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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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  • 60
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 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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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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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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Burbank, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

San Simeon is a tiny town and the dining choices are limited, so we were quite happy to have dinner at Manta Rey. The owners and staff are clearly trying to elevate the service and fare to a higher level, and for the most part, they succeed. The appetizers and entrees are high-quality (I loved my sea bass with lobster... More 

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skelmersdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

There were four of us ate at this restaurant as it was next to our hotel The Quality Inn. All our meals were excellent and the waitresses, Alondra, Nachita and Beth were very friendly and efficient, excellent customer care skills. Although it closed a little earlier than we would have liked, as we did hope we could have a few... More 

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Massapequa, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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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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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