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Manta at The Cape a Thompson Hotel

4.7
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445 reviews
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Mex$500 and over
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Mexican
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 445 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
Ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IsabellaR
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view and great food ! One of the best meals we had on our trip to Cabo :)

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vipSunilM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiters, Emanuel and Naim were fantastic and very knowledgable. This is a firstbclass restaurant in every way. Top notch!

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vipBeckyG
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal in an incredibly beautiful setting! Food was amazing! Afterwards we went upstairs to check out the Rooftop Bar which we also loved! Highly recommend this delightful place!

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MoisesS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excelente servicio de nuestro mesero, lo recomiendo mucho

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Setting and service were great but the food was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an unbelievable experience on the balcony patio overlooking the sunset. We enjoyed a fabulous 10 course dinner paired with premium wines throughout. Each course was delicately displayed and tasted wonderful. We highly recommend the octopus skewers, scallops, sashimi, watermelon salad and ocean salad. They were very kind for the birthday celebration and brought a beautiful dessert as well ❤️ the service was absolutely divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Manta is a very unique experience in Cabo. We started up at the rooftop with cocktails at sunset. The music was atmospheric. Then on to dinner at Manta. The decor has a great vibe. Service was outstanding. The food was a mix of Peruvian, Japanese and Mexican with very fresh ingredients, beautifully crafted. We loved it!

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KristineW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The four of us did the individual $90 tasting menu. Everything was good except the urchin tostada and the sashimi. The mushroom soup and the prime steak were outstanding. The server brought out all the desserts, which were excellent. On a side note, they added on a 15% gratuity on the food bill. I am glad I asked about it before paying. We throw in extra cash to make the tip 20% as all the servers were very patient since we had a lot of questions regarding the menu. We went to the rooftop bar first to order our cocktails. Unfortunately, when it came time to pay, I didn't notice the 15% gratuity and added on another $12.00 to the bill. So be aware of this. Otherwise, it was a good once in a lifetime experience. The views were outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

Honestly may be one of my favorite restaurants all time. Almost perfect. The food amazing, the ambiance was wonderful. The service however was very disappointing. It wasn’t crowded and our waiter took a while to come ask us what we wanted to drink/ eat. We were annoyed trying to find him so we ended up ordering from another waiter. We also asked our first waiter for suggestions and he said everything is good. So overall It was good and I would go back but it was the service that I was disappointed in and hope it gets better next time I come.

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AnneF
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful and imaginative menu. A real dining experience, very expensive but worth it

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vipToni
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous. Inventive. Unusual and amazing flavors. Beautiful room great service.

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AndrewC
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Excellent, creative food. Waiter a bit distracted while speaking to us. Music way too loud (like everywhere at The Cape Hotel, except the Ledge restaurant), in a room that already reviberated from a noisy table nearby. Reserved an outside table through Open Table, but inexplicably not available--"40 minute wait." Overall, a disappointment, and we should have gone back to the wonderful outdoor dining at the Ledge.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner! The fish was delicate and fresh and everything was super flavorful. Cocktails were inventive and absolutely delicious. Our servers Sofy and Mau and Manuel were excellent. Attentive and fun to talk with and gave great recommendations.

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vipBritsabroad
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was exceptional. Our waiters Oliver and Raul were knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and every dish they recommended was delicious.
The Sommelier (sorry I can’t remember his name) was outstanding and returned to our table time after time to refresh our glasses and check on us. Is it a cheap night? No, but you go there knowing what you are going to get, and boy, do they deliver!

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JeffN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal. Recommend the five-course tasting menu. We had a perfect Casa Madero wine with dinner, but unfortunately, it was 4x-5x retail price. Manta doesn't need to gouge that much. But all in all one of the best meals we've ever had.

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Jcoil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, experience and service. The tuna sashimi was hands down the best I’ve ever had. The drinks are also very good.

