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5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130 (Carmel Country Road)
+1 858-314-2727
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7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Del Mar, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here for a special dinner and unfortunately, it was a big disappointment. It started when we reserved their big round table and it was not set up when we arrived. They were pleasant and took our drink order. Some of us got our drinks (made at the bar) while a number of others waited for an extended time... More 

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Thank CACfly
Bakersfield, California
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316 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed four nights at the Grand Del Mar Hotel and our only disappointment during that stay was their main dining room, Amaya. We had dinner there the first night. The menu seemed surprisingly limited and while our entrees and service were not bad, by any means, they were mostly unremarkable—an acceptable 3-star meal. Our problem arose with breakfast there... More 

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Thank Jon R
Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always very good, nice restaurant with both indoor and outdoor door dining. Amaya is on the lower level of the hotel but still has a great " valley view"

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Thank bwjrtravel
Mount Pearl, Canada
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218 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the breakfast at the hotel restaurant. The menu offers a wide variety for every taste. Staff very friendly and service timely. The food was very tasty. The breakfast was expensive but it is priced for the resort being a luxury resort.

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Thank The_Rock_50
FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to see you again soon. More 

san diego
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to take my daughter who lives in NYC to Amaya at the Grand Del Mar. A beautiful setting during the holiday season. I was horrified and disgusted! First of all we are locals, not tourists. We waited 20 minutes before anyone even acknowledged that we (a party of 6) even sat down. It was clear there was... More 

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Thank time2goSanDiego
FairmontGrandDelMar, Public Relations Manager at Amaya, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We particularly value feedback from our repeat local guests such as you and were disappointed to read of your recent experience. I have shared your comments with our management team, which has already taken action to improve our service. We hope to win back your business and trust. If there... More 

San Diego
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96 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has gone downhill. There's no sugar coating. 1. They've changed the menu, and the resulting dishes are quite bland. e.g., we ordered their recommended dishes of lamb shank and jidori chicken. Both were very pedestrian with no flavor. 2. Service is atrocious. e.g., they brought the dishes out at various times, so we had to wait to eat... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide this valuable feedback, which I have shared with our management team. They have since taken action, particularly in regards to service training and revising the menu. I understand that a member of our executive committee has reached out to you personally since the posting of this review. We hope to win back... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Excellent service. We stayed at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar and this was our second time at Amaya. Lovely way to spend an evening. Good food and wines.

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

Thank you for the lovely comments. We particularly love hearing from repeat diners and are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience just as much the second time around! More 

San Diego, California
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150 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

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 November 26, 2016

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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 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 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, 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 Court, San Diego, CA 92130
    (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?