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Manuel's Downtown

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
+1 512-472-7555
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mole” (60 reviews)
“coconut flan” (7 reviews)
“nachos” (26 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
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1 - 10 of 448 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Atmosphere was lively. Drinks were good. Food was average. Some of the portions were off. Appetizer guacamole was super small. Ceviche appetizer was huge and more than I could eat for my meal. Reasonably priced.

Thank tdewolfe2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a free afternoon on a business trip and was looking forward to a good meal of Mexican food, which can be hard to find where I live in NYC. It was Valentine's day, so I thought it was best to make a reservation,...More

Thank Skygoddess817
Reviewed 1 week ago

Manuel met us as we came in and brought a couple of cocktails with a taste of his cuisine. Would love to come back. My wife loved the cucumber cocktail!

Thank sandbar2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in off the street and greeted like long lost friends. The food was everything you could ever want. Tasty, beautifully prepared and the service was excellent. To be heartily recommended. Everything we tried was top notch so have not identified it as everything was...More

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a party of five and it took about 2 hours to finish our meal without dessert. Food was very good, but not spectacular. Waiter was attentive, but kitchen was SLLOOOOOW. Room is pretty noisy.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with some colleagues after a conference on a Friday night. Called ahead for reservations and got right in. Had Sangria and a local beer. Got chicken with mole and cheese for appetizer and shrimp flautas for entree. Very tasty. Only complaint is how...More

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the Hilton and this was recommended by our concierge . Being from New Mexico it’s hard to believe I will find good Mexican food anywhere else but I did at Manuel’s! Fresh salsa..hotter sauce upon request..lovely margaritas and beautifully presented food that was...More

Thank Maggymuffin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has some of the best Mexican food ever! Our waiter, Chris, provided excellent service. The Chicken Verde Enchiladas were very good & anything with the smoky Adobe Sauce will be wonderful. Be sure to save room for their marvelous Coconut Flan.

Thank cccgeorge906
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Went with two friends. We couldn't decide what to eat, so we decided to share the beef mole, we had Chicken Fajitas, and the seafood Chili Rellenos. The mole had a beautiful scent of dark chocolate, and a deep flavor. The fajitas were excellent, and...More

Thank Nemont_Mom
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Food and service were outstanding. Chile relleno was unique and awesome as was the 310 margarita. Very friendly service at the bar too.

Thank TravelingFour2004
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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