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Manuel's Great Hills

10201 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX 78759-5622
+1 512-345-1042
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Ranked #470 of 3,115 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The food is amazing here. It's a bit pricey, but worth it. A lot of effort is put into the quality of the food, not just the way it tastes, but the way it looks. It place looks like a little piece of artwork. I had quesadillas. Delicious. The rest of my party's food all looked and tasted amazing too.... More

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ManuelsMgr, Manager at Manuel's Great Hills, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit. More

Annapolis, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was like gourmet TexMex. I had a healthy dish, great service. Will be back. They have live music that worked well without being overbearing.

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ManuelsMgr, Manager at Manuel's Great Hills, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We truly appreciate your feedback and look forward to your return visit. More

Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Recently, I took my mother and partner out for a late afternoon meal at Manuel's after a day of shopping and errand-running. I have to say that for a mid-day meal when most restaurants are not very busy, and sometimes not very attentive, we were all pleased at the level of service that we received at Manuel's. Though not very... More

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ManuelsMgr, Manager at Manuel's Great Hills, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the HUGE compliments! We look forward to your next visit and happy shopping. More

Lubbock, Texas
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

One of the problems with growing up in Texas is that we become so accustomed to eating Tex Mex. If a restaurant attempts any variation to what we are used to, we generally slam them for not knowing how to properly prepare quality Tex Mex. In this restaurant's defense, I don't think they are attempting to serve Tex Mex. I... More

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ManuelsMgr, Manager at Manuel's Great Hills, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took time to give us some very informative information. We do have some excellent Tex Mex inspired menu items but have served regional Mexican cooking for over 30 years. We hope that you enjoy your next visit. More

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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