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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
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (24 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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1 - 10 of 348 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff was exceptional, the food amazing and the view to die for! Thank you, Andy, Robert Clymens, Arthyssa and rest of staff, THANK YOU!More

Thank NYCDPM
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you for sharing your lovely review of RAYA. We are thrilled that you enjoyed a five-star dining experience, and we will be sure to pass along your kind praises to our ladies and gentlemen. We hope to welcome you back to Dana Point...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great views and excellent food with terrific service. The salmon is very good and the black rice was customized to avoid those shellfish I did not eat.More

Thank Lynn K
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We appreciate the time you have taken to share your review. We are certainly proud of our breathtaking views and impeccable service, so it brings us great joy to hear that you enjoyed these aspects of your dining experience. We hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed breakfast here before checking out. Wonderful staff. Delicious breakfast with fast service..More

Thank Tara M
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your review and for choosing to dine at RAYA. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed every moment of your breakfast, from our exceptional service to our delicious menu options. Should you find yourself in Dana Point in the future,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food, great price point, alway fresh and warm. Nice ambiance. Beautiful views. If you are cold they have blankets so you can still enjoy the outdoor.More

Thank Ilovetravelling1212
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We appreciate the time you have taken to share your kind words. From our magnificent views to our impeccable service, we are thrilled to have provided you with a five-star dining experience. Should you find yourself at Dana Point in the future, it would be...More

Reviewed 6 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 14 September 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 4 weeks ago

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$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
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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