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Casa Manana Mexican Restaurant

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1640 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-7602
+1 805-925-8519
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were in town one night and decided to have Mexican food for dinner. We were expecting a hole-in-the-wall - It was We weren't expecting the poor service - when we walked in no one told us to just sit at any table. There was a young man up front - but he offered no guidance. We were hoping for... More 

1 Thank Cobbikaze
Paso Robles, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The owner of this restaurant is a long time friend and hunting partner.. He makes the best chili Verde and Carnitas I have ever had.. Would recommend the Chili Verde Dinner..

Thank Michael V
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131 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This was the one and only, the best, when I was a kid. This place set the standard for what shredded beef tacos taste like. Returning 40 some years later, nostalgia could have misaligned with reality, but fortunately I was not disappointed. Not at all. Casa Manana maintained its original shredded beef recipe.Delicious. Family owned. Family run. Be aware it... More 

Thank Dennis F
Central Coast, California
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111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our family has been eating here for decades; obviously we like the food! The chips and salsa served as you are seated are usually quite good. The chile rellenos and tacos (of any kind) are my favorites, served with beans and rice. None of the food is greasy or soupy. The place is small and tables are packed in fairly... More 

Thank RetroFan
Atascadero, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

The perfect "hole in the wall" spot. Nothing fancy here but the food is the best. They make their own chips and salsa which couldn't be better. Everything is good but the shredded beef tacos are perfection

Thank Charles G
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

what a great place want to thank megan and juan for making us welcome they are very nice people. the food was very good and had a very good price it's a small place but thats what makes it nice. thanks again megan and juan

1 Thank MATTOX23
Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Used to eat here in the 1970s. This family run restaurant still makes the best chilli reallanos! Very small restaurant, but worth the wait if it comes to that.

Thank Bill S
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Santa Maria is famous for their Barb B Que but it's also famous for the vast offering of authentic Mexican restaurants. This is a place Ive been eating at since I was a child, which to the average reader should say they have been at it for quite some time. Fresh ingredients and solid customer service are what make visiting... More 

Thank Jerry J
Santa Maria, CA
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Casa Manana Mexican Restaurant is a little "hole in the wall" mexican restaurant that has no pretensions. The service is spotty and the place is often crowded. The busier they are, the less attention they pay to hospitality; the wait staff just tries to keep up!! But, the menu and the food are excellent! We love the enchiladas!! The only... More 

Thank bghanson
Santa Maria
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

This is one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in Santa Maria and has been for a long time. We've been eating here since they opened in 1964. The food is really good and we usually get really great service. The variety on the menu is a little overwhelming but everything I've tried has been amazing. Try the ground beef... More 

1 Thank Quiltlady1127

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1640 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-7602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-925-8519

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?