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Reviewed May 15, 2022

We arrived without reservation and were promptly seated. The server arrived in a reasonable time, not speedy. He was friendly, courteous and announced his presence in the usual " I will be taking care of you" tonite. His service was not the highlight of the...evening. My wife ordered a margarita and it came a bit slowly. Flavor was great, properly mixed but who serves them without a salted rim? The server did not return to check on it or us, but another person who was busing and helping with service was advised of the omission and promptly returned with a new one, again nicely mixed and with SALTED rim. She was marvelous in making the experience better. The food took a long time to arrive and the server did not do a great job of keeping in touch with us, got better after my wife advised him of the lack of contact. Here is the good part of the evening. The food was outstanding. There were three of us, all with different meals, and all were hot, flavors were good, and portions, while not large, were adequate. Again, the server was a bit late in returning to check on food, did not ask about dessert, even though we may not have ordered it. He delivered the bill, again did not return in a timely manner, and the kind lady who helped with the margarita came to the rescue again. We had a good experience, it would have been outstanding with a better server.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

We had a combined three person birthday lunch. We brought a cake which they stored even brought out at the end and sing Happy Birthday to us. We had a 10 party group including several small toddlers. Loved the selection on the kids menu was...perfect for my finicky eaters. Wonderful meals completely enjoyed the number for chicken and cheese enchiladas were really good. These shrimp street tacos were spicy but good. And the chili relleno was really good the first time my teenager ate her whole entire plate. Our waiter I cannot remember his name was amazing. Completely on top of our needs.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Found our Sopapillas: we were looking for a place to eat where we get Sopapillas. Found Manuel’s and loved it. Great margaritas and the Polla especila was terrific. Perhaps way too much food but it was terrific. If I lived here this would be my...favorite. Service was great.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 25, 2019

Love the traditional mexican food and cheap margaritas. Amazing kids menu. We were given some crayons to keep our kids occupied before the food came. Great place!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

This was our 2nd time visiting Manuel’s. We had heard recommendations and have not been disappointed! Food is very good, nice atmosphere and decorations. Drinks are great! My daughter and I both had a ‘skinny margarita’ and it was delicious! Prices are maybe a dollar...or two higher than some places but not overpriced or out of line. Definitely a place we will go back to.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

We left AZ 21 years ago and Manuel's was a place we regularly enjoyed. Our latest visit we stopped in for dinner and the quality of food and service was just as we remembered...Excellent!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

This is our third Mexican restaurant this week. Salsa was great! Food was good, except veggies on the fajita order were too al dente. They had a sign up advertising beer specials but we weren’t offered them and didn’t see the sign until we were...finished. Prices were a bit high for what we got. I don’t regret eating here but I probably won’t come back.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

We are just trying it out. ... It has a great Mexican ambiance. ... food and service is good. ... Price is average also same as c:::::'s. ... We had a good lunch. ...

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for Margaritas chips and salsa sat at bar great service good margaritas enjoyed our visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

They had the best margaritas and salsas. We also had a tres leche cheese cake that was fantastic. The service was very friendly. We ordered a combination chicken and beef that was more vegetarian, but it was good.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I always try to stop by Manuel's when I'm in that area of town. It has been there since the early 70;s. Great food, great prices, and a good selection of Mexican food to choose from. Very clean and great service,

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

I was seated right away.. no sooner than I sat down chips and salsa hit the table. So good. The chips warm, thin and crispy. The salsa and hot sauce.. damn good! I had the house margarita, it is good. I ordered the #5 shredded...beef taco, bean tostada, cheese enchilada. And I ordered a side of rice. Well it was quite the feast! Portions are huge!! ( a lot went home). I have to say it was a great meal! Daisy was my server, she is wonderful! I will return here and highly recommend this restaurant. Delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We go to Manuel's on Friday night about twice a month. The food and atmosphere are wonderful. My personal favorite is the Baja Fish Tacos. I definitely recommend this place. Be advised, on a Friday night parking can be a little difficult to find. The...wait for a table is usually 20 minutes or so.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We love sitting in the bar and enjoying drinks or a meal or both. Eddie and Esmeralda make the atmosphere very enjoyable. The food is delicious, salsa and chips are never ending and you can watch your favorite sports on the multiple tv’s.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

This was a return trip to Manuel's on Cave Creek. Each time I have been to the restaurant it has provided excellent Mexican food with friendly, efficient service. Every dish that I have had has been flavorful, fresh and tasty. I love the salsa that...comes with the complimentary chips. On this trip, I chose a Chimichanga with sides of re-fried beans and rice. Our server made every effort to ensure that we had a relaxing, satisfying dining experience.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Manuel's Mexican Restaurant - Cave Creek is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5