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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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Kensington, Maryland
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161 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went since it was raining and we were staying in the adjacent motel. We had to go outside to get to it. Nice choices on menu, but a bit pricey for some items. Service was excellent and we were satisfied with our meal.

Thank photobug429
Arcadia, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Foods and services were excellent! I also love their coffee. They even told me which brand they use! Nice people, excellent foods. I would like to come back if I were near there. Lobster was huge so I didn't feel $$$!

Thank ashamta
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended to us by hotel agent - we were not disappointed. It is a bit pricey but food and service was good.

Thank SwedishSoul
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner there. The seafood as well as the meat were really delicious, even though there were not that hot anymore. Furthermore the restaurant is a bit pricy. However, one of the best restaurants in San Simeon.

Thank Mary R
Big Bear Lake, California
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631 reviews
443 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we collectively gave this place a Very Good rating overall, my wife and have mixed feelings about the place. We had reservations but they did not hold any tables for reservations so you ended up waiting as long as any walk-ins did anyway. It also took just under an hour to get our food. Despite these negatives, the waitress... More 

Thank Steven C
Atascadero, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 49 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 

1 Thank Oakleaf1950
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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San Diego, United States
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 6 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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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
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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