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Manta Rey Restaurant

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9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
+1 805-924-1032
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and good food. Our server always topped off our drinks. The oyster crackers were not good at all. The clam chowder tasted fresh. I got the blackened salmon salad. It was delicious. The portion was huge. I only ate half. My boyfriend got the shrimp platter. He finished the whole thing. Will visit again.

Thank Ruby S
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not often I leave a review that is just 'middle of the road' but this place, while good, was not as good as I would hoped for the #2 in the area. The clam chowder was really good! The kids fish and chips was also noteworthy (for a kids meal, well cooked and a large portion). But, for us,... More 

Thank AustraliaMaxie
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to eat after a long drive. The service and the food was wonderful. There were 4 of us and we all ate something different. Good variety to choose from.

Thank Shawna N
travelerme, Owner at Manta Rey Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Please come back and visit us soon. More 

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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Reluctant to continue in the rain and fog as darkness fell, we stopped for the night in what seemed like the middle of nowhere on Hwy 1 at the Quality Inn in San Simeon. We were pleased to find a restaurant attached to the hotel. We were even more pleased when we found the Manta Rey (yes, Rey) to be... More 

Thank ekimbry
Meadow Vista, California
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201 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Attached to the front of a motel the looks are deceiving. The food is nicely prepared and surprising. I had a special Sea Bass Florentine which was quite good. Service was prompt and friendly. I'd go back.

Thank EffStop
travelerme, Owner at Manta Rey Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much! So glad you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We passed on this first night, location...but guide recommended it & we had a very good meal. Food was lovely, staff accommodating and very well priced. Atmosphere was fine, better than a lot on the road!! My husband had excellent sand dabs and I had sea bass,;though good, artichoke appetizer was from frozen artichokes. They were very attentive to us.

Thank Beth Junge B
Kensington, Maryland
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173 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We went since it was raining and we were staying in the adjacent motel. We had to go outside to get to it. Nice choices on menu, but a bit pricey for some items. Service was excellent and we were satisfied with our meal.

Thank photobug429
Arcadia, California
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Foods and services were excellent! I also love their coffee. They even told me which brand they use! Nice people, excellent foods. I would like to come back if I were near there. Lobster was huge so I didn't feel $$$!

Thank ashamta
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Recommended to us by hotel agent - we were not disappointed. It is a bit pricey but food and service was good.

Thank SwedishSoul
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner there. The seafood as well as the meat were really delicious, even though there were not that hot anymore. Furthermore the restaurant is a bit pricy. However, one of the best restaurants in San Simeon.

Thank Mary R

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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