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Manta Rey Restaurant

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9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
+1 805-924-1032
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Big Bear Lake, California
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690 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016

While we collectively gave this place a Very Good rating overall, my wife and have mixed feelings about the place. We had reservations but they did not hold any tables for reservations so you ended up waiting as long as any walk-ins did anyway. It also took just under an hour to get our food. Despite these negatives, the waitress... More 

Thank Steven C
Atascadero, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

This restaurant is very small and quaint. The food was excellent however the service was a little slow.

Thank paulawon
San Francisco, California
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016

We dined at the MR last night with our friends. The service was excellent; the food OK. Unfortunately (for the wait staff too) the restaurant was full of Chinese people, just off a tour bus, who were loud and rude. You could tell the two servers were doing all they could to keep their patience. This circumstance detracted from the... More 

1 Thank Oakleaf1950
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2016 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 

1 Thank Dawb99
San Diego, United States
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 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

Thank Juan G
Cerritos, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

Thank Ashish G
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93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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.

Thank zoofamily
Sao Paulo, SP
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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

Thank valeria c c
Palm Springs, California
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

Thank Michael J
Los Angeles
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132 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
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.

Thank krolikv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
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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