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viplwcarstens
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a group of 8. Went upstairs to The. Roof for sunset and cocktails before our reservation. They were gracious enough to let the restaurant know we were running 10 min. Late. Had a wonderful meal. The Fried chicken was the most popular. The octopus was good and the rest was fine. Had an after dinner Cocktail and it was amazing.
Definitely worth a trip back. It was very pricey!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente comida, excelente servicio, el lugar agradable recomiendo llegar al atardecer para ver el arco con luz de dia y poder apreciar el hotel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience; food was out of this world!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Manta is certainly one of the best restaurants in Cabo. The restaurant is beautiful, view is magical, the food is outstanding, and the service is impeccable. My wife even got Spanish lessons from Manuel between courses. I recommend trying the tasting menu which allows each diner to pick out 5 course from the menu. . Each diner gets to pick out his/ her own courses allowing you to try out most or all of dishes on the menus. Together my wife and I picked out 9 dishes, saving one for dessert. Each one was better than the next from the ceviche to the N.Y. strip steak.

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vipBH2111
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Been coming to Cabo for 15 yrs. This was bottom 3 meals ever. Grossly over-rated.

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vipStevenW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aguacate drink and the Tres Leches cake were out of this world

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JenniferL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Experience was nice, but not worth the money. Service was great. Tres leche was AMAZING!

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EricaE
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked at Manta with hesitation. I am a fan of Enrique Olvera and was so excited to find one of his restaurants in a city I would be visiting BUT I have MULTIPLE FOOD ALLERGIES and was worried I'd have to miss out on most of the food and sit and watch everyone eat delicious food while I ate a simple protein and vegetables, which is normal when I dine at restaurants. We were a group of 9 and once seated were asked about food allergies. Our waiter Lionel listened and wrote down all of my allergies with a worrisome look on his face and said he would see what the chef could do. We decided on the 5 course tasting menu and I was super excited and surprised when I was able to eat every single one of the courses!!! The tasting menu was served family style to the other 8 guests in my party but a special version of each dish was adapted to meet my dietary needs! Each time Lionel or any of the assistant waiters placed on a new course on the table they would always warn me which plates I could not eat and then the alternate version was placed in front of me. I have never had such excellent attention and service at any restaurant like I did at Manta!! The other members of my party had raving reviews about the food and service as well but in addition they all left so impressed with the care and attention to food allergies at Manta. Thank you to the chef and entire staff at Manta and especially to Lionel for taking the extra steps to make sure this dining experience was delicious and AMAZING!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Service very slow and food was ok but very expensive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing rooftop for pre dinner sunset drinks .. Followed by dinner down at Manta .. great ambiance .. food was fantastic .. not so impressed by the wagu

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vipCoryZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Entire property is insanely beautiful. A must stop spot.

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MichaelP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner. Atmosphere and ambiance were wonderful, service from the entire staff including our server Ricardo was great! Would definitely recommend, and will be back!

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MikeE
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere, views, and decor were phenomenal. The service was impeccable and staff was very attentive and welcoming. Food was sublime!

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EricL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dining experience was perfect. The Roof Top for pre-drinks to watch sunset then dinner at Manta with views of the waves crashing against the rocks. The service was epic along with the menu selection and food. A bit pricy but very nice overall.

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RYRY
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely breathtaking view, amazing staff and scrumptious fare.

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vipGeorgeM
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Manuel & Sofia were excellent hosts for a relaxing evening in Cabo. The menu was a bit restricted but we all enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience4

Nos enfermamos del estómago por la cochinita

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Manuel was excellent. His service was impeccable and food delicious

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vipEMEB
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful experience. Lovely view and the employees were wonderful!
Thank you!

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vipDoriaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in all categories

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service and fantastic view outside

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KennethS
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and great service in a location that presents great views of the sea

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vipIvetteD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful dinner with outstanding service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Fancy place, not the fanciest food, and expensive for what it is. Also their wine list is insultingly over priced, 4x store prices.

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Manta at The Cape a Thompson Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 445 OpenTable diners.

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