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Raya at The Ritz-Carlton

1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
+1 949-240-2000
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (24 reviews)
“corn soup” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We went for a birthday celebration and at best the meal was average. We had expected something a bit up scale for the prices they charge.I would definitely go to one of the excellent independent restaurants in either Dana Point or Laguna Beach. BTW, the...More

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton. We are very disappointed to learn you did not have an amazing dining experience while being our guests. We hope you had a chance to speak to one of our food and beverage leaders at the time...More

Reviewed 13 August 2016

Our wait staff was excellent, attentive and so very friendly. I had lobster tacos which were fresh and delicious. My husband enjoyed a New York Strip with a delectable sauce made with truffles. Dungeness crab whipped potatoes and brocollini. The atmosphere is inviting the view...More

Thank bpeppy
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Sounds delicious! Thank you for visiting RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton.

Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We are at the Ritz for the week and had dinner here. The views and service was great. The food was ok. The filet was good but the seafood risotto wasn't as great. The mussels were huge and smaller mussels are always better, The risotto...More

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thank you for choosing The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for your dining experience. We appreciate your feedback and are saddened to hear that your dinner was less than exceptional. We would be more than happy to speak with your further and we can be reached at...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The menu is somewhat limited, but the food is really good and most plates are a surprising twist of common foods such as quesadillas and tacos and the seafood risotto with the added chorizo to give it almost a paella flair. The scallops were ok,...More

Thank egraff
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you for visiting RAYA. We appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 31 July 2016

I almost hate to review this as it is so darned good! But I will share with you. It was a joy to experience a meal where you don't have to question how it will turn out. The wait staff make sure your meal is...More

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for your confidence in and loyalty to RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton. Our Chef and all our ladies and gentlemen are proud of RAYA and our highest mission is for our guests to always have an easy and memorable experience. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 28 July 2016

We are staying at the hotel and decided to grab a quick breakfast before heading down to the beach. I ordered a yogurt parfait and my spouse ordered a bagel. It took 45 minutes for the food to come! The food was good, but it...More

Thank Jillo226
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

We are so sorry for the delay! Thank you for letting us know. If you are still a guest in the resort, please reach out to our resort services team and we will make this right for you. We hope you enjoy the remainder of...More

Reviewed 28 July 2016

The view alone from this hotel restaurant should be enough to convince anyone to eat there. The service was amazing and the food was top notch. We ate there for breakfast.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for experiencing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My 13-year old son and I had breakfast twice during our stay here. The crab benedict was delicious. The view from the restaurant is amazing, gorgeous Pacific Ocean and beach up the coast. Average cost $30/person for breakfast.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for choosing RAYA. We look forward to providing another exceptional experience for you soon!

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Beautiful setting for dinner for special occasions, date nights or just because. Interesting and delicious food with a staff that is eager to please. Definitely one of the best restaurants in OC.

Thank CaliforniaTeri
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton. We enjoyed creating a unique and memorable experience for you!

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous views of the Pacific ocean. Unlike some seaside restaurants, the food is worthy of the scenery. You can also walk down to the beach (be careful not to slip on the sandy pathway).

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-2000
  • E-mail
Description
Raya, named “Restaurant of the Year” by Riviera Orange County in July 2011, is a great restaurant concept by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval. Raya showcases Pan-Latin Coastal Cuisine prepared with sustainable seafood, local produce, natural and organic meat and Chef Richard Sandoval’s signature Latin flavors. Discover delectable dining on the coast of Dana Point during your next visit.
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