Savor your meal in secluded luxury in the Private Dining Room at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The menu showcases Pan-Latin Coastal Cuisine prepared with sustainable seafood, local produce, natural and organic meat and Chef Richard Sandoval’s signature Latin flavors.View Private Dining Details
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Excellent service and food!
We booked Raya for the night after Valentine's Day because we live in the area and wanted to try it. First, the view is gorgeous, especially since we arrived before sunset ended. Service was very attentive from beginning to end. The menu is interesting and as a non meat eater, I ordered the salmon and it was delicious. The accompaniments were odd--dried crunchy mushrooms, unidentified chopped green vegetable and a slaw ( that actually worked well with the dish). Prices are not cheap and I got the lowest priced glass of Prosecco for $17--which I'm sure a bottle at bevmo would've cost. So my advice is to eat there if you have mo eye to spend, ate looking for a unique menu and want a killer view.
Celebrate Pre Valentines Day Date with hubby. Overall it was good, not a lot of choices for dinner. The lobster taco is delicious. Somehow the menu that night is a little bit spicy. The service is great and we enjoyed the spectacular sunset view.
We loved our experience and food! My husband got sick all of a sudden and the staff was very helpful in packaging up our food quickly so we could leave. I'm very thankful for their customer service.
Great food. Reasonably priced. Drinks a bit overpriced, but the ambiance more than makes up for it.
Overall, very nice evening. Excellent view and food. The romaine salad and monk fish entrée were very good. Have a drink outside at 18 blue before dinner and get the smoked swordfish dip!
The ambiance, food and service was exemplary for our special birthday celebration We will definitely return for additional celebrations and special occasions!
Excellent service, amazing view!
Spanish/Japanese fusion is not my thing. But aside from this I think the service was inattentive and abrupt. Regardless of whom the waiter thinks is the host at a table, it makes sense to ask generally whether anyone wants anything else, and then wait for a response. We had one birthday cake serving, and without any further ado or asking whether we wanted to consider other desserts also, the waiter left. Earlier he also left before a companion could order an appetizer. He was called back to our table with the help of the hostess. If Raya wants to sell food, it might be good practice to train the waiters to give verbal cues like "would you like anything else ?" especially if someone is looking at a menu. Not a good experience. Hard to say whether it was the waiter or the training.
Have had dinner at Rays at least 5 times in the past 12 months. Food as excellent on prior visits but no so last night. I was enticed by an entree featuring Wagu steak. It turned out to be they single most poorly designed entree that I have ever eaten at a restaurant. Sparse extremely shaved steak, maybe four or five slices across Raman noodles. Horrible. My wife ordered the strip steak and it too was poorly prepared. All and all a very dissatisfying experience.
Albsolutely delicious meal. My client was super impressed with the Matcha dessert too - he is somewhat an expert on Matcha.
It is hard to beat the elegance and view of RAYA. The food and service are exceptional. We love the flavor profiles and creativity of the chefs here.
that was my fiancé birthday and I requested for the window table. They accommodate cordially to meet my needs. In addition, I am very happy with the birthday cake which is complimentary. It’s worth to drop a big tip as well based upon the service you get.
We had booked a table for a special occasion and yet the a table in the window with view was given to couple behind us, who were just walk ins.
We were left sitting at a table next to a very loud obnoxious man who was on a date and basically yelled his insights on plastic surgery and religion to his poor victim for an hour. We couldn’t hear ourselves think.
Very slow service - they were under staffed - and the servers did that thing where they constantly stare into the middle distance so they never catch your eye so you can’t ask them anything. The experience and standard of the servers does not match the Ritz Carlton brand. A faded beauty to be sure.
We waited 45 minutes for our meals, with not even a morsel of bread to tide us over. The food was inedible. We had two bites and left.
On the positive side the valet team in the car park were excellent and we got out of there fast.
Save your money.
A la carte brunch menu was quite limited. Service and ambiance was excellent.
Lunch at the Raya is a "must do" whenever my wife and I are in southern California. The view is second to none and the food and the service are outstanding. It is expensive, but worth the cost and the drive from San Diego.
Amazing food, service and ambiance. Perfect anniversary!
Wow. Great food! Really great food. Service! Really great service.
Our servers Enrique and Cole were outstanding - very attentive and professional. Great experience as always