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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
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Table Service, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

I had driven by this restaurant many times. It seemed to always have a lot of customers. It is very attractive from the street. Finally I stopped by at lunchtime and found the restaurant to be filled with "regulars" happily enjoying their meals. The interior...turned out to be attractive as well. I was seated promptly and my server, Felix, did a great job of welcoming my friend and myself, taking our order and serving us quickly and gracefully. If only the food was as good as the ambience and the service, I would be giving Manuel's rave reviews. Unfortunately it wasn't.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Great service and food friendly staff as well the atmosphere is warm and inviting. They also can do food to go, if you are in a hurry as we were. I recommend to stay and enjoy the ambiance instead of being in a hurry as...we wereMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 12, 2019

We had a party of 7 plus a toddler. One of dinners did not get ordered, so when the food came out, one was missing. Nothing was said, except - Sorry. They should have COMP the dinner, since my cousin was eating when the rest...of us were basically finished. The waiter may have been inexperienced, but the owner or manage should be aware of this and provided assistance. The food was acceptable, but maybe not the best we've had.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019 via mobile

After several visits to “the Valley” for Spring Training and Fall baseball games, we decided to look for a Mexican restaurant that served more than tacos. We decided on Manuel’s in Tempe, which turned out to be a great decision. Upon entering, we were greeted...by a friendly welcome at the host/hostess desk. Our server also was very attentive, friendly and helpful. Obviously we expected a good dining experience to follow—and it did! I enjoyed the Chiliquiles, which was delicious—not spicy but not bland. My husband had the Taco Salad with beef, which he said tasted as good as it looked. The large portions left us no room for dessert! We are considering bringing grandchildren along on our next trip. Manuel’s Kids Menu listed nine choices. We definitely plan a return visit to Manuel’s, perhaps with the kiddos in tow!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2019

Arrived early afternooon so plenty of Room at Manuel's. Service excellent, Margaritas excellent! lots of Ambience and nice and cool with 99 degrees outside. Large portions and a huge number of items on menu. My food- beef enchilatas a bit too salty

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is nicely decorated, without loud music and with comfortable seating. The wait staff was very accommodating and attentive. They were careful to identify vegetarian options for us and help us avoid foods we do not eat. The downside was that there were very...few vegetarian options. Our friends, meat eaters, enjoyed their meals very much. The churros, sadly, were tough. But overall, we're really liked this place.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

Wife and I were there with a large group for lunch. Our food and drink orders were processed as quickly as could be expected. The food was great tasting. We both had shredded beef Enchilada. Large servings but we were able to finish all on...the plate. This is certainly among the better Mexican restaurants here in the Valley of the Sun.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

It is owned by a Mexican family and the memoribilia was interesting. Good variety but just good not great. People were friendly.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

We were 3 people and all had something from the lunch special menu. Good food and good value for the money. Service was excellent. Will be back.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Raised in AZ but now in the PNW it’s always a pleasure to return and eat proper Mexican cuisine. Manuel’s does not disappoint. Had a Cadillac Margarita, Chips & Salsa, Cheese Crisp and Green Chili Cheese Tamal. All excellent. Service fast, friendly and accommodating. Will...go back every time I’m in town.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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