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El Manantial Restaurant - CLOSED

12050 N Shore Dr, Reston, VA 20190-4993
+1 703-742-6466
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Oct 11, 2014
“So long to Reston”
Sep 30, 2014
“A Loss to Reston”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Spanish, Italian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12050 N Shore Dr, Reston, VA 20190-4993
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our favorite Northern VA restaurant is moving from a Reston strip mall to a more desirable location in Herndon. We look forward to the same excellent service and great food in their new location

Thank Steve B
Reviewed September 30, 2014

I normally wouldn't write a review that seems to add little to the body of work already presented, but El Manatial stuck it out in Tall Oaks long after others would have bailed out and provided quality food and service at reasonable prices. I mourn...More

Thank AfricanCamps
Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was my first and last visit to El Manantial Restaurant. My girlfriend and I made a reservation. We were surprised that the menu didn't offer tapas/small plate tastings as we had been told the Mediterranean/Spanish restaurant served. I ordered the seafood paella and my...More

1  Thank Marsha H
Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a nice restaurant--the service was very good, and the food was fresh and tasty. The only problem is the price tag ($18 fajitas? that's the most I've ever paid for Mexican food). I recommend the tableside guacamole.

Thank Sam44586
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here for date night and we were completely disappointed. I see why the restaurant is moving locations. The dining room had a unique stink which over powered our experience and soured our taste buds. Old decor, old building and antiquated...More

Thank JagstheTraveler
Reviewed July 19, 2014

I visited El Manantial on a Friday evening and had a reservation at 6:30pm. We were a party of 5. The host promptly took us to a centrally-located table. The ambience was delightful- the music was not loud and the atmosphere was peaceful and not...More

1  Thank ksg1991
Reviewed May 13, 2014

The place looks cool. The wine selection is fantastic. The Escargots was really prepared nicely and came out quick. The rack of lamb was not traditional with it's own touch it was different but amazing. I will be back.

Thank Look4best
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Perhaps trying a new restaurant on Valentine Day is not the best idea. However, we really had our expectations set high based on the large number of glowing reviews. As others have reported this restaurant is somewhat of an oasis in an otherwise dismal shopping...More

Thank terrysb
Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Reston. While it is a bit off the main path, it is worth the short drive. And while it also doesn't look like much from the outside (it's in a strip shopping center), it is easy to...More

1  Thank LarryF6724
Reviewed January 26, 2014

This used to be a wonderful place but everything has gone downhill. They used to have a pizza stone they'd bake their pizza on...this last visit the pizza wasn't as good, terribly greasy and everything was WAY TOO SALTY. The insalata caprese was swimming in...More

Thank J C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $50
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12050 N Shore Dr, Reston, VA 20190-4993
    (Wiehle Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-742-6466
  • E-mail
El Manatial is a family operated restaurant, featuring European Fusion Cuisine. We offer Italian, French and Spanish specialties, including a Tapas bar.
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