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Mexican, Southwestern
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Reviewed February 24, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I tried Manuel s for the first time the other night. It has plenty of parking and the outside was clean. This is a family restaurant so nothing fancy but very comfortable. Many items to chose from on the menu hand all...seemed reasonable in price. Our food was very hot to the point where we let it cool for a minute before eating. Food tasted very good. Portions were generous. Our server was Nicole, she was polite and friendly. Checked on us a few times but not overbearing. I would recommend this for a family or anyone just wanting a good meal.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed August 3, 2021

My g/f and I were in the area since we were on our way home from Flagstaff and since she was wanting Mexican we decided to stop by. When we got in we were seated right away which was nice. After glancing over the menu,...I decided on the Shrimp Picado while my g/f went with the enchiladas. We didn't have to wait long for our food before it was brought out. The food was served nice and hot which is always a good start. My shrimp was cooked well and the rice on the side was quite good. She liked her dish as well and it was a pleasant dining experience. The service was good and the food reasonably priced. I can see us going back again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 28, 2021

The cheese crisp was ok but the beef taco was terrible! The presentation was sloppy and unappealing. The lettuce was soggy and had a weird taste. I would never return to this restaurant. The server never asked us how we liked the food. She never...asked us if we wanted a refill of the very skimpy glass of ice tea.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 8, 2021

The margarita was good. The food was okay, not much flavor. I had the combination, chile relleno and a cheese enchilada.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed November 21, 2020

don't look for a Mexican food in the valley. We found the best. Manuel's Mexican food, 12801 N. Cave Creek Rd, 602-971-3682 They have 7 location throughout the valley. It is family owned. Met John, who has been the general manager for 35 years. Most...employees have been with the restaurant for over 20 years. Chana, the sister of the owner goes from restaurant to restaurant and checks on quality control. Now to the food. They have a happy hour Mon. - Friday from 3:00 pm -6:00 pm. They serve the best Margaritas. Happy hour has drink and food specials. They serve lunch and dinner. We had the green Hatch Chili stew, outstanding. Great flavor. So So are the Green Corn Tamales, the homemade Tamales with beef or green corn. No matter what you order, you will be back. Prices are very reasonable. You'll find something for everyone. Take out, Appetizers, lunch specials, Soup and salads. One of their specialties are Achiote Shrimp rolled Quesadilla and the Fish Tacos Try it and you want to tell all your friends. A clean restaurant, well seated apart and not only the best food and Margaritas but the service is great.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed July 4, 2020 via mobile

We were looking for someplace to get some lunch and Trip Advisor lead the way with Manuel’s which was very close to us. We were quickly seated and provided with a heaping basket of chips and big bowl of salsa. Luis introduced himself and collected...our order. We went with a quartet of street tacos and an order of taquitos. The food did not take long to arrive and I will have to agree with Luis that the steak tacos are the real deal. The real surprise was the taquitos. So soft and flavorful on the inside, yet crunchy with a discernible flavor. So often the shells lack flavor but not in this case. In and out in 30 minutes for under $20 bucks, feeling completely satisfied..... priceless.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 5, 2020

We decided to try this place and to my surprise it was delicious. They have really good mexican food. I had the green corn tamale and cheese enchilada with rice and beans. So delicious. Great service and I will definitely go back here.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

Our first trip here was outstanding. We sat at the bar and had a wonderful time. Tonight not so good. We sat outside and had to rely on a server to assist us. Asking for water, napkins and set-ups isn't my idea of table service....More like help yourself. The wait for a server was longer than it should have been and it went down hill from there. Overall the service was rated a 2 with the kicker coming with the check. We had their fajitas and realized the bill had an up-charge for the shredded cheese and lettuce that you use for toppings. Sorry but where I come from those are the standard toppings, along with possibly salsa, that come with the dish. Similar to tacos.... shredded cheese, lettuce, salsa. The amount was around $3. It's not the amount but the principal. Don't have your server ask..." would you like cheese and lettuce" and then not to finish the statement..."There is an up-charge for it" I had family with me and was going to show this place off. BIG MISTAKE ON MY PART> There are too many better Mexican restaurants here in Phoenix.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

A busy place indicating its popularity. Excellent food and lots of it. Good and friendly service, right prices. Good usual selection. Clean and nicely decorated providing the right atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

We are frequenters of Manuel's Mexican Food. We used to go to their 90th ST/Mountain View location in Scottsdale regularly, but then downsized to N. Phoenix from Scottsdale, and this location is most convenient to us. It is a good-sized restaurant, and they can accommodate...our large family when we meet up. We also enjoy a smaller party in a booth. I love their salsas (both mild and hot). I love their cheese crisps...including one with chiles on it. I tend to order combos or ala carte items including some or all of the following: shredded beef taco, cheese enchilada (or cheese and onion), and/or bean tostadas. Theirs never disappoint me. Service has been very good when we go. We will continue to visit this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 21, 2020

I was visiting my Mother in Phoenix and saw Manuel's . The next day I tried it for lunch , wow ! Service was great and the food was hot and terrific . Since I live in Florida this was a great way to remember...the South Western foods . Thankx for making a tourist feel welcome .More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 20, 2020

We eat at Manuel’s at least one time every time we visit Phoenix, so I would guess we have been there a half dozen times. The food, and service, have always been top-notch, and we will continue to go back. I especially like the skirt...steak, and both the mild and hot versions of their salsa.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

We love Mexican food, so as we drove past we decided to give this place a go.The starters were very tasty and filling but my main course was just edible. I had to get someone over to find our waiter as we waited nearly half...an hour once we’d finished our starters.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

First time to Manuel's. Stopped in for a late lunch. Waiter was friendly and professional. This place is a very good authentic Mexican restaurant. Good enchiladas and burritos with lots of cheese!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 26, 2019 via mobile

great lunch specials. Chimichangas were perfect. We had the chicken with plenty of food to fill You up. Our server was fantastic. She took Our order and made Sure we had everything we needed. Nice clean restaurant

Date of visit: November 2019
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Yes, Manuel's Mexican Food offers takeout services.

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