Red O- Los Angeles
Red O- Los Angeles

Red O- Los Angeles

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3236555009x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,

    Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday 5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Efren Cardenas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On & Off site catering, reception style, seated dinner, tasting menus, etc. Sit back relax & lets us bring the creations of Top Chef Masters & James Beard Award Winning Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless into your home or office.
  • Special Events: Please contact our Events Coordinator Ryan Fields at ryanf@redorestaurant.com. Weddings, Corporate Functions, Birthdays, Launch Parties, Red Carpet Events & more! . We look forward to hearing from you!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cresent Heights Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $8/vehicle
A word from Red O- Los Angeles
RED O features modern Mexican fare from award-winning Chef-Restaurateur Rick Bayless, the chef responsible for changing the image of Mexican food in America. The menu offers both authentic Mexican and lighter “California-style” dishes, signature items such as the infamous Pollo en Mole Poblano & Mexican Raw Bar & Ceviches. Whether it’s for a formal sit-down dinner with a large group or catching up with friends over a few small bites and cocktails, every guest will find a cozy area to suit the occasion. The bold, cutting-edge space designed by Dodd Mitchell and G+ Gulla Jonsdottir Design features an Atrium with a retractable roof and glass garage doors that open to Melrose Avenue with a 14-foot communal table. A stunning Tequila Tunnel showcasing our one of a kind premium tequila collection leading in to the famed Tequila Lounge & private Garden dining.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Red O- Los Angeles reviews from OpenTable diners
199 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (117)special occasion (100)great for outdoor dining (73)romantic (73)hot spot (67)good for groups (64)vibrant bar scene (52)neighborhood gem (47)great for brunch (30)notable wine list (22)late-night find (18)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Great food / great experiance
    BillVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Every time it just gets better. Keep up the great work.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, food and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    When I made the reservations I posted that we would be celebrating my mother's birthday that evening. I was pleased that this was communicated to our server and the 1st thing she said was Happy Birthday. The food is not only delicious but beautiful in its presentation. We all shared our plates and still had leftovers. And the drinks were fab! Especially the spicy margarita! I can't wait for round 2!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food, atmosphere, service and the Margueritas were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like we were in Mexico
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Let me start by saying if your expecting a friendly staff, do go. We were met by a very unfriendly hostess, who proceeded to tell us that our table had been given away to someone else, so much for reservations. The waiter was ok, took forever to take the order. But once done everything else fell into place. The food was amazing. Right on point with what we were expecting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Selective1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is the spot if you want excellent food, innovative yet substantive cocktails, gorgeous ambiance, a classy vibe without being pretentious and high quality, nice staff. I'm a big fan of Mexican food, yet it's hard to find an upscale dining experience with really good Mexican food. Red O accomplishes that and so much more. Outstanding Mexican food, with polish and flair that adds to every delicious mouthful. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in LA
    Ssas
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is the second time that I have been to Red O. Everything from the service to the ambience to the food is extraordinary. Live music was a great touch too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The restaurant was less than half full and it took 20 min for us to order drinks. And the rest of the meal was very slow
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  • Great place!!!
    dadorkjoey
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great restaurant amazing food. It's mexican food with an exotic touch to it. Great place for friend gathering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great food and nice ambiance. You have to try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal!
    PhyllisVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food is unusual and exceptional. You can depend upon Red-O for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ambiance is very nice
    seafooddiet
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was a little pricey,but delicious,service was great outside dining was relaxed and very comfortable. We were celebrating a birthday the presentation of the birthday dessert was beautiful and most of all I was impressed. The next day when I received a thank you from red o. A very pleasurable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Modeangel
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I loved everything we tried: Mole lamb Shrimp and crab enchiladas Corn Mash potatoes Margaritas
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Most of my party were enjoying margaritas but I had the most delicious Cosmopolitan; thank you bartender! And the short rib enchiladas were yummy!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did not meet my expectations
    Josh90404
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I'm not sure if I just had such high expectations of Rick Bayless' food, but I was not "wowed" by Red-O. I've been meaning to go to this restaurant for a while now because I've heard such good things about Rick Bayless and his mastery of Mexican cuisine. The menu prices reflect the overall ambiance, the high-end decor, and the prim & proper wait staff, but doesn't quite reflect the quality of food. For prices this exorbitant, you'd expect the food to be much more scrumptious than your average mexican restaurant or home-cooked mexican food. The ingredients may be more expensive (e.g. lobster, duck, short ribs), but the sauces and flavors do not really impress.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at the O
    sandler01
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our food was very good and lots of good items to enjoy. The only down side was staff was missing in action. Once we infromed manager we had a swarm of service. I will go back as the food and local were both very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Red O - Friday Date Night
    tatted537637143
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went here with my wife on our Friday night date night. Had been wanting to come here for quite some time. The service was exceptional. The staff is extremely attentive and very nice. The seating.. ehh.. such a small table, cramped in at the front entry area, and seats were dirty. Didn't like that at all. The food (ahi) (enchiladas suizas) were okay. I expected something exceptional with all the hype but it wasn't. I'd probably come back if friends that have never been there wanted to go.. but I think I'd recommend to move on and check out other places first.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful night
    GladIWentVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The only thing that compares with the great food, is the great service. Another wonderful evening at Red-O !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red O a wonderful authentic Mexican
    Lolo0321
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and loved dining at Red O. It is a beautiful restaurant with live music, great food and we had a friendly waiter as well. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice for special occasions
    topchefsgroupie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant was very nicely decorated and service was outstanding. Surprised my wife for her birthday and she was impressed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Lamb with Black Mole was outstanding! Margarita's are totally fabulous. We brought friends with us this time and they loved everything. We all will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Geobad11VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I could never get over how good and innovative RedO is. Its creativity and flavor profile is quite different and unique compared to most Mexican restaurants. I had the enchilada and the sauce was buttery, well-seasoned and overall amazing. The service may have been a bit slow in the beginning. We waited quite a while after being seated before we received any service. I would say 10-15 mins. Working in the service industry myself, I understand that the waitress may have been super busy...I totally get it, but I have to be honest with my review here. I had to go to the bar to get our first drink. Our waitress felt bad and comped the appetizer for us...that was a nice gesture. The evening was amazing overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service!
    topchef1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Service was incredible! Everyone who worked there was accommodating to any requests or questions we had. Beautiful decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining Mexican Food
    IlovefoodsomuchVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great food. Only had the appetizers but the margarita is really good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent dining experience! Everything about the restaurant was fantastic. Best service I've had in a very long time. Look forward to going back very soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food drinks not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I enjoyed the food. My wife and I thought the menu was a nice change from the traditional Mexican restaurant. Not happy with the drinks. Ordered 2 margaritas they were not consistent, one was more sweet than the other. They had very little tequila in them. At $17 each drink, you would expect a stronger drink. I know its a restaurant but the drinks were not right for the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red O-ohhhh so yummy
    eastern00VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This place over delivered on expectations- the guac was sublime and the entrees were delicious. Great high energy atmosphere, could see this being a great spot for groups. Would definitely return here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mouth watering
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Don't look at the menu if you're hungry. Everything sounds delicious. We had the yellowtail ceviche. Fish was good quality, it tasted good, but over priced. I had the lamb mole. It was a very healthy portion and delicious. The mole was unique, unlike any authentic mole, but delicious. My wife had the scallops. She very much enjoyed the sauce served with it. We had the flan for desert. Also very good. I will return to try some other items that sounded good. Decor is nice. Seats are close together, so not so romantic since your neighbors are practically at the same table. Service was a little slow, but very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elevated Mexican Cuisine
    gourmetloverVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant was fantastic! If you think you know Mexican food, you need to try this place. The food was beyond excellent. Even the cocktails were superb and innovative. My husband and I have been wanting to try a Rick Bayless restaurant for years and had thought we had to go to Chicago to do so. Then he opened one in LA and the next time we were in LA together, we took our opportunity. It did not disappoint. Its a noisy, busy, lively place. The service was outstanding, and the food was absolutely wonderful! We will be going back to this place next time we are in LA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh, Delicious & Celiac Friendly
    fishingfan21
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife has celiac disease, so when we found out Red-O could accommodate her dietary restrictions, we were thrilled to add a restaurant to a rather short list of neighborhood eateries. The fact that the margaritas are incredible, the food is fresh and delicious, and the staff are all friendly, knowledgeable, and energetic makes this dining experience a great one. Most restaurants mark the items that are gluten free; Red-O marks menu items that DO contain gluten, which says a lot about their attention to detail. Their tortillas are made with gluten free masa, and their chips are fried in a dedicated fryer, never mixing with any breaded items. I highly suggest eating here, and be sure to order the Mexican street corn...it's unreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just go........
