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“Nice TexMex resto in the heart of Geneva” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Manana

Manana
3, Rue Chaponniere, Geneva 1201, Switzerland (Cornavin)
0041(0)227322131
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Ranked #721 of 1,133 restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $18 - $32
Cuisines: Mexican
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Neighborhood: Cornavin
Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice TexMex resto in the heart of Geneva”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Nice atmosphere, really characterful and generally friendly staff, fast service, super margaritas...

On the down side, quality has been known to vary... depending on the dish, some items depending on the plate can sometimes seem as if it were pre-prepare/cooked well in advance, and then finished and served ... basically fast food TexMex ...so not necessarily for the super discerning palate... and for Tex Mex in Geneva there aren't so much choices!

Nice underground bar complements this popular Geneva restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Over rated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I first went to this restaurant in the late 1980's...mainly because it was pretty unique in Geneva. In this day and age it's pretty average and it really feels as though they just bought packets of Mexican mixes from supermarkets.There's not much there that can't be recreated at home...and probably much faster than they can serve it to you. Over priced and over rated.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lucerne, Switzerland
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“The best Mexican food I ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We just past by and thought to go here for dinner. It was a very nice surprise! The fajita's we took were really big. Many fresh vegetables, sauces and perfect cooked meat. After eating you can go down in to the Mexican bar and have some nice cocktails! When we go back to Géneve, this will be on the top of our to do list.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I use to travel to Geneva frequently last 3 years and every visit I spent at least one evening in Manana. Good food and music. Very nice atmosphere.

Visited May 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“We will not be returning!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I visited Manana with friends as we were looking for a lively place to have dinner and a few cocktails. It did have quite a good atmosphere but the food was not good at all. There were 6 of us and we started by ordering a couple of Nacho plates to start, so we received our main meals, followed by our starters (I have never had my main served before my starter before!) .Whilst the Nacho's were satisfactory, all of our mains were covered in so much cheese we could not recognise or taste what was supposed to be on our plates. The staff were quite rude and made us feel as though we were inconveiniencing them. We felt like we were being rushed as only 50 minutes passed between us taking our seating and paying the bill. Considering we booked our table in advance we didn't expect to be rushed like this. We will definitely not be going back.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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