Manta at The Cape a Thompson Hotel

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By Renowned Mexican Chef, Enrique Olvera, Manta is the culinary centerpiece of The Cape, A Thompson Hotel. With an intriguing double meaning, the manta ray symbolizes the kitchen"s focus on seafood, while manta, the Spanish word for blanket, conveys the chef's emphasis on comfort. Acknowledge by the New York Times for his "way of confirming and subverting expectations of Mexican food at the same time," Olvera has drawn inspiration from the izakaya tradition to introduce a pan-Pacific concept of Mexican cuisine. The intimate, richly textured space features a dramatic exhibition kitchen and a curated beverage menu focused on mezcals, tequilas and sakes.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time visiting Cabo and, having been to Enrique’s Pujol and Eno in Mexico City, I knew we had to come here. We were a party of 5 and all did the 5 course tasting and had a cocktail. Luis, our main server, and his assistant Antonio were very welcoming and helpful in making our selections and ensuring that our experience was fantastic. The food and cocktails were great, the music in the background perfect, and the views incredible. Would definitely come here again thanks to the great food, service, and ambiance! Big thanks to the Chef, Luis, and Antonio for making our last dinner in Cabo one to remember!!

CB
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff is top notch, we are very spoiled after eating at great resturants in our travels and home in dallas. The food is gorgeously plated, only lacking a little nuance to make it extraordinary. best dishes- sashimi and tres leches dessert, could do without the ramen and octopus (ordered die to review popularity). Hands down the service is 5 star and without being pretentious. We stayed at the cape, but if you're not its worth going for views alone.

TG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was absolutely perfect! Our waiter, Michael Luis, recommended the 5 Course Tasting Menu to experience all the taste and flavors Cabo had to offer. My husband and I requested he select the courses and he paired everything beautifully. The sashimi was amazing and the grilled octopus was delicious. A definite place to go to for an unforgettable date night!

LB
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 25th anniversary. Leonel and Eduardo were attentive, polite and friendly servers with great recommendations. There is beautiful sunset view of the Arch. The grilled octopus appetizer was so tender and delicious. The cuisine is a unique blend of Peruvian and Japanese.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

El mesero que nos atendió hizo que todo lo lindo del lugar se arruinara, se llamaba Manuel súper despota y cómo haciéndonos el favor, es demasiado caro para el sabor y porciones de los platillos. Por otro lado el
Lugar es divino

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful views in an equally beautiful hotel. I would definitely recommend coming here or to the rooftop for a drink. I felt the food was overpriced and nothing special except for the wagyu beef which was very good. The service was ok but left us feeling underwhelmed. Generally a nice place to visit but there are other places that have amazing food, beautiful ambiance and excellent service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Amazing cocktails. Incredible service with knowledgeable staff. Accommodating for gluten allergy even with tasting menu, which was an incredible value. Must get.

JM
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is fabulous from servers to captain. Food is exquisite. Scenery is out of this world. Cannot be matched. Ask for Roberto, Leonel, or Rodolfo!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best experiences I’ve had in years.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for my dad’s 62nd birthday. The food, service and ambiance were out of this world.

E
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing

OT
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

El lugar es maravilloso. La atención muy buena, solo que un poquito lenta. La comida es suprema. Pedimos el menú degustación. Muy rico todo. El costo es elevado. La calidad de los platos también.

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L
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like the sunsets on the Cape, so this year we tried Manta over our regular go-to (Sunset Mona Lisa). It is such a beautiful venue, although I wished there was more seating outside. The huge window inside is fantastic, but if anyone complains about the sunset light being too much they close the curtains. We were served by Roberto, Michael and Leonardo - they were all exceptional! Roberto even commented he remembered our family from a previous job he had at our condos. This made us instantly feel like family!

The service is second to none. Our family did the tasting, which was phenomenal. Our son in law would have never ordered beets but it turned out to be one of his favorite. Be cautious-although we were told the serving comes with small portions, it's really just too much food for anyone. :) It is also very pricey. The food is amazing and the slow pace is fantastic, but I feel it is a bit overpriced. Next visit we won't do the tasting and will know what our favorites are!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with a cool vibe. I would definitely return on my next trip to Cabo

PT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Open Table reso helped - requested a view and got a window seat with a view out over the bay / arch area. Extremely quiet. Multiple / attentive waitpersons. Menu was a tad complicated for my liking. Huge variety which is nice, but I needed an explanation about probably half the items on the menu. Gluten-free options were available but each one seemed to require a level of negotiation and would come with caveats / creative options for alternate contents. Some straight gluten free options would be a great addition to the menu. Opted for the prix fixe where you can select five options. Good way to taste a lot of different flavors but the prix fixe portions were sometimes quite small - especially for the sashimi. Would recommend picking a couple favorite foods and going with the regular pricing / full size portions - reasonably sure that my five choices added up to a price that was pretty close to the prix fixe anyway. Overall though it was a quality / intimate and memorable dinner.

