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Manuel's Downtown

#65 of 3,013 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
+1 512-472-7555
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We chanced in here because we were hungry and it was raining. We ordered from the lunch menu and both had fish tacos. I had never had black drum fish, and it was delicious. The prices were reasonable, the service was excellent.

Thank Judy L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible service. Got a bad attitude from one of the servers. I believe his name was Travis. I saw workers eating chips. The bag was above the food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called up last minute to get on the waitlist for a party of 5. They quoted 45 minutes and said they would text if a table opened earlier. It is the last UT football game of the season and the town is full. The wait time was accurately quoted and we received a comfortable table by the bar. While... More 

Thank tw__100043323
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service. The restaurant has a very nice ambiance. It is in a central location. But hands down the best fish tacos on Congress St!

Thank Lee S
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with several conference atendees on the recommendation from both the super shuttle driver and hotel concierge. We all were happy with the meal in both taste and presentation. I had the Verse Enchilada. I'm not a Guac fan but the others at our table loved it!

1 Thank Bcwhite
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Tasty food. Beans were awesome. Generous portions. Great cocktails. I hope to go back one day - it's on my list.

Thank scarlett_atom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Best mole in Austin, for sure.. fresh guacamole and queso dip were excellent. Great drinks too. Price was reasonable, service was good.

Thank Phatsby
Austin, Texas
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189 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Our waiter tried as hard as he could, to the point he was actually running around the tables, but the restaurant at 6pm seemed to have almost no wait staff. Given this, there wasn't much service. We ordered the nacho's as an appetizer along with margaritas. The nachos were very heavy with cheese and the drinks had way too much... More 

Thank EricF147
Tomball, Texas
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were in town for the Formula 1 race and we were looking for a place to eat dinner after a long day at the track (and sitting in traffic!). Manuels was perfect! I had eaten here years ago and was excited to run across it again. Our service was good and the food was very good. I had a... More 

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East Helena, Montana
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

While attending a conference several colleagues attended a networking diner here. The food portions were generous and the food was good. The atmosphere was good for our larger group.

Thank Kimberly W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?