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Manuel's Downtown

#56 of 3,096 Restaurants in Austin}
$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
+1 512-472-7555
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“mole” (57 reviews)
“nachos” (26 reviews)
“ceviche” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

On a recent visit to Austin, I ate dinner one night at Manuel's. I had the beef fajitas, which were very good, and a frozen margarita. Service was very good, and I was impressed to see my server at a nearby table patiently explaining the...More

Thank walkerbob
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Patrick was an amazing waiter, Margs were strong and well balanced. The taco appetizer and chili releno with poblano with Blue crab were delicious. Guac app was out of this world delicious

Thank shellturner19
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This is not your typical Mexican meal --they specialize in delicious recipes from the interior and costal regions of Mexico. At 3.00 in afternoon we came in and enjoyed lunch. Our server Niko was wonderful. So many exciting choices we couldn't decide So she said...More

Thank 206larryd
Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is some of the freshest, healthiest and beautifully plated Mexican food that I have ever had. I was introduced to interior Mexican food at Manuels and have fallen in love with it. I love their new style ceviche, cactus paddle salad and chile relleno...More

Thank globetrotter8882016
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I get the bandera enchiladas when I eat here. The service is always top notch and the food is to die for. I normally eat here before I go to 6th street with friends, but I also had my graduation lunch here. My whole family...More

Thank Janefromhere
Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is one great Tex-Mex bar/restaurant. We had a stir fry dish that was simple outstanding. Very helpful wait staff and reasonably priced.

Thank Seth G
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Food was good - served cold IMO, but we were in a large group. Drinks were good, overall restaurant was good, nothing over the top. Restaurant was not busy and this was a Saturday night prime time.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed May 26, 2016

It was recommended to us. It was good. I think I ordered the wrong thing. Everyone around us was ordering tortilla soup so it must be amazing. It certainly is popular. I had the chicken tacos flour tortillas and they were okay. Black beans were...More

Thank leesatraveler
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The food is very authentic. We had the house margaritas and chicken fajitas. Everything was fresh and delicious! We also had dessert! The flan was great, with a coconut base. A must go to while in Austin!

Thank Dgodkin65
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We started at the bar with drinks and minimal appetizers. It was only so so - so we moved on. I'd definitely give it another shot but, on this first try it only gets an average. The bartender barely spoke to us.

Thank Suzana K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-7555
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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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