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Taste the colours of Mexico on the Forster shore - Manyana Mexican Taqueria, Forster, AU-NSW

Manyana Mexican Taqueria

4.3
4.3
117 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mexican
Guacamole and margaritas on the beautiful blue waters of Forster. Local brewery on tap, Mexican food with fresh ingredients bringing back memories of beach food in Tulum.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    (02) 6554 5906

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Eric Linn

  • Catering

    Mexican food in casual atmosphere with music. Gluten free and vegan choices available.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for event bookings

  • Area

    Forster

  • Cross Street

    Little Wallis Lane

  • Parking Details

    Street parking and parking lot across the street

  • Public Transit

    Forster Main Street Bus stop

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday

    Multiple dates available
    Taco Tuesday - Every Taco $6

What 117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Hot Spot

  • New South Wales

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • New South Wales

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. C

    Chrissy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a 70th Birthday at Manyana and it was just perfect. From the moment we arrived we were very warmly welcomed. The food and service brilliant and we left happy and content. Thank you Manyana A night to remember. We will return Ondelay Ondelay Oriba Oriba!!!!
  2. WH

    WarwickH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service & value for money was excellent. The food was very good - albeit too much chilli - I think it should be explained that the spices were "very spicy"
  3. JP

    JedP

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was delicious, however the staff lost one person on the tables order (tacos, which came out soggy) and were very rude about it when they went to ask where their food was.
  4. SK

    SteveK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was interesting and tasty. Service was excellent.
  5. G

    George

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food and atmosphere. Will definitely be going back. Make sure you book in advance as it is extremely busy as the night goes on. Delicious
  6. JE

    JacE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We could not fault our night- service, cocktails, food and guitarist were all excellent!
  7. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The entree's black spicy corn chips was a wonderful dish. My wife was given a fish taco instead of a chicken one but it was good. My veggie enchilada was nothing special. Margaritas were great but pricey.
  8. TF

    TomF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    During happy hour, this restaurant has the best margaritas in Forster for the dollar.
  9. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic food ,quirky surrounds with fun and attentive staff.
  10. AD

    AshleyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was great. Had an amazing night and can’t wait to come back!
  11. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The food was okay but not enough choices and were out of a number of dishes. Although staff were friendly the service was disjointed.
  12. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much for having us! We had the best time.
  13. S

    Skip

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our food was a very low standard/no taste. Jalapeño were ok. We arrived prior to happy hour but were charged full rate Nil to no communication with staff . The restaurant was nice in appearance which is why we thought we would try it in the first place , but we were both very disappointed. We tried earlier in the afternoon to book in on line but were told it was booked at that time and ended up with the earlier time slot- however the place was quiet empty at our chosen time Will not return
  14. LB

    LieslB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious, reasonably priced food. Very attentive wait staff. The music was a bit loud but we will definitely dine here again.
  15. K

    Karl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the finest and authentic Mexican food we have ever enjoyed in Australia. The welcome, service, decor & over quality of the dining experience was way above what we expected. Thanks kindly to Chef and staff for looking after us. Coming to Forster? Don't miss this place... Karl & Sharon
  16. DR

    DouglasR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our experience at Manyana. The staff were so friendly and relaxed and had perfect timing when we wanted something. The location, decor and atmosphere were absolutely wonderful. We've never had service that great before. Made us wish we were that relaxed and calm. The restaurant has a fantastic view of the lake on the balcony and the drinks selection was amazing. The food is different to most ordinary Mexican restaurants as it's not as heavy, it just tastes fresher and more vibrant than what we've experienced before. I would recommend Manyana to anyone that enjoys Mexican food and who value quality customer service.
  17. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food They were able to make special non spicy dishes for the kids which they ate.
  18. LW

    LukeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. The owner is often there, friendly and welcoming.
  19. A

    Ania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous food and great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
  20. I

    Inkling

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, fast service and great atmosphere. Thanks Manyana for a great night.
  21. SR

    SandraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate my sons 18th birthday whilst on holidays , we had the best food and vibe was great with Mexican duo.
  22. LW

    LindsayW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere. Free corn chips and delicious salsa on arrival. The young waiters weren't great but what im assuming where the managers were great. My meal came out 5 minutes before my partners so was half cold before I got to eat. But the meal serves are super generous and well priced. The margaritas were delicious and a bonus was live music on the Friday nite. Overall I would definitely go back again.
  23. JD

    JDMG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere, really enjoyed our evening and the margaritas were fantastic! Staff were all really friendly but annoyingly they kept trying to clear our plates and food while we were still eating. We had an early booking and still had plenty of time left but felt like we were being rushed out. Even after mentioning they had cleared plates with food on them that we intended to eat, they kept clearing plates and food!
  24. AL

    AmandaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good that we rebooked before even leaving on the night. Even the fussy eater child loved it.
  25. P

    Paulv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beed Enchiladas were incredible. Margarita's were spot on.
  26. MT

    MichaelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a table for 3 on a busy Saturday night. The food and drink service was excellent an the food was some of the best Mexican I have had.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great short staffed so there was a delay in getting our orders
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was friendly and efficient. Food was good for what we paid. Overall would go back again when on holidays.
  29. DF

    DamianF

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food and drink tasted great. Little dated restaurant look but still good. Been coming here for years. Would recommend to others
  30. SB

    SteveB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff food and service was all great service and fun atmosphere
  31. AP

    AdamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, staff were excellent! Highly recommend. GREAT PLACE TO DINE!
  32. KF

    KeriF

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A great spot for drinks with friends - warm and upbeat setting with great food.
  33. SS

    ShellieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere - the menu was not extensive but what was on it was yummy. And great margaritas!
  34. TG

    ToniG

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    They forgot our order but made up for it with a beautiful apology and free drinks. The food was outstanding
  35. SF

    SandyFeet

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and atmosphere were all amazing. We'll definitely be back.
  36. LS

    LeonieS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous. Our first time going there and we look forward to returning. The staff were lovely and the food was delicious
  37. CC

    CharlesC

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This place never fails to satisfy. Quality food, bargain prices. I love it.
  38. MD

    MichelleD

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good and service were great! They were very busy and it took a while to order but once we did the food didn’t take long. The only drawback was it was very noisy (but again, they were busy!!) The decor is interesting too!
  39. CM

    ChristinaM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I booked an outdoor seat & got put on a lounge, was disappointed and awkward to eat at. Also extremely hot in restaurant.
  40. KA

    KayceeA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was very disappointed. As we were disturbed and abused by a drunk man. The staff we’re aware he was drunk and continued to serve him alcohol.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Manyana Mexican Taqueria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6554 5906.

Manyana Mexican Taqueria is rated 4.3 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Manyana Mexican Taqueria

8 Little St, Forster, AU-NSW 2428

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Little Wallis Lane

  • Area

    Forster

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking and parking lot across the street

  • Public Transit

    Forster Main Street Bus stop

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Eric Linn

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 6554 5906

  • Catering

    Mexican food in casual atmosphere with music. Gluten free and vegan choices available.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for event bookings

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