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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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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

We ate while staying at a near by hotel. The restaurant is small and although it was nice and cool outside the inside was hot. They had the door open and we fought a fly our entire dinner. The food was good and plenty of it.

2 Thank RebK54
Salinas, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

The food was pricey and okay. The waitress said it would be a 25 minute wait but ended up being 45 minutes. I was so hungry. The place was small and there was a big family that took two big tables and we conversing for a long time after their meals were done so people had to wait for tables.... More 

1 Thank jarellano88
Miami Beach, Florida
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67 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We went here after a visiting Hears Castle and its one of the only places that was open and was full of people, thats always a great sign. This was 5 star dining at an incredible price. We had no idea what we were in for, all we wanted was some food before bed, we ended up getting the royal... More 

1 Thank edinchavez
Laguna Niguel, CA
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

The ambiance was romantic with flamenco guitar music and fresh roses at the table. Excellent fresh baked bread let us know this place was going to be great. The food was excellent.

1 Thank MadDog808
The World
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442 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

For dinner the first night we went to Manta Rey Restaurant (9240 Castillo Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452, tel. 805-924-1032, e-mail:mantaraeysansimeon@yahoo.com). It had a nice room. There was one server for all of the tables with one helper. The service was less than perfect. We started with the Morro Bay oysters and they were delicious—the right size, the right texture... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Very popular restaurant but worth the wait, food was lovely, staff were friendly and professional, we felt the menu was a little pricey in places but would love to go again

Thank Nicky L
New York
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

After a wonderful day driving through the big sur we had the pleasant surprise of finding great seafood and fish at a good price (if you stay in the hotel you even get 10% off). The fish and clam chowder I can recommend.

Thank vasile123
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

After a very long drive down the PCH from San Francisco, we were pleasantly surprised by the delicious meal we enjoyed at the Manta Rey. This restaurant was recommended by the Days Inn, we were given a 10% coupon, and we had no expectations. The meal was absolutely delicious, the service was great, and the value even better. We truly... More 

1 Thank NYC425
New York City
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Do not buy the Hearst Castle Pkg. Not worth it, they gave an $8 credit for the unprovided breakfast & a bottle of wine worth $9 the most. Dinner credit is $20 pp, anything over is extra on the tab. Salad is better at McDonalds. For $99 + 29 (extra, salad, & tip) = $128 less $50 Hearst castle is... More 

3 Thank echo4
San Diego
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

My partner and I were sent here by our innkeeper at Courtesy which is very nearby. The Manta Ray served a great meal at an affordable price. We both had the local sand dabs accompanied by a half carafe of wine and were very happy with our choice. I recommend this place and the sand dabs without reservation.

1 Thank Steve H

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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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