We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Manta Rey Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
+1 805-924-1032
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

281 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 237: English reviews
Level Contributor
79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
194 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
161 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
Level Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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

Thank SwedishSoul
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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
Big Bear Lake, California
Level Contributor
658 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 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.

Thank paulawon
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

1 Thank Oakleaf1950

Travellers who viewed Manta Rey Restaurant also viewed

San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County
San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County
San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County
San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County
San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County
San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County

Been to Manta Rey Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Manta Rey Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Manta Rey Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?