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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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Irvine, California
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

The food was delicious - I had the crab cakes and they were very filling and tasty! My friend has roasted red pepper soup and she also enjoyed it thoroughly! Oh, and the Hearst Chardonnay was amazing as well...

Thank LagaLady
United Kingdom
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185 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

Next to our motel and on a chilly, foggy, Monday evening we gave it a go. Slightly upmarket in feel and price. The food and service was very good. Wine was on the high side given we are close to the California wine areas? The restaurant quickly filled up so go early. Worth a try if you are in the... More 

Thank Chris57Pat
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We ordered the Clam Cowder in a bread bowl as a starter and wondered why the waitress dashed of without taking or main course order. When it arrived at our table we understood. The best Clam Chowder we have ever had served in a fresh baked crisp bread bowl, lovely. no need for mains went straight to the sweets. There... More 

Thank Selbyhappytravelers
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Food was good; menu selection good, but the it was meal was overpriced for what you got. Not sure I would go back.

Thank Jon M
Las Vegas, NV
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014

After a day touring Hearst Castle we had an inkling for steak & seafood. On our request the Inn recommended the Manta Rey restaurant which was very close by. The restaurant was low key (i.e. I was in shorts and a t-shirt) & the setting was fairly casual but that's where that stopped. The staff was wonderful and the food... More 

Thank LVallenari
Ensenada, Mexico
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

We went in expecting nothing and were so glad we stayed! I ordered cioppino, with many reservations. It turned out to be fantastic! The white sea bass was also majorly yummy. They even had a decent wine list. The staff was gracious and accommodating. It was a wonderful find!!

Thank Dorbaja
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Good quick dinner in a limited location. Very friendly staff, average menu and food, but absolutely fine for a road trip dinner.

1 Thank Gareth C
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We were very surprised that this was so good. In a hotel chain and was told it was good. Inexpensive for what you get and great portions. Low key and not fancy,so if you are looking for a good meal, that is casual and serves various options and nice portions this is one of the better places in San Simeon.... More 

2 Thank Audrey_Polce
Newport Beach, Cal
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Who would have thought that in an area of inexpensive motels there would be such an exceptional restaurant. Diverse menu, good service, great food, yummy dessert and reasonable priced wine list.

Thank Cindypeck
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed one evening in San Simeon and were not sure, where to go for dinner. All TripAdvisor comments were not really motivating in that small area. Finally we decided to go to Manta Rey. Everyone had somethig different - from swordfish via pasta to the filet mignon. We enjoied our dinner very much - everthing was wonderful and tasted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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