We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Manuel's

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
313 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4508
+1 956-943-1655
Today
07:00 - 14:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 255: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped with my folks and children for lunch on the way to the island. Great Mexican food and huge portion sizes. We especially like their salsa.

Helpful?
Thank Bestrangerking19
Destin, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited a local hole in the wall with my family while on spring break. Although not on South Padre Island, it was only 8 minutes from our beach front hotel - just over the causeway. Less than 20 tables in the place but just a 15 minute wait. We all had their huge flour tortilla filled with different fixings. My... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michelle P
South Padre Island, Texas
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

best Tex-Mex -- super giant flour tortillas; its a local favorite; nothing fancy just good food and fun

Helpful?
Thank cdtleader
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tacos are amazing. And when he says they are huge, they're huge! They're big enough to share! It was definitely worth the price. It was cheap

Helpful?
Thank lobrigo12
Peoria, Arizona
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. From the outside...had no idea it would be so good on the inside. This is a proud, family run business. They go out of their way to ensure a different, dining experience! We enjoyed it!

Helpful?
Thank pickytraveler6969
Aitkin, Minnesota
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is only open for breakfast and lunch. Also, they do not take credit cards. The food however is excellent and the prices are good. Try one of their plate size breakfast burritos.

Helpful?
Thank Dean M
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Port Isabel once a year and I try to start every morning of my vacation here for breakfast. I usually get the Migas but did make the mistake of ordering the steak and eggs once - I won't do that again. Their salsa is awesome so make sure you buy a pint to go. Their giant tortillas make... More 

Helpful?
Thank FrequentRoadTrip
McAllen, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service here is amazing. Manuel and his family are wonderful! The machacado is so very good! The portions are huge and every single thing I have tried there is delicious!

Helpful?
Thank jenyfair2017
Mission, Texas
Level Contributor
200 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Used to be the place to dine in town with their signature giant tacos. Lately the quality has been on a downward spiral and the place really needs to be cleaned up a bit . Hope they get their act together soon would hate this place to go down without a fight .

Helpful?
Thank mrmoparhemi
South Padre Island
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The only bad thing about Manuel's is the line you have to deal with to get in on some days. Once you are in, you are good to go! I got a tour of the place and saw the lady making the wheel-sized tortillas in the back. They are Huge! Well worth the price you pay for a meal that... More 

Helpful?
Thank islandprincess15

Travellers who viewed Manuel's also viewed

Port Isabel, Texas Gulf Coast
Port Isabel, Texas Gulf Coast
 
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
Port Isabel, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Manuel's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Manuel's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?