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Manuel's Great Hills

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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:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Casual Dining

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  • 28
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 3
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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
Chili Relleno options are really interesting. Guacamole is very good, but...

The guacamole was different with pomegranate to add a slightly different flavor. This was good, but quite small in size for the price. They have three different Chili Relleno dishes that are very good and very unique. Outdoor seating is really nice. Shaded and can be quite pleasant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Richard B
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378 reviews 378 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The guacamole was different with pomegranate to add a slightly different flavor. This was good, but quite small in size for the price. They have three different Chili Relleno dishes that are very good and very unique. Outdoor seating is really nice. Shaded and can be quite pleasant.

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Taos, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Manuel's continues to serve some great alternatives to traditional Tex-Mex by offering numerous selections of interior Mexican cuisine. The beef sopes were outstanding, as was the traditional tortilla soup. There is little atmosphere in the main dining room and the high ceiling and hard surfaces can create a noisy environment during busy periods; so try the bar, or in nice... More 

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband and I have enjoyed going to Manuel's over the years. We love their happy hours and the service is usually really good. This evening, we had a different experience. We were not very hungry and my husband did not want to drink so we ordered one large nacho dish with big lumps of crab to share and one... More 

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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I went to Manuels because it was close to the movie theatre. I wasn't planning on spending $50 for a pre theatre dinner. The shrimp dish I had was tasty and the glass of Malbec was small. The service was indifferent. It was more convenient than good... And for $50, I expected excellent.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Three of us had three different entrees for lunch and all were pleased. Mine was the shrimp kabobs and they were delicately cooked. I do not agree that it is trypical TexMex. The choices were more interior or New Mexico types. Service was good but watch asking for a simple glass of house chardonnay. It came at $ 12, same... More 

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Newick, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Large property on edge of a shopping center. Plenty of free parking. Family eating place. Wait staff very good. Very noisy. Food is average Tex-Mex.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Excellent ceviche and entrees - especially the Black Drum. Will absolutely return when we are back in Austin next month.

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Manuel's is one of our favorite go-to spots for mexican; we go here at least 2 times a month. This is more authentic than typical tex-mex in town but also has an upscale twist. Nearly everything on the menu is great and they try to use local and fresh ingredients as much as possible. They are consistent in their high... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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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
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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