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Manta Rey Restaurant

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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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Good chef

From the recent reviews, my wife and I tried Manta Rey on our overnight while visiting the Hearst Castle... Both the castle and this restaurant were worth every penny. My wife asked for her shrimp to be grilled, not fried. The shrimp were well seasoned and cooked to perfection. I had the Cioppino... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Bill S
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Massapequa, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Massapequa, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

From the recent reviews, my wife and I tried Manta Rey on our overnight while visiting the Hearst Castle... Both the castle and this restaurant were worth every penny. My wife asked for her shrimp to be grilled, not fried. The shrimp were well seasoned and cooked to perfection. I had the Cioppino. The broth was very tasty and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I wait one hour for a single salad and a pasta! What a great restaurant! The worst restraunt I have ever been in recent five years. Come enjoy the waiting time

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The quality of the food surprised us. The restaurant is connected to a motel which thru us off. But once the food came we wished we ordered more. Great food.

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Arapaho
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156 reviews 156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A great place for a quiet dinner, the wait staff was excellent as well as the food. We split the beef bruschetta and had two dinner salads and it was just right for us. It was a wonderful meal. Great dinner rolls also.

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Cambria, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The wife and I tried Manta Rey on Mother's Day, based on recommendations from locals in nearby Cambria and the online menu that listed sea bass and linguini with a pound of clams. I brought one of our favorite wines and was prepared to pay the $15 corkage fee, but opted for one of the restaurant's offerings because the markup... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife and I are on an overnight getaway for Mothers Day. She had the Chicken Pacatta and I had the filet mignon and lobster tail. My wife loved her chicken, the fresh grilled veggies and the garlic mashed potatoes. The steak was cooked to perfection and had great flavor. The lobster tail was the best I've had in awhile,... More 

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San Jose, California
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117 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Surroundings were intimate enough to be romantic in the evening. Service was good, friendly and attentive. The Seafood and meat menu items always seem to be good and have never had a disappointing dinner. Generally have a good crowd, and sometimes could be a wait to be seated, which is usually a good sign. Overall worth trying at least once... More 

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Riverside, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My dinner of calamari was good, but my husband's dinner of scallops was overly spicy and not great. The $99 special of 2 dinners, a bottle of wine, 2 breakfasts and 2 Hearst Castle tickets made it worth it. There was a bit of a mix up sending the voucher via email and it took a couple of calls to... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We wanted seafood and it was recommended by Sea Breeze. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was very good and the servings were generous. I had the shrimp and my wife had the platter- both good choices. Recommend giving it a try.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had dinner here tonight and all was good and reasonably priced. Surroundings were intimate enough to be for all circumstances. Service was fast and attentive. Great food especially the shrimp - looking around all the meals on people's tables all seemed to enjoy Very busy and queuing at the door to get in - always a good sign I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?