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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
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (30 reviews)
“cheese rolls” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€€€
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Service
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LOCATION
1 Ritz Carlton Dr, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Raya is the location for breakfast with a spactular view. Watch the surfers catch a wave while you set atop the bluff enjoying a morning coffee.

Thank wcshepherd2
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for spending a relaxing and delicious breakfast with us at RAYA. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed a wonderful start to your day overlooking our magnificent coastal views.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for breakfast 4 days and my favorite waiters were Joel and Taylor. Personable and interested in doing a good job. Pastries were exceptional. The chocolate croissant was to die for! Great fresh squeezed OJ. I will say the prices for kids food at...More

Thank GreycatLisa
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for starting off your vacation morning with us at RAYA. Our ladies and gentlemen are truly invested in serving our guests well, and we are thrilled you experienced just that. We value your feedback and thank you for taking the time to post...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service- amazing view (wish they could fit a party of 5 by the window but 4is the limit.) And the food was so delicious! Fresh oysters- fish was great and kids loved their options too!!! Great place for casual dinner and fun breakfast.

1  Thank SKJUDD
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear SKJUDD, Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying at the Ritz this was a great dining option. The view at sunset is unsurpassed. My favorite dish was the smoked swordfish appetizer. It was perfectly prepared and not too salty. The Black miso cod was very good and would certainly order this...More

Thank scuba_MN
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a moment to share your thoughtful and detailed feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, from the breathtaking Pacific views to the artfully crafted dishes. Come back soon and enjoy another extraordinary sunset!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really enjoying having breakfast here looking out at the ocean. very pleasant atmosphere and pretty darn good food. enjoyable place to have a bite

Thank jon s
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We agree with you - the view is amazing! Thank you for visiting RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton. We enjoyed having and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last month, I stayed at the Ritz Laguna Niguel with 2 friends to celebrate a birthday. We didn't make reservations for dinner so we walked up at Raya around 7.30pm. My friend asked if there was a table and was told it was full, not...More

Thank momof7now
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We sincerely regret that you feel this way, and we thank you for sharing this review with us. Our ladies and gentlemen’s highest greatest priority is providing the most memorable experiences and exceptional service for our guests. We would truly value an opportunity to discuss...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The view of the pacific and the cliffs were breathtaking! The food was good and the wait staff was amazing! We had breakfast there for my birthday and I mentioned this to the servers Joel and Cesar and they brought me a little treat with...More

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

We enjoyed having you at RAYA. Thank you for choosing The Ritz-Carlton for your celebration. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 22 May 2018

So we went last night and ordered the lobster tacos, best dish of the night, the Budda bowl, which was beyond "a little spicy" and the arroz negro which had great flavor in the rice with Chorizo but the shrimp were tasteless. The time between...More

Thank robg9000
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for choosing RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Although we are pleased that our ladies and gentlemen served you well and that our breathtaking views complemented your dining experience, we regret to hear that other aspects of your dinner did not live up...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

I was here for a dinner and this place did not disappoint ,everything from the food to the ambiance was just stupendous ,the Cheese Rolls are to die for,I really like the Buddha bowl and the Thai Basil drink, The staff were also able to...More

Thank kashyap s
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for enjoying a wonderful evening with us at RAYA. We love to hear that your meal was delicious, the atmosphere was wonderful, and your service was accommodating. Our ladies and gentlemen are proud to meet each guest’s individual needs, and we are glad...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Friendly service great food and unbeaten view takes a little bit dleay on the food serving but don't feel it while enjoying the view recommend the roasted quinoa carrot beets saladMore

Thank Fares B
RCLagunaNiguel, Manager at Raya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for joining us for a luxurious dining experience at RAYA. We are elated to hear that you enjoyed wonderful service from our ladies and gentlemen, beautiful views, and a delicious meal. We are disappointed to hear that you experienced a delay. However, we...More

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kimbiesann
11 April 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
19 April 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
21 July 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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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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