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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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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    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
Enjoyable atmosphere and good setvicet

I had the Sand Dab fish w yummy rice and veggies. My date enjoyed a wonderful salmon soup w nice IPA beer! If we are up in the area we will go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Kelly K
Good for:
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I had the Sand Dab fish w yummy rice and veggies. My date enjoyed a wonderful salmon soup w nice IPA beer! If we are up in the area we will go back!

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Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

They do not even know how to serve wine and how to cook simple food ! Do not recommend it ! Even the bread is awful ! The fish was not fresh . We asked for the bill tree times and finally we got it ....

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I had high hopes that this restaurant would be of some standard given its second placing in san simeon. To my disappointment, my seafood pasta was swimming in cheese and cream. And the other dish we ordered was scampi. It was likewise overdone with too much condiments.

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Burlingame, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Came here with my family for dinner. It's a nice small restaurant with good menu choices and good service. My husband had the rack of lamb which he thought was okay. I had the sea bass which was a little dry. We also had dessert which was pretty good. All restaurants in San Simeon are expensive so this restaurant is... More 

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Modesto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Small restaurant with fairly good food. Nothing extraordinary, though. Our dessert which was like a chocolate mousse tasted like it had some steak flavoring mixed in. It was just bizarre. One of the nicer restaurants in this area.

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Pearland, Texas
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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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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 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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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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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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