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El Chile Cafe Manor, Austin, TX

El Chile Cafe Manor

4.6
4.6
343 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Welcome to El Chile. El Chile Cafe y Cantina offers a combination of Tex-Mex and Interior Mexican cuisine. We will hold all reservations for 10 minutes past reserved time. Please remember to limit your visit to 90 minutes as a courtesy to your fellow guests. We do apologize, but our patio is not pet friendly. Service animals are welcome. We appreciate your patronage.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 457-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Anselmo Sanchez

  • Catering

    Inquire with us for your next party, wedding, or corporate event. Contact Sarah Neve at Sarah@elchilegroup.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Cross street

    Chicon and Lafayette

  • Parking details

    Side lots are unavailable for lunch M-F. Additional parking is across the street.

  • Additional

    Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 343 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff were very nice!
  2. LD

    LauraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fresh food, great service, not too loud. I would definitely go back.
  3. AL

    AshleyL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome! EXCELLENT service, awesome food, managed our group of kids well. Would highly recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food came out cold twice, also no favor very bland. Drinks was good and not kids friendly.
  5. KC

    KCN78209

    San Antonio

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The customer service was exceptional at this restaurant and because of the service I would go again. Drinks were really good food is average.
  6. t

    trishh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent tasty food. Good friendly service. Our waitress was the best!
  7. SB

    ShaneB1973

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We love this place!! Only issue this time was our table was too close to the bar as well as the table next to us, do anyone needing to leave that area of the restaurant had to squish by us. Not a huge deal but interrupted our meal a few times. Overall, we really enjoy El Chile though!!
  8. SE

    SirEatsaLot

    Austin

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    So sad... this place used to be great but the only thing that's stayed the same is the name. The service was great but that's the only positive thing I can say. The hottest thing on my enchilada plate was the rice, which was moderately tasty but super gummy. If I had to guess it was prepared days earlier and reheated in a microwave. My wife's shrimp fajitas were just shrimp and a boatload of pico. No peppers or onions. WHO DOESNT PUT PEPPERS AND ONIONS ON A FAJITA PLATE?! Blasphemy. Oh. And the lock on the men's room is busted. It was insanely loud and we paid way too much for the quality of the food. Kudos to the servers for trying to make the best of it. I'll never go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat!
  10. F

    Francis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect Margarita, Ceviche, and shrimp enchiladas were great!
  11. SH

    SamuelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome! The food, the drinks, and the service was outstanding!
  12. TB

    TomB

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was good but the selection was a bit limited. Pleasant surroundings. I would go again.
  13. RB

    RobertB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service.. thanks so much I don’t understand why y’all need 50 characters??
  14. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere but can do better with their chips/ hot sauce. You can get better chips at the grocery store. Also, we were told it would be $2 to add liquor to the margarita and it was $5 on the bill. Over all great experience.
  15. A

    Anna

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the new location and the food was great like always. We sat outside, and had a grand time.
  16. m

    marikax

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had a huge table of 8 adults and two babies. The service was great, the staff helpful and accommodating and the food and drinks pretty good! Very much enjoyed our night - would recommend and come again. Cheers!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The food can improve. Not impressed.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!!! A quick 5 minute ride from Convention Center!!!
  19. DB

    DanielB

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was fine. Good service!
  20. BM

    BarryM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    We've always loved El Chile, but have to admit our latest experience yesterday (8/21/22) was less than satisfying. Our order took almost an hour to get to the table and they missed one of the entrees. They did comp the replacement, but even then it came out as a cup of soup and to the entree-sized bowl. This may have been a product of the challenges all restaurants are facing with staffing, plus the crowd from students (and their parents moving them in) that may not have been anticipated. We'll go back, given our love for the place, the great food, and the value, especially for brunch and happy hour, and chalk it up to just being an "off" day.
  21. JH

    JeraldH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    So loud!!! Tortillas so marginal- chalky Margarita - bitter Nachos just ok Service great Disappointing. Have been going to El Chile for many years
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and vibe!
  23. M

