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Manuel's Great Hills

10201 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX 78759-5622
+1 512-345-1042
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Ranked #564 of 3,115 restaurants in Austin
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Price range: $15 - $30
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
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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78 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Lubbock, Texas
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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Austin, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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30 reviews 30 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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