Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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PaulA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for the first time for my bday, and it was fantastic. Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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Leoncio
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. Antonio, our waiter, was very polite and attentive. Regretfully the patio was very cold. We remembered a restaurant in Ushuaia that provided us with warm blankets to help us to overcome the cold.

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RichK
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like Manuel's food and their service is always great.

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LMike
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite since opening on 310 Congress in 1985. THE BEST in town interior mexican restaurant with a healthy cooking style. The 310 margy's are fantastic, better have a second one!
Tres chili's soup is a one-of-a-kind you won't be disappointed with on a cold day...
The patio ambiance makes it the place to be. Service is always 5-stars!

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alejandroh
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Loved the enchiladas bandera one pork one cheese. The minosas also great. Highly recommended.

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Patty
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten at Manuel's about 6 times during the coronavirus. All of the meals have been consistently fresh and good as well as the service being attentive, friendly, and timely. This time was the same.
The outdoor patio is lovely, but we sit inside as we like the roomier tables and upholstered bench seating. Safety precautions are in place and waiters are wearing their masks the whole time. We appreciate all the efforts the staff and owners are making to keep us well while we enjoy the lunch or dinner out.

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SteveK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 6 outside, food and servce were great
Thier ouside patio area is great for eating out durein gthe pandemic

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vipCharlesD
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

You will enjoy yourself! Give Manuel's a try! Thanks

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely place to meet up and enjoy good food and service.

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Patty
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have eaten in several different restaurants during the pandemic. Manuel's food is exactly the same as it was before the pandemic and only a few of the other places we have tried have managed this well during these difficult and unforseen circumstances. As Manuel's has been my go-to restaurant for Mexican food for a couple of decades, this has been a real gift.
All the produce, ,cheeses, meats, drinks, tortillas, chips, salsas, and fish/seafood are very fresh and generous. The desserts are still rich and fresh. The staff is friendly and accommodating as always, as well as taking safety precautions and wearing masks. The inside features well-spaced tables and is very clean. The outside is the same and has the breezy, shaded patio seating behind stuccoed walls which create a relaxed and green environment.
I am appreciative of how Manuel's is delivering the exact same experience we enjoyed in 2019 and all the years which came before.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Food was awesome!

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Robt
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Lovely al fresco dining. Too bad the food didn't measure up. The guacamole tasted like the oil was old and had a slightly fishy taste. We were at a 4-top, and one of my 2 employees went home sick in mid-afternoon after eating the scallop taquitos. She's fine today, thank our Lord. My wife ordered chicken fajitas and they were fine, albeit the chicken was a bit overcooked.
We won't be back except maybe for a drink. Not for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating on a beautiful day = ambience/noise = 5 stars

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OpenTable Diner
Scot. Islands
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We didn’t have a great experience for dinner on a Thursday evening. Our server was all over the restaurant and did not have time for us. The queso was cold and hard. We couldn’t even get it out of the bowl with the Spoon. My mole chicken enchiladas were alright. My daughter liked the pork tenderloin. My husband had beef enchiladas with verde sauce. He ate one. We all agreed it was really disappointing.

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Valx
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and the food was lovely. A great night!

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vipGwen
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good, as usual!

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viva
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was surprised that all dining was outdoors. We had eaten inside a few weeks ago.

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CynthiaL
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a reservation for 2 on the patio. It took the front host staff a bit of time to attend to us as they had to take both our temperatures, then make sure a table was ready and then get us seated. It was worth the wait though! The food was delicious and the patio is a wonderful outdoor dining area.

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Chale
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have loved Manuel's Downtown and Manuel's Great Hills for many years, so it was wonderful to be able to return to the Great Hills location for lunch on the patio during this pandemic. Service was very friendly and helpful. The mango margarita, salad with chicken breast, and the flan were delicious, as always. We will definitely be back for food and spiritual uplift.

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GeoffreyM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space and excellent COVID protocols in place. Feel safe going here for lunch.
PLUS staff and food are exceptional.

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vipCharlesD
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant meal outdoors. Service was sporadic. Food was good but not outstanding.

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vipVerhaeghe
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I clicked on everyday dining but I thinks it’s great for any occasion!

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BillH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Worst service ever experienced in this restaurant. Took 15 minutes to get acknowledged by anyone in the establishment. Once we got noticed, we placed an order for an appetizer and our main course. We did not receive anything, including drinks until much later when everything...drinks, appetizers and entrees were delivered at the same time. Our waitress checked back one time and then we never saw her again. My tea glass never got refilled and after we finished our meal, we had to hunt down our waitress to get our bill as we were ready to leave. Just overall a miserable time. We have tried hard to support this place during a difficult time as it has always been one of our favorite restaurants. Maybe now is the time to take it behind the barn and put it out of its misery. I doubt we will return.

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vipRachelA
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was great. They did a great job with social distance procedures!

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SharonL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great setting, and convenient north location

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Leoncio
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food in a large patio with a lot of room among tables. Excellent for pandemia time.

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Gatezone
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Live their mole, fish, and appetizers. If there is no happy hour take it off the menu or put a sticker over it...

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BillP
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gotta get the mole, best in town. They also have nice patio.

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asanch68
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food choices were not what you would expect...but in a good way. The chili rellenos, fajitas and mole were all outstanding. The chips and salsa were some of the freshest and tastiest I have had in recent memory. Great ambiance and a lovely patio. Worth a visit!

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SandyT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as was the service. They took precautions to socially distance patrons and check temps prior to entering the main eating area.

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Lorrie
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This patio is COVID compliant and still beautiful!
Excellent service, and the food is always good.

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JackM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went for my birthday. Great food, service and atmosphere. I would recommend it to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fajitas so tender! Also they were checking temperatures at the door if you allowed them. I really liked that. All staff were wearing their masks.

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vipGeauxAnniversaryLover
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had an overall issue with another party who didn’t practice social distancing while near us. I wish the restaurant stepped up more about that. The queso was yucky. It was thick thick cheese. But maybe that’s how it was supposed to be. That’s not what we wanted. I enjoyed my meal but my husband did not enjoy his.

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PatK
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manuel's patio is the perfect place to eat during the pandemic. Outside with great food and service and one of the most beautiful live oak trees in the city.

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meg74
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With COVID-19, I thought Manuel’s had a great set up - the check in was reasonable, the tables were appropriately spaced and the employees all appeared to have protective gear. This was our second night out during this odd time, and I felt like Manuel’s had a great set up that made us feel comfortable and safe.

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Guesswhosenotcomingtodinn
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dont make me write something thats just annoying really.

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MRKG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have lived in Austin for 15 years and had never been to Manuel’s. We decided to go to celebrate our anniversary.
We each had a house margarita (I had a prickly pear one on the rocks and it’s was great!).
We were pleased to see they had “fajitas for two” which was perfect as we weren’t hungry enough for a big meal for each of us. We were able to mix the beef and chicken, and it came with a really good pico de gallo and guac. Plenty of food for us to share. Service was good, server was friendly and just attentive enough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my favorite place. Sitting out on the patio. And Ivan always takes great care of us, just as the other ones do too. Love the chicken enchiladas with Suiza sauce and the pomegranate cosmo.

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Manuel's Great Hills offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 345-1042.

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