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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
$$ - $$$
9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Tiogans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I have reviewed a lot of places and I usually trust the reviews of others. We ate here and it was horrible. We started w the crab cakes. They were mediocre and had a giant dollop of chive butter on top - way more than...More

1  Thank CA_dreamer__103066
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Everything was wonderful - from the fresh bread to the dessert. I thoroughly enjoyed the Rack of Lamb (Yum!) and my husband's rib eye steak was perfect. The clam chowder was the best we tasted so far in the area. It's pricey but not as...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were searching restaurants on Yelp and came across the Mata Ray. I called and made a reservation. Our waitress was very accommodating, great seafood options, my husband and I both had the 16oz lobster and it was delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant...More

1  Thank Jules143z
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Miguel was awesome! We were tired from a long day of driving the coast but wanted a good meal before calling it a day. Walking in, we felt a little underdressed but we wanted to eat. There aren't a lot of options in the area...More

Thank kmethvin
travelerme, Owner at Manta Rey Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad to hear that you and your son enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Lisa H
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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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