was right and when we are again in Austin, we'll be back

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KarlyG (Austin)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

My family went here for my birthday dinner and were greeted nicely by the hostess but once we got sat down our server very much acted like she didn't want to be at work or serve us. She didn't like answering any questions and every question she did answer was answered with a tone that seemed like we didn't "belong" there. The food was okay but wasn't "Tex-mex" like advertised. I probably wouldn't go there again or recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

A friend visiting from Seattle. Good food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Manuel’s is one of the best restaurants in Austin. Service is great, the ambience is warm and friendly, and the food is spectacular. I especially recommend the shrimp dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Met a couple of friends while in town for a conference. I found most restaurants in Austin to be somewhat aloof. Few take reservations and it feels like they are wanting to have lines of people waiting to get in. That approach turns me off. Manuel's was very different. First of all they took reservations and they were happy to have us with all staff very welcoming and attentive.

The craft cocktails were imaginative, delicious and reasonably priced. The menu was diverse with lots of options. Food was tasty. We were able to hear each other, the staff was attentive but didn't rush us. Was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great atmosphere, food, service, and drinks. Even though the restaurant was busy, there was plenty of room and staff to meet our needs.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

First time and enjoyed the food and drinks. The restaurant was abit hot once it started to fill up but overall was a very nice dinner.

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vipBGUWS (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Not a bad option by any stretch if you're looking for something downtown and easily accessible , but the food is underwhelming, and in a town with many great options for Tex-Mex, this one just doesn't make the cut.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Nice restaurant close to convention center with great food!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

As always, Excellent service! Great food. My Austin preference when visiting, the Jolleyville location is my favorite.

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NettieWB (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Incredible food, and a hidden gem for
brunch. The service was impeccable, and it is really easy to get in and out due to the ability to make reservations.

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Kazdog123 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food. Very fresh and great service. Atmosphere was lovely and my whole family enjoyed every thing we ate.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was cold and very bland. Everyone raves about the queso but save your money. Three stars for the great salsa and margaritas. Customer service was 4/5.

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foxport (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food and good service. Old fashioned and casual vibe.

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4ourevent (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food; attentive service; value priced. We will return

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vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

It wasn't terrible

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent imaginative cuisine served with flair and attention to detail. Plenty of wait staff so service was not an issue at all. Noise level was such that a conversation was possible without shouting. First time to visit downtown location in years but still high level of quality despite the age of the establishment.

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