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Raya at The Ritz-Carlton

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1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
+1 949-240-2000
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07:00 - 21:30
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orange county
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 drink and appetizer. Really beautiful place and view...

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Panglao Island, Philippines
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217 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank Andrew F
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

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. More 

Dana Point, California
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131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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, which is why it's disappointing that the food is good, but not great. Oatmeal is... More 

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Thank Tom M
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

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 planning a breakfast meeting, we hope you will return for an all-around impeccable meal. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Elizabethrawje
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

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 to restore your faith in our Dana Point restaurant. More 

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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and we really enjoyed our dinner. My wife had the scallops and I had a... More 

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

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 pleasing to you as well. We would be happy to welcome you for another dinner... More 

Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 amateurish. Young waiters were overly playful with one another. Kitchen is across the hall and... More 

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

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 and will follow up with the entire team to ensure your feedback is properly noted.... More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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330 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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, but it was hard to enjoy them with these nasty little gnats buzzing around our... More 

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Thank SusB962
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

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. We hope you will come back again so we can provide a five star experience... More 

Los Angeles
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 would expect anything much less. Views are of course magnificent!

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Thank RollMeAway
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

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 ambiance. We look forward to your next trip to Dana Point. More 

Potomac, Maryland
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137 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great brunch. Around $75 per person for a 3 course meal but you can also order a la carte. Good service. Beautiful view.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your meal at Raya. It is lovely to know you enjoyed our brunch and the service that came with it. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. More 

Santa Monica, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Odd atmosphere for dinner, but would be nice for lunch or breakfast. Also, while dessert was amazing, entrees were just ok.

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Thank StevenJ1
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. While we are pleased you enjoyed a delicious dessert, we are disappointed your stay was anything but perfect. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for lunch or breakfast in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?