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Manuel's Mexican Restaurant

261 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
+1 831-688-4848
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
261 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We wanted Mexican food so we searched for a place near our hotel. So glad we did. Manuel’s has great service and great food.

Thank TinaA1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I figured that a lunch on a Monday in the pouring rain would have a light crowd; wrong. The parking was almost non-existent and the restaurant was packed. Good thing, I made reservations. You get the typical chips with salsa prior to ordering. The food...More

Thank 427BeatleBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people who work here are super friendly and happy! I love eating here. We eat here every time we visit. The food is really good. I had a seafood salad this time and was surprised it was so excellent. I like to try several...More

Thank daringwomen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the ambience is fun, food is excellent, drinks are good. The staff is so friendly and always smiling. Suggestion, make a reservation as the wait can be a little long at times. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank suzyG95136
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always love this warm and friendly Mexican restaurant. The service is very fast and the food fantastic. The waiters are great. They have been in business for over 50 years! Wonderful for that family that wants great food at a very resonable price. Love their...More

Thank ttakingtime
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, generous portions of traditional and unique Mexican food. Can’t go wrong with any choice. The staff is friendly, polite and service-minded.

Thank Francis C
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Great food, but places can be packed in evenings. I suggest you make a reservation. Crab and shrimp tostada is yummy.

Thank TravelLynn2015
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Great little hidden jewel. Really friendly service! Great food! I am a big fan of mole but only when it’s done right and theirs is excellent! Cozy, affordable and reliable. The enchiladas were excellent as well. It’s tucked away near the beach in a quaint...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Service was quick and courteous. Food was delicious and served promptly. My husband and I ordered a steak burrito - half for each was plenty ! The food was tasty. The place isn’t much to look at but the food and service made up for...More

Thank Kreilynn
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Food was good; but service was terrible. Lengthy wait to place order and they brought wrong food and no drink. Had to flag waiter down 3 times just to get my drink. They gave me small glass of tea and never offered any refill. Waiter...More

Thank Melissa208
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-688-4848
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