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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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West Hollywood, California
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy walk from the surrounding hotels. Mostly average and a friendly staff. Small restaurant. I'd go back.

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Thank Mike J
Los Angeles
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate there twice. Though I ordered simple dishes (fish n' chips, and calamari n/ chips), both times our seafood was cooked to perfection. Fish and calamari were fresh and soft and juicy. I hate when seafood is overcooked and becomes nothing short of rubber. The service was great. Food was served very fast.

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Thank krolikv
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bill was $60+ for two people and the food was absolutely terrible. I couldn't even force myself to finish my salad. Honestly McDonald's salad is better than this place. Watch your step if you eat in the back dining room, there is a stair that is hard to see and easy to trip and fall. Not sure why this... More 

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Thank LeeAllys C
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good restaurant, well served, filet mignon enough beef, shrimp with coconut entrance are six shrimp, U $$ 11.95, cream brulle $ 7, Filet Mignon $ 30 but plenty of meat, soup 7:09 dollars worth go and eat, portion of fries $ 3.50

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Thank Nil P
new york,
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a pleasant dinner. I had a blackened salon salad and he had pasta with seafood. Service was good prices reasonable better than I expected for such a small town

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Thank lucy55newyork
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after our Hearst castle tours because frankly there's not much in to choose from in San Simeon besides Hearst Castle. Manta Rey is attached to the Quality Inn so that was the first indication of what to expect. Deep fried calamari strips were tasty but the tartar and cocktail sauces were just slapped onto the plate. The... More 

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Thank jpdz4
United States
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here after a long drive of six hours. We were one of the first guests to arrive. All the tables were decorated with beautiful orange-yellow roses in vases over a white tablecloth. The service was prompt and hospitable. My meal was poached salmon topped with an orange blossom honey and whole grain mustard sauce, rice pilaf and... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and a nice view over the Pacific. The restaurant is only open until 9 PM, it's not too late and we came bit late. It was never a problem, but can be good to keep in mind.

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Thank HakanHillborg
Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Nice dinner - linguine with clams & shrimp scampi for the two of us. Good service. Right choice for us.

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Thank SacCath
Palm Springs, California
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Miguel, the owner of this lovely little gem in San Simeon, is a terrific host. He made us feel so welcome and cared for that we could have been in his home at a dinner party. He suggested the Hearst Ranch Chardonnay, which was delicious. We started with the steamed clams, perfectly cooked in a light garlic lemon broth, then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
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

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