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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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Anaheim, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Fine dinning with amazing ocean view and sunset. Excellent service and feels very laid back. All we ordered was well presented and delicious. We skipped deserts as did not find anything appealing. But appetizers were amazing and we had 3 or 4 of them to share between 2.

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

Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. It was a pleasure having you! We look forward to your return visit, and if there is anything special we can make for you please let us know. It would be our pleasure! More 

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Reviewed 26 May 2016

We are staying at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. After reading reviews, we were cautiously optimistic in selecting Raya as the destination for our big splurge dinner. Well...we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Window table for two at sunset, impeccable service, on-point menu suggestions from our server, subtle and surprising flavors, and an amazing... More 

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

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for celebrating with us! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at RAYA and hope you have a chance to try 180blu or enoSTEAK as well. We are so proud of our dining outlets and our ladies and gentlemen, and it's great to hear that it shows. We look forward to being of service... More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

What can I say Food excellent both rehearsal dinner Wedding dinner and breakfast and lunches at Deli The room was very good cheapest and still great bath and bed. The surf the surfers define the view. Flowers grow everywhere. No complaints. Not cheap but we'll worth the money spent.

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

On behalf of all our ladies and gentlemen, it was a pleasure celebrating with you! We look forward to creating many more unique and personal memories for you soon. More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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281 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I get that this is the Ritz Carlton, but $87 for breakfast for two is simply ridiculous. The huevos rancheros and Dungeness crab chalupa were well prepared and tasty, with a very good hollandaise on the latter. Prices in the mid $20s were far too disproportionate to the quality, though. And be careful when you order juices, as the exorbitant... More 

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1 Thank mthom100
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed feedback. We greatly appreciate hearing from our valuable guests and listen to every piece of feedback given to us. We are delighted to hear that your overall service experience was an excellent one. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. Thank you again for providing your review. More 

Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I took my parents and sister for dinner on Saturday night - 14th May 2016. We all loved the restaurant. Despite the very grand setting, the feel of the place was still friendly and relaxed. Make sure to arrive before sunset - we got there at 19:00 - and had a drop dead gorgeous sunset that unfolded slowly as we... More 

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

We can't argue with you----our sunsets are absolutely phenomenal! Thank you for experiencing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. More 

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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The views are awesome and the breakfast menu fantastic. I had the crab chalupa and it is was outstanding,so was steak breakfast burrito my wife ate. We enjoyed both so much, had the same thing 2 days in a row. Miguel was an exceptional waiter!

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

Thank you for joining us at RAYA. It was a pleasure having you with us and we are delighted that Miguel provided you with an exceptional experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

New York City, New York
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The view is amazing. And the food is decent. I had lunch here with my three year old. We actually both ordered from the kids meal menu and the quality is unexpectedly good, and the price is reasonable for a five star resort.

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

Thank you for experiencing our Kids Menu at Raya! It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to welcoming back soon. More 

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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Took my family here for dinner and they were amazed by the ocean view and superb service. This restaurant is located inside the Ritz Carlton, Dana Point. Their menu is limited but top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant for both dinner and breakfast. This is a Pan-Latin Coastal Cuisine prepared with sustainable seafood, local produce, natural and organic meat... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful description of RAYA. We look forward to welcoming back soon and introducing you to our Chef. See you soon! More 

Mission Viejo, California
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303 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Service from Miguel was excellent. The Manchaca burrito had tender beef with just the right amount of kick. The Cali omelet was also delicious. They keep the coffee coming and even offer a to-go cup. Keep in mind this is the Ritz Carlton and priced accordingly $26each for the entrees, $8 for orange juice and $6 for coffee. Worth every... More 

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

It was a pleasure having you join us at our beautiful, ocean front restaurant RAYA. We are delighted that Miguel and our ladies and gentlemen created a memorable experience for you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. You can always find our most current menu selections and other valuable resort information on our website. More 

Dana Point, California
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Great use of space that was wasted. Fires blankets surf movies and waves below. Congrats to Ritz for making such a cool space. Food is just average and expensive but worth it for the setting. Very cool spot

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

Thank you for your feedback. 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups
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?