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Manta Rey Restaurant

9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
+1 805-924-1032
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“sea bass” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (28 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
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Reviewed January 8, 2015

Located right on Highway 1, at 9240 Castillo Drive, the Manta Rey is so very much worth your time. Even though reservations are highly recommended, we arrived early and were seated before 6. Wise decision, because by the time we left just after 7, at...More

1  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed December 27, 2014

We have tried to eat at this restaurant twice, because a respected friend tells us the food is good. A year ago, we were unimpressed. Last night, was again a disappointment. We ordered Oysters Rockefeller which were good...more like casino style, but good. We asked...More

1  Thank PattyBY
Reviewed December 24, 2014

Pricey but worth the money. Attentive service. Food was hot and tasty. Try the chowder bowl , greaaaat. Easy parking and entrance is on stairs or from motel nextdoor.

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed December 23, 2014

we have dinner here every Thanksgiving weekend and have always enjoyed the experience. this past Thanksgiving it was not the same. the service was very slow' and inattentive. we arrived fairly early and thought we could have a nice relaxed dining experience after the long...More

Thank JillieH66
Reviewed December 22, 2014

We were glad to have made a reservation as it seemed very busy with a pre Christmas rush. Lovely sauces on the seafood. In our opinion one of the tastiest meals we have had in the area. Highly recommended!

Thank Rutlandlass
Reviewed December 16, 2014

We went here for a late dinner expecting a steakhouse, but most of the menu was seafood or Italian. The meat was supposed to be local, but it was tough and pretty tasteless. Our dinner companion did not enjoy her chicken fettucini either- said it...More

Thank Lynne W
Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had the crab, which was delicious, with melted butter and beers. Wait staff was great and atmosphere was quiet and relaxing!

Thank Lillian B
Reviewed December 7, 2014

The restaurant is located off hwy 1, the motel strip area, near the Comfort Inn. We were staying at a motel nearby - 5 min. walk. The wait staff was operating on "rote" but we stayed anyway and were glad we did. I ordered the...More

Thank HelencTorontO
Reviewed November 13, 2014

Haven't eaten here in over a year, but am pleased to report that it's as good as ever. The waitress was very familiar with their wine list and the salmon I ordered was perfect

Thank tjanderson5
Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is right off the 1 where all the hotels are, in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn (where we have stayed before.) Great food, never very crowded, very enjoyable--we have been there several times now and have not been disappointed once. Great seafood!

1  Thank Rhonda v
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Casual. Anything.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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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