Manta at The Cape a Thompson Hotel

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330 reviews
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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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DZ
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luis our waiter was fantastic!!!

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l
Denver
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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AL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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RV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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m
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Menu way overpriced and selection strange and unappealing. Great view fine staff menu needs to come down to earth, Cabo is not Paris. We will return to the hotel but will not dine at Manta until the menu is changed

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyed the Culinary journey at Manta....The environment was incredible...Mario and his staff were exceptional and took pleasure in providing us with a memorable experience..They delivered in every aspect..Miguel the Sommelier was spot on with his wine recommendation..The chefs were all artists in their work to prepare and present the food for us...Truly exceptional...

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having visited several of other restaurants of the same group (perhaps the same owner, such as Criollo and Pujol) Manta remains one of my favourites, simply because their food offerings are excellent, full of flavour and pleasant to to the eye. The service was great as always, with our host Michael (sp?) being very attentive but not at all intrusive. The sommelier very well informed and the restaurant manager, who came out to share some moments with us made our visit a fantastic experience. I was accompanied by my twin daughters who at 13 we’re able to savour and experience the food offerings. In all, great all around experience

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R
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manta has amazing food and wines, absolutely the best quality service in Los cabos. Setting is fantastic - the best!

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service world class

I would highly recommend

If this wasn’t the best dinner I ha e ever had then it was definitely top five

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LH
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Ambience good however menu limited and somewhat confusing. Food was good. Service not impressive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Atmosphere, Amazing Food, Amazing Service

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L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner our server @mario was amazing and took care of every part of our meal. Tasting menu was to die for!

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HE
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always amazing service and spectacular sunsets!

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JA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sin duda una experiencia única; Enrique Olvera y su equipo cuidan los detalles a la perfección. Nos atendieron Rodolfo y Mario e hicieron que la experiencia fuera aún mejor con sus recomendaciones. Aparte de la experiencia culinaria en Manta tienes el plus de una vista única. Mejor imposible!

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant in a gorgeous hotel but is WAY overpriced for what it is. I was not that impressed with the food or drinks and spent a bundle. We had desert and a drink at the Rooftop Bar afterwards and were bummed we didn't just go there for dinner to begin with.

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s
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner the Manta. Service was wonderful, very nice people, details are paid attention to and nice welcome when we arrived. . The round tables for 2 are quite large so you feel a little awkward trying to have conversation with the music playing.

The menu is small but offers a nice selection of items to try. Everything we tried was very good!
The wine list has a huge mark up! We are from the wine country in CA so we recognized several of the bottles and know what they go for at the winery. One of the bottles I asked for was not available so I had to pay an even higher price for something similar. Paid $114 for a bottle of wine I can get here for less than $20 was a bit of a sticker shock.
The atmosphere is fun, wish we could have sat outside if I had known there was a deck to request a table ahead of time. Next time we’ll know. We would definitely come back!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of the best food I’ve had in a long time. The service and ambiance was great as well.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere, And drinks. the building was absolutely beautiful but the food was VERY small portions for the price. The food was pretty good but just not worth the price. Not sure if I’d come back.

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

Fernanda and leonel provided phenomenal service, the view and food were unbeatable.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We visited this restaurant during our Family vacation, they were super nice with our kids, food was amazing and I tasted the 5 course meal with wine pairing and even though it was a little pricey it was delicious

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S
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Our waiter was extremely slow and not professional. Talked over us and did what he wanted to do regarding our service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Manta while on vacation in Cabo for the week. I have celiac and the restaurant was super accommodating, and our server was very knowledgeable about the dishes that were already naturally GF or could be prepared without gluten, which was wonderful. We each got the 5 course tasting menu and had different dishes. The most memorable were the tuna sashimi, “vuelve a la vida” ceviche (only photo I managed to take), catch of the day, pulled pork bao bun, and the best rice I’ve ever had. We’ll be thinking about the next time we can come back, and will be going to Cosme and Atla in New York in the meantime.

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NP
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing. View is incredible.

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DR
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at a table and the light was really bright where I was seated. We asked to be moved and they moved us to a booth and were very kind about it. Our waiter was amazing, just like the food. Thank you Manta.

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Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second time visiting this restaurant. Crowd was light when we arrived but did fill up around the 8pm hour. We again ordered the tasting menu. Because there were two of us, we ordered eight different items and shared them. It was a perfect amount of food. Highlights for us was the watermelon salad, the lobster, chicken and the beef. I loved their version of tres leches as well. The only issue we had was in understanding our waiter. It wasn't the language barrier but rather how quickly he spoke. We gave up asking questions because it made us feel like we were bothering him and did diminish the "food" experience for us. We still highly recommend and think it was just this particular server.

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GM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great atmosphere and the food was definitely interesting but really tasty! Definitely worth visiting when you are in Cabo.

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MC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

In Baja, I prefer to dine at traditional Mexican restaurants, so to that end, it was my error to choose this place for dinner. This place could’ve been in L.A. or Miami or Toronto. It was a classic “see and be seen” nouveau rich type hangout that isn’t my favorite. We were sat at 640pm and it turned into a three hour marathon of a dinner with creative dishes however, lacking the flavor one would expect from the ambience and the price. I am not afraid to spend, however would prefer to overpay for supreme quality and service, neither of which hit a homer for us on this particular evening.

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FA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful place and the service excellent, Manuel and Leonardo are great waitresses.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm happy service.
Great food and location.
Sat outdoors on patio - awesome vista.
A must go to!

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d
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal of the year, inventive and exquisitely prepared and served.

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There food was lovely.
The portions were small but perfect.
The way the menu was laid out was a little confusing but in general we loved it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adriel and Rodolfo were amazing in their recommendations and service. Will definitely come back next time in Cabo

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