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Raya at The Ritz-Carlton

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1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
+1 949-240-2000
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07:00 - 21:00
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Mesa, Arizona
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately I can't remember the managers name but he was there short term from the Ritz-Carlton in Chicago and he was warm and welcoming! We received wonderful service from Dale and our meal from start to finish was awesome! The corn soup was excellent, my wife had the halibut and I had the New York though it had a few... More 

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Thank Brian P
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review both your overall stay as well as your time in Raya. It is heartwarming to know you enjoyed a memorable dinner thanks in part to our exceptional service and our delicious food. Your kind words will be passed along to all our ladies and gentlemen, as they will be delighted to know... More 

Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I split 4 dishes. Aside from the Hamachi, everything was really one-note; it was almost bland, lacking some sort of seasoning or acidity. The view was spectacular and we had a lovely window table - but the food was so disappointing I would never go back.

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Thank STMRobynMM
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are disappointed that your experience did not meet your expectations. We welcome you to contact our office directly to discuss your concerns and we hope to welcome you back soon for a more improved experience. More 

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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is great food. Great view. Great staff. Why wouldn't you go? The bagel and lox too much. Too good. Perfect. Fresh OJ. Great French toast too

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Thank love5star18
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We are grateful for your feedback and your decision to dine at Raya. It is wonderful knowing you enjoyed your bagel and lox as well as your French toast. We look forward to welcoming you back for another spectacular meal soon. More 

orange county
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best views in OC and a must see. I would say that the menu is on the higher end so if you want to take a look at the view and hang for a bit, you should go for a drink and appetizer. Really beautiful place and view...

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Thank mickeytravler
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review your time in Raya. It was our pleasure to welcome you for a delicious meal and a perfect view of the Pacific. We look forwarding to seeing you again in the future. More 

Panglao Island, Philippines
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233 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nothing beats dining here when the sun is out and you get to see dolphin pods and whales pass by while dining on food thats locally sourced but internationally inspired. Always an awesome meal!

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Thank Andrew F
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal at Raya. We are proud to know you enjoyed each aspect of your experience, from our Pacific views to our locally sourced menu items. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Dana Point, California
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188 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This review is about breakfasts at the Raya, where I've had several breakfast meetings recently. The view is always captivating. The service has been excellent, not too attentive that your meeting is not private, but also not far away when needed. Obviously, everything is expensive, which is why it's disappointing that the food is good, but not great. Oatmeal is... More 

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Thank Tom M
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your choice to dine with us at Raya. We are thrilled to know you have consistently enjoyed our views and our exceptional service. However, we are disappointed knowing your food was anything but perfect. Next time you are planning a breakfast meeting, we hope you will return for an all-around impeccable meal. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food was average and service was slow. No one acknowledged us when we entered the restaurant. We had to ask for help and ask for menus several times. The staff was nice but nothing exceptional except for the view.

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Thank Elizabethrawje
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your helpful review. While we are pleased to discover you enjoyed our spectacular views, we are disappointed knowing your visit did not exceed expectations. We hope you will consider returning for another meal in the future, as we would love the opportunity to restore your faith in our Dana Point restaurant. More 

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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I took my family to eat here at sunset. Is there any better view than this? What an amazing setting the Raya at the Ritz Carlton has. The food was very good and the service was pretty good as well. Our server was very friendly and we really enjoyed our dinner. My wife had the scallops and I had a... More 

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We are grateful for your review and were proud to welcome your family for this memorable meal. We are thrilled you hear you enjoyed the best of both surf and turf. It makes us proud to know our impeccable service and perfect, ocean atmosphere were pleasing to you as well. We would be happy to welcome you for another dinner... More 

Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had lunch on 3/17/17. Food was outstanding (one of the best Salmon I've had). The Latin twist to sea food definitely works. Gorgeous views from everywhere but you are better off sitting close to the windows on oceanside. However, service was less than attentive and amateurish. Young waiters were overly playful with one another. Kitchen is across the hall and... More 

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Thank serenex10
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

We are grateful for the time you have taken to share your review of Raya. It brings us great joy to know you enjoyed your fresh Salmon as well as the atmosphere in the restaurant. We regret any lapses in service you may have noticed and will follow up with the entire team to ensure your feedback is properly noted.... More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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338 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The view looked amazing, but our party was too large to sit at one of the tables with the great view 🤔. The service was average, but the food was extremely slow coming out of the kitchen. We almost all ordered burgers which were good, but it was hard to enjoy them with these nasty little gnats buzzing around our... More 

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Thank SusB962
RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for you honest feedback. We are glad you liked the view, but are concerned that you did not receive the service that you expected, making your experience less than perfect. We welcome you to contact us directly if you have any further concerns. We hope you will come back again so we can provide a five star experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?