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Amaya at The Grand Del Mar

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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Perfect experience. Exceptional service and amazing food

The old adage "you get what you pay for" is true here. Fresh food, well prepared and a diverse menu. Our group of 5 ordered all different items and tasted each other's. All were amazing including the octopus appetizer and the shrimp appetizer. I got the crab and lobster pasta and loved every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The staff was friendly but the food was just okay. Definitely not worth the price I recommend taking a 10 minute drive and eating outside the resort .

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Vancouver, Washington
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The old adage "you get what you pay for" is true here. Fresh food, well prepared and a diverse menu. Our group of 5 ordered all different items and tasted each other's. All were amazing including the octopus appetizer and the shrimp appetizer. I got the crab and lobster pasta and loved every bite Our waitress was superb. Informed, helpful,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Amaya at The Grand Del Mar is a very satisfying restaurant. The food is excellent and the setting is relaxed. We liked it so much that we chose it for dinner all three nights of our visit to the hotel and each meal was a unique experience. Amaya is very upscale without a break-the-budget price. Whether you stay at... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

When you eat here, you have a fabulous view of the grounds and part of the golf course. The food was very good and the service was superb.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The staff at Amaya are top notch with great attitudes and amazing service. The food was tasteful without being "too much".

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WI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pancakes and Eggs Benedict were the best thing on the menu. Although, everything else that I tried on their breakfast menu was good too. Don't try to remember your waiter's name because there will be multiple people taking care of you throughout the meal.

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San Clemente, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great setting, filling breakfast. I had the Juevos Rancheros which happens to come with 2 strips of thick bacon. a taste of my wife. I also had a bite of my wife's Eggs Benedict, with the ham having this smoky flavor. As always at the Grand, the service was impeccable and it was all reasonably priced given where you're at.

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Irvine, CA
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115 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Ate here with colleagues in March 2015. The catalan style shrimp was in no way Catalan style, but was wonderful. The grilled pork chop was also wonderful. Wines by the glass were excellent and the Armagnac we had after dinner near the fire was the best I have ever tasted. Amaya is not to be missed in Del Mar.

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Newport Beach, CA
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125 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

During our stay at The Grand Del Mar, my husband and I enjoyed dinner on the patio at Amaya. As an appetizer, we shared the Catalan-Style Shrimp, which was incredible! Several shrimp came in a bowl of spicy broth with bread for dipping. AMAZING! It was so good that I do not even remember what else we ordered now, a... More 

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coronado
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77 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We loved the food at Amaya. We had a "vegetable risotto" with mushrooms and white asparagus that was marvelous. We also had (we switch plates half way) lamb prepared two ways, with various tasty iterations of eggplant, fennel, garbanzo panisse, and yoghurt. Amazing flavors. That said, there were issues. I had checked the menu on Amaya's website that morning, and... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?