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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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Fresno
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on a Friday night, only guest present from 5 to 530, but it filled up by the time i left. Wanted to sample a few things, had the artichoke heart appetizer, very tasty; clam chowder was just ok; salad less so, some wilted stuff in the mix; swordfish and shrimp entree mostly featured a creme sauce, swordfish... More 

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Thank Dawb99
San Diego, United States
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very small restaurant, but it offers a romantic ambiance with a proce that wont break the bank. Try the halibut grilled with almonds for a tasty Californian dinner

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Thank Juan G
Cerritos, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

It was a expensive restaurant. My kids were acting up, so we decided to leave. The waitress walked away with a bad attitude. No wonder there is no one in the restaurant, yet across the highway all the restaurants were full

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Thank Ashish G
Northridge
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89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The Manta Rey Restaurant has great food and is very nice inside, but is in an older part of town. We recommend the FISH!! Service was good, upscale-type restaurant.

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Thank zoofamily
Sao Paulo, SP
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Honest food! Vegetables were delicious! Cooked perfectly! Very fresh and tasteful. The fish was excellent too. As it is On the road, attached to a motel, I was e expecting a fast food sort of place..so not so! Everything tasted fresh and carefully prepared. Prices were fair. Service attentive. Kids are welcomed

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Thank valeria c c
West Hollywood, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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
new york,
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 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 July 3, 2016 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 June 27, 2016

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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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
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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
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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