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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%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (24 reviews)
“corn soup” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The highlight of our trip was Raya. The service was impeccable. The food was fantastic. The view was amazing. Raya alone makes a visit to The Ritz at Laguna Nigel worth a visit. Go there. You wont be disappointed.

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had dinner there on Friday,July 14. The view and service were wonderful. Other than that we were disappointed. Started with smoked swordfish dip. No smokey flavor, not as described. It had some small chopped pieces of jalapeno on top and when mixed in, made...More

Thank ScubaWife
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to detail your visit to Raya. We are happy that you appreciated our friendly and attentive ladies and gentlemen. We are, however, disappointed to hear your overall experience did not meet your expectations. We welcome you to contact our...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting relatives in Laguna, we decided on dinner at Raya at the Ritz. It was Monday night, July 10, 2017. Our apps were Ahi Tuna Ceviche (good), Spanish Grilled Octopus with Heirloom Beans. Octopus was tough, beans crunchy and underdone, sent back to kitchen...second plate,...More

Thank rosiethecaterer
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your food and service expectations were not met, and would like the opportunity to turn this around for you. We welcome you to contact our RAYA manager to discuss...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and enjoyed breakfast here. The staff were warm and friendly and really helpful given we had a 10mth old :)

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your time at Raya. It is lovely to know you enjoyed your breakfast with us, and we look forward to welcoming your family back soon.

Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I can't remember the managers name but he was there short term from the Ritz-Carlton in Chicago and he was warm and welcoming! We received wonderful service from Dale and our meal from start to finish was awesome! The corn soup was excellent, my...More

Thank Brian P
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review both your overall stay as well as your time in Raya. It is heartwarming to know you enjoyed a memorable dinner thanks in part to our exceptional service and our delicious food. Your kind words will be...More

Reviewed May 15, 2017

My husband and I split 4 dishes. Aside from the Hamachi, everything was really one-note; it was almost bland, lacking some sort of seasoning or acidity. The view was spectacular and we had a lovely window table - but the food was so disappointing I...More

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are disappointed that your experience did not meet your expectations. We welcome you to contact our office directly to discuss your concerns and we hope to welcome you back soon for a more improved...More

Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

It is great food. Great view. Great staff. Why wouldn't you go? The bagel and lox too much. Too good. Perfect. Fresh OJ. Great French toast too

Thank love5star18
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

We are grateful for your feedback and your decision to dine at Raya. It is wonderful knowing you enjoyed your bagel and lox as well as your French toast. We look forward to welcoming you back for another spectacular meal soon.

Reviewed April 26, 2017

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...More

Thank mickeytravler
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thank you for taking a moment to review your time in Raya. It was our pleasure to welcome you for a delicious meal and a perfect view of the Pacific. We look forwarding to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed April 18, 2017

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!

Thank Andrew F
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

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.

Reviewed April 17, 2017

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,...More

Thank Tom M
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $100
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups
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
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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