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5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA 92130-4901 (Carmel Country Road)
+1 858-314-2727
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San Diego, California
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146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service is superb, the breakfast menu is great, and the breakfast is excellent. The farm fresh eggs are really a treat and the croissants are some of the best in San Diego. It was a very nice experience.

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Thank Rick S
Bethesda, Maryland
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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast twice there. The wait staff was very attentive. The food was good, and not too unreasonably priced, even for a Fairmont. We would have had dinner, but one of the other Fiarmont restaurants had options that were more appealing.

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Thank BT20812
FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are delighted to hear that you found we offered an excellent value and hope that you try us for dinner next time! More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an uninspired breakfast. Sausage was fatty and not fully cooked. Coffee was tasteless and weak. Potatoes ok as was eggs.

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Thank Thomas M
FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We would like to learn more so that we may improve our breakfast experience. Please kindly respond to our private message at your earliest convenience. More 

Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Amaya is located in the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Like the rest of the hotel, it is decorated in over-the-top Italian style. We sat in a booth large enough for six, and the high backs of the booth made it feel like we were dining alone. Very cool. The wine list was extensive. We decided to order by the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about your dining experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance, wine and dinner. We hope to welcome you back soon -- perhaps for one of our upcoming holiday menus! You might want to try our covered, outdoor terrace next time, which is even heated during the winter. More 

Montecito, CA
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service here is wonderful, and I especially recommend the weekend brunch, which is lovely and quite delicious. Our dogs were allowed on the patio with us which was very nice as well. The patio overlooks the lovely grounds and is a very tranquil and relaxing place to spend some time.

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Thank cmkr1969
FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are delighted to hear you--and your four-legged friends--had such an enjoyable meal. We hope to welcome you back soon, perhaps for one of our special holiday menus! More 

Orange County, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Whilst staying at the Grand Del Mar, we dined here twice for dinner and each time was pleasant. You can't beat the peaceful Mediterranean ambience on the patio. Service was very personable and charming.

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Thank Lv2Trav
FairmontGrandDelMar, Guest Relations Manager at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The outdoor terrace is a favorite year-round, thanks to our beautiful Southern California weather (and the heaters when needed!). We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Aledo, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We stayed at the Grand Del Mar and ate breakfast one day at Amaya. The outside dining area was quiet, pleasant and they adjust the temperature depending on the weather using propane heaters. In October, our day was perfect. The service was personal and professional and the view is beautiful. We had an omelette, eggs, breakfast meats, juice and coffee... More 

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Thank RichJ544
FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with the TripAdvisor community. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our little slice of Italy right here in Southern California. We hope to welcome you back to both the resort and restaurant soon! More 

Calgary, Canada
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270 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Amaya has a very interesting menu, what ever you order I guarantee you will not be disappointed. The staff are amazing,efficient, professional, This restaurant has a stunning view for you to enjoy, regardless of what meal you are having.When you are enjoying your stay at the Grand Del Mar, please do not miss Amaya

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Thank 281bob
FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed both the menu and the view. We hope to welcome you back soon, perhaps for one of our upcoming holiday menus! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We've eaten at Amaya twice since their menu changed a few months ago. Some of what we ordered was not edible, some was just fair; some we sent back and we got the same thing served again. Our server in both cases was outstanding. The food was not. Recently we went to the bar on the main level for the... More 

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Thank Barbie27sd
FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry to learn that you are disappointed with our menu changes. We especially value feedback from return guests such as you and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you personally. Please respond to our direct message at your convenience. More 

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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Lunch with a spectatuclar view. We had a Mexican buffet with many tempting choices. Build your own or enjoy the enchiladas or tamales. Flan and tres leche flourish for the finale. All delicious

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

Thank you for sharing your comments on our restaurant views as well as the Mexican-themed buffet, both of which are real crowd-pleasers here in San Diego! We hope to welcome you back for many more meals to come. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $65
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA 92130-4901
    (Carmel Country Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-314-2727

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