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Amaya

#243 of 3,955 Restaurants in San Diego
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5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130 (Carmel Country Road)
8583142727
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7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Meal and service are excellent!

Had lunch on the patio and dinner in the dining room. Both the meal and service were superb. Attentive waiters and beautiful setting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ian7206
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had lunch on the patio and dinner in the dining room. Both the meal and service were superb. Attentive waiters and beautiful setting.

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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu offers a lot of variety for different pallets. I enjoyed lunch on the outdoor patio and dinner inside the restaurant. Both meals were delicious and the service was outstanding.

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Thank Kimberley G
FairmontGrandDelMar, Director of Restaurant at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We value your feedback and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you personally. Please respond to our direct message at your convenience. Sincerely, Cassandra Kidwell, Director of Restaurant More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A curly black long hair in my trout at lunch, a tough overcooked steak at dinner, didn't make up for great service.

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Thank ATravelCustomer
FairmontGrandDelMar, Director of Restaurant at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We value your feedback and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you personally. Please respond to our direct message at your convenience. Sincerely, Cassandra Kidwell, Director of Restaurant More 

Budapest, Hungary
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there during Restaurant Week, nice dinner selections. Good service. Enjoyed the ambience, friendly staff. Location nice but difficult to find at night, could use more lighting and a better exit sign.

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Thank Linda S
FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Amaya, responded to this review

Linda, thanks for providing us with valuable feedback, which I will share with the Amaya team. We hope to welcome you back before the next San Diego Restaurant Week rolls around! More 

San Diego, California
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during restaurant week and the menu selections were quite nice. The food was good but I swooned over dinner only after a chocolate dessert was served. Service was professional but friendly, attentive but not hovering. The ambiance was lovely until a rowdy group was seated nearby. But since I've certainly been a member of a rowdy group in... More 

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Thank Kaye S
FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Amaya, responded to this review

Kaye, thank you for your review regarding your dining experience with us during San Diego Restaurant Week. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back at either Amaya or Addison! More 

Farmingdale, New Jersey
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was surpisingly good for a hotel restaurant. Service was fabulous also. Great breakfast that was included in our room charge.

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Thank Barbara S
Brooklyn, NY
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155 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a business dinner, and I was sorry not to have been able to see the grounds in the daylight, the property looks absolutely, unbelievably luxe. I had a mushroom bisque that was very rich and earthy with braised cippolini onions, roasted sea bass with vegetables, and a very nice Gruner Vetliner. Others in my group had a foie... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were staying at the Grand Del Mar on New Year's Eve,and opted for the dinner at Amaya. I'll elaborate below, but in a nutshell: the wait staff were great, the ambiance was bland, the food was mediocre, and the cost was egregious. The cost for New Year’s Dinner here is $195 per person, plus tax, drinks,... More 

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FairmontGrandDelMar, Director of Restaurant at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We value your feedback and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you personally. Please respond to our direct message at your convenience. Sincerely, Cassandra Kidwell, Director of Restaurant More 

Mendham, New Jersey
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here over Christmas in December. Dinner presentation was excellent, with good portions and selections. Had a veal tenderloin which was done perfectly. Would avoid holiday dinners here, though-- we had the New Years menu-- sea bass was okay, all of ours came out cold. I ate mine, wife sent hers back. Breakfast was excellent. Setting is very nice, romantic,... More 

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Thank DrMikeinNJ
FairmontGrandDelMar, Director of Restaurant at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We value your feedback and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you personally. Please respond to our direct message at your convenience. Sincerely, Cassandra Kidwell, Director of Restaurant More 

neptune beach, fl
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Presentation was beautiful, service okay but did not adhere to guests' wishes, food was hardly warm, not what you would expect. My only defense for this establishment is that is was the first week in December and as it is a resort, there were numerous parties. If you go, go when there are no parties and the staff can devote... More 

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Thank jm5445
FairmontGrandDelMar, Director of Restaurant at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We value your feedback and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you personally. Please respond to our direct message at your convenience. Sincerely, Cassandra Kidwell, Director of Restaurant More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130
    (Carmel Country Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 8583142727

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 65
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?