Manuel's Menu

CHIPS AND SALSA GF Non-GMO White Corn Chips & fresh salsa  5

GUACAMOLE GF Hand-mashed avocado, cilantro, tomato, onion, Serrano  SMALL  8   LARGE  12 

BAJA TAQUITOSWild caught scallops lightly battered and flash fried, served with shredded carrot and purple cabbage in chipotle crema & housemade tortillas 19

CHILE CON QUESO T  GF  Smooth queso blanco spiked with tomato,
onion & poblano chile  12    with house-made venison chorizo  15

POLLO EN MOLE CON QUESO T  Tender shredded chicken breast topped with queso blanco and mole sauce  15

HONGOS GUISADOS T  GF  Sautéed mushrooms with onion, tomato & pepper topped with queso blanco   13

JUAN’S CEVICHE  GF  Fresh Yellowfin Tuna tossed with lime, orange, tomato, onion, cilantro, avocado, and Serrano  21

MANUEL’S CLASSIC CEVICHE  GFFresh Yellowfin tuna cured in lime juice and garnished with salsa fresca  21

CAMPECHANA GF  Yellowfin Tuna, Gulf Shrimp, and Black Drum fish lightly cooked and tossed with tomato, onion, cilantro, Serrano, and avocado  22

SOPES GF  Grilled masa boats with black bean paste, shredded chicken, pork, beef, salsa chile de árbol, queso fresco, onion, lettuce & sour cream 12

QUESADILLAS  House-made tortillas, grilled & stuffed with cheese, poblano pepper, onion & garnished with sour cream   13

w/ sautéed Mushroom or Spinach  15
w/ All-Natural chargrilled Chicken or Beef  16

TORTAS DE PAPA Y MASA GF  Grilled potato & masa cakes stuffed

w/ sautéed corn, cilantro & cheese topped with salsa verde  12
w/ venison chorizo, black bean paste, cheese, & salsa onion chile pasilla  14

NACHOS GF  Black beans, queso blanco, salsa fresca & jalapeños 12

w/ sliced Avocado or Guacamole 16
w/ grilled All-Natural Chicken breast  18
w/ grilled All-Natural Beef  20
w/ Jumbo Blue Lump Crab   32

GF  Gluten-free

T    Served with house-made tortillas

  Consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

+    A 20% gratuity is charged for parties of 6 or more.

CREMA DE CHILE POBLANO GF  Roasted chile poblano bisque garnished with queso Asadero & tortilla strips  10  

SOPA DE TORTILLA GF  Traditional chicken and tomato soup garnished with avocado, Cotija cheese & tortilla strips  10

SOPA DE TRES CHILES  Signature spicy chicken and chile caldo, garnished with avocado, Cotija cheese and tortilla strips  10

SOPA DE ELOTE GF  Rich corn soup with queso blanco & tortilla strips  9

ENSALADA DE ESPINACAS GFTender baby spinach, tomato, avocado, pickled red onion, toasted chiles, Asadero, sesame seeds & a cilantro lemon vinaigrette   SMALL 8   LARGE 14

w/ grilled All-Natural Chicken breast  22
w/ grilled All-Natural Beef Tenderloin  39
w/ grilled Wild Caught Yellowfin Tuna  37
w/ grilled Wild Caught Black Drum filet or Gulf shrimp  32

ENSALADA DE NOPALES CON CAMARÓN GF  Tender baby cactus, grilled and tossed with tomato, cilantro, onion, shrimp, avocado, lettuce, green onion, queso Asadero, and Star Anise vinaigrette  17

MANUEL’S features unique recipes from the interior and coastal regions of Mexico. The original location opened in 1984 in downtown Austin. With over 39 years serving delicious, high quality Mexican food, our restaurant is recognized as an award-winning AUSTIN LEGACY BUSINESS.

Welcome – and muchas gracias for dining with us!

ENSALADA DEL JARDÍN GF  Fresh leaf lettuce, tomato, jicama, carrot, red cabbage, avocado, cheese & a house-made creamy vinaigrette

w/ grilled All-Natural Chicken breast  22
w/ grilled All-Natural Beef Tenderloin  39
w/ grilled Wild Caught Yellowfin Tuna  37
w/ grilled Wild Caught Black Drum filet or Gulf shrimp  32

ENSALADA CON POLLO ACHIOTE GF  Large garden salad topped with grilled achiote marinated natural chicken breast, served over rice & black beans  26

PLATO DE FRUTAS GF  Fresh seasonal fruit   SMALL  8  LARGE  15

TORTILLAS  Four house-made corn or flour tortillas  2

GF  Gluten-free

T  Served with house-made tortillas

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

 A 20% gratuity is charged for parties of 6 or more

Manuel’s offers many gluten-free items. However, our food is prepared in an open kitchen, so there is risk of gluten exposure. Therefore, we do not recommend these menu items to customers with celiac disease.





