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313 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4508
+1 956-943-1655
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07:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love our visits to Manuel's. Great people, great food. The egg, potato & chorizo wrapped up in their huge homemade tortilla with the enchilada sauce and hot sauce is to die for. It's the only thing we have ordered for the last few years (need to cut in half as it's huge). Check out Manuel's. It worth the wait.

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Thank Katien2013
MAINE
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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No sign on the building. Looks like a complete dive when you walk in. But a nice local person gave us the tip and they were spot on. Eat here and you won't need to eat for the remainder of the day. Authentic Mexican at its finest. Flour tortilla with butter and honey was a treat.

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Thank withliberty
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Manuels. Definitely a local place and we went because of the trip advisor ratings! I had the burrito. It was huge and delicious. The cheese and re fried beans on it were so good. The owners/staff made the visit fun. The iced tea was perfect. We had a great time and will definitely go... More 

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Thank BryceSA
Canyon Lake, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small family owned restraunt with amazing food. They are famous for their burritos which are the biggest we've ever seen. They will "make them your way" with any combination you want. We saw three men share one burrito. Virtually no sign on the front but incredibly well worth the search.

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Thank oogam
Flower Mound, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area a must have for breakfast tacos, be prepared to wait on a busy day but the food is well worth it, and make sure you are hungry tacos are easily shared. Family owned and operated. Tortillas a must!!

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Thank BetsyWO O
Edwardsville, Illinois
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small, hole-in-the-wall place, but a good place to go for a great and reasonably priced breakfast -- both American and Mexican-style.

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Thank Writestuff33
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Just great good .super service Local owned and operated by family of owner Truly good place to eat and enjoy Good prices. Good quality Good people Great service to the area Thanks Tim adams

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Leadville, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not sure why so many good reviews. These are nice people and I regret not giving them 4 or 5 stars but seriously, this food is not a good representation of mexican food - at all. Chicken for tacos and enchiladas: boiled - NO seasoning. Same with the meat. Ench. sauce from a (cheap) can. No limes, no cilantro (OK... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here because of the reviews and we were not disappointed. The floor titular weer amazing and HUGE! The avocado fresh enough to eat the leftovers on its own, the atmosphere eclectic and fun and the family atmosphere fun. Cash only. Open breakfast and lunch only so plan accordingly. It is not to be missed on your trip to... More 

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Several years ago Manuel's was recommended to us by Cliff Fleming of Crystal Flats Guide Service (if you are looking for an experienced and respectable fishing guide to catch reds and sea trout then Cliff is your man. Give him a try. You will not be disappointed) and we always eat, at least, one breakfast here.....usually on our departure day.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4508
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Isabel
  • Phone Number: +1 956-943-1655

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