Manta at The Cape a Thompson Hotel

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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.
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Entire property is insanely beautiful. A must stop spot.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!

ME
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EL
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.

GM
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience4

Nos enfermamos del estómago por la cochinita

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manuel was excellent. His service was impeccable and food delicious

EM
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all categories

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service and fantastic view outside

KS
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

ID
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner with outstanding service!!

OT
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience with their tasting menu. Absolutely perfect in every way. I would highly recommend but it will. It be cheap. Just enjoy it and pay the bill. It’s worth it.

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. We ate outside on patio. I recommend the 5-course tasting menu.

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Amazing views! Service was excellent. Food was unusual. Over priced.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view! Amazing food! Amazing cocktails! Amazing service! We will visit every time we are visiting Cabo! Plan to arrive an hour before sunset! We went at 5:00pm - had “The Cape“ cocktail at the hotel bar, we watched the surfers and took in the incredible view! Then we went to the patio at The Manta at 5:30! We were the first to arrive so the staff captured amazing photos of us as the sun set! We both opted for the 5 course tasting option! We will always do this! Every entree was very good! The pics don’t do it justice! The soft shell crab taco, sashimi, sweet potato mole and tres leches cake were some of our favorites! The cake was very different from any we have tried before! The mole is made with 23 ingredients and served with corn tortillas! They also gave us complimentary Mezcal Sherbet to cleanse our palette! So tasty! This is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Cabo! Must visit!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Average good but prices overrated

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

AR
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manta was amazing. Leonardo our server was 5 stars. He explain the whole menu with lots of knowledge. My wife and I celebrated our 9 yr anniversary and it was just perfect great staff great food great ambiance just perfect..I been to puyol and manta. Love Enrique olveras food. Thank you Manta

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we have ever experienced in Cabo. The service was impeccable, the ceviche to die for, fish tacos... wow, the views, beautiful!

4
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, service and the best view in Cabo!

OT
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We have been visiting this restaurant for a few years. Unfortunately, this time did not live up to our experiences of times past. The menu hasn't changed much but the food has diminished in flavor. The restaurant was not busy on a Friday night but it took forever to get our drinks and our meals. We apparently had two servers but had to refill our own water.
We aren't sure if we will revisit. Too many other places that serve food at that level for half the price.

KK
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We assembled a tasting menu from their a la carte menu: sashimi, beet ceviche, mushroom ramen and wagyu beef yakitori. Sashimi was unevenly cut and full of sinew. Accompanying sauces made no sense. Beets came in huge chunks with no complementary flavors. Ramen was okay but broth was murky and grainy. Beef was an expensive disaster. Told to cook thin slices on hibachi grill for 20 seconds on one side 10 seconds on the other left it still raw and flavorless. Served with a pineapple purée and corn tortillas. Horrible. The restaurant did offer an alternative dish but we just wanted to leave. We paid the bill including the wagyu and left. Great cocktails before dinner with barman Ivan

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Original, interesting, beautiful, and most of all delicious food with a customer friendly dining format, all located within a gorgeous space. What's not to love?

i
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing family style tasting menu with creative dishes. The seafood was especially fresh and delicious!

CU
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Increbile ambiance! Wait staff was very helpful and knowledgeable, attentive but intrusive. Excellent food quality and variety. Our first experience with Manta, but certainly won’t be the last.

H
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The atmosphere was good the beer was beautiful however the food had no rhyme to reason the menu look like somebody just put it together five minutes before they decided to open the food needs a lot of work we eat in a lot of places in Cabo and that didn’t even scratch the surface of being good

L
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Highly recommend!!

C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere ..... They want you to order the big 5 course menu at $95.00 per person. When you tell them that you can’t eat all that food and want to order off the menu that is when the service levels went downhill to a very disappointing evening

JD
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean, floor to ceiling windows! Group of 4 sat outside at sunset, ordered multiple dishes, octopus and blue fin tuna stood out! Drinks were delicious! Would recommend as a fantastic place in Cabo!

P
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely experience. The location is stunning and the food amazing. The wait staff was patient and helpful in explaining the unique options. The black miso sea bass tacos were superb. A extremely extensive wine list! Make sure you sit outside. I only wish we had gone before dark so we could have enjoyed the view more.

HC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and decor at Manta is 10/10 and the service is incredible. It is extremely expensive for what you get. The food was beautifully plated but each dish seemed to be missing a element to give it that extreme satisfaction.

b
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome place... the view beyond reproach

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Care with food issues and dietary needs. The most amazing young chef !

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh, beautiful and excellently prepared! Service was outstanding.

EG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was incredible. Thank you to Raul, Antonio, and the chefs.

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was a real treat, with the ability to select almost any item on the menu.

M
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this place, food was amazing along with the service, Luis and Leo were excellent and didn’t miss a detail. Geat dining experience