My wife and I plus her parents went to Rough Canyon on the Devil's River section of Amistad Reservoir for a few days of fishing with my Mom and step-Dad. They have been spending several weeks per year there since the 80's. My wife wanted to eat Mexican food on Saturday night and this was the place that we were taken. My Mom and step-Dad seem to think this is a great place. They ate at Manuel's when it was in Ciudad Acuna. The reviews from our group were a mixed bag. Mom and step-Dad were completely pleased with their meals. He had the "Mexican Plate" and he says it is really good. My wife had the same meal and said it was the worst Mexican Food she's ever eaten. I had the Tampiquena (rib eye steak plus beef taco, cheese enchilada, guacamole, re-fried beans). The steak was actually pretty good, it was cooked as ordered (medium) and was nice and tender with only one small piece of gristle. It was a bit on the fatty side but not excessively. The taco was just OK. The enchilada was pretty poor, seemed like it came out of a frozen dinner but I've had some of those with better enchiladas. The guacamole again was just OK (wife thought it didn't taste at all like guacamole). The re-fried beans were pathetic (and I like re-fried beans). My Dos Equis draft was cold enough but didn't taste like any Dos Equis I have ever had (flavor just didn't seem right). My wife had a frozen margarita and said it was very bland. Wife's parents said their meals were "OK". I don't care for their tortilla chips, they are thicker than I care for and overdone in my opinion. Salsa was decent but nothing special. Service was OK, no complaints although it was not a standout either.
I would return here for steak, but I would pass on the Mexican Food and look elsewhere if I had a taste for that cuisine while in the Del Rio area. We've eaten in quite a few Mexican Food restaurants over the years and Manuel's would rank near the bottom for the Mexican Food portion of the menu that we sampled.
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