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Amaya at Fairmont Grand Del Mar

4.2
884 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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With stunning views of Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s Mediterranean-inspired architecture and pristine golf course, you'll forget your actually dining at a San Diego restaurant. Let Amaya whisk you off to the coast of Italy, as you enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner on the shaded terrace or within the relaxed yet refined dining room.

Amaya's distinctive menus feature Californian cuisine with Italian influences and the season's finest market ingredients. Chef de Cuisine Bryn McArthur presents an array of breakfast classics, seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches, tempting appetizers, satisfying pastas and risottos, and savory entrées. To finish, decadent desserts highlight seasonal fruits and classic indulgences. An expansive selection of wines from Italy further enhance the Italian flavors of Amaya.

Custom menus and private dining rooms are available for groups.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily, 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Brunch
Saturday – Sunday, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Lunch
Monday – Friday, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dinner
Daily, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(858) 314-2727
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Cross street: Carmel Country Road
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Romance your taste buds with a four-course Valentine’s Day tasting menu! 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. $165 per person.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 884 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

I thought the food was good, not great. The service was excellent and the cost was very high.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We like to go to Amaya for Sunday brunch or coffee with friends. Lové ambiance and cousine. Stuff is very courteous and attentive, definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

The Fairmont Grant Hyatt is an exquisite hotel, dining and food impeccable! We enjoy celebrating special occasions there.

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wwwUnhooknow (San Diego)
2.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

We came 12/28 for a Birthday Party... it's expensive but my friends wanted to see the Holiday Decorations that's why we selected this expensive place. To our surprise they took down all the Holiday decor the day after Christmas but did not tell anyone! Disappointing.... we came early to take time to tour the facilities... but instead went to lunch but since it did not start till 11:30 we had to wait..... then we got burnt prezel bread which we sent back when we could find our waiter...tiny little butter, so we had to wait to find our waiter to get more, then got salads with dressing on the side, but 2 of the 4 had it poured on, one missing dressing and it was not on the side so she again had to wait to find the waiter..he had to run somewhere and showed up when the rest of us were 1/2 done! Disappointing all around... won't be back... Just 4 salads for $$, it was sub par service because they did not have enough staff!

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

I had $350 in gift certificates and we planned a nice Holiday dinner for our family. Everything was overpriced, the service was extremely slow, we waited over an hour for our entrees to arrive. And the bill for 6 drinks, 4 entrees and 2 appetizers was $80 over the $350. We arrived at
5pm and we left at 8:30pm. Our waitress Stella and the bus servicers were excellent. The kitchen needs a 5 star chef and a full staff so the hour long wait is corrected.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Besim & Vladimire are always excellent and remember me which makes for a very nice time.
Very gracious and willing to go out of their way to make it a pleasant lunch experience.

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vipGregariousGourmet (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

It was the holidays. A greeting would be nice. The staff was efficient but cold. We were directed to the stairs to Amaya and not informed that there was elevator access. The valet had apparently just finished a cigarette when he got
My car and I could smell it in the vehicle.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

They overcharged my credit card by $5.00. Otherwise a most enjoyable evening.

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Kaldune (San Diego)
2.0
Dined on December 19, 2017

The service is so so horrific it’s absolutely astounding. Drinks are impossible to get, dinner mistakes, slow, no attention. The waiter we had is under qualified to work at Burger King. How disappointing in every way.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

The hotel is beautiful, and the Amaya restaurant has very attentive staff and management; after a visit at Amaya in December 2017 when things weren’t as “Fairmont perfect” as expected, today we tried Amaya again, for my mom’s birthday, and we had a wonderful time.

Everything was perfect, down to the smallest detail, and so representative of Fairmont’s culture of excellence in customer service.

Our server Adan was very professional, helpful, and attentive, he made excellent coffee, took the order impeccably well, and made sure our entire experience was wonderful to the last detail.

The hotel was as beautiful as ever, with tasteful decor and amazing flower arrangements. It makes your heart happy to be in such lovely surroundings.

We are thrilled to see that Fairmont Grand Del Mar and Amaya’s management pay attention to, and care enough about, customers’ comments, to make things right for their customers. It truly shows that the Fairmont culture of excellence and high quality customer care are more alive than ever!!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily, 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Brunch
Saturday – Sunday, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Lunch
Monday – Friday, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dinner
Daily, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Cross street
Carmel Country Road
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(858) 314-2727
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Parking details
We are pleased to provide diners with complimentary valet parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Private Dining

Let Amaya whisk you off to the coast of Italy, as you enjoy Californian cuisine with Italian influences in a relaxed yet refined setting. From two separate, intimate rooms to an authentic, working wine cellar, Amaya’s private dining venues ensure a memorable occasion.

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