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Manta Rey Restaurant

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9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
+1 805-924-1032
Today
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Arcadia, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 $$$!

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Thank ashamta
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank SwedishSoul
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Mary R
Big Bear Lake, California
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627 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Steven C
Atascadero, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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

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Thank paulawon
San Francisco, California
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 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 

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Fresno
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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 

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San Diego, United States
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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

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Thank Juan G
Cerritos, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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

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Thank Ashish G
Northridge
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88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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