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Manta Rey Restaurant

9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
+1 805-924-1032
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“sea bass” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a nice find...........off the beaten track. It was recommended by owners of a Paso Robles Winery. VERY good food; Nice simpe atmosphere. Well priced. We'll be back!

Thank LTtravelllin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Manta Ray for supper whikst staying in San Simeon. It was empty on our arrival, so no atmosphere and the staff scrambled to compose themselves and look professional. We were shown a table and handed a menu, which was very fishy - as...More

Thank patbean
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This was my second time at this restaurant. We had the Filet Minon this time and Oh! My Goodness! It was amazing! Tender, delicious, wilted spinach and a small mountain of garlic mashed potatoes topped off with Onion Rings! Everything was so good! If you...More

Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We were tired after a long day of Hearst Castle and beach combing so we took the easy road and walked to the restaurant that was tied to the hotel. It was very good. I had the calamari and my husband had the chicken pasta....More

Thank soccervanna
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We were staying in Cambria on 11/9/2017 and decided to try this restaurant for dinner since it was our anniversary. We called that morning and a recorded message said they were open from 5pm to 9pm and " to make reservations leave your name, number...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Took the Love of my Life to this exquisite restraunt! The service was Outstanding! Enjoyed perfect Sea bass it is Lobster crusted on top of mashed potatoes with sauteed spinach. My wife had the Ahi sesame crusted! Needless to say the food was perfection. Flavorful...More

Thank mnzgmz2010
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Had dinner here while staying at hotel next door. Good service, good food and (relative) high prices. There are not many dining options around this area but this place is good enough to have a pleasent dinner in San Simeon, CA.

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Excellent food and very good service. We ate at Manta Rey the 2 evenings we were there. The food was delicate and tasty. The desserts were unique and homemade.

Thank Maryse B
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We had a very nice meals (Sea Bass and Chicken Picante) and a good bottle of California wine. Small intimate restaurant with friendly service. A good choice when visiting the San Simeon area.

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We've ordered 4 appetizers to try out different dishes instead of the main entrée. The steamed clams comes in a tasty broth. Cajun shrimps with mashed potatoes is tasty and probably the best dish. Crab cakes are ok but not much crab meat. Fried artichokes...More

Thank Lucy K
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Sue L
16 February 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
3 December 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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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