PM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant, superb food and ambiance. Just be prepared for the high prices.

SP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good!! would go again when returning to cabo,

J
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came back to Manta because the crab tacos they promised me they will have it and they didn’t. Another thing is that they don’t have a good red Mexican wine and I asked for my Local discount (they give me 15% off last time) but now they didn’t so overall the food was good the price is so expensive they make me came back with the promise of the crab tacos and overall it wasn’t the good experience that I was waiting for my family

E
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manta delivered on every level of an incredible dining experience. My daughter and I decided to have our wonderful waiter of course with the chef choose a five course selection each for us so that we could try the many wonderful dishes. I could say everything was perfect! I have to mention the Tres leches cake was the best we ever had! Many thanks to Leomario and Leonardo for making our dining an experience to remember.

H
Mexico City
55 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Meroma Event

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida y servicio

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NZ
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The most overrated restaurant I’ve ever visited. The food and menu were confusing and somewhat ordinary. Worst of all was the the indifference and arrogance of the waiter. I have never felt less welcome or appreciated.

J
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great the service the food the drinks the space and all the amenities that the restaurant offers very good place for a meeting, for business, casual or for date

d
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice experience at Manta. Table for two and we both chose an individual tasting. Nice presentations, with well developed flavors. The seafood dishes in particular were of note with incredibly fresh sashimi! The room is beautiful and the service was very nice and attentive. A bit of a disappointing hostess / FOH experience which detracted somewhat from the evening - but overall a goodie example of Mexican fusion / fine dining.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view of lands end and awesome unique seafood dished

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Great service, especially from Manuel and Francisco, sommelier. Delicious food, but the soft shell crab tacos are beyond this world, amazing

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelene comida y fantástico servicio, ambiente cómodo y sin sobresaltos, muy buena carta de vinos.

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LA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff is amazing, Marco and Mario. Francisco, wine sommelier was extremely helpful. Recommend the wine pairing as well as the tasting menu. By far, one of the most elegant restaurants and most professional staff in Cabo. View is spectacular.

R
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning setting, fantastic staff, and impeccable food. We will be going back next year.

DZ
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luis our waiter was fantastic!!!

l
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a beautiful space in a beautiful place. The staff is, as one would expect, welcoming and professional. The food is artfully prepared, cooked properly and very good. The prices are outrageous! $300 for two with wine, but not coffee or desert. It was very good, but it wasn’t THAT good.

AL
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. It was tough to understand the menu. I think they can simplify it. Everything tasted great. Service was phenomenal. View was great and watching surfers was entertaining.

RV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The view and service were outstanding. We had the tasting menu and found the fish courses to be the absolute best. Avoid the chicken dish. NY Strip was good, but not remarkable. Sashimi and ceviche were terrific.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food!! Especially loved the mushroom ramen, gingery fried chicken and baos. Gorgeous view and every detail of the restaurant down to the place settings, glassware, and decor is well thought out. We will definitely come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

El restaurante es lindo pero el sabor de los alimentos no es acorde al lugar, no me pareció rico, ademas las porciones son muy pequeñas. He ido a otros lugares de la misma categoría donde las porciones son bastas y el sabor especial, no es el caso de Manta.

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g
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Our server was very rude
Trying to sell us the most expensive plates on the me

ST
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the highlight of my trip to Cabo! We had a dinner with 8 people and it went flawlessly! Service was immaculate and the venue itself was beyond stunning! There was a wedding outside the restaurant so we caught fireworks literally right outside our window! You can see the Arches from the restaurant as well. The workers were so pleasant and nice!

d
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was sooo good that we went twice during our trip.
The beet ceviche was fantastic so was the catch of the day which in our case was a local farmed fish called totoaba (similar to halibut).
The service Wes great, and the manager Alejandro was great.
The view of the arch was beautiful. Try to go there at sunset and seat outside for a real treat.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful scenery and perfect place for sunset. Menu was too interesting for our group. I thought there may be just a catch of the day or specials but really limited menu. Highly recommend taking a look prior to dining. We are back at our hotel looking for dessert!

LR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were implacable. The flavors were nicely balanced and food presentation well designed. I make it a point to eat at Manta on every Cabo visit.

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