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Manuel's Downtown

#108 of 3,196 Restaurants in Austin
€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
+1 512-472-7555
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mole” (61 reviews)
“nachos” (27 reviews)
“coconut flan” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
310 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Manuel's restaurant may be the oldest eatery in downtown, but they know how to keep up with the current trends. Located just blocks from the Texas state capital on Third and Congress streets, this place is popular with politicians, UT students, locals and tourists. The...More

Thank johnniedetx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good/tasty food and excellent service. But don't expect "Tex-Mex" here. The prices are a bit high for a Mexican food mecca but again the service and quality do set this restaurant aside from other average places.

Thank Rick U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our organization, Team FX, was celebrating our biggest milestone of the season and we wanted to go upscale with dinner and drinks, so we reserved with Manuel's on Congress. Our group was about 75 people, and it was the best decision we could have made....More

Thank coach9562
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first time in Austin so we did a food tour. We find this is a great way to get to know an area. We started off with 3 different margaritas, one was spicy, a pomegranate and cucumber, not what I expected to...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is attentive and friendly, the food is EXCELLENT (highly recommend the nachos) and the owner is incredibly kind. Will definitely be visiting again!

Thank baileybosworth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was lively. Drinks were good. Food was average. Some of the portions were off. Appetizer guacamole was super small. Ceviche appetizer was huge and more than I could eat for my meal. Reasonably priced.

Thank tdewolfe2014
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I had a free afternoon on a business trip and was looking forward to a good meal of Mexican food, which can be hard to find where I live in NYC. It was Valentine's day, so I thought it was best to make a reservation,...More

Thank Skygoddess817
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Manuel met us as we came in and brought a couple of cocktails with a taste of his cuisine. Would love to come back. My wife loved the cucumber cocktail!

Thank sandbar2016
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Walked in off the street and greeted like long lost friends. The food was everything you could ever want. Tasty, beautifully prepared and the service was excellent. To be heartily recommended. Everything we tried was top notch so have not identified it as everything was...More

1  Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Had a party of five and it took about 2 hours to finish our meal without dessert. Food was very good, but not spectacular. Waiter was attentive, but kitchen was SLLOOOOOW. Room is pretty noisy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
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