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Manuel's Mexican Restaurant-Tempe

$$ - $$$Mexican,
2350 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282-7603
+1 480-897-0025
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“carnitas” (2 reviews)
“shredded beef” (2 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
2350 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282-7603
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic the food is great and the service could have been better but other than that this place is good

Thank Nathan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time and I loved the atmosphere and the service. Food was very good. U love their chips and salsa too!

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had pork carnitas. Great value. Large portions, great service. Recommend that you stop here. Easy walking distance from Friendship Village and Resurrection Catholic Church.

Thank Donald W
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Mmmm! This place is so good! My friends and I tried so many different things on the menu and couldn't find a single thing we didn't love! Staff is great too! Always there to refill drinks, chips out anything else you might need or want!...More

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We were looking for good Mexican food and we found it! Super nice staff. Portions were plentiful and delicious. Surprised to see how busy it was on a late Tuesday afternoon (between lunch and dinner times). It must be a favorite of the locals.

Thank obg4
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

They have great Mexican food, good prices & great service. One of my favorite restaurants in Tempe. Try the rolled quesadilla or the chimmies. Their salsa is also amazing.

Thank Ana B
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Most definitely try their basket of little sopaipilla bits for dessert - best way is to ask for them "naked" (no toppings like the whipped cream or chocolate sauce they offer; just ask for honey on the side so you can dip the little bites...More

Thank sailnmuffin
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This is my first time in the restaurant. I have waited for 30 minutes to try that food. I heard that food was amazing. So, food are better than Amazing, food are Fabulous! Desert is frying ice cream so cranchy and tasty. Love that place....More

Thank VegasPokerBussy
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

After about 15 years of being a patron, I was treated so rudely I doubt I'll ever return. The bartender kept his back to me the entire time I waited and when someone walked by he asked them to "deal with me." That person was...More

Thank Shannon L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

went here while on vacation my brother took us and told us this is the closest we can get to food like home (I live in NM) I am very particular about my food as this is a staple in my diet. It wasn't a...More

Thank comp_Nerd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2350 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282-7603
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-897-0025
Manuel's Mexican Food restaurants were established in 1964 at 32nd Street and Indian School Road by Manuel and Alice Salazar. Our desire to serve the community with a friendly atmosphere and to serve our guests with the finest in Mexican food still holds true today as much as it did the first day we opened our doors. As our family grew so did the amount of restaurants. Today, all of the restaurants are owned and operated individually yet collectively by all members of the Salazar family. Manuel's has received numerous awards for our quality food and we maintain that quality by preparing our food from scratch daily, just as we did in 1964. We hope you have a pleasant experience with us and give us the opportunity to serve you again. Gracias, The Salazar Family
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