    Michellee1

    Central Coast

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were not up to their normal quality. We eat there a lot and this time, everything seemed a bit off. My Mexican martini was very bad. Tasted like vanilla.
  25. RH

    ReaganH

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Jonah was awesome, the food was delicious, and the drinks were yummy. We will definitely be returning!
  26. MN

    MandyN

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    My first frozen margarita was watery and almost tasteless. It was supposed to have a rim of spicy salt and there were just a few flecks hanging on…drink felt like it had been forgotten at the bar before it was served. My food - pollo in rojo mole - was also disappointing. The mole was very flavorful and generous…but it seemed to be hiding the saddest, most dehydrated scrap of chicken underneath it. I had a previous experience at El Chili a month ago that was totally different - great drinks and redfish. I hope they were just having an off night - I was excited about this restaurant as a renewed favorite.
  27. CH

    CraigH

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great margaritas. Highly recommend the Top Shelf Frozen. This was my wife's choice for her b-day dinner. She also loves it. Hannah(sp) was awesome and provided us great service.
  28. m

    macbigdog1

    Austin

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Way too expensive for the food you get. The food was just ok. I would say just about any other Mexican place is better and WAY cheaper. Service was great.
  29. G

    Greenlaura

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We eat at El Chile weekly and have for years. The fresh creative dishes are always delicious. We always have the El Chile tini with the chili rim salt. Right now in this hot weather, we are enjoying the Salmon Ceviche. Do not miss the shrimp enchiladas with the chipotle sauce or the chicken tinga enchiladas with the black bean puree. We also love they are participating in the Fuel Rewards program - we get cash back for future meals plus a discount on our gas at Shell.
  30. TN

    TiffanyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hannah was great, she overheard that we had reservations somewhere right after dinner and worked hard to make sure our orders were taken quickly and served quickly. Gave us honest recommendations. Food was great too, some of the best enchiladas my teammates and I had. Thanks, Hannah! We will be back *evil way*
  31. AS

    AndrewS

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I really like this spot, but every time I go there I coincidentally get stuck at the worst table next to the kitchen. I’m not sure why I have such bad luck. Next time I’ll sit outside!
  32. A

    Austin

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to eat in Austin. Margaritas are great and the food in wonderful. Service was good and everyone friendly. Love the new location and the fact that you can make reservation.
  33. TL

    TLF777

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Was a little disappointed to be honest. I left full but nothing wowed me. It was a really cute place but not sure I’d I will be returning unfortunately
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service was very good!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We used to love this place. It was our go to. Now not so much. So much has changed between them no longer carrying homemade tortillas to them changing things up with their Habanero salsa. The bartender is beyond rude. We already went when the food was subpar but the service was great so we thought it was a fluke. Nope!!
  36. MT

    MatthewT

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Chile is (arguably) the best Tex-Mex experience in Austin. Food & margs are top-notch and the service is always great. The loyalty program is a nice perk too.
  37. GH

    GlennH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Chili has moved but find it to still have the same good vibe great food.. excellent margaritas!
  38. JS

    JuanS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Great service. Highly recommend. Vegan friendly.
  39. S

    sSue

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice table in the corner with a great server. Food was tasty and drinks were yummy! Good price
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE el Chile! Great marg and chicken fajitas. Big fan.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Chile Cafe Manor using the Order Online button. El Chile Cafe Manor also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. El Chile Cafe Manor also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 457-9900.

El Chile Cafe Manor is rated 4.6 stars by 343 OpenTable diners.

El Chile Cafe Manor does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for El Chile Cafe Manor

1809 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chicon and Lafayette

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Side lots are unavailable for lunch M-F. Additional parking is across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anselmo Sanchez

  • Additional

    Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (512) 457-9900

  • Catering

    Inquire with us for your next party, wedding, or corporate event. Contact Sarah Neve at Sarah@elchilegroup.com.

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