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Manta Rey Restaurant

9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
+1 805-924-1032
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea bass” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (13 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
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Reviewed June 10, 2015

Enjoyed a family meal here tonight. Can't fault food or service. Restaurant was pretty quiet, so service was quick. Three, 3 course meals + drinks -$170 dollars. Starters 10-15 dollars, mains 14-36. Good sized portions, although still had room for desert. (just) Would highly recommend....More

Thank Brotherjonno1690
Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Delicious pound of clams, big portions and extensive wine list. The seats are very close but it makes for an intimate feel. Would definitely go back, not much else to do in San Simeon apart from the castle

Thank ElainePollard
Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a salad and steak and enjoyed them both. Out waitress Beth was particularly charming and funny.

Thank rrllss
Reviewed June 2, 2015

San Simeon is a tiny town and the dining choices are limited, so we were quite happy to have dinner at Manta Rey. The owners and staff are clearly trying to elevate the service and fare to a higher level, and for the most part,...More

Thank NorthCountryGuy99
Reviewed May 30, 2015

There were four of us ate at this restaurant as it was next to our hotel The Quality Inn. All our meals were excellent and the waitresses, Alondra, Nachita and Beth were very friendly and efficient, excellent customer care skills. Although it closed a little...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

From the recent reviews, my wife and I tried Manta Rey on our overnight while visiting the Hearst Castle... Both the castle and this restaurant were worth every penny. My wife asked for her shrimp to be grilled, not fried. The shrimp were well seasoned...More

Thank William S
Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

The quality of the food surprised us. The restaurant is connected to a motel which thru us off. But once the food came we wished we ordered more. Great food.

Thank Tami N
Reviewed May 17, 2015

A great place for a quiet dinner, the wait staff was excellent as well as the food. We split the beef bruschetta and had two dinner salads and it was just right for us. It was a wonderful meal. Great dinner rolls also.

Thank Larry R
Reviewed May 11, 2015

The wife and I tried Manta Rey on Mother's Day, based on recommendations from locals in nearby Cambria and the online menu that listed sea bass and linguini with a pound of clams. I brought one of our favorite wines and was prepared to pay...More

Thank Cambriariter
Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are on an overnight getaway for Mothers Day. She had the Chicken Pacatta and I had the filet mignon and lobster tail. My wife loved her chicken, the fresh grilled veggies and the garlic mashed potatoes. The steak was cooked to...More

Thank Bossman64
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Sue L
February 16, 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
December 3, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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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