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Manta Rey Restaurant

9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
+1 805-924-1032
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea bass” (26 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have eaten at Manta Rey on several occasions. They prepare the best food in San Simeon. I had the Sand Dabs - excellent! My wife had the special, Beef Stroganoff, which she said was o.k.. Our waitress was outstanding! Restaurant is small and a...More

Thank gbinlow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming to the Manta Rey for many years, whenever we are in the Cambria/San Simeon area. It is cozy and not fancy, but the food is always very good. We had the Rack of Lamb and Salmon with honey-mustard sauce, and were...More

Thank KittyGrandma15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was quite good and the service was excellent. We had an enjoyable conversation with the woman who waited on us.

Thank SillyCca
Reviewed May 7, 2018

It's a small restaurant, but very quaint and excellent food and excellent service. The fish is very fresh and I highly recommend the roasted bell pepper bisque.

Thank Alda57
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We were literally the only table in the restaurant. My water glass had a hair floating on top. My veggie pasta sauce was so soupy it was more like ramen than pasta primavera. My husband's meal was all deep-fried but he enjoyed it. It wasn't...More

Thank HatRez
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Kinda hard to spot unless you get off the hwy but worth looking for. The steaks are better than average and a LOT better than any others I have found in the area. Not a lot of "Meat and Potato" menus around Cambria. LOL

Thank O7161YNstevej
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

I had the chicken Marsala it was very good! Even though I think priced a little high it was very good. The service was awesome. Our waiter was very friendly. My boyfriend had the rack of lamb and he said it was very tasty! This...More

Thank jlbcable
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Great service and good food. My husband had the seafood pasta and I had the lobster. A little pricey but that's to be expected at the coast. Would eat here again.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

A great find in the culinary wasteland that otherwise is San Simeon. Modest expectations for this place in seaside motel ... but liked it as soon as we entered the warm and inviting space. My sea bass entree was excellent, as was my wife’s salmon,...More

2  Thank MeanJoeG
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

We ate here on an uncrowded Sunday night. The waitress was friendly and efficient. The menu is varied and everything we had was delicious! We shared two appetizers, salad and the lobster crusted sea bass- everything was wonderful! Although this restaurant is adjoined to a...More

Thank Terri F
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Sue L
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Jerry J | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is a full bar, but I know we had at least beer and wine.
Lisa H
December 3, 2016|
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Response from paulawon | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Anything.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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: +1 805-924-1032
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