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Manuel's Great Hills

#542 of 2,987 Restaurants in Austin
#598 of 3,288 Places to Eat in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Bar
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10201 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX 78759-5622
+1 512-345-1042
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For more than 30 years Manuel's has thrived in Austin, Texas, delighting...
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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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and margaritas

Last month was in Austin in the great hills area and we ate at Manuels twice. Once was for lunch and the food was excellent. We have need of Gluten free, and found the waiter to be understanding. (He assured us the food was prepared on a GF area of the grill in the kitchen) The margaritas however... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Last month was in Austin in the great hills area and we ate at Manuels twice. Once was for lunch and the food was excellent. We have need of Gluten free, and found the waiter to be understanding. (He assured us the food was prepared on a GF area of the grill in the kitchen) The margaritas however ( which... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The prices are reasonable and the servings are generous but the service is slow, even when they aren't busy. I had the white sangria and it was very refreshing on a hot day. The outdoor seating area is covered with Wisteria vine and has a really nice water feature - we found it quite relaxing.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The service was mediocre. The food was not memorable. The margaritas are tiny. I don't care to return. VERY EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT YOU GET!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A notably above-average place, with good service, above average food and many items one doesn't find normally in the States. I lived in Belize for a year and a half and traveled in Mexico over 20 times during that period. The chips were made on premise and were fresh and they offered an array of very good salsas with them.... More 

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San Angelo, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I was visiting a friend in Austin and she suggested Manuel's for dinner and drinks. The pomegranate cosmopolitan was terrific and a great start to a great dinner. It was nice to order from a menu that wasn't just standard tex-mex fare. The food was great and different from most mexican restaurants I have found in TX which was a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was already hooked on Manuel's Downtown, but recently got acquainted with the North location, Manuel's Great Hills. I have become a regular because of their beautiful patio and the fact that there is a parking lot, and I don't have to deal with the downtown parking. The same great food is here.. Interior Mexican Cuisine at it's finest, prepared... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Recently tried Manuel's for lunch to give them a try. Very good salsa and chips. The fajitas tacos were very tender and well flavored. The pechuga de pollo was good but not great. While lunch prices are fairly reasonable the dinner time prices are rather high. Plating is attractive.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Restaurant was convenient and highly recommended. Sadly it did not live up to its reputation for me. With a small party and those who ate from the menu were fine, I have special diet needs and this place could not help. In today's society, catering for people with diet needs should be understood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great atmosphere (we were able to eat outside), great service. Good selection of authentic drinks and menu choices. Servers all worked together to make sure everything was delivered to table on time. A good choice.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The mole is the best I've ever tasted, and the coconut cake was heavenly. The cake was very moist and I wouldn't have known it was coconut if I hadn't been told. It had a caramel sauce with nuts, as well as a giant strawberry on the side. Will come back here for the mole and cake if nothing else!

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Additional Information about Manuel's Great Hills

Address: 10201 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX 78759-5622
Phone Number: +1 512-345-1042
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10201 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX 78759-5622
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-345-1042

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?