A local tradition since 1965, generations of guests have enjoyed our delicious food, cooked fresh daily, served with a genuine smile. Founded by my father, Manuel Santana, here at Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant we proudly serve his original recipes. Whether you’re visiting us for the first time, or you’re one of our devoted regulars, we love you. You’re the reason we’re still here, as busy as ever!
Leonardo Santana and Family
PS. It can get a little busy at dinner time and a reservation is always appreciated. Call us at (831) 688-4848
On Tuesday nights we serve our fresh fish taco special.
Try our signature items, the Flan, cooked to perfection with a hint of caramelized sugar or the Mexican Chocolate Ice cream laced with a touch of cinnamon. Mmm...
This entree used to be a special, but after raving demand, it is now on our menu.
Did you know, that when we opened in 1965, my father cooked, served and washed the dishes for the nine original tables. Where the service bar now is was the kitchen, and the "upstairs dining area" and where the kitchen now is was an apartment where some other people lived.
My mother had another job, and came by to help serve after she got off there. I was six years old, and grew up here.
We are going to continue to collect and post stories, fun facts and anecdotes. Gather pictures and other fun stuff.
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A lot of water has gone under the bridge, but change doesn't come quickly at Manuel's.The spring of 2011 we re-painted the entire interior of the restaurant and returned some original colors on the trim. See if you can find were!
While you might think of only Margaritas or Beer with Mexican food, we pride ourselves of a great wine-list, featuring many local wines.