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Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-240-2000
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Raya, named “Restaurant of the Year” by Riviera Orange County in July...
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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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful Bar

Wife and I spent a couple of nights at the bar for a quick drink before dinner and one time for after-dinner drinks. Located right at the end of the long entry hallway into the resort, the bar is luxurious and the bartenders poor a large drink. As usual when at The Ritz, you should expect 5-star... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Marines49
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Dallas, TX
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  • Scenic view
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Dallas, TX
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Wife and I spent a couple of nights at the bar for a quick drink before dinner and one time for after-dinner drinks. Located right at the end of the long entry hallway into the resort, the bar is luxurious and the bartenders poor a large drink. As usual when at The Ritz, you should expect 5-star service and the... More 

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Windham, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had two meals at this restaurant. Both were exceptional. For lunch I had Shrimp tacos, with manchego fries-Outstanding. For breakfast I had the California Burrito-very good. The service is very good, in fact, our waitress was very attentive and knew my name second time around. The views are amazing too.

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Riverside, California
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a very upscale restaurant with an ocean view if you are lucky to get a table next to the window. But you can still enjoy the ocean even from tables that are distant from the windows. It's a mixture of upscale, casual, modern, and romantic. It's good for groups, friends, family, and couples . The service was fantastic.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Without reservation, and not being a hotel guest, we were so surprised and pleased when the hostess and our server (Liase) gave us an ocean view table and placed an anniversary love poem card and flower petals on it for us to enjoy? Delightful food, service second to none. The management of this restaurant should be proud of staff like... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I struggle to write this review. We ate at Raya several times during our stay at the Ritz. The view is enough to distract from any perceived negatives on the restaurant. But yet, we tried enough of the dishes that I feel like I can fairly say that some of the dishes, while imaginative in description, and often beautifully plated,... More 

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Fontana, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The view is amazing!! Huevos rancheros were delicious,the best I ever had !! Our waiter was very courteous and was very knowledgeable about the menu. We also ordered the coconut french toast. Everything tasted delicious!!

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West Hollywood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

There was nothing to dislike, we had a large group and everybody loved their meal and service was without fault.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

food was great, service was excellent and the views are spellbinding. We loved this spot for breakfast with a large group of ladies as well as with parties of 2 or 4. First rate!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had dinner recently and the choices were great from small plates to full meals. The deserts were other worldly! I recommend the deconstructed carrot cake and that was probably the best desert I have ever eaten. We were hosted by Dean and his service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I have not even mentioned the... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were at Raya for a family breakfast and everything was very good. The food was fresh and cooked well. The service was very good; efficient and friendly. But what really sets this restaurant apart are the incredible views. The restaurant sits on a bluff at the Ritz Carlton hotel overlooking the ocean. Just beautiful.

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Additional Information about Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Address: One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: +1 949-240-2000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Latin

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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.
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

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