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Raya at The Ritz-Carlton

1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
+1 949-240-2000
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (24 reviews)
“corn soup” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Poor service ruined our evening. Indifferent would be the best way to describe it. Waiter just didn't care and we struggled to get any type of service. Disappointing.More

Thank milsie4
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. We take guest feedback seriously and will be sure to share this with our ladies and gentlemen. We welcome you to contact our office so we can learn more about your visit and we hope...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The views at Raya are the best part, whether it be sunrise or sunset. The food is definitely tasty, and the menu changes seasonally.More

Thank walt6633
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are grateful for your review and decision to dine with us at RAYA. We are elated to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your dining experience, from our exquisite cuisine to our Pacific views. We look forward to welcoming you back for an...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The only thing that rivaled the great, attentive service and delicious food was the absolutely fantastic view from virtually any seat in the restaurant. Very nice.More

Thank 1BeerMan
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind review. It is heartwarming to know that you enjoyed a memorable dinner, thanks in part to our delicious cuisine and breathtaking views. On behalf of all of our ladies and gentlemen, we look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While driving along the coast of Orange County, decided to stop for lunch at Raya so my client could enjoy the amazing view from the restaurant. The food was good but the service a bit slow as it took about an hour to get our...More

Thank COMTECIERGE
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent visit to RAYA. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we are elated that you enjoyed our delicious cuisine and stunning views. We apologize for any delays you encountered in terms...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch at this beautiful restaurant at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Beach California. The view was fabulous. Food and service were superb. We enjoyed ourselves and will return for sure.More

Thank Michael M
ritzcarltonlaguna, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughtful review of Raya. We are happy to hear that you were able to join us for lunch and that your dining experience was exceptional from start to finish. It brings us great joy knowing that you appreciated our impeccable...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with husband, bread was good but that's where it stopped all the food was overspiced under flavored, tell me why a Ritz hotel served canned diced pineapples with dessert, plastic fiji water at rable fast food bendy straws? Waitress great 1star food.More

Thank PHWHJetSet
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a moment to review your time in Raya. While we are pleased to discover the unparalleled service of our ladies and gentlemen did not disappoint, we are concerned that your food was anything but perfect. We hope you will consider returning...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to Raya since 2012. The staff (with the exception of the hostesses) have always been excellent. Why aren’t the hostesses excellent? When you go there, they seem detached, more interested in the messages they receive on their cell phones than what’s...More

Thank Frank C
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your honest review. We take guest feedback very seriously and will pass your comments along to our culinary team and restaurant managers. We certainly hope you will visit Raya again soon so we can provide a much improved dining experience.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

First time I feel very disappointed with food and service. Took more than 45 min to get a three seat table. Waitress said 30 min but there we're some empty tables. I asked why was it taking so long to seat us, she responded we're...More

Thank J Jesus G
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We thank you for the time you have taken to share your honest review. It is our promise to provide exceptional service in all areas, and we sincerely apologize for any shortcomings you may have encountered. Please know that we are looking into this matter,...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

food was fantastic, service was a little slow. had to ask for coffee refills and water constantly. the location of this restaurant is amazing.More

Thank sajjidd
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. While we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our delicious cuisine and excellent location, it disappoints us that other aspects of your experience did not exceed your expectations. We apologize for any shortcomings you may have encountered and...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The Breakfast is creative, high quality and delicious. The bees are spectacular of the surf and surfers swimming below. Andrew and Brenden were so attentive and helpful. We have dietary restrictions in our family, and they were more than happy to accommodate us. Andrew learned...More

Thank molly f
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We are grateful for the time you have taken to share your five-star review. It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed our delicious cuisine at Raya, as well as our stunning views and impeccable service. We will be sure to pass along your kind...More

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