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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here twice during our stay at the Ritz. The service is attentive, the food is delicious... And the view will take your breath away! Get a table at the window and watch the surfers do their thing! We enjoyed delicious coffee, perfectly made omelettes, and the BEST hash browns ever!

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

We appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience in a review. We are proud to help guests start their day on a perfect note with delicious breakfast in a comfortable atmosphere. It is fantastic knowing you enjoyed two lovely meals with us while you were in Dana Point. Next time you are in the mood for hash... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This used to be the bar with standing room only for views of the sunset, but now it's the lobby breakfast restaurant and bar next door. Starting the day with the good variety of breakfast selections was a smart decision and service was great.

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

Thank you for reviewing your time at Raya. We are proud to help each guest get their day started on the right foot. It is wonderful knowing you were pleased with our many options. We look forward to welcoming you back for another meal soon. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Only had breakfast here this trip and they were the best we had in 3 weeks of travel - excellent food, & service (Thks Andrew!) & superb views!

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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. It is marvelous to know we could exceed your expectations—even after a long trip around the world. On behalf of Andrew and the rest of our team, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Aurora, United States
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I travel a lot every year, and for the most part, I'm a fan of the Ritz-Carlton chain... however, this restaurant didn't meet expectations. The food is pricey and the service is slow. We even had cold food and coffee. The coffee was undrinkable even when it was hot - very acidic. Come for the view and be aware that... More 

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

Thank you for your honest feedback. It troubles us to know your expectations were not met. If you would like to further discuss your feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We would appreciate the opportunity to restore your faith in our restaurant. More 

Coto de Caza, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and amazing view of the ocean! Really good staff and that educated on gluten free dining. Many gluten free menu options and most dishes can be customized . One downside is the menu has been the same for years

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

Thank you for your comments. We know many of our guests enjoy the gluten free options on our menu and appreciate that the chef can customize something special for them when requested. While we do have some menu items that are consistently on the menu, we do change others out with the season. We hope you will join us again... More 

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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Wonderful seaside restaurant with seaside views. Excellent food!!and very attentive staff given the large amount of guests staying in hotel..

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

We are grateful for your kind words. We promise a luxury experience to each guest, from those staying for a week to those just joining us for a meal. It is marvelous knowing you experienced five-star service while you dined at Raya. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back. More 

San Jose, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have enjoyed many memorable evenings at Raya. The chef often creates new dishes, with many courses to choose from. If you want the very finest service, request Dean. He will make your special occasion the very best.

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

Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to dine with us at Raya. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and are thrilled your expectations have consistently been met. On behalf of Dean and the rest of our ladies and gentlemen, we are looking forward to your next visit. More 

Orange County, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

New Year day 2017 Celebration.Hostess at Raya Resturant was Samantha and Hailey were very polite and courteous.No seat for us so we enjoyed at the bar.Gabriel was the bar hostess and served was well.She was extremely busy with clients and taking care of the glassware,drinks and ordering food to the kitchen.We had great new year day lunch.

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your New Year's Day lunch in Bar Raya. We hope you will come back again soon to enjoy lunch in Raya. More 

Plano, Texas
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176 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We stayed at the Ritz for a week and we only ate breakfast here. Everyday the wait to get a table for our family of 5 was over 40 minutes. Then when we got a table it took another 30-40 minutes to get our food. Many of the waiters here are not familiar with a vegan diet, and being vegan... More 

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

We appreciate the time you have taken to review your experience at Raya. While we are pleased to hear you enjoyed our breathtaking views, we are disappointed other areas of your visit did not meet expectations. We are proud to cater to the needs of each and every guest, and we regret the challenges you faced regarding your dietary specifications.... More 

New Delhi, India
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Had the shrimps, tuna and breads. Each dish was amazing and very tasteful. The staff was friendly and helpful. Would love to go again.

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

We greatly appreciate your five-star review. We are proud of our fresh dishes, particularly our seafood, and are thrilled you enjoyed a delightful meal. We look forward to serving you again in the future. 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, 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?