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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (15 reviews)
“refried beans” (9 reviews)
“guacamole” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 00:00 Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
261 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Walking into Manuals is a little daunting. It is a very busy restaurant, especially in the evening. They do accept reservations and take out is available. There is just a small bar area, but next door, they is another full service bar which has lots...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AndrewsG2380UR
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the whole, this is a good place to eat. Service is always exceptional and the Friday fish special is awesome.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lvl311
Reviewed 1 week ago

Manuel's has great Mexican food. The service is fantastic, the prices are great, and the portions are huge.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gmonterastelli
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Thus place is a favorite. Best Mexican food in Aptos. Excellent enchiladas. Delicious chips! Everything is good! It gets super busy in the summer and on weekends!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank katebinsc
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Manual's is a family owned and has been serving delicious food for over 50 years. A special dish is created each night to tempt you from your traditionalfavorite. Manyal's had been a favorite of our family for over 20 years.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Richard83144
Reviewed 27 September 2018

It is nice to have a local place to eat in the SeaCliff area, and Manual's has been here since 1965. Our table was ready as reserved, and service was quick. It is not a relaxing environment here, but most of the patrons are in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Went on a weekday for dinner and the place was very crowded. Felt like we'd come in the back door (next to the bar) - no one to greet you but all kinds of staff running around. Eventually someone asked us if we wanted a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vegasmom13
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Manuel's is the perfect casual spot for a good margarita and big plate of tasty Mexican food. The service is quick and friendly.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dcypher2016
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice place with good Mexican food . We took burrito but we could’ve finish half of it since it was very big .it cost ~12$ per person .

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kobiveredt
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Simple place with friendly atmosphere. They did not miss a beat with service making you pay attention to your family. Love the food, fresh and home made. Parking is limited but don't mind the brief walk thru the ocean village.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank trinasbks
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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