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Manuel's Downtown

84
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 5 publications
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5 expert recommendations

41

Austin Chronicle

Manuel's excellent presentation of regional Mexican cuisine has made it a Down­town mainstay for more than 25 years, and a reliable Arboretum-area dining destination since 1998. Full review →

22

BlackBook

It’s immaculately clean. It embraces smart design. And the plates aren't cheap. Even for suits on a work lunch.

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Frommer's 33

This is one of the few moderately priced holdouts to be found in a downtown dining scene that's been steadily heading uptown. Full review →

21

Gayot 13.0

For a good introduction to the kitchen's capabilities, we recommend the tortas de papa --- masa cakes with house-made venison chorizo and black beans with a fiery roasted onion coulis. Full review →

19

Zagat

The "creative" interior Mex ("not Tex-Mex") fare is "reason enough alone" to love these Austin "reliables" also prized for their modest bills and boozy Sunday brunch with "live music". Full review →

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