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“Sopa de Elote - Delicioso!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Manuel's Great Hills

Manuel's Great Hills
10201 Jollyville Rd, Austin, TX 78759-5622
+1 512-345-1042
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Ranked #527 of 3,231 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Sopa de Elote - Delicioso!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

First time to this location (had been to the one downtown before, it was just OK). The margarita tasted a bit watery, and it was their "signature" one. The sopa de elote was great - I would recommend that if you like corn soup. Everyone was happy with their meal, but with all the great Mexican restaurants in Austin, and the somewhat high prices here, I would go elsewhere.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good food, decent service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Visiting Austin and was in search of Mexican food near our hotel....We found Manuel's. The food was good, but prices were high for the portions we received. There are probably other "authentic" Mexican restaurants in town offering a better value. The service was decent. Nothing that I found exceptionally good or bad. We visited during the dinner time rush and all the staff was pretty busy.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rockdale, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Terrible.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The food and drinks were acceptable, but they were overpriced. For that price, we expected better.

The service was despicable and deplorable. The manager and the owner attempted to refuse service because one of us was disabled and had a medical alert service animal. The disabled person was clearly wearing Medical Alert Tags. The service animal was in a crate, clearly marked "Medical Service Alert Animal" and "Service Animal, Access Required by Law." Copies of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act with regard to Service Animals were offered to both manager and owner. Manager and owner humiliated the disabled person with an altercation right in front of all the patrons.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great Margaritas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I go here for happy hour frequently. They have half price appetizers and $2 off margaritas. LOVE their Signature Margaritas, black bean nachos, and their chips and salsa. And I've never had a problem with the service, even when they're extremely busy. Maybe it's because I'm drinking and don't care too much.

Anyway, I can't speak to the majority of the menu, but it's a great happy hour spot in the Arboretum area!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beware”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Attention Austin peeps! We had lunch at Manuel's Great Hills today. My husband's truck was parked in the front, facing Jollyville. His truck was broken into and his gun, his state owned iPad and some important papers were stolen. Upon reporting this to the manager, he was told that they were losing business because of this but nothing has been done. There was no security. Broad daylight, people, on a very busy street. Stay away until they get some security in the parking lot!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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