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Manta at The Cape a Thompson Hotel

4.6
221 reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Mexican
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Japanese, Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
01 624 163 0000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Enrique Olvera / Chef de Cuisine - Abisai Sanchez
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Private party facilities
Please contact Jessica Armenta jarmenta@thompsonhotels.com
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Private party contact
Jessica Armenta: 01 624 163 0010
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Parking details
Hotel Valet Parking
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 221 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
3.9
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Manta is truly incredible! We have enjoyed upper scale dining experiences all over the world but we keep coming back to Manta. The quality of the food is incredible, every dish is our favorite. On behalf of two intl’ foodies, make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to eat here. Book it...now!!

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Terrible experience-overpriced loud restaurant with poor, inattentive service. Do not recommend. Go to El Farallon instead at The Resort at Pedregal for a far better high end experience.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Too expensive for Mexico. Too expensive for the quality of food. Too expensive for the wine list. The Thompson Hotel is amazing, even if expensive. The Manta restaurant is a robbery.

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2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We visit Cabo every spring and look for new places to try. While the views at Manta are spectacular, the food was good (not great) but nowhere near the price we paid. Portions are EXTREMELY disproportionate to the price. There are better options with the same views.

Very disappointing and we'd be hard pressed to return.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Special event

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Wonderful evening and great food and service! We will go again next year!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Super riquisimo. Nos gustaría ir de nuevo...

YA EXTRANAMOS LA COMIDA , EL AMBIENTE Y LA ATARDECER...

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We loved eating at Manta. Not only is the view spectacular the food and service is amazing. We actually are there twice in one week.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excelente Restaurante con una hermosa vista. Muy buena comida y buen servicio.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

nice restaurant but very very expensive.
I have went to the best restaurants in many places of the world but these one is by far one of the most expensive places I ever been.
so thats changes everything, food is good but is not worth it

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

It was the so amazing the service the food the views this is a must do when in CA I we ordered the family style 5 course dinner it was the best ever!!!!!
Do Not Miss!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellente service

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The setting is beautiful but the food disappointing. Their specialty fried chicken are chicken nuggets priced to the sky. The black miso fish tacos are regular fish tacos priced sky high.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We did the chef’s selection family style and our waiter was very knowledgeable about all of the courses and how the food was prepared. It was expensive but all of The food was fabulous and we loved the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

This restaurant and bar is very sheik, modern and the vibe is great not to mention the view. It has a very unique menu in some instances but tasty, fresh and definitely make sure to go there hungry so you can try a few of the options to share. The Ahi was just as fresh as if you were off a boat fishing yourself and eating "just caught". I would definitely go back here again and strongly recommend it to people trying to get away from the "traditional mexican" cuisine or vibe!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Enrique Olvera’s food shines at this fun and inviting restaurant. Although The service and atmosphere are not to go unmentioned as they alone would be reasons to visit the trendy and sophisticated cove. The wine list is wonderful as they cover all areas and include some wonderful wines from Mexico. The cocktails match the menu well and the staff can speak to all of the offerings eloquently.

I wouldn’t miss this seafood restaurant with Japanese omasaki inspiration. We had spectacular food (letting the chef do his thing) with the 4 course tasting. I wouldn’t have expected some if the dishes yet wouldn’t change a single thing as the combinations were comforting, playful and traditional feeling like they all belonged together.

Get there early and grab a drink and appetizer on the room, for yet another great view of Cabo San Lucas.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Extraordinario restaurante, comida deliciosa, 100% recomendable. Servicio excelente.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great Location
Great Food
Great Staff
Great Rooftop Bar

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1.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We sent back wagyu beef because it was pure fat. Then sent back the fish of the day twice because it was missing the sauce then came back cold.

For expensive pricing in an upscale hotel the food was less than average.

