Manta at The Cape a Thompson Hotel

4.6
256 reviews
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MXN500 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Japanese, Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 5:00 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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Neighborhood
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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
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

There was a problem with the order of the tasting menu - we ordered the three tastes plug the set soup and dessert at the onset. We were served in a haphazard order eg. steak before fish making for a disconnect in our attempt at pairing wine - by the glass - with the meal.
Expectations were higher given our having dined at Olivera’s other establishments is Mexico City and New York - Pujol & Cosme.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great value, well worth the trip. The chef is delivering eight elevated, refinement Mexican cuisine. Favorite dish was the grilled octopus. My beautiful girlfriend also enjoyed the tuna belly sashimi.

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RB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Having eaten at Pujol, we were expecting dinner at Manta to be the highlight of our trip. We were VERY disappointed. Not a single dish on the tasting menu was memorable, and the final dish of spicy miso soup with shrimp was nearly inedible. More specifically:
- the sashimi with aji amarillo was not flavorful
- we could not taste the sea urchin in the sea urchin and yellowfin tostada
- the miso-marinated fish taco was good but not better than you could get at the best taquerias
- the birria was no better than our local (and inexpensive) restaurants in California
- the spicy miso and shrimp soup had a strange flavor and was nearly inedible.
Finally, we discovered that dessert was not included on the tasting menu. Given a choice between eating at Manta again or, say, Taqueria Guss in Cabo ($600 vs. $16), I'd pick Guss. If you want a great dinner in Cabo, I strongly recommend Toro instead.

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JG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Super fresh. Excellent cocktails as well. Olvera is a pro.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicous, and the presentation was good. Our server, Eric, was very kind and passionate, and he helped us in our dining experience. The only thing that could improve a little was the dessert.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small menu but very exquisite. Very attentive and welcoming personal. Unforgettable views and atmosphere.

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our best meal in Cabo (the desserts are a must). Great service, the nicest view and a great ambience.

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AM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent SERVICE, amazing food!!

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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manta was exquisite. Unable to narrow down our menu selection, we opted for the tasting menu - the only option being a 5-course meal. It was excellent but too much food. Three courses were more than enough. Recommend offering less courses as an option. A brilliant wine list and a very attentive staff made for a magnificent evening at The Cape!

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DR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food attentive staff and spectacular views.

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Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

16percent vat and 15 percent service. ( svc added never mentioned by wait staff when giving the bill) and all not worth it . Small portions and vegetarian options terrible. Last time for us.

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BL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely ambiance but food was pedestrian, uninspired and very expensive for what it was and the way presented.

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1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Embarrassing for Enrique.

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ED
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manta was absolutely amazing. The food was incredible, the view was outstanding, and the waitstaff went above and beyond to serve us. I would definitely go back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tuna and view!

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Monterrey
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Too expensive for what it serves.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It as lovely

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TU
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten all over the world and have always loved any restaurant that Enrique Olivera has been connected with. Manta is no exception Best culinairy experience in Cabo easily.

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d
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinario! La mejor comida

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by Mario and Wendy. The food was incredible especially enjoyed the sweet potato in almond mole sauce. Highly recommend and will definitely return. The view was spectacular...

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting with breathtaking sunset views.

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M
Sonora
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

La comida estaba muy rica, aunque las porciones son pequeñas. Nos preguntaron si festejábamos algo, les dijimos que un cumpleaños pero no tuvieron ninguna atención especial en relación al festejo.

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TR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I have been to. The food is excellent accompanied by the view. You must try the sweet potato with mole, it’s exquisite.

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FG
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and nice wine list. Stunning hotel and roof bar.

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LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Manta at The Cape was recommended to us by a friend and it did not disappoint it far exceeded our expectations!!! Can't wait to go back when we return in November!!! We celebrated our Anniversary and I had forgotten that I mentioned it in my reservation and they surprised us with desert and complimentary champagne!!! The service was impeccable!!! The food was amazing and the ambiance was beyond gorgeous!!!

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Decor was beautiful very modern and the view was breathtaking. Food was good. Small portions

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Mexico City
43 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great in all ways

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AH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super high-end place. The whole hotel is a breath taking Designed. Highly recommend if you like to try new food and experience. The mushroom tamale was out of this world and I never eat tamale 😳. The sea bass taccos was insane. In general the whole ambiance the wood and the lighting was just perfectly designed for making you feel spacial. Must go is you are in Cabo’s.

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JC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Expect a nice experience in a cool venue. The food is good---get the 4 course option and enjoy sharing.

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B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views of Cabo and wonderful flavorful new style Mexican food with Japanese and Peruvian influence. I highly recommend the sashimi and oysters, as well as the mushroom tamal. Will definitely go again.

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E
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Una de las mejores cenas que he tenido! La vista está increíble

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SJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks very good dinner and will see again future
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Stella jimenez

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance, food and service. Five stars all the way

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Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Took 40 minuets after being finished to get check and leave

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Acapulco
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and service was professional and cordial, we had a great dinner, we will be back soon!

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PK
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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ST
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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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AC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special event

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