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“Care and patience” 4 of 5 stars
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El Manantial Restaurant
12050 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190
703-742-6466
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Ranked #15 of 134 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Tapas, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Wiehle Ave.
Description: El Manatial is a family operated restaurant, featuring European Fusion Cuisine. We offer Italian, French and Spanish specialties, including a Tapas bar.
Hamburg, Germany
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101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Care and patience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

I thought I had reviewed this suburban restaurant but it slipped my mind. So here again coz it's an important one to visit. Soups must be tasted. Told that the Cajun dished are their signature, my jambalaya was great. Very attentive service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Easter brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

My family and I ate here for Easter. All of us enjoyed our meals. Teenagers to 80's...something I have found hard to satisfy. I booked via open table. The manager was kind enough to call me when I was running late. It wasn't in a nasty way, but just to ensure we were still coming. He visited the table several times during our meal. The place is next to a Giant grocery store that has closed. This place has been in a vacant shopping center so it doesn't get much foot traffic. That has to speak volumes about the place. I'd definitely give it a try if you've not been here.

Visited April 2013
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Waterford, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Triple Crown Winner - Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Today was my third business lunch visit... And my expectations were once again exceeded. Try anything... Try everything. Ps- the deserts are... Outstanding. There is a fourth visit coming soon!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reston, Virginia, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Prettiest Dining Room in Reston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Wonderful decor. Great food. Great service. Great choice for a variety of situations. The beautiful dining room would be lovely for couples and that could be the intended audience, but we have always come with family. The food spans the range of fancy and perhaps even high-brow, down to commonplace for those like me who just want tasty brick-oven pizza.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reston, Virginia
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Avoid this place. Very rude service, food that doesn't know what it is trying to achieve and just overall a crappy experience.

Visited May 2012
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