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“"great wine & cheese"”

Raya at The Ritz-Carlton
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Ranked #7 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We sat at the bar to enjoy the ocean view. Ordered wine, ate a cheese and fruit tray and was served by a very attentive bartender.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a really lovely restaurant for a special meal. The views over the beautiful pacific ocean are superb especially at sunset.
This really is five star dining at its best. Both the food & wine were fabulous. The menu is just divine.
I could not fault the service & I found this a truly memorable experience for our stay on the coast in Orange County.

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1  Thank DrJAussie
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Get a table right on the big windows overlooking the Pacific, otherwise, order room service.
The restaurant is laid out like a railroad dining car, long and narrow, but with a mezz level above for larger groups. The food is fantastic, really good, the servers are well-trained and attentive, and the wine list is good. The star is the food, they have a really good kitchen.

Such a beautiful place, but the decorating looks like left overs from meeting and banquet rooms.

There is no charm by itself, the beauty comes through the windows from the ocean.

There is an excellent bar next to the restaurant, good bartenders and comfortable.

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1  Thank George A
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We ate breakfast at Raya in the Ritz-Carlton every morning for four days in a row. We didn't have to since breakfast was available to us at no charge in the Club Room on the Concierge floor but we couldn't pass up the innovative menu and the incomparable views. The dungeness crab benedict was so good I had it twice. I also loved the Oceanside omelette; it had smoked salmon, fried capers, cream cheese...wow. Everything we tried was good and was accompanied by impeccable service and amazing ocean views.

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1  Thank DreamSeeker94
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Filet, Lobster tacos, Ceviche and Seared scallops.... as good as the finest restaurants in NYC. Service was impeccable. View was unparalleled. Great for breakfast too.

1  Thank 4MGOBLUE
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