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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, Gluten Free Options
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9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
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Reviewed 1 April 2015

My dinner of calamari was good, but my husband's dinner of scallops was overly spicy and not great. The $99 special of 2 dinners, a bottle of wine, 2 breakfasts and 2 Hearst Castle tickets made it worth it. There was a bit of a...More

Thank Leesa R
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We wanted seafood and it was recommended by Sea Breeze. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was very good and the servings were generous. I had the shrimp and my wife had the platter- both good choices. Recommend giving it a try.

Thank RonJmn
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight and all was good and reasonably priced. Surroundings were intimate enough to be for all circumstances. Service was fast and attentive. Great food especially the shrimp - looking around all the meals on people's tables all seemed to enjoy Very busy...More

Thank Stevebing_12
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Do not be turned off because it is adjacent to a Qualty Inn. The food is excellent and a great place for dinner either before or after a visit to the Hearst Castle. We both had seafood and both were excellent. Leaving tomorrow or would...More

Thank jdisque10
Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was very hot inside, which made it slightly uncomfortable from the start. The seabass was very good. It was much more meaty and thick than any seabass I've had before, but that's not a bad thing! Enjoyable atmosphere and good food.

Thank Gorettikid
Reviewed 10 March 2015

The restaurant was small and intimate. The staff was attentive and friendly. And the food was very good. Had a nice time.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 7 March 2015

The menu had what we were dreaming of and the food was delicious, the service excellent and the prices very reasonable. Surprisingly this fine restaurant was in the midst of low budget motels.

Thank Rufus212
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Had dinner here one night. We found the place to be pricey and the food was not that good for what you paid for it. Also, it is a small place and the tables are very close. I would try another restaurant if in the...More

Thank Traveler06232009
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Excellent dinner. Portions large. Location within quality inn. Service adequate. Lighting low which made see menu difficult

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Just when you think there is nowhere to eat in San Simeon you should come across Manta Ray. Excellent service serving quality food well cooked by the chef. Waitress was very attentive and the manageress also kept checking on our needs. You will come away...More

Thank Cooltravelling2013
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Sue L
17 February 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
4 December 2016|
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Response from paulawon | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Anything.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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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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