LOMO DE RES GF  All-Natural grilled Beef tenderloin with poblano goat cheese garlic butter or roasted onion chile pasilla  42

LOMO DE PUERCO GF  All-Natural grilled Pork tenderloin with your choice of pineapple guajillo or avocado pumpkin sesame salsa  30

PECHUGA DE POLLO GF  All-Natural grilled Chicken breast served with your choice of Achiote, Mole or salsa Veracruzana  26

Items above served with Mexican rice, guacamole & black beans


PESCADO A LA PARRILLA GF Wild caught fresh Yellowfin tuna or Black Drum fish grilled and served with rice, a small dinner salad, & your choice of mango mint butter, salsa Veracruzana, or chipotle cream lime salsa


PESCADO CON ESPINACAS GF  Wild caught fresh Yellowfin tuna or Black Drum fish grilled and served over baby spinach sautéed with olive oil, garlic, onion, tomato, serrano chile, cilantro & lemon


PESCADO A LA MEXICANA  Wild caught fresh Black Drum fish lightly battered & fried, served with salsa fresca, rice, guacamole & poblano chile crema  32

CAMARONES A LA PLANCHA GF  Wild caught colossal Texas Gulf shrimp sautéed in olive oil with garlic & cilantro, served on a bed of rice  34

CAMARONES A LA VERACRUZANA GF  Wild caught colossal Gulf shrimp, sautéed with tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeños, olive, caper and cilantro, served with Mexican rice  34

CAMARONES EMPANIZADOS  Wild caught colossal Texas Gulf shrimp lightly battered & fried, served with salsa fresca, Mexican rice, guacamole & poblano chile crema  34

PARRILLADA  A family style mixed grill with citrus marinated beef tenderloin, chicken breast, skewered shrimp and baby nopal cactus paddles chargrilled, served with black beans, rice, salsa de aguacate, salsa chile de árbol & choice of corn or flour tortillas. Offered Sunday thru Thursday Only


FAJITAS  Marinated, chargrilled and served with grilled peppers & onions, guacamole, queso blanco, salsa fresca, black beans & tortillas

All-Natural Chicken breast  FOR ONE 22  FOR TWO 40
All-Natural Beef  FOR ONE 25  FOR TWO 46
Portobello mushrooms  FOR ONE 20  FOR TWO 36
Texas Gulf shrimp  FOR ONE 28  FOR TWO 52

FLAUTAS  Grilled corn enchiladas served with rice, guacamole and your choice of salsa Verde, Ranchera, or Chipotle Lime Cream

Black bean & queso blanco  17  Natural Chicken breast  22  Gulf shrimp  26


All-Natural Chicken, Pork, or Beef, served with Mexican rice & black beans or a small dinner salad, and your choice of these hand-crafted salsas:

Verde  Green tomatillo  21
Ranchera  Tomato, onion, garlic & serrano chiles  21
Roja Adobadas Smoky chile ancho salsa  22
Suizas  Savory Mexican crema  22
Bandera  Salsas Verde, Suiza & Adobadas  23

MANUEL’S FAMOUS MOLE ENCHILADAS  A rich, festive sauce made with chicken broth, roasted chiles & nuts, chocolate, herbs and spices  24
Voted “Best Mole in Austin” by Wine Spectator

SPINACH ENCHILADAS  Sautéed spinach, onion, and serrano, wrapped in corn tortillas with cheese and topped with your choice of salsa  19

MUSHROOM ENCHILADAS  Fresh mushrooms sautéed with poblano chile, red bell peppers, onion & garlic, wrapped in corn tortillas with cheese and served with your choice of salsa  19

SHRIMP OR CRAB ENCHILADAS Sautéed Jumbo Blue Lump crab or Wild caught Gulf shrimp with salsa verde, suiza, or chipotle lime cream



Choice of All-Natural Chicken, Pork, Beef, Mushroom, or Guacamole with Mexican rice and vegetarian black beans

TACOS  Shredded lettuce, queso blanco, tomato & onion  17

TOSTADA NORTEÑA  A crisp flour tortilla topped with black beans, queso blanco, lettuce, sour cream & tomato  18

TOSTADAS CAPITALINAS  Two crispy corn tortillas topped with black beans, lettuce, tomato & queso Cotija  18

TACOS DE PESCADO O CAMARONES Two house-made tortillas with grilled fresh Fish or wild caught Gulf shrimp with lettuce, queso blanco & salsa fresca or Fried and served with shredded carrot & cabbage in chipotle crema



CHILE RELLENO DE ELOTE  Roasted poblano pepper stuffed with sautéed corn, garlic & cilantro, topped with broiled queso blanco  18  

CHILE RELLENO EN NOGADA  Roasted poblano pepper filled with a shredded pork, almond, and raisin picadillo, baked & topped with walnut brandy cream sauce and pomegranate seeds  24 

CHILE RELLENO DEL MAR  Roasted poblano pepper stuffed with wild caught scallops, shrimp & Jumbo Blue Lump crab in a chile de árbol crema topped with queso Gouda  34

Rellenos served with Mexican rice, black beans & fresh fruit

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