Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant, Restaurant in Aptos, CA

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. Reservations are always appreciated.

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.

261 Center Avenue, Aptos, CA 95003
Telephone: (831) 688-4848
Fax: (831) 688-4408

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