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Manuel's Mexican Restaurant-Tempe

$$ - $$$Mexican,
2350 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282-7603
+1 480-897-0025
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
2350 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282-7603
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Salsa: omg, amazing! Chimichangas: to die for! Fried ice cream: must have! What a great place, we are so happy we found this place! Johnnelle was just great!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rander07
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The service and food were good, as was the margarita, despite the bartender's need to constantly tell us his life story.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank shoopnshotgundeville
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Just driving through Tempe and felt like having Mexican food for dinner. Our experience was excellent! The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Will definitely come back!! And kids eat free on Wednesdays - an added bonus! We visited on a Wednesday without...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Bessie C
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We were looking for a place that serve good fajitas and we were not disappointed by Manuel's. The food and the service was excellent, and the price was right. We especially liked the chips and salsa -- the taste was different from most other Mexican...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank margueritee753
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Manuel’s was a very good Mexican food restaurant. Very friendly staff and good food. I had tacos with tomatillo sauce and it was fantastic. Waiter was very helpful and cheerful. Definitely will go back when in town.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lynetteb503
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Went here with a group and they did a great job of managing the orders and provided great service with multiple waiters looking after everyone. Unlimited chips and salsa with some great margarita selections. The food quality was good and very tasty. A really enjoyable...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank deryck2016
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Great place to leave your regular boring life for excitement with something new. It will never be worth it, but it sure seems like it is at the time. Swallow your pride and harden inside, I'm taking your trust for a pretentious ride

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Laurie R
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my shredded beef taco and refried beans, but the cheese enchilada was more like nacho cheese. Friendly staff. My family member likes the chicken chimichanga.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 52dianed
Reviewed December 9, 2017

I have a favorite Mexican restaurant in Colorado I compare all other Mexican restaurants too. None ever come close. I now have a #1 runner up. Both are different from each other but both are fantastic. My biggest problem with Manuel's is I live in...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank rugerjim
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic the food is great and the service could have been better but other than that this place is good

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Nathan P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $16
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2350 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282-7603
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-897-0025
Manuel's Mexican Food restaurants were established in 1964 at 32nd Street and Indian School Road by Manuel and Alice Salazar. Our desire to serve the community with a friendly atmosphere and to serve our guests with the finest in Mexican food still holds true today as much as it did the first day we opened our doors. As our family grew so did the amount of restaurants. Today, all of the restaurants are owned and operated individually yet collectively by all members of the Salazar family. Manuel's has received numerous awards for our quality food and we maintain that quality by preparing our food from scratch daily, just as we did in 1964. We hope you have a pleasant experience with us and give us the opportunity to serve you again. Gracias, The Salazar Family
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