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Manuel's Downtown

310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
+1 512-472-7555
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“mole” (46 reviews)
“nachos” (24 reviews)
“coconut flan” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nice variety of menu options including gluten free options. A bit pricey for Austin, but the quality is there. I had the enchiladas with homemade mole. As about an out of towner, a fantastic taste of local fare.

Thank BeLikeWater311
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good choice to order is the trio of enchiladas, you get to try three of their sauces. Chips and service was good.

Thank pds_al
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large out of town post wedding brunch at Manuel's downtown location. The number of guests was increased shortly before the event and Sal, the restaurant manager, went above and beyond to assist with making sure enough food was available for the increased...More

Thank laurieg554
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool neon entry! In town for a conference after many trips to Austin in the last years we wanted to try somewhere new. TA had Manuel's and it was perfect! The chicken enchiladas, black angus fajitas and margaritas were perfect! Pablo was an excellent waiter...More

Thank Lynn_Lyon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their mole really is superb. The best I've tasted outside of Mexico City. Service is great, just don't order fancy mixed drinks. I asked for a Moscow Mule and they siad they couldn't make one. The margaritas were quite good- and they went better with...More

Thank Karl E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best Mexican meals we had during our wide-ranging Texas tour, and that is saying a lot. The mole dish was a particular favorite.

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got our cocktails wrong - twice My glass of wine was more of a taster than a glass Food was ok but pricey for quality. Not very authentic Mexican

Thank vino16
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Solid all the way around. Spicier than average Salsa. Great magarita and cocktail. Little light on my fish for my tacos. Not overly expensive, but certainly not cheap. Ceviche was excellent.

Thank duckstoppedby
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

After having pre-dinner drinks at The Roosevelt Room we walked to Manuel's for dinner. Our group started with Ceviche and guacamole for the table. Both were incredible. Our server was very helpful and gave suggestions. Everything we ordered for dinner was very fresh and delicious....More

Thank Patti P
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Another long time Austin stop that delivered. The cocktails, guacamole Pollo in Mole con Queso were great starts and all the entrees were really good. We had a nice selection of entrees, including steak fajitas, chicken tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. All were solid and worth...More

Thank Rob_Madison_NJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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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.