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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” (12 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (26 reviews)
“corn soup” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
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11 - 20 of 354 reviews

Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Loves having breakfast every day at Raya. View is breathtaking. Servers are great ! Had a few modifications to their breakfast menu and they were very accommodating Will miss watching the surfers every morningMore

Thank AnnMarie9583
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you for taking a moment to share your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you for breakfast each day, and we are delighted to hear that your expectations were exceeded with each visit. On behalf of all our ladies and gentlemen, we...More

Reviewed October 11, 2017

We have eaten at the Ritz Carlton before , but this is the first time at the Raya dining restaurant. We celebrated our Anniversary and were very pleased. What a wonderful view of the ocean from our table, and the food and service was outstanding!...More

Thank R G B
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

First and foremost, congratulations on your anniversary! It was an honor to welcome you to RAYA for this special occasion, and we are grateful for your lovely review. We are delighted knowing you enjoyed a five-star dining experience, thanks to our magnificent ocean views and...More

Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We made reservations for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. Staff was very friendly and even wrote us an anniversary poem and read it to us at dinner and made us feel like we were the only people there. The views of the ocean...More

Thank Tricia A
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

We are grateful for the time you have taken to share your review. While we are thrilled that you enjoyed our exquisite cuisine and breathtaking views, we are most proud to hear about the exceptional service that you encountered. It brings us great joy to...More

Reviewed September 27, 2017

Every time I come here I love to order the chilaquiles for breakfast - they are outstanding! The views are amazing - we love to sit and watch all of the local surfers down on the beach. Staff is super attentive, but doesn't hover.

Thank sallen512
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Thank you for your kind review and for choosing to dine with us at RAYA. We are elated to hear that our exquisite cuisine, impeccable service and stunning Pacific views exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another delicious meal.

Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Poor service ruined our evening. Indifferent would be the best way to describe it. Waiter just didn't care and we struggled to get any type of service. Disappointing.More

Thank milsie4
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. We take guest feedback seriously and will be sure to share this with our ladies and gentlemen. We welcome you to contact our office so we can learn more about your visit and we hope...More

Reviewed September 13, 2017

The views at Raya are the best part, whether it be sunrise or sunset. The food is definitely tasty, and the menu changes seasonally.More

Thank walt6633
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

We are grateful for your review and decision to dine with us at RAYA. We are elated to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your dining experience, from our exquisite cuisine to our Pacific views. We look forward to welcoming you back for an...More

Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

The only thing that rivaled the great, attentive service and delicious food was the absolutely fantastic view from virtually any seat in the restaurant. Very nice.More

Thank 1BeerMan
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind review. It is heartwarming to know that you enjoyed a memorable dinner, thanks in part to our delicious cuisine and breathtaking views. On behalf of all of our ladies and gentlemen, we look forward to...More

Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

While driving along the coast of Orange County, decided to stop for lunch at Raya so my client could enjoy the amazing view from the restaurant. The food was good but the service a bit slow as it took about an hour to get our...More

Thank COMTECIERGE
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent visit to RAYA. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we are elated that you enjoyed our delicious cuisine and stunning views. We apologize for any delays you encountered in terms...More

Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch at this beautiful restaurant at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Beach California. The view was fabulous. Food and service were superb. We enjoyed ourselves and will return for sure.More

Thank Michael M
ritzcarltonlaguna, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thank you for sharing your thoughtful review of Raya. We are happy to hear that you were able to join us for lunch and that your dining experience was exceptional from start to finish. It brings us great joy knowing that you appreciated our impeccable...More

Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Went there with husband, bread was good but that's where it stopped all the food was overspiced under flavored, tell me why a Ritz hotel served canned diced pineapples with dessert, plastic fiji water at rable fast food bendy straws? Waitress great 1star food.More

Thank PHWHJetSet
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you for taking a moment to review your time in Raya. While we are pleased to discover the unparalleled service of our ladies and gentlemen did not disappoint, we are concerned that your food was anything but perfect. We hope you will consider returning...More

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Restaurant Details

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