Definitely not worth the trip nor the money.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This was our 2nd time to Manta. Went last October and loved it but this time was disappointing. We started with the miso fish tacos and those were very good.
For dinner we ordered the catch up the day, sea bass. I asked if it came with any sides and they said no. The menu sides were sweet potatoes for $32 or rice for $22! So
we decided to just go with the meal. They served the fish in a small bowl on a piece of lettuce. The smallest portion of fish I’ve ever had. Looked more like an
appetizer. Was also extremely spicy hot! So hot I couldn’t eat it. I told our waiter and he offered to bring me another order of fish tacos instead yet still
charged us for the sea bass. The waiter spoke English so fast that we had a hard time understanding him. They also had a lack luster attitude and never smiled.
I told them that my water glass was chipped and after they replaced it they wanted to charge me for another bottle of water. My husband said but her last glass was chipped. Then another waiter said they won’t charge us for the water. The bill was expensive but we knew it would be going in, yet we thought we’d get excellent service with good food. We got neither. Won’t be back.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a reservation for an indoor able, ended up waiting 25 minutes only to be seated outside on a very windy night (and surrounded by open tables), which really ruined the experience. We literally had garnishes blowing off of our plate, and the food became cold almost immediately. Food wasn't bad but definitely wasn't worth the price. Almost $30 for the fried chicken which turned out to basically be 4 chicken tenders with a bland sauce. Seafood was good, would recommend limiting your order to that.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We were very excited to eat here as the hotel is magnificent and the restaurants looks spectacular . The service was excellent, the sommelier came to our table ( we sat outside T 7:00 pm to see the views of the beach ) he asked us if we wanted a recommendation but we decided to have the sake the waiter recommended instead it was delicious, $17.00 a glass but worth it .
I ordered the blue fin Tuna sashimi to start and my husband got the watermelon salad both very fresh and delicious . When we received our entree the “ catch of the day “ sea bass we were disappointed as the dish looked more like an appetizer then an entree it was very tiny and we finished it in about 3 seconds, it was less then 3-4 oz of food for $33.00 each . We actually thought he split our entree ... we were still hungry and took another look at the menu to see what else we could eat but at that point just got dessert . That was good it was a chocolate sponge cake with vanilla ice cream for $15.00.
All in all it was a beautiful restaurant but potions are tiny so just be aware of that . Service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Nice place. Wine way over priced even for an a high end Restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent views with outside seating. Service is quite good but value is terrible. Charging $28 for 3 pieces of sashimi is outrageous. Wonderful dish but the prices for appetizers are not in line with other great dinning options in Cabo. Guacamole and chips are also very mediocre and not well seasoned. Fish of the day was very good but be warned... all portions are quite small. . Fish tacos were also average flavor. Not sure if it was an off night but no one in our party felt this was a dinner worth the big price tag.

Setting , desserts and service are the highlight. There are better dinning options if you are looking for a memorable meal.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

One of the coolest places I’ve ever been to a destination holiday!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excelente Gastronomia, servicio y calidad en todos los aspectos.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Es la segunda ocasión que visitamos Manta por nuestro Aniversario, y nuevamente nos cautivó con su mezcla creativa de sabores.
Además del lindo detalle del restaurant por enviarnos una cortesía de vino espumoso para brindar.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Rico pero caro!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wonderful setting. Over the top food. Pan Pacific style fare.

Highly recommend.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The dinner was vastly overpriced and the food mostly very mediocre- trying to be unique by being unusual (ie sweet potato with mole). Only really good thing was blue fin sashimi- rest was not very good. Corn salad was particularly boring.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Gorgeous view; wait staff was cold and unfriendly. Food was not good- I ordered strip steak and my husband ordered chicken. Both were seemingly fried and did not taste good at all. Save your money as it was very expensive for horrible food

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food did not meet expectations. The service and atmosphere were nice though.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was very disappointing —one course was literally inedible (Organic fried chicken)—we told our server to tell the chef to take it off the menu

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Outstanding in every way

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The view is phenomenal. Have a drink at the Rooftop first!!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Wonderful food, view and service

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

First course was great then main course was not very good.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing service, delicious food, and great attention to detail. I would definitely come back here again.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

As is the case with most restaurants in this areas, Manta is at a resort. The outdoor patio overlooks the water and has a great view. Service was over the top with 2 waiters assigned to our party of 2. They were helpful and attentive but did not hover. The food was good but honestly was not great and so I would have to say the value proposition here is lacking. We knew going in that the servings were tapas sized so we each chose the 4 course tasting menu. You get to select 4 your courses (with the exception of the Wagyu which is extra) so my husband picked all protein courses. I had the watermelon salad, the hamachi, hanger steak and lobster tacos. The watermelon salad was great. Refreshing but with a bit of spice kick. The hamachi was also superb. The steak was not great. It was tough and had a fair amount of gristle and fat. The lobster tacos (you get 2, each is on a 3 inch tortilla) were good but there was so little of it to enjoy. The wine prices were very high and our mixed drinks were $18-$20 each. Overall I thought the food experience did not justify the cost. But the view is great and if you want to try a number of items with no budget in mind give it a try.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Surprised my husband for his birthday. We started out at the rooftop bar. Great band and the view. AMAZING !!! Then we went to Manta. Beautiful table outside We did the sampling. Great way to have a little of everything !!! Our waiter was so knowledgeable. He picked out one of our courses. And we bring from NY was informed they have. Restaurant in NYC. !!! Overall experience 5 star.

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