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313 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4508
+1 956-943-1655
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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313 E Maxan St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4508
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We had so much fun here. The owner / server was very nice and entertaining. The food and tortillas were so good I ordered a second meal for myself. We liked it so much we signed the wall. I know many of the reviews are...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was the best find of our vacation! The service, the atmosphere and the environment were all wonderful. The FOOD was even better! It was the best Mexican food I have ever had and it is my favorite cuisine, trying all over the US. The...More

Thank _shawna_hooper
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Love their coffee and their huge flour tortillas. Their chili relleno special on Fridays is fabulous! Friendly owner and wait persons make this place great.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This place is one of the finest. I love their freshly made flour tortillas. I wanted to sprinkle mine with cinnamon and sugar and I guess I wasn’t the first. . . Manuel brought a prepared shaker from the kitchen. The sweet treat topped off...More

Thank Vicky H
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This place definitely deserves more than 5 stars, but unfortunately it doesn’t let me do that! Walking into this restaurant as tourists, we could definitely tell it was a locals favorite. We were greeted by a very friendly man who asked us if this was...More

Thank CreativeC14
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Just great food prepared to order. So popular that you may have to spend a bit for a table, but well worth it. If you love their salsa you can take a pint home at a very reasonable price. BEST Eggs Benedict anywhere!

Thank Onthegojohn
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Open for breakfast and lunch, closes at 2 p.m. For authentic local breakfast and lunch cuisine, including the largest and best tortillas in the lower Laguna Madre, you've gotta go to Manuel's. And the hot sauce is spectacula, all served in a friendly, family environment!...More

1  Thank 1Buffalo
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We discovered Manuel's by accident. They are a fun-loving restaurant, with excellent economical Mexican food. Our food and service were excellent. It is a small restaurant, so you sign yourself in when you arrive. We waited 5 minutes for a table on a busy Saturday...More

1  Thank Judy J
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We always order the seafood con todo with gravy and split it. More than enough for two big eaters. Good salsa, chips and friendly service. Prices a little higher this year, but worth it!

Thank Connie19492013
Reviewed 25 January 2018

The food was excellent and freshly prepared to order,even the coffee was good. The service is with a smile and a lot of interaction, just a great experience!

Thank Chuck B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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