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Raya at The Ritz-Carlton

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1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
+1 949-240-2000
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Gold Coast, Australia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only had breakfast here this trip and they were the best we had in 3 weeks of travel - excellent food, & service (Thks Andrew!) & superb views!

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is marvelous to know we could exceed your expectations—even after a long trip around the world. On behalf of Andrew and the rest of our team, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Aurora, United States
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel a lot every year, and for the most part, I'm a fan of the Ritz-Carlton chain... however, this restaurant didn't meet expectations. The food is pricey and the service is slow. We even had cold food and coffee. The coffee was undrinkable even when it was hot - very acidic. Come for the view and be aware that... More 

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback. It troubles us to know your expectations were not met. If you would like to further discuss your feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We would appreciate the opportunity to restore your faith in our restaurant. More 

Coto de Caza, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and amazing view of the ocean! Really good staff and that educated on gluten free dining. Many gluten free menu options and most dishes can be customized . One downside is the menu has been the same for years

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Thank lisagood99
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful seaside restaurant with seaside views. Excellent food!!and very attentive staff given the large amount of guests staying in hotel..

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Thank Mary Beth K
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We are grateful for your kind words. We promise a luxury experience to each guest, from those staying for a week to those just joining us for a meal. It is marvelous knowing you experienced five-star service while you dined at Raya. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back. More 

San Jose, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have enjoyed many memorable evenings at Raya. The chef often creates new dishes, with many courses to choose from. If you want the very finest service, request Dean. He will make your special occasion the very best.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to dine with us at Raya. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and are thrilled your expectations have consistently been met. On behalf of Dean and the rest of our ladies and gentlemen, we are looking forward to your next visit. More 

Orange County, California
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New Year day 2017 Celebration.Hostess at Raya Resturant was Samantha and Hailey were very polite and courteous.No seat for us so we enjoyed at the bar.Gabriel was the bar hostess and served was well.She was extremely busy with clients and taking care of the glassware,drinks and ordering food to the kitchen.We had great new year day lunch.

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Thank SVGROVER
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your New Year's Day lunch in Bar Raya. We hope you will come back again soon to enjoy lunch in Raya. More 

Plano, Texas
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174 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Ritz for a week and we only ate breakfast here. Everyday the wait to get a table for our family of 5 was over 40 minutes. Then when we got a table it took another 30-40 minutes to get our food. Many of the waiters here are not familiar with a vegan diet, and being vegan... More 

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you have taken to review your experience at Raya. While we are pleased to hear you enjoyed our breathtaking views, we are disappointed other areas of your visit did not meet expectations. We are proud to cater to the needs of each and every guest, and we regret the challenges you faced regarding your dietary specifications.... More 

New Delhi, India
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the shrimps, tuna and breads. Each dish was amazing and very tasteful. The staff was friendly and helpful. Would love to go again.

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Thank pratss2014
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your five-star review. We are proud of our fresh dishes, particularly our seafood, and are thrilled you enjoyed a delightful meal. We look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

Irvine, California
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had eaten at the Ritz Carlton several times before and had always been impressed. We were invited here on a Sunday for a special birthday party for a close friend and were very excited to go back. We ate off of the brunch menu which included unlimited champagne, a choice of starters, a choice of entrée, and a choice... More 

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review your luxury dining experience. It was our pleasure to host this special birthday celebration, and we are thrilled you could attend. It is marvelous knowing each aspect of your meal was served to perfection, from our Crab and Shrimp Cocktail starter to our Salmon entrée. We are proud of our proximity to... More 

New Jersey
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

The food and views here are fantastic....they need to devise a better way to seat guests during busy times. Nobody goes to the Ritz to be put on a list and left waiting like you are at the local Olive Garden

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Thank S D
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate the time you have taken to review each of our dining outlets. We are thrilled you enjoyed our delicious food and breathtaking views. However, we are disappointed we could not provide a five-star experience. We hope to welcome you back for a truly perfect meal in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?