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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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The World
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442 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 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 49 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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81 reviews
25 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
San Jose, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

The clam chowder was exceptional and the seafood linguini was outstanding! Stay away from the fried foods the batter is really greasy and takes away from the seafood. The waitstaff give typing a different experience depending on who you have. The first water we had was not good he seems bored with his job. When he told us about the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

We're happy for the service minded personal that meets us in general in the US and which also was the case here. Being a steak and fish restaurant it would be fair to expect the meat being of good quality - wasn't the case here though. The fish on the other hand was fresh and good.

1 Thank Tonni H
Elk Grove, California
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We had an excellent dinner with friends recently. I had the fresh sand dabs and they were cooked perfectly. The fresh, hot bread rolls were wonderful. The restaurant is nicely appointed with white table clothes and a great view of the sunset. We had reservations for 6:30 and our table for 6 was ready upon our arrival. We enjoyed a... More 

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Oceano, California
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122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

This was our second time at the Manta Rey. We love their food. Will always return. Nice wines. Something weird going on with the help though. We can't quite figure it out. Three ladies just kind of stand around and look at everyone. Our waiter was pleasant and professional. He recommended a roasted pepper soup that was excellent.

Thank Walter S

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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, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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