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All reviews enchiladas cheese crisp street tacos refried beans chicken guacamole lunch specials ground beef the real deal service was great sat at the bar chips valley scottsdale
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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