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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

My husband and I split 4 dishes. Aside from the Hamachi, everything was really one-note; it was almost bland, lacking some sort of seasoning or acidity. The view was spectacular and we had a lovely window table - but the food was so disappointing I...More

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are disappointed that your experience did not meet your expectations. We welcome you to contact our office directly to discuss your concerns and we hope to welcome you back soon for a more improved...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

It is great food. Great view. Great staff. Why wouldn't you go? The bagel and lox too much. Too good. Perfect. Fresh OJ. Great French toast too

Thank love5star18
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

We are grateful for your feedback and your decision to dine at Raya. It is wonderful knowing you enjoyed your bagel and lox as well as your French toast. We look forward to welcoming you back for another spectacular meal soon.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is one of the best views in OC and a must see. I would say that the menu is on the higher end so if you want to take a look at the view and hang for a bit, you should go for a...More

Thank mickeytravler
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for taking a moment to review your time in Raya. It was our pleasure to welcome you for a delicious meal and a perfect view of the Pacific. We look forwarding to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Nothing beats dining here when the sun is out and you get to see dolphin pods and whales pass by while dining on food thats locally sourced but internationally inspired. Always an awesome meal!

Thank Andrew F
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal at Raya. We are proud to know you enjoyed each aspect of your experience, from our Pacific views to our locally sourced menu items. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

This review is about breakfasts at the Raya, where I've had several breakfast meetings recently. The view is always captivating. The service has been excellent, not too attentive that your meeting is not private, but also not far away when needed. Obviously, everything is expensive,...More

Thank Tom M
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your review and for your choice to dine with us at Raya. We are thrilled to know you have consistently enjoyed our views and our exceptional service. However, we are disappointed knowing your food was anything but perfect. Next time you are...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food was average and service was slow. No one acknowledged us when we entered the restaurant. We had to ask for help and ask for menus several times. The staff was nice but nothing exceptional except for the view.More

Thank Elizabethrawje
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

We greatly appreciate your helpful review. While we are pleased to discover you enjoyed our spectacular views, we are disappointed knowing your visit did not exceed expectations. We hope you will consider returning for another meal in the future, as we would love the opportunity...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

I took my family to eat here at sunset. Is there any better view than this? What an amazing setting the Raya at the Ritz Carlton has. The food was very good and the service was pretty good as well. Our server was very friendly...More

Thank Jhobackatl
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

We are grateful for your review and were proud to welcome your family for this memorable meal. We are thrilled you hear you enjoyed the best of both surf and turf. It makes us proud to know our impeccable service and perfect, ocean atmosphere were...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Had lunch on 3/17/17. Food was outstanding (one of the best Salmon I've had). The Latin twist to sea food definitely works. Gorgeous views from everywhere but you are better off sitting close to the windows on oceanside. However, service was less than attentive and...More

Thank serenex10
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

We are grateful for the time you have taken to share your review of Raya. It brings us great joy to know you enjoyed your fresh Salmon as well as the atmosphere in the restaurant. We regret any lapses in service you may have noticed...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The view looked amazing, but our party was too large to sit at one of the tables with the great view 🤔. The service was average, but the food was extremely slow coming out of the kitchen. We almost all ordered burgers which were good,...More

Thank SusB962
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Thank you for you honest feedback. We are glad you liked the view, but are concerned that you did not receive the service that you expected, making your experience less than perfect. We welcome you to contact us directly if you have any further concerns....More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

We stay at the Ritz-Carlton at least once a year, and we always have at least one meal at Raya. Consistently good food and a great menu. Yes, it's a tad expensive, but if you're staying at the Ritz and dining-in, I don't think you...More

Thank RollMeAway
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thank you for your review and for your loyalty to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. It has been a pleasure to welcome you for many enjoyable meals over the years. We are pleased your expectations are consistently exceeded in terms of our food, views and overall...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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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