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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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Atascadero, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is very small and quaint. The food was excellent however the service was a little slow.

Thank paulawon
San Francisco, California
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We dined at the MR last night with our friends. The service was excellent; the food OK. Unfortunately (for the wait staff too) the restaurant was full of Chinese people, just off a tour bus, who were loud and rude. You could tell the two servers were doing all they could to keep their patience. This circumstance detracted from the... More 

Thank Oakleaf1950
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on a Friday night, only guest present from 5 to 530, but it filled up by the time i left. Wanted to sample a few things, had the artichoke heart appetizer, very tasty; clam chowder was just ok; salad less so, some wilted stuff in the mix; swordfish and shrimp entree mostly featured a creme sauce, swordfish... More 

Thank Dawb99
San Diego, United States
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Very small restaurant, but it offers a romantic ambiance with a proce that wont break the bank. Try the halibut grilled with almonds for a tasty Californian dinner

Thank Juan G
Cerritos, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

It was a expensive restaurant. My kids were acting up, so we decided to leave. The waitress walked away with a bad attitude. No wonder there is no one in the restaurant, yet across the highway all the restaurants were full

Thank Ashish G
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88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Manta Rey Restaurant has great food and is very nice inside, but is in an older part of town. We recommend the FISH!! Service was good, upscale-type restaurant.

Thank zoofamily
Sao Paulo, SP
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Honest food! Vegetables were delicious! Cooked perfectly! Very fresh and tasteful. The fish was excellent too. As it is On the road, attached to a motel, I was e expecting a fast food sort of place..so not so! Everything tasted fresh and carefully prepared. Prices were fair. Service attentive. Kids are welcomed

Thank valeria c c
West Hollywood, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Easy walk from the surrounding hotels. Mostly average and a friendly staff. Small restaurant. I'd go back.

Thank Mike J
Los Angeles
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131 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Ate there twice. Though I ordered simple dishes (fish n' chips, and calamari n/ chips), both times our seafood was cooked to perfection. Fish and calamari were fresh and soft and juicy. I hate when seafood is overcooked and becomes nothing short of rubber. The service was great. Food was served very fast.

Thank krolikv
new york,
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a pleasant dinner. I had a blackened salon salad and he had pasta with seafood. Service was good prices reasonable better than I expected for such a small town

Thank lucy55newyork

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?