Tex-Mex on the Move

Manny's Uptown Tex-Mex shuts down Addison location to head east

Manny's Uptown Tex-Mex shuts down Addison location to head east

Manny's Uptown Tex-Mex, Mexican, Restaurant
The original Manny's in Uptown opened in 2005. Manny's/Facebook
Manny's Uptown, enchilada dinner
Manny’s enchiladas with rice and beans. Photo by Teresa Gubbins
Manny's Uptown Tex-Mex, Mexican, Restaurant
Manny's Uptown, enchilada dinner

Brisket tacos are on the move, and Addison is about to be minus one old-school Tex-Mex. The Manny's Uptown Tex-Mex on Midway Road is shutting down, and it will relocate to one of Richardson's busiest intersections, at the northwest corner of Campbell and Coit roads.

A manager at the restaurant said that the switchover would take place "in another week or two. We don't have a specific date, but definitely by next month." The restaurant is going into a space that was once a TCBY yogurt shop. It has been completely rebuilt.

Manny Rios, brother to Ana "Mama Mia" Enriquez, the matriarch behind Mia's Tex-Mex, opened the original Manny's Uptown on Oak Grove and Lemmon avenues in a ramshackle old house nine years ago. The menu is similar to what's served at Mia's: fajitas, tacos, enchiladas and the like.

But people love Manny's for the brisket tacos and the swirl margaritas.

The Uptown branch may not have the lines it did when it first opened, but nine years is a lifetime in the ever-revolving Uptown restaurant world. Manny's stays alive with practical hours, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also does happy hour.

The Addison branch opened across the street from Snuffer's in 2010. Although Addison is restaurant-friendly, Manny's location, a block south of Belt Line Road, has always felt less visible than if it had a spot on the main drag.

"The Richardson space is supposed to be better," said the manager. "Everything will be brand new." 

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