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Manuel's Great Hills

#309 of 3,186 Restaurants in Austin
#328 of 3,414 Places to Eat in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Bar, Pub
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10201 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX 78759-5622
+1 512-345-1042
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 39
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Have Manuel's Mole!

Have always enjoyed the Mexican dining experience at Manuel's downtown location. This one is much larger and more family-friendly. Mole is the same and always delicious. Am not a fan of their salsa, but chips and sides are terrific. Give it a try for a casual dinner or lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Kathryn T
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manuel's is a great restaurant. Their Mole is to die for! But with their Happy Hour pricing, you can try all sorts of appetizers really affordably and make it a meal. Try the Tortas de Papa y Masa, Sopes and anything with Mole. You cannot lose.

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Thank DancersDaddy
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

This is our old time favorite place to relax and enjoy the food. We also go there with grownup friends for their happy hour: wonderful appetizers and or course, margaritas! Our kids love their Sunday brunch as well. The love mariachi band is great. Nothing is cheesy. You get what you pay for every penny solid!

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Thank Shu_Shus
Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Manuel's is located on a very nice property and the restaurant has a beautiful interior. They serve Mexican coastal cuisine, so if you like fish/shell fish, this spot is for you. All sauces are made from scratch here, and have a subtle, wonderful flavor. Even the salsa and chips are outstanding before you tuck into your meal. I had yellow... More 

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Thank Micpea16
Houston
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I was impressed by this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was excellent for a Saturday brunch private party.

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Thank TeeHouston
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Have always enjoyed the Mexican dining experience at Manuel's downtown location. This one is much larger and more family-friendly. Mole is the same and always delicious. Am not a fan of their salsa, but chips and sides are terrific. Give it a try for a casual dinner or lunch.

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Thank Kathryn T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We have been here several times for dinner. Service is slow inside because the servers concentrate on outside patio customers. We mainly go for the Cucumber martini or the Ancho Chili martini (which we love!) The food is good, but not good enough for the prices.( I suggest the Mole dish) We still have to make it to a happy... More 

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Thank Rhayne S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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213 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Four of us enjoyed a variety of fish and Mexican dishes. All were delicious and beautifully presented. The Margaritas were exceptional, especially the premium ones. We dined under a beautiful shade tree on the patio but there is also plentiful indoor seating with air conditioning. Prices were very reasonable given the quality of the food and the atmosphere.

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Thank Ann W
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Been dining here for past 15 years. The HH is amazing with wonderful food. Dined tonight with horribly slow service with prices increased significantly. Worst part was being charged for refills for chips AND salsa for a table of six....unheard of for an upscale establishment. Change of management?? Bring the old Manuel's back with great food, great prices and exemplary... More 

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Thank KarenInga
Castle Rock, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Just a brief note. Food was descent, but service was slow. The restaurant was not busy, but we waited log bits of time when requesting drinks, chips, and for water. It was odd. Food was good, but the service was extremely lacking. Never checked to make sure everything was OK as well.

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Thank Tvsalesman
Austin
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Manuel's has a great happy hour, but stick to the house margarita or beers. I thought I'd try something new and different. Their cucumber-lime martini sounded refreshing, but it really sucked. The glass rim is loaded with salt - which I think was celery salt with a "pinch" of chili powder. It was nasty. The salt and the chili powder... More 

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?