On date 6/16/2011
We came there on Thursday evening to celebrate birthday, just my partner and me. We were in a good mood, expecting to have a nice supper. None at the entrance even looked at us - can't say someone from staff members was standing there at all (this is an important fact - remember it!). The place was half full. We've chosen a table for two on the open terrace and after 10 minutes managed to catch a waiter and asked him to bring us the menu. Nothing happened during the next 20 minutes, and we saw the same waiter serving other tables. SUDDENLY some girl came to us and, without introducing herself, asked in a very rude and unpleasant manner if we have reserved the table. We told "no we haven't" - because we didn't know we have to reserve a table (which is quite normal cause the place doesn't look as a fancy restaurant - just a beach caffee). Then she told we had to stand at the entrance and to wait until the hostess will let us come in, and you just SNICKED in (!!!). We answered: "First of all, we didn't SNICK in, we just came in and none asked us anything or even looked at us. And we sit here already 30 minutes and didn't even get the menu". She told: "The tables here are ordered". We asked: "So you mean you want us to come and leave?" She said: "Yes, please". We were so much shocked by such attitude of the place and so much pissed off so we didn't even want to make a scandal or try to stand on our own, we just kicked ourselves out of there.
Resume: First they let you come in because they don't know how to organize correctly their hostess work, then they make you waiting for 30 minutes, and when they find out you "SNICKED" in (such a nasty and rude expression, making you feel like 14 y.o. boy that did smth wrong) they just come and say you need to go. Seems they have too many clients and not really interested in the new ones - well, Manta Ray: you lost us forever!
Things like that never happened to us even in much better restaurants, and we never got offended by the staff in any place where we came to spend the money! Manta Ray is snobbish as if it had 3 Michelin stars but actually it's another seafood eatery popular among tourists for its good location - not more.