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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
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (24 reviews)
“corn soup” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
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71 - 80 of 349 reviews

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Dined solo, as my husband was Ina conference. Breakfast with amazing views & watched the surfers! Service was outstanding!

Thank 4silky
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thank you for choosing RAYA. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back soon for another excellent experience.

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking view, make sure you get window seat! Service was great, food was excellent. We had breakfast there and were able to see whales creating the top of the water (very far away), but there were boats all around the area where they were, so...More

Thank JesandJeff
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Thank you for dining at RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton. We enjoyed having you! RAYA is a very popular restaurant and we always strive to provide the best possible service and table assignments that we can. We strongly recommend reservations any time you visit. We hope...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016

My son has been coming to Laguna for 20 yrs and a favorite for him. We only had drinks but the hotel is beautiful.

Thank mimiinwaco
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you all for your loyalty! We are honored to be your favorite!

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly we were able to get in with no dinner reservation and were seated right in front of one of the massive windows overlooking the ocean. Everything looked good on the menu so we ordered several small plates: lobster tacos, corn soup, crab mashed potatoes,...More

Thank Barb S
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2016

Thank you for trying RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton. We enjoyed having you sample our delicious small plates. We look forward to your return when we will be able to surprise you with new and innovative changes to our menu.

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, it's the Ritz Carlton. Yes, it's Dana Point, CA. But even then the sticker shock when the bill arrived after brunch for 3 I was floored. Now, the presentation, the food, the service, the views and the ambiance were exceptional! For a once in...More

Thank GooseBell
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton. We enjoyed having you with us for your special occasion.

Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Raya for our anniversary. As you expect at The Ritz, but still appreciate, all of the staff acknowledged we we celebrating an anniversary. Our server exceeded our expectations over and over and she helped make it a very special evening. In a celebratory...More

Thank Dan H
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing RAYA for your luxury dining experience. It was a pleasure celebrating with you and we look forward for many more to come.

Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went for a birthday celebration and at best the meal was average. We had expected something a bit up scale for the prices they charge.I would definitely go to one of the excellent independent restaurants in either Dana Point or Laguna Beach. BTW, the...More

Thank 3,522
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton. We are very disappointed to learn you did not have an amazing dining experience while being our guests. We hope you had a chance to speak to one of our food and beverage leaders at the time...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016

Our wait staff was excellent, attentive and so very friendly. I had lobster tacos which were fresh and delicious. My husband enjoyed a New York Strip with a delectable sauce made with truffles. Dungeness crab whipped potatoes and brocollini. The atmosphere is inviting the view...More

Thank bpeppy
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

Sounds delicious! Thank you for visiting RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton.

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We are at the Ritz for the week and had dinner here. The views and service was great. The food was ok. The filet was good but the seafood risotto wasn't as great. The mussels were huge and smaller mussels are always better, The risotto...More

3  Thank Benzman79
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thank you for choosing The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for your dining experience. We appreciate your feedback and are saddened to hear that your dinner was less than exceptional. We would be more than happy to speak with your further and we can be reached at...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The menu is somewhat limited, but the food is really good and most plates are a surprising twist of common foods such as quesadillas and tacos and the seafood risotto with the added chorizo to give it almost a paella flair. The scallops were ok,...More

Thank egraff
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

Thank you for visiting RAYA. We appreciate your feedback!

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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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