    TK71
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great Upscale dining. Yes, Mexican food, Everything we ate was fantastic. Don't miss the carnitas and the short rib enchiladas! Over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last brunch ever
    lindiweanne
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I went for their last brunch which is really a shame. The food is amazing! The service was attentive but not excessive and our waitress was a good sport. Their guacamole is superb and you have to get the churros.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday brunch
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Liked the chilaquiles with chicken but found the picada de carnitas to be on the tough side. Great guacamole.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    MandE
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Celebrated a b'day and anniversary with friends and family. We ordered several different appetizers, a bottle of chardonnay and different choices of cocktail drinks(made from fresh ingredients, no mixers) of which all were amazingly. Our dinner choices and portions were perfect. Our waitress, Jackie was awesome and very attentive to our table. The live entertainment was enjoyable. Upon using OpenTable to make the reservation I mad a request for the restaurant to follow and they exactly what was written. Great service. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food and Service
    Foodiebritt
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Red O is always consistent in delivering top notch food, drinks and service. The albacore ceviche is my favorite followed up by the crab and shrimp enchiladas. Jim is a fantastic manager who makes a personal experience with the guests. Red O will not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restraunt
    Pixelwizard
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Red O is one of my favorite spots. Great for drinks, or great for dinner and drinks. If your looking for a vibrant scene you found it here. The food is always exceptional and the service is first rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Love
    Littlejello
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I am never disappointed! Beautiful Restruant! Great Service! & Wonderful Food! And Location is very convent. Could not ask for more,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    kimberVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    As Mexican food lovers we were excited to see a modern and well designed mexican food temple. Beautiful unique and modern decor, inventive menu and overall original concept. Well executed. Crab and Shrimp enchilada was very good. Fellow diner loved the Halibut as well. Tried the guacamole sampler and all varieties were great. Salsa is flavorful. Drinks were excellent. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gal
    Girlsniteout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great. We ate out on the patio and the street noise was high. Our server was excellent and the food was delicious! We had an early reservation and so glad we did because we needed to make the 8:00 show across the street at The Improv.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • MadMaddyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is WONDERFUL in the Chicago restaurants but here, it needs seasoning. Ordered Mole and it was watery, the chicken, tasteless.
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  • Cathy D
    CathyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We experienced a total service breakdown. Our appetizers came quickly, but in the middle of that the Amuse Bouche was unceremonious dumped in front of us. My husband's soup course was deposited next to his empty appetizer plate, no offer to clear it. We then waited 45 minutes before we began to inquire as to where our entrees where. Our server had vanished so we flagged down a busboy. Shortly a supervisor of some sort came by to tell us it would just be a few minutes. Another 15 minutes passed and a manager came and told us it would be 2 minutes. About 15 minutes later we were finally served. The food had obviously been ready for some time as it was barely warm. In the end we were offered drinks and dessert but I won't be back.
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