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Manuel's Great Hills

10201 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX 78759-5622
512-345-1042
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Ranked #523 of 3,123 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Under new management, Manuel's now has poor service and they've jacked up their prices while food quality has declined. There are dozens of better Mexican food restaurants in Austin. Don't waste your time with this one.

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Manuel's had been one of our favorite restaurants, but we noted a considerable deterioration in quality on this visit. It has always been noisy, and with a recent change in the seating arrangement (more chairs, with the built in upholstered booths removed), the noise level was much louder. Most of the noise was coming from the kitchen. One of our... More

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Austin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My friend and I were seated right away at a very busy dinner hour(8pm). Service was good. However the white sangria was not very good, and sent it back. The margarita was a better choice. Ordered chicken fajita nachos but they were a bit dry:-( The outdoor patio was very serene at sunset .

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Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We ate on the patio outside, it was a beautiful setting! The service was excellent, the food was excellent, and the "famous" margarita was pretty good too! I recommend this place - the price was also very reasonable!

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SAN ANTONIO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I enjoyed brunch on the patio today early before the crowds. I had migas which at $10 seemed a little pricey but when they brought my dish, full of black beans in a totilla bowl, along with plate of sliced bananas, pineapple, cantaloupe and wstermelon I was pleased with the amount. The flavor was great and the bloody mary as... More

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Round Rock, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I have lived in The Austin,Texas area for 21 years. I first was exposed to Manuel's restaurant in the downtown area. I always ordered the beef entree, Lomo de Res. It was a beef tenderloin filet with a special goat cheese sauce over a bed of rice with black beans. It has always been excellent. Last night my wife and... More

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Lakeway, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

... Manuel's is about the very, very best!!! Every dish at our table was good - yes, we all shared. In fact, my love for mole was seriously challenged by their cream sauce. Try it, you'll like it!

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Austin, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Yes, the food is excellent, but I think it's a little pricy. If you lunch with wine and a flan you easily reach the US$30.00... plus taxes and the tip (they suggest a 20% tip).

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My non vegetarian friends like this place but it does not even have beans for vegetarians. Once I had to sit there just with drinks and ice cream as it was an official meeting.

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Austin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

There is indoor dining but our favorite is the outdoor, enclosed patio dining. Variety of great margaritas, great guacamole, suisa on enchiladas, bkack bean side, seafood dishes, etc. to satisfy a range of diner tastes.

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