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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%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Ritz Laguna Niguel is a gorgeous property. Rays has a great menu. The food is delicious and the servers let you enjoy your table and absolutely amazing view!

Thank Shawn A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was a guest at the hotel so I stopped in for a drink and appetizers. It’s reasonably priced and the food was great. Service was great. There was a nice view of the sunset from the bar top. Ambiance is nice, they have a cozy...More

Thank Luvz2Vacation
Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter what you order on this menu...you will not be disappointed. The views are also breathtaking during the day.More

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

We appreciate the time you have taken to share your kind words and five-star review. How delightful it is to hear that you enjoyed an impeccable dining experience, thanks to our exquisite cuisine and stunning Pacific views. On behalf of all our ladies and gentlemen,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ritz Carlton Raya hotel has a beautiful hill side ocean view. The restaurant food has a great presentation. I had sunchoke bisque soup which was very tasty but I didn’t like the caramel sauce addition. They also had a nice Peruvian chicken dish. The...More

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

What a pleasure to read your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our spectacular Pacific views, delicious cuisine and impeccable service. We thank you for sharing your kind words, and look forward to welcoming you back in the new year for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were initially seated on a wall with no views. Every other table had a great view; except for this one. We declined and literally had to wait approx. 45 minutes for another table. Unacceptable! The food was average/good and was worth the price. We...More

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

Thank you for taking a moment to share your thoughts with us. We are concerned to hear that your dining experience did not exceed your expectations and that you felt the staff was not up to standards. We encourage you to contact us directly to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family dinner to celebrate wedding anniversary. Craft cocktails available to start. Excellent appetizer selection and well prepared, rich main courses. Portions are small but the richness of preparation makes up for it. Service is a little slow for the kind of dining.More

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

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! Thank you for joining us to celebrate such a special occasion, and for sharing your thoughtful review with us. It was an honor to be a part of your evening, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are some good dishes to choose from and a layout that is well designed to offer every table an outstanding View floor to ceiling of the ocean. Perfect for sunset but delightful thought the day as well The food offered innovative choices and options...More

Thank DrNic1
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate the time you have taken to share your delightful review with us. How wonderful it is to know that you were impressed by our stunning Pacific views and divine cuisine. It certainly was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Location is perfect with very friendly staff. They have the best view in SoCal.More

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

On behalf of our dedicated ladies and gentlemen, thank you for choosing RAYA and for sharing your lovely review. It was a pleasure to welcome you for an unforgettable five-star meal accompanied by stunning views. Should you find yourself in Dana Point in the future,...More

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Ate here while staying at the hotel and enjoyed the view and the food. Make sure to book a table early.More

Thank Matthew M
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of RAYA. We are delighted to read about your five-star dining experience, and are especially pleased to hear that you enjoyed our delicious cuisine and breathtaking Pacific views. On behalf of all our ladies and...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Hosted a business dinner at Raya for a group of 7 ppl. Ordered raw oysters that were very sweet/salty and absolutely delicious. The NY strips were cooked to perfection and tasted great. Ox-tail ramen noodles, ordered by one of the guest, was apparently very good...More

Thank Dmt1230
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

We appreciate the time you have taken to leave us such a thoughtful review. It was an honor to welcome you and your colleagues for an exceptional dining experience, from our exquisite cuisine to our impeccable service. Whether for another business meeting or just for...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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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