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$5 - $18
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Mexican, Southwestern
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a nice experience today at Manuel's celebrating 3 birthdays with a total of 20 people. Our server Chris did an excellent job making sure everyone 's needs were met . The food was delicious and brought to us in a very timely...manner. We would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

I recommend the fajitas, but I've never been disappointed in any of Manuel's food. The late afternoon servers, however, acted like they were doing us a favor. Manuel's needs some secret shopper quality control.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed November 5, 2021

Had eaten at other Manuel's in the area and ate here because it was close to our hotel. The food served is traditional Arizona Mexican and really good. We love the cheese crisp and the chili relleno. The service was good and helpful. All in...all a very good Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2020

The staff seated guests so that social distancing was more than adequate. All staff wore masks and the place appeared very clean. When I asked about hand sanitizer, our server invited us to use one on the wall. The service was respectful and attentive. Our...food was served hot and was amazing! Very impressed!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful dinner! All four of us enjoyed it so much. They are doing a great job with COVID preparations/restrictions.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 5, 2020

We ordered online for Cinco de Mayo hours in advance of pickup. We went before the appointed time and the crazy began. They have no idea we had an order and the online number meant nothing to them. 45 Minutes later we cancelled the order...along with MANY other people waiting in the same boat. One had an order to be delivered and had to drive in and been waiting for 2 hours! They blamed the online company and took no responsibility for the issues. If you chose a company you need to understand when they fail YOU FAIL. I will NEVER frequent Manuels even if the food was FREE.I have to say this was a HUGE disappointment and an epic fail on their partMore

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020 via mobile

Stopped here during a failed spring training camp trip. The service was friendly and quick. Margaritas were tasty and the food was delicious. The flour tortillas were very thin and tasty. I have never had them so thin before. All homemade. The rolled quesadilla and...chicken carne picado were perfect choices off of their house specialities. Will come back next time we are in Phoenix.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

This restaurant has been around a long time....and for good reason. The food was really good. The margaraitas were good. The service was excellent. Good value for the money. Enjoyed the salsa and chips to start. Overall, we really enjoyed this spot and hope to...return.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here based on the reviews. We were not disappointed. I had a Texas Margarita and it was very good. My daughter had the burrito especial and I had the tres enchiladas. Both were very good. The portions were generous. Overall a very good dinner....I would go again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2019

Wow, what a sizzling heap of goodness; chicken, peppers, onions. Easily shareable for two. Add a margarita, and a beer and you have happy hour (or dinner for us) for $30 plus tip.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

Authentic classic Mexican food can be found when dining at Manuel’s. From the moment you arrive you know that a big treat awaits. The staff is very helpful and friendly. They are always aiming to ensure you have a wonderful experience Their mixed fajitas were...top notch. Full of flavor and a bit of spicy from the peppers. The refried beans were cooked from scratch and seasoned well For dessert I highly recommend the fried ice cream.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

What a treat to have lunch here. My mother used to take us to Manuel’s in the 80s and 90s. And they still have the best salsa on the planet! The Pollo Especial is delicious. I just wish we lived closer to a restaurant. Gilbert...needs a Manuel’s!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

We went on New Years Day. They were busy but we only waited 10 minutes for a table. Quick service, great drinks and food. We enjoyed the wait staff

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

The staff are friendly and very attentive. One of the best Mexican food places in the area and very reasonably priced. I’m a repeat customer for sure. Try to save room for dessert!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Consistently great food and attentive waitstaff, however, more often than not there's loud, screaming brats ruining my meal with their painfully loud kid sounds. I've told the hostess the screaming brats ruined my dining experience and she replied "Well, that's what children do." I reiterated...that my meal was ruined by sitting next to parents that allowed their children to scream and fight loudly in a public restaurant. She just looked at me all pissed off and said "I told you, that's just what children do." VERY RUDE AND AN UNACCEPTABLE RESPONSE FROM THE HIRED HELP. Pro tip - bring good earplugs to muffle the screaming sounds from obnoxious, disruptive children who's parents are too ignorant to discipline their offspring!More

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

Manuel's Mexican Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5