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Manuel's Downtown

) #52 of 3,135 Restaurants in Austin $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
+1 512-472-7555
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“moles” (50 reviews)
“enchiladas” (43 reviews)
“lomo” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice restaurant. The food was delicious and fresh. Had the nachos, chicken tacos and a great Margarita. Our waiter was attentive and accurate. Highly recommend.

Thank LaurafromNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went twice to Manuel's. The first time we went a little skeptically because it had been recommended by hotel concierge and we feared it would be more expensive than good. But the food, drinks and exceptional service brought us back another...More

Thank Casperini
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at Manuel's since 1985. The queso is the best around and has not changed since my first visit. Service is always attentive and the specials are usually unique and always delicious. Not your typical Tex Mex!

Thank 2manyboats
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to both locations of Manuel's and it's one of our favorite Mexican restaurants (and we love Mexican food). The atmosphere of both the downtown and Arbor locations is really good, with the downtown one being somewhat more modern/trendy and the arbor one being...More

Thank Julie3158
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a comprehensive tequila menu and a wider selection of food options, this place is superb. Authentic Mexican food, welcoming service. The chicken tastes as good as anywhere in Texas, great place!

Thank CarricktoRome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at Manuel’s. We got there early on Weds evening and sat at the bar at happy hour before our dinner. The bartender, Marco, accommodated my request to make a mixed drink with mezcal, though none was on the menu. While...More

Thank wagesq
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Was in Austin for a short trip. Read about Manuel's in a local magazine on restaurants in s restraint is Pretty unassuming. However, the food is amazing. I had the seafood rellleno and my daughter had the chicken sopa. The rellleno was pricy but definitely...More

Thank amergalinpretoria
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This place was fun. On a Saturday night, I'm surprised it was nor more packed, because the food was very good, and the margaritas quite good. I started with a small taste of nachos. Then I had chicken in mole .. very nice. I finished...More

Thank cadamsesq
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Came for the first time with family. Down from Fort Worth for a day visit. Was very delicious. Clean restaurant and friendly staff!

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Really enjoyed our meal and drinks at Manuel's. Lovely food - tasty and authentic. Definitely one to visit in Austin.

Thank Norman W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-7555
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For more than 30 years Manuel's has thrived in Austin, Texas, delighting local residents, politicos, musicians, students, and our favorite grandmothers. From the farm to the sea, we harvest local and natural ingredients to create food that is infused with a deep collection of flavors, and steeped in tradition. From our award-winning mole to our famous margaritas, we aspire to transport our guests to a place of timeless satisfaction.
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