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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 good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

From the recent reviews, my wife and I tried Manta Rey on our overnight while visiting the Hearst Castle... Both the castle and this restaurant were worth every penny. My wife asked for her shrimp to be grilled, not fried. The shrimp were well seasoned...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

The quality of the food surprised us. The restaurant is connected to a motel which thru us off. But once the food came we wished we ordered more. Great food.

Thank Tami N
Reviewed 18 May 2015

A great place for a quiet dinner, the wait staff was excellent as well as the food. We split the beef bruschetta and had two dinner salads and it was just right for us. It was a wonderful meal. Great dinner rolls also.

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 11 May 2015

The wife and I tried Manta Rey on Mother's Day, based on recommendations from locals in nearby Cambria and the online menu that listed sea bass and linguini with a pound of clams. I brought one of our favorite wines and was prepared to pay...More

Thank Cambriariter
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are on an overnight getaway for Mothers Day. She had the Chicken Pacatta and I had the filet mignon and lobster tail. My wife loved her chicken, the fresh grilled veggies and the garlic mashed potatoes. The steak was cooked to...More

Thank Bossman64
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Surroundings were intimate enough to be romantic in the evening. Service was good, friendly and attentive. The Seafood and meat menu items always seem to be good and have never had a disappointing dinner. Generally have a good crowd, and sometimes could be a wait...More

Thank Rod B
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
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Sue L
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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