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Manta Rey Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic

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Sauteed Mushrooms
Sauteed baby portabellas in a garlic & white wine demi-glaze
Artichoke Hearts
Marinated artichoke hearts breaded & deep-fried dusted w/ shaved parmesan, served w/ a roasted red bell pepper aioli
Calamari Strips
Tender strips of calamari breaded & deep-fried
Cajun Shrimp
Cajun style shrimp w/ a creamy lemon sauce
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
American, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attached to our hotel. Nothing special on the outside but very nicely laid out inside. Broad menu, quick service, delicious food. Shrimp scampi with artichokes especially good. You’ll be glad you came.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank svanvoo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights just this past weekend in San Simeon. I must say that the experience I had at the Manta Rey restaurant surpassed my expectations. The food was wonderful! I ordered the Sea Bass, not only was it considerably less money than Sea Bass...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

had calamari and deep fried artichoke hearts for the appetizers the chokes were good the calamari was to die for, tender and delicious. for the main course I had the sea bass it was cooked to near perfection, when you add in the creamy sauce...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 689jerryw
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We read the reviews and decided to try Manta Rey on our visit to San Simeon. My wife ordered Alfredo and bay shrimp; there were a ridiculous number of shrimp in her meal and she had to give me many. I had the sea food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sudoku497
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Food had no taste and is extremely expensive! Definitely won’t recommend to eat here. We had the fillet, alfredo pasta and clam chowder. All 3 of these dishes were just bland. 🤮

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jomarig
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This restaurant is part of the Comfort Inn in San Simeon. It is typical of a chain hotel restaurant in appearance. When we were there it was decorated heavily for Halloween. My husband had read good reviews on the food, and we were not disappointed....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dot13
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We wandered past all the restaurants in San Simeon and chose this on menu and it looks a bit classier than others. Our waiter was good and as it was not a busy night spent some time advising us where to drive and what to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank baj2300
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We had nice food here, good steak, very good fish course. The lady who served us was great and explained about the food. Nice good cold beers

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jesjor
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Not sure I would call it a gem but it was a surprise! It's attached to the Quality Inn motel. You know those have OK food but nothing you would rave about. This one is well above. A nice selection and amazingly good for a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

We ate here cuz it was next to our hotel and we didn't want to drive. Pleasantly surprised by a good fish dinner. Would definitely stop here again.

Date of visit: September 2018
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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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