Manta at The Cape a Thompson Hotel

4.7
654 Reviews
MXN500 and over
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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
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Fari
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Pujol, did not think it would be better but yet again Chef Olvera sis it again his fusions are superb…. And the tres leches cake literally brought tears to my eyes it was extraordinary

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Demi
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food was like REALLY bad. I hated it and the waiters were slow.

the view was the only good thing about the restaurant.

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Tijuanastreetmeat
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attention to service was great, with the staff, sommeliers and runners all on the same page. The watermelon salad and the tres leches were the stars of the show but that doesn’t take away from the fish taco or roasted sweet potato mole. Would be back in a heartbeat.

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vipAlex
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly a wonderful experience. If you’re a foodie, enjoy fine dining, and like chef driven food, definitely dine here…oh and the views are amazing. Tasting menu leaves you stuffed. Don’t miss the soft shell crab taco, sweet potato mole, and the tres leches dessert…10/10.

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vipBenM
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 9 nights in Cabo (trying all the top name restaurants) Manta was our favorite by far. Felt like a big city restaurant with inventive dishes and the freshest of ingredients. We did the tasting option to eliminate having to make some difficult choices and were very pleased. Come at sunset for best views in town. Service amazing too (thank you Fausto).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo espectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent , great variation of taste and mix of the Mexican food culture mixed with the Japanese fusion.
Highly recommend the octopus appetizer & catch of the day. Service and staff was incredibly friendly.

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vipScarylarry
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Watermelon and Tomato appetizer was delicious. So was the white fish sashimi. Next we had soft shell crab tacos. Very good. Also pork buns. The entre was fresh fish with tortillas and salsa. Good but not great. Given who the chef is and the prices, we were hoping to get wowed. Maybe our expectations were high. I’d still recommend it, but not to the extent of my expectation.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob and Adrian were the best. They really took care of my girlfriend and I, showed us an absolute amazing and forever memorable experience! We will be back! Aloha and thank you

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LindseyS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience!! The staff was so accommodating and kind. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing, of course, but the food was so mediocre and waaaaay overpriced. I can get mediocre food at any diner and pay a third of what I paid at Manta.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in with high expectations and they were exceeded. Great food, great view great service. Highly recommend.

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vipNiraj
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a stunning location. Exceeded our already high expectations - highly recommended!

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Bank
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View was out of this world. Food was amazing. Service was outstanding.

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vipLeahB
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our hostess knew that we were celebrating our son’s graduation but didn’t inform our server. Disappointed that there wasn’t any acknowledgement of the occasion. The food was delicious. We’ve been to Manta before and came back for the food. Service was slower this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio de Fernando, la comida toda una experiencia y una delicia.
Esperamos regresar pronto

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yoyisdelat
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent but not only they were kind and helpful, but also the way they suggest the meal, considering our allergies, likes and dislikes were honest and perfect. We loved the food, the plating, the mix of tastes! Congratulations!
Great restaurant, excellent food, perfect service!

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vipdanielh
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is phenomenal

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vipMarkM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant! Don’t believe any negative reviews U C about this place!! It’s always ranked in the Top 10 of ALL restaurants in Cabo! This is a Real Foodie Culinary experience!! I think all the bad reviews R 4 people that didn’t know what 2 order! Like 4 instance one bad review was they paid 2 much $$$ 4 Chicken Nuggets! WHO goes on vacation 2 Mexico and orders Chicken Nuggets! 😆😝🤪
This restaurant is as good or better than some restaurants I have eaten at in Napa & Sonoma, San Francisco as well!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Cabo!

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vipElizabethM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s 21st birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service was spectacular and they made my friends birthday extra special!

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soniar
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiters went beyond the regular service and made our experience extraordinary. The food was fabulous! the presentation was magical. Perfect place to finish my vacation in Cabo.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We were not offered the tasting menu but I heard it offered to the nest table. We were not given a complimentary dessert but the next table to us got one. They also forgot one of our items and we had to tell them. Everything was way overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here at the recommendation of a colleague, and celebrated my husband’s 40th a little late. Everything was lovely - the wait staff were friendly and attentive, the food was delicious (my husband loved the aguachile and the fried chicken, I thought my catch of the day was amazing, and the chocolate dessert was exceptional). The sunset was gorgeous; best one of our trip so far. We would definitely go back.

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DennisK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The best things parts of our experience at Manta were the service and the view. The staff were all very attentive and extraordinarily friendly. The food was very good but not everything was to my liking. My favorite dish was the heirloom tomato and watermelon salad, which was tasty and refreshing. The conchitas tacos were also excellent. The view is extraordinary. I’d like to return when there’s a new menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Best view in Cabo!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was incredible. Really creative and delicious dishes. Ocean view outside was a great way to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary!

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vipNeilM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite place in Cabo. Beyond amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view from the deck is SPECTACULAR. Leonardo was an excellent server; I had a few challenges, and he accommodated swiftly and kindly. Do yourself a favor and get the tres leches for dessert—everything was good but this was outstanding. Will absolutely be back!

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AriA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it. The food was great and our waiters, Leonel, Lluvia and Yancoc were amazing and gave us wonderful suggestions!!
Best restaurant in Cabos!!

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FelicityC
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolutely wonderful experience - from the ambience, view to the service and the food. A must do when you are visiting Cabo.

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Vacationer
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Beautiful hotel and ambience. The rooftop bar was incredible and the 5 course family style menu at Manta was a fantastic way to experience all the interesting items on the menu. Highly recommend.

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LeslieT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manta was a lovely experience for our anniversary. Exceptional food and service from Leonardo and Aime.

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OmarH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter(Mauricio) was very attentive and explained everything throughly .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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vipGraceG
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant, a total WOW hotel. Service was not great per other reviews. But just ask questions & be clear about what you want. And the rest is worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really great overall with some delicious dishes and great drinks. The almond mole was a standout for us. It’s definitely an expensive meal.

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vipRMPJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food is good and interesting. It is what makes the experience worth. Service is slow and a bit inattentive.

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Minnie
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ocean view ambiance and romantic. Cocktails are excellent. Food was amazing!

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Manta at The Cape a Thompson Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 654 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.