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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)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Raya is a great place to go for any occasion. It is nice enough to feel like a fancy restaurant, but casual enough to wear nice jeans. The food is great! They are also very accommodating to special diets. Great service, great atmosphere and great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DR Sorensen M
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us. We are delighted you enjoyed a memorable night out at RAYA, and we look forward to creating more memories with you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience, Daniel and Emily V were amazing! With all the craziness going on tonight, you could definitely see they were giving special attention to their guests. Coming back. Great food, great service. Winning!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank robhennum
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at RAYA. We are elated that you enjoyed a memorable experience and we will certainly pass along your kind regards. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful way to spend a Saturday at Raya by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval. Not the first visit nor will it be the final one---as the views are "sans égal" like cuisine at the Ritz Carlton. Thanks to Emily, Cameron and our vehicle attendant Ryan (water...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us at RAYA. We are so pleased that you savored an excellent meal alongside our picturesque views. We appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts and would love to spend another dining experience with you soon.

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went here for dinner last night and requested a window table to view the spectacular California sunset. The service is exemplary. I highly recommend the food and this restaurant. We had constant attention from the maître d’ our server helpers in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed our offerings, service, and view. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 13, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Angela P
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

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 October 4, 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank BobbiJG
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

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 October 2, 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MK-FAGE
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

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 September 27, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank George S
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

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 September 16, 2018

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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank K4656HPanne
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Hotelieratwork
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

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.

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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
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, 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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