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313 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4508
+1 956-943-1655
07:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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!

Thank jenyfair2017
Mission, Texas
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200 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 .

Thank mrmoparhemi
South Padre Island
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank islandprincess15
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

excellent food and fun atmosphere. An areas must-try! Love seeing Joe, Jay (Superman) and Frank every winter!

Thank Deb O
Boise, Idaho
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife and I have relocated to Port Isabel for the winter. I searched on TripAdvisor for good restaurants in the area, and based on the reviews, decided to visit Manuel's. We arrived for lunch on a Tuesday around noon and had to wait 5 minutes for a table. Once seated, we were greeted as if we were family. I... More 

Thank Steve H
Springfield, Missouri
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a family run business, everything is made fresh including the tortilla's. Manuel himself served us. The portions are large and very reasonably priced. They open for breakfast and serve lunch till 2. It is very popular, the tables are all filled, and people coming in the door still. You don't have to wait very long though, people are... More 

Thank Ranell M
Fort Davis, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

A great family run restaurant with good food and wonderful service. The owners are very helpful with the food choices. The tortillas are home made and fresh and excellent.

Thank Sheila2158
Mission, Texas
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This place has the best enchiladas I have ever eaten. Yum. My adult sons all love their Fajita Con Todo with enchilada sauce. I am also partial to their steak and egg plate. We have been eating breakfast/lunch at Manuel's for years now.

Thank humynbrd
Houston, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We ate breakfast here. This is where the locals eat. Our waiter was very friendly and took pictures for our group. The food was great and portions were large.

Thank HoneyBee1012
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Love our visits to Manuel's. Great people, great food. The egg, potato & chorizo wrapped up in their huge homemade tortilla with the enchilada sauce and hot sauce is to die for. It's the only thing we have ordered for the last few years (need to cut in half as it's huge). Check out Manuel's. It worth the wait.

Thank Katien2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?