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9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
805-924-1032
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 63
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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 13
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Evening Meal

Very friendly staff who cooked up a child's meal in adult portions cos that's what my husband fancied. I had clam chowder which I'd missed in San Franscico served with prawns, it was delicious. Nothing was too much trouble.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Angela B
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  • Romantic
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Pearland, Texas
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Called over at about 7PM and got right in. Waitress had a dry sense of humor but was very nice. Meal was better than average but was the room was a bit noisy.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We LOVED Manta Rey! It's attached to the Quality Inn, so we were a bit apprehensive, but it had good reviews, so we walked across the street from The Morgan where we were staying. The restaurant isn't huge, but it is so cute and has great windows. The artichoke appetizer is to die for! The clam chowder was tasty, and... More 

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FRESNO, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place is always so romantic, great quality fish, and excellent service. The fresh Sea Bass is our favorite.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We went here on the recommendation of our hotel, and was a bit sceptic, we don't like the hotel, but we went to Manta Rey's anyway. Can I say that if you like fresh seafood and your like AMAZING food, this is the place to go!!! It wasn't expensive and the food was OVER THE TOP AMAZING!!! I love linguine... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food was overall poor. We got calamari strips as an appetizer - I have no idea what they were but it wasn't calamari. The entree was salty, lacking flavor and mediocre at best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Two couples went for a birthday and aniversary celebration. We sat in the back corner of the restaurant . White table cloth ambiance with a touch of casual. We all ordered fish. Now I am not a big fish eater, but my sea bass and mashed potatoes was excellent. It is a definite return to restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very friendly staff who cooked up a child's meal in adult portions cos that's what my husband fancied. I had clam chowder which I'd missed in San Franscico served with prawns, it was delicious. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Enjoyed a family meal here tonight. Can't fault food or service. Restaurant was pretty quiet, so service was quick. Three, 3 course meals + drinks -$170 dollars. Starters 10-15 dollars, mains 14-36. Good sized portions, although still had room for desert. (just) Would highly recommend. A must is the cocunut shrimp.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Delicious pound of clams, big portions and extensive wine list. The seats are very close but it makes for an intimate feel. Would definitely go back, not much else to do in San Simeon apart from the castle

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olympia, wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a salad and steak and enjoyed them both. Out waitress Beth was particularly charming and funny.

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Additional Information about Manta Rey Restaurant

Address: 9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
Phone Number: 805-924-1032
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: 805-924-1032

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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