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Raya

1 Ritz Carlton Dr, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
+1 949-240-2000
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (30 reviews)
“arroz negro” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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Value
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LOCATION
1 Ritz Carlton Dr, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
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1 - 10 of 397 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sous chef Steve is amazing. We had so many amazing courses that blew our minds. He makes the best food ever and the staff is so accommodating. Highly recommend.More

Thank Angela P
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for joining us at RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. It was a pleasure creating a memorable experience for you. We agree, Chef Steve is incredible, and we will be sure to pass along your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

View makes everything taste that much better! Wine list is extensive, as well as bourbon options. Top notch service.

Thank BobbiJG
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us at RAYA. We are pleased to hear that our extensive menu and breathtaking sights enhanced your evening. Our ladies and gentlemen would love to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What could be better than an excellent dinner with a spectacular view. Raya is the perfect place to make your reservation for a very special evening.

Thank MK-FAGE
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was just ok, but extremely overpriced. The place is very noisy especially during peak times. The view from the large windows is great if the hostess will give you one of these tables.More

Thank George S
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us at RAYA. We love hearing that the beautiful views enhanced your dining experience, although we are disappointed that your meal fell short of your expectations. We truly appreciate your feedback and would love another chance to satisfy your palate with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will enjoy lunch at this gorgeous spot on the California coast. I prefer lunch as you get the view along with your meal. Food is delicious; some is a bit spicy but I had a corn soup that was the best I've ever had.

Thank K4656HPanne
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us at RAYA! We love hearing that you enjoyed a delicious lunch and breathtaking view, and we would be delighted to share another wonderful experience with you very soon.

Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Ritz Carlton for drinks and impressed with setting decided to go for dinner. Food was very good and staff excellent. Big compliment to Daniel who is a Great host. Spot on, attentive and Good sense of humor

Thank Hotelieratwork
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is ULTRA-Special!!! Located inside the Ritz-Carlton atop a cliff, overlooking the ocean... the view is out of this world!!! This is a cream-of-crop experience, inside of the hotel and the restaurant is super-beautiful and refined and the meal was exquisite. Great romantic/special occasion meal...More

Thank ClaudiaR6097
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

We truly appreciate you sharing your excellent experience with us. Thank you for dining with us at RAYA. Our breathtaking views and delectable menu items certainly make our restaurant a spot worth celebrating!

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The serving staff at this fine restaurant with amazing ocean views makes it hard to feel anything but special! We enjoyed chatting with our server as we sought suggestions for dinner, but never once felt an intrusion. We enjoyed the smoked swordfish appetizer (really special)...More

Thank Michelle M
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for joining us at RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. It was a pleasure serving you, and we are delighted to know you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to the next time soon.

Reviewed August 21, 2018

this is the general restaurant of the Ritz at Dana Point. they have an other restaurant with 'grand cuisine' to which i did not go. I had dinner and breakfast at Raya and the food was very good. Staff friendly and taste of food excellent....More

Thank pierre l
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you for choosing to join us at RAYA. We are always thrilled when our guests enjoy a delicious and relaxing dining experience with us, and we would love for you to dine with us again soon.

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Went with kids. First of all, loved LOVeD the laid back dress code! People in swim covers and yoga attire! Loved that about California!! But then there is the Rays. The menu is limited and highly overpriced. Views are beautiful, but I’d recommend going across...More

Thank Roadtripgal5
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton inspired by Chef Richard Sandoval. We thank you for your feedback and appreciate you sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort one day soon.

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kimbiesann
April 10, 2018|
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Response from RCLagunaNiguel | Property representative |
We look forward to welcoming you to enoSTEAK! Our dress attire is resort casual. If we can assist you in any way, please call us at 949.240.2000.
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Aunt G
April 18, 2016|
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Response from KarenMat117 | Reviewed this property |
They have several dishes that include lobster and "yes" the lobster tacos are amazing. If you know you are going I'll bet if you call and ask if the chef would make the lobster dish you are looking for, you might get... More
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jjgordon1953
July 21, 2015|
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Response from HGLAW | Reviewed this property |
I would be very surprised if the answer is "No"!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ritz Carlton Dr, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 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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