We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Manuel's Mexican Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican
261 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
+1 831-688-4848
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“refried beans” (10 reviews)
“tamales” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
261 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (201)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 200 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone enjoyed their dinner and drinks. Dinner menu is a bit on the heavy side with not many non-meat choices. Service was good. Drinks were good.

Thank Cher W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite mexican food period. Always make a stop when in town. Homemade sauces, large dishes, served piping hot, and they're open late.

Thank Calaverasgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I normally only come here for lunch during the week. It's inexpensive, uncrowded and a nice place for a local lunch. Their refried beans are the best!

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to seacliff beach. This a locals favorite and can get busy. The food is very good and they have great specials.

Thank Shain H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grandson wanted to celebrate his birthday here. It is his 12th birthday and he has requested Manuels to be the restaurant to celebrate for several years now. It's always a favorite of mine. I love the cheese enchiladas. I've been going since 1965 when...More

Thank dlsalse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch we were seated promptly and the service was good the food was just so so I was very disappointed having read good reviews for this restaurant

Thank poola807
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming here for 50 years and the food has always been great! We went for dinner and came back for lunch 2 days later mmm so good!

Thank Terrynspencer
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I had no reservation and this place is alongside 3 of 4 other restaurants all of which were empty. This place had a queue which was fully justified. They squeezed me in and food was great and service quick and friendly. I was staying nearby...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The food was yummy, but our server barely came back to our table. We had to flag down someone else to even pay our bill. The margaritas were okay, but the star is definitely the food. Be warned, it is small and can be crowded...More

Thank MissLenore
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here over many years and the food is consistently good. It's always busy with usually a wait.

Thank Tinaotr
Nearby Restaurants
Marianne's Ice Cream
78 reviews
.05 km away
Severino's Bar & Grill
118 reviews
.57 km away
Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot
95 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby Attractions
Capitola City Beach
299 reviews
3.49 km away
Seacliff State Beach
126 reviews
.79 km away
New Brighton State Beach
148 reviews
2.14 km away
Rio Del Mar State Beach
44 reviews
1.66 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Manuel's Mexican Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Center Ave, Aptos, CA 95003-4436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-688-4848
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing