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Manta Rey Restaurant

9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
805-924-1032
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Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in San Simeon
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Fresno, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This is right off the 1 where all the hotels are, in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn (where we have stayed before.) Great food, never very crowded, very enjoyable--we have been there several times now and have not been disappointed once. Great seafood!

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Irvine, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The food was delicious - I had the crab cakes and they were very filling and tasty! My friend has roasted red pepper soup and she also enjoyed it thoroughly! Oh, and the Hearst Chardonnay was amazing as well...

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Next to our motel and on a chilly, foggy, Monday evening we gave it a go. Slightly upmarket in feel and price. The food and service was very good. Wine was on the high side given we are close to the California wine areas? The restaurant quickly filled up so go early. Worth a try if you are in the... More

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York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We ordered the Clam Cowder in a bread bowl as a starter and wondered why the waitress dashed of without taking or main course order. When it arrived at our table we understood. The best Clam Chowder we have ever had served in a fresh baked crisp bread bowl, lovely. no need for mains went straight to the sweets. There... More

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Washington, DC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Food was good; menu selection good, but the it was meal was overpriced for what you got. Not sure I would go back.

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Las Vegas, NV
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

After a day touring Hearst Castle we had an inkling for steak & seafood. On our request the Inn recommended the Manta Rey restaurant which was very close by. The restaurant was low key (i.e. I was in shorts and a t-shirt) & the setting was fairly casual but that's where that stopped. The staff was wonderful and the food... More

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Ensenada, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went in expecting nothing and were so glad we stayed! I ordered cioppino, with many reservations. It turned out to be fantastic! The white sea bass was also majorly yummy. They even had a decent wine list. The staff was gracious and accommodating. It was a wonderful find!!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good quick dinner in a limited location. Very friendly staff, average menu and food, but absolutely fine for a road trip dinner.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were very surprised that this was so good. In a hotel chain and was told it was good. Inexpensive for what you get and great portions. Low key and not fancy,so if you are looking for a good meal, that is casual and serves various options and nice portions this is one of the better places in San Simeon.... More

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Newport Beach, Cal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Who would have thought that in an area of inexpensive motels there would be such an exceptional restaurant. Diverse menu, good service, great food, yummy dessert and reasonable priced wine list.

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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

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