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$5 - $18
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Mexican, Southwestern
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Vegetarian Friendly
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All reviews chips and salsa shredded beef tacos cinco de mayo have eaten here many times food was great server cilantro
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Reviewed April 4, 2022

After moving out of state, I had an opportunity to return and enjoy dinner again. The chips and salsa with cilantro is extremely good. We had enchiladas and shredded beef tacos with tostadas. The food was very hot, served quickly and moderately priced. Very clean...restaurant and friendly servers. We have eaten here many times and we happy to come and visit again!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

My wife & I went for lunch. We have been there before and to other Manuel restaurants in the valley. This meal was the worst. My wife ordered shrimp and beef fajitas and I ordered a shredded beef burrito. First, the server brought out CHICKEN...and beef fajitas for my wife. She told them that it wasn’t what she ordered so they took it back and the correct order didn’t come back until I was almost done with my burrito. She said it wasn’t good at all. Most of it was onion. My burrito was super dry and tasteless. The service was not good either. We were told that it was the server’s first day. We will never return to another Manuel restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 7, 2021 via mobile

We tried to call them for reservation due to Cinco de Mayo special event but they don't take reservation that day. So, we decided to walk in and they told us to wait around an hour or so. Luckily, we got called quick around half...an hour only. My whole family ordered steak & chicken fajitas, sauteed shrimps, albondigas, enchiladas and more. Food was great, excellent service and friendly staff. I definitely recommend this place.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed November 29, 2020 via mobile

Every table and booth was full and close to each other today! DANGEROUSLY OVERCROWDED! How many people got Covid there today??? You don’t know and you don’t care. Very greedy way to make more money while people are dying from being crowded together! We should...have left, but it wasn’t nearly so bad when we got there. You should be fined or closed permanently!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

This is our favorite place. We go here often we have never had a bad meal. The food is authentic, they have a great hot chili sauce “ salsa” for u gringos which im one. The only thing we dont like is the beans but...i make beans at home that are real goodso its hard to find a place to beat them. Everything else is delicious and they give you enough for two meals so make dure you take home the rest for later. You wont be disappointedMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

It was raining and I was wanting Mexican food but wanted to try a new place. We chose Manuel's. They have a really extensive menu. I had the lunch special a green corn tamale with beans and rice and my friend had a shredded beef...taco and a bean tostada. The food was delicious. It was so busy, every table was full. They cater and have take home and party packages. I really loved their tamales. I am definitely coming back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Good food, great service reasonable prices Staff is very friendly , even when they are busy the wait time is short

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Shoot for an off-time; Manuel's is usually busy. The menu is broad and prices are reasonable. Chips and salsa will keep coming as long you want them, but don't fill up on them. The food is delicious.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Good food, I had chicken,pork and beef hard tacos with sides of refried beans and rice. The salsa and chips were plentiful and Dos Equis, and Tecate beers an additional delight to the palate. Didn't have a long wait on Friday nite maybe 15 min....Waitstaff and hostess very attentive.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

I have eaten at Manuel’s many times over the years when I am in the area, and I always like their Chili Colorado. On this most recent visit though it was really, really good. I know that Chili Colorado can depend on the flavor of...the chili’s and they are using excellent ones. I also tried their Chili Verde and it too is good but I don’t know if another place on the West side that has as good of Chili as Manuel’s!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

If you are in the area there are a few of them around. I was in the mood for real Mexican food and found this place. The food was great as well as the service. To put it plainly two days later my wife was...not hungry and so I ordered tacos to go and brought it back to the room. Very good food at a good price. They pay tribute to a women who help create that visionMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We had our grandchildren with us for dinner. Our waitress was so good and friendly. One of our children has food allergies to cheese and dairy products. She made sure that the cooks were aware and super careful with his order. The food was fantastic....We had the mini chili’s plate. We had to order the box to take home so much food.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

I forgot how much I like the chips and salsa! Nice, warm, thin, crispy chips. Salsa that is a bit sweet, flavorful, and with small chunks of fresh veggies. My husband likes their hot sauce , so we appreciate that they offer both! Service was...good, and we didn’t have to wait long, even on a Friday night. My husband had the fish tacos, filled with chunks of grilled white fish, cabbage and sauce. I tried the three Amigos enchiladas- one each spinach, chicken and beef. Very filling! I appreciate that the refried beans are served in a bowl - keeps the plate from getting messy. The margaritas were good. Good, solid food and decent service.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Very bad food and bad service. I will not recommend at all. Complete waste of money. I should have walked out.

Date of visit: December 2018
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MichaelSalazar, Guest Relations Manager at Manuel's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

I am very sorry for your experience. Can you please send over some details of what happened? Thank you, Michael michael@manuelsaz.com

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We picked up take out: carne machaca and chimichanga. Both were spectacular. We had plenty left for lunch the next day. The machaca was so delicious, we crave it!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Yes, Manuel's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina offers takeout services.

Manuel's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4