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El Chile Cafe Manor, Austin, TX

El Chile Cafe Manor

4.6
4.6
319 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

10:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Other options

  • Order online
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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 319 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RH

    ReaganH

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    MandyN

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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*
  7. AS

    AndrewS

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service was very good!
  11. 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!!
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. JS

    JuanS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Great service. Highly recommend. Vegan friendly.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. JW

    JimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal, amazing margaritas and wonderful people helping you. It’s my local go to restaurant.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met some friends here for the first time. The food and drinks were superb and our server was amazing. We will be back when we visit Austin next.
  19. LM

    LisaM

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the salsa here. Service is efficient and friendly. One of my favorite places to eat in Austin!
  20. S

    Slay

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New location is more open. Sat inside but outside looked inviting. Margaritas were muy bueno, Flaca was tasty. Salmon ceviche excellent, fajita’s moist and tender. Will be back soon!
  21. MP

    MPDALE

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    El Chile always has excellent service and food however, this time it was VERY noisy inside.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate a Dear Friend Birthday. Service, drinks and food were excellent. We will definitely come back again.
  23. D

    Dallasgirl

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Appreciated the detailed info regarding the food contained in each of the menu items. Tasty food delivered quickly and we knew just what would be in each of our dishes!
  24. E

    Ellie

    Denver

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from out of town and I feel like we found a great Tex Amex place! It seems like it’s all by itself in the middle of a neighborhood. A rare gem. The food was delicious and service was great. I would eat here again!
  25. GS

    GrahamS

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food. Service was kind of slow. Would have bought more drinks, but ran out of time.
  26. CM

    CM33

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I reserved an indoor table and they said it was not and placed us outside (with my senior mother and in-laws.) I clarified that I absolutely only did an indoor reservation and switched from brunch to dinner to have that. The host did not even say I'm sorry but told me I was wrong and that I could essentially take the outdoor table or leave. Since it was mother's day and we were not likely to get another table elsewhere we stayed in the heat. I have been going to El Chile off and on since they opened many years ago. This was my first bad experience with service. The food was also not up to what they had been. Even if there was no way to correct the error - they should have done more - look for another fan - offer a free drink for the elders - say I'm sorry. We definitely didn't feel well treated on Mother's Day. No one even said Happy Mother's day the whole time.
  27. MP

    MPDALE

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat at El Chile about once a month and the food is always great. Sunday Oscar was our server. He said he had just began working there a few weeks ago. He was very personable and checked on us periodically. We really appreciated his service.
  28. s

    socialgal

    Columbus

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had friendly service and a great meal! Highly recommend the enchiladas;)
  29. KL

    KirkL

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Great experience for dinner with old friends from Bay Area. Food service and setting were perfect.
  30. C

    Chale

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pablo was a very attentive, friendly server. The outdoor dining was ideal with yesterday's mild weather. Food was delicious, as always. I enjoyed El Chile's previous location, but definitely prefer the present, more spacious location.
  31. RB

    RickB

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great patio, food and drinks! Fun for just having margaritas on the patio!!
  32. CL

    CynthiaL

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the chicken mole. The dark roasted salsa that was served with the chips was super flavorful. Tortillas were good but not great, The plain white queso served with deep fried chips were okay. Love the location, ambience and the service, overall a great experience.
  33. CD

    ChanteD

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy interior Mexican food. White rice was so yummy with stuffed poblano. Great sauces and drinks.
  34. MS

    MicheleS

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We’ll be back!
  35. r

    raquelb

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We got the beef fajita nachos and beef fajita plate and both only had a tiny bit of meat - the prices definitely were super elevated for what we got in terms of food. The drinks were great but def not going back for the food.
  36. JG

    JenG

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A go-to spot for hh or dinner.
  37. FG

    FoodGuy

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new location, first visit - it was great - inside is much more finished and gives a quieter dining room with less outside noise. Food was great - we did bruch with 2 opting for lunch items. Barbacoa with eggs and beans delish
  38. LW

    LizW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the patio, cantaloupe margarita, fried shrimp taco and white rice!
  39. HO

    HOMAB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The waiter seemed a bit distracted and confused.
  40. K

    Kevin

    Austin

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really good service and we enjoyed the food and drinks.

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 319 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

10:00 PM


Booked 14 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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