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Raya at The Ritz-Carlton

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1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
+1 949-240-2000
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07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
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Los Angeles
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stay at the Ritz-Carlton at least once a year, and we always have at least one meal at Raya. Consistently good food and a great menu. Yes, it's a tad expensive, but if you're staying at the Ritz and dining-in, I don't think you would expect anything much less. Views are of course magnificent!

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Potomac, Maryland
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108 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great brunch. Around $75 per person for a 3 course meal but you can also order a la carte. Good service. Beautiful view.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your meal at Raya. It is lovely to know you enjoyed our brunch and the service that came with it. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. More 

Santa Monica, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Odd atmosphere for dinner, but would be nice for lunch or breakfast. Also, while dessert was amazing, entrees were just ok.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. While we are pleased you enjoyed a delicious dessert, we are disappointed your stay was anything but perfect. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for lunch or breakfast in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great service, great food, great view....the price...comes with all of the above. the setting was contemporary, not uptight.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We are grateful for your review and your choice to dine with us at Raya. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed a perfect experience, and we hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our 21st anniversary at this restaurant! The food was inventive and delicious! There were many Hawaiian and/or Asian inspired dishes to choose from. Though I typically don't care for food in these categories, it was exceptional. We will definitely dine here again on our next trip. The lobster tacos were especially tasty. Be sure to... More 

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share the details of your meal in Raya. We are pleased you were able to take advantage of at least one of our dining outlets while you were with us. It was an honor to host you for this special, romantic occasion and we are thrilled you so enjoyed our delicious lobster tacos!... More 

Spokane, Washington
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic views. Food a bit overpriced but tasty. But hey you are at the ritz! Service seemed to be a bit slow each time we were in as well.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Raya and for reviewing your experience. We regret any shortcomings you experienced in terms of service, but we are pleased you enjoyed your meal. Should you find yourself back in the area, we would be honored to provide a five-star dining experience. More 

Laguna Niguel, California
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best view on the west coast and the drinks and food are very good. We make it a recurring trip every time family comes to visit from the east.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and your continued loyalty to our hotel. It has been a pleasure to welcome you for several meals over the years. Next time you wish to show family or friends a true Dana Point view, we hope you will return to Raya. More 

New Jersey
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the food selections but felt that the menu was limited. The space has huge picture windows which offer STUNNING ocean views in daylight: at night, not so much...

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We are grateful for the time you have taken to review your experience at Raya. We are pleased knowing you were able to take in our beautiful Pacific views during the day. While it is lovely knowing you enjoyed your meal, we are disappointed to hear you were not satisfied with the extent of our menu. If there is ever... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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552 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Hard to imagine in an upscale resort such cavalier and inattentive service with clearly understaffed personnel. Waited and waited for just some water or someone even to come by to notice we had yet to be attended to; waited and waited for water; water person not server; waited and waited server; after ordered, waited and waited for food, just 2... More 

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at Raya and 180blu. It is wonderful knowing your expectations were met in terms of your al fresco lunch at 180blu. However, we are disappointed by your description of your time at Raya. We are proud to provide top-notch service at each of our dining outlets, and we are troubled... More 

Hoover, Alabama
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Service is what you would expect and more when dining here. The food was excellent and we would definitely eat here again.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted knowing you enjoyed a wonderful meal, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?