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Manuel's Mexican Restaurant

261 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
+1 831-688-4848
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“refried beans” (9 reviews)
“enchiladas” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
261 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Manuel's Mexican Restaurant serves real mexican food the traditional way. Service was good and would go back

Thank MnWonderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time eating there. It was incredible. Great service very very friendly staff Can’t wait to go back

Thank Monts39
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Hadn't been here for awhile, very disappointed!! We had the chili rellenos - horrible! They were soggy, fried egg batter with a very small, bland, obviously canned green chili and some jack cheese hidden in the middle. I probably should have gotten an enchilada or...More

Thank Carrie P
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Our local family Mexican food. Traditional approach, amazing staff and Margaritas! Don't miss the guacamole or the chips and salsa. Seriously.

Thank AirMowb
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is the community's favorite place. There is such a warm and happy feel in Manny's. The food is consistently good. Make reservations because the wait is long if you don't. What I like the most is that this is traditional Mexican food...nothing "gourmet" or...More

Thank pam j
Reviewed 3 March 2018

There are many reasons why this place is so popular locally---consistent comfort food, good sized portions, friendly staff and modest prices. At popular times, there can be a 15-30 minute wait.....but they do a fairly good job moving people in and out of here quickly,...More

Thank gerryv59
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Just great food and awesome service! Easy to see how they’ve been so successful for more than 50 years. If you’re ever in Santa Cruz County, Manuel’s is a must!

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Manuel's has operated at this Seacliff Beach location since 1965, and there are two good reasons for its longevity: great food and great service. Manuel's waitstaff always is welcoming and well trained, commanding detailed knowledge of its menu of numerous authentic Mexican dishes. You can...More

Thank fords4ever
Reviewed 1 February 2018

disappointed this time - been coming here for years, but there was just nothing special about it this time - don't know if they were just having an off day, but I won't be back

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We wanted Mexican food so we searched for a place near our hotel. So glad we did. Manuel’s has great service and great food.

Thank TinaA1234
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-688-4848
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