A bit of history about Manuelac2s Original El Tepeyac CafA(C). Founded in 1942 by the Rojas family; originally called El Tupinamba CafA(C), located in ... More
El Tepeyac Cafe
A bit of history about Manuelac2s Original El Tepeyac CafA(C). Founded in 1942 by the Rojas family; originally called El Tupinamba CafA(C), located in downtown LA; which then moved to Lincoln Heights, there known as La Villa CafA(C). In 1952 the family made its final move to Boyle Heights, where it would be known as El Tepeyac CafA(C), now the home of the ever famous acoeManuel Specialac ac" - the FIVE POUND BURRITO! After the untimely death of his father, Salvador Rojas, Manuel stepped in and along with his mother Rebecca, took the restaurant and built it to become the neighborhood restaurant of Los Angeles and for all who come. Manuel has been involved over the years with several organizations such as the local Optimist Club, Rotary Club and has generously contributed to most local community and school events.
Yeah the Manuel special is bloody huge you can feed all of Belize with it but just because it's big doesn't make it any good!
It was bland & tasteless, I've tasted way better burrito at the school cafeteria and price for this freak of nature forget about it 20 dollars plus, never again the Manny special but will try other stuff there.
The best Mexican food in an authentic Mexican neighborhood. The portions are enormous, bring an appetite and friends and explore the menu....and share. The place has been around since the 60's and the menu has changed little except for the prices, which are low. It can get crowded, and often there is a line to get in, but the wait is worth it. Best to go an hour before closing, avoid the lunch and dinner crowds. Don't look for atmosphere and linen...look to get a great meal in a festive atmosphere.
I don't understand why everyone is complaining, I go there all the time on my lunch break and I have never had a problem. The guacamole is the best you will ever taste and the food is really good. Never had a problem with my food or the service. It is not THE BEST FOOD EVER but it is extremely damn good food for the money. Worth driving there
I've been going to this place for years. I wish I could say that the food has gotten better, but it's the totally oppisite. The quality of food as downgraded as well as the service. the place used to have a homely feel to it now its just a hole in the wall trying to make a dollor. If your in the area and have cash on you stop by and get a famous burrito. It used be worth driving across town.