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Hillside Cafe

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2307 Stagg Hill Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502-3156
+1 785-539-9815
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
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16:30 - 21:00
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It's a Very authentic Mexican restaurant. Inexpensive and Fast. My favorite is their fish tacos. They have good specials every day!

Thank Athena H
Manhattan, Kansas
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156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Nothing fancy, food was OK, seemed a bit greasy and not much flavor. Service was good and friendly. Limited menu.

Thank rose k
Manhattan, Kansas
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Manhattan. Soft flour tacos and a side of rice with the green sauce is my go to order.

Thank kskkgd
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Mole enchiladas were bland. Green sauce for chips similar to puree, cheap alternative. Best item were the fresh cooked chips.

Thank drtown
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Checked reviews and more recent were more positive- should have listened to earlier reviews! This food is terrible! Guacamole was some kind of foul tasting green stuff! Queso dip-canned!! Fried flour taco soggy and greasy with minimal filling and topped with grated processed cheese spread! You can drink many of the margaritas as I question if any alcohol!! Extremely disappointed... More 

Thank Marsha S
Manhattan, Kansas
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I love this place, and visit once a week. Whether it is "authentic" Mexican food, I don't know. But I don't care, in fact. Good, friendly service. I really like the shredded beef soft taco and cheese enchiladas. The guacamole and chips is also outstanding.

Thank Al H
Pensacola, Florida
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191 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Had a great meal here with friends. The food was well prepared and well served. If visiting Manhattan recommend you give them a try.

Thank John D
Corvallis, Oregon
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

This is an unpretentious family run restaurant, with excellent food. If you expect it to taste like other Mexican American restaurants, you may be disappointed, but if you are willing to try the unique taste of the Hillside food, you may be hooked for life. I recommend the Corn Soft Tacos and fresh chips. Soda is served in cans with... More 

Thank OregonOpus
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2015

I've been going to the Hillside since before they moved to Manhattan. It's not for everyone, but for those of us who like it, we love it. This is not because Manhattanites don't know anything about Mexican food. I've eaten here with folks from Mexico and they loved it. Try a white flour taco with chicken or shredded beef. The... More 

Thank Dogbert1960
Topeka, Kansas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

The Silva family has been serving some of the best Mexican family recipes since I was a kid growing up in Manhattan. This isn't the Taco Tico junk, but hand made real food. The shredded beef and chicken are tasty and the pan fried taco's are the best I've ever eaten. I don't miss a chance to go whenever I... More 

Thank Joyce K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2307 Stagg Hill Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502-3156
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 785-539-9815

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