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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
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8:00 PM
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RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

4.5
881 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
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RAYA, a restaurant concept by Richard Sandoval, showcases Pan-Latin Coastal Cuisine prepared with sustainable seafood, local produce, natural and organic meats, and Chef Sandoval’s signature Latin flavors.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, Pan-Asian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(949) 240-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef de Cuisine Steve Wan
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Cross street
Pacific Coast Highway and Niguel Road
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Parking details
Valet parking is $5 with validation or complimentary with an Anniversary Card.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 881 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNickAtNite (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 8 hours ago

Excellent service and food!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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Elisa (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vipNjoy (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great! !!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food. Reasonably priced. Drinks a bit overpriced, but the ambiance more than makes up for it.

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vipCaptain (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

The ambiance, food and service was exemplary for our special birthday celebration We will definitely return for additional celebrations and special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent service, amazing view!

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Jean (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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vipStacy (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

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