Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach

4.6
491 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Mariposa is a fine dining lunch restaurant. We are open 7 days a week and feature a fresh contemporary American Cuisine. We have a beautiful dining room as well as an outdoor patio. A bar counter is also available for dining, which allows our customers to dine and view the passers by as they shop. We have full bar service and are known for our cocktails. Our specialty are the famous popovers with strawberry butter. Please be aware reservations for Afternoon Tea must be made 48 hours in advance, thank you.
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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything is always great here. My only problem with it is the frenetic noise level.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the lobster club sandwich. It was delicious!

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant for lunch. The service was excellent and food good. Walking through the department was a negative experience. Too many salespeople that were extremely aggressive. Not sure I want to walk through that store again.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This is the third time that I have been to Mariposa, and it is usually fantastic, but this time my salad was a little off. I had the kale and quinoa salad, but the mango was not ripe, and they left the avocado out and I had to ask for some. However the service was great and I love the popover and consume is always delicious.

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EL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to do lunch. Great delicious food and drinks. Service is fantastic! My sons love it!

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B
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kay was a great server and food was exceptional as usual

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JE
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Restaurant week: server was not friendly. Petite filet was overly cooked for medium rare and medium well orders. German chocolate cake was way too sweet. Will not be back again for those menu choices. Very disappointed! Bring back the lobster salad that was on the 2017 menu for restaurant week.

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L
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. Period.
I don't want to say more but For at least 50 characters in length, let me add this. The food was not good as last year and the yearS before, and because the service was bad this time, that made the food this time more bad and not enjoyed at all.

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DC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!
The Ahi wrap...The best!

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KS
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food & service is always predictably good!

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OT
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoy coming here to take a break whenever shopping at Fashion Island. It's a mellow cafe to unwind compared to the other louder restaurants in the mall. The service is always good and the food too. It's on the third floor of Neiman Marcus so you get a view of the area and planes leaving JW airport. They serve you a free espresso cup size of consumme' to start which is always lovely. I'm not a big fan of their popover "bread" but my husband loves it. It's more like a big croissant to me and not much flavor. But the main course is always delicious so it's still a favorite of mine when I want a quiet and relaxing place to eat at Fashion Island.

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D
Orange County
65 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Disappointing, not up to it's usual standards, famous popovers were dark and not so tasty, soup - just ok and tuna tartare too spicy. An expensive disappointment and usually a favorite. We went for my birthday and it was not what it typically is.

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LG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Please bring back the calorie count on the menu! Not only was that information very much missed, something about the popovers was not the same. They were brown and bland-have you switched to wheat flour? Switch back. my guest's and my salads were delicious as usual, and the service was excellent-when we could hear what was being said, that is.

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SB
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, wonderful all around.

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LC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at mariposa was great. Our server Melissa knew we were in a time constraint and she made sure we got done with everything in a timely fashion. She also went above and beyond to help us celebrate my moms and my engagements! Melissa was a great addition to our dining experience

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SS
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is perfect and the menu perfect! A perfect lunch location.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Took a relative from Minnesota . First time to Mariposa. She ordered the chicken tomatillo soup. It was very thick & she commented “had Tortilla soup st Nordstroms & it was better. When waiter cleared the dishes he noticed she did not eat all of it. He asked her & she commented it was too thick. He was very nice & did not charge ‘ gave her some to take home which was not as thick. Kitchen should not have served it if it wasn’t the right consistency. I would not go with her. to Mariposa the next time she is in California. I do like Mariposa but it was a big disappointmfnt

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JJ
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mariposa is an upscale lunch destination that is a sure bet.
The extra touches of popovers with strawberry butter and a small cup of consommé are both elegant and delicious.

Kudos to Carmen who is an outstanding waiter.

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CD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 3

We always loved the restaurant but this time my daughter got sick after eating the sliders.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve lunch

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LS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas luncheon

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed. My Ahi Wrap tasted like cheap pickles. It used to be good but won't order again. Probably won't be back to Mariposa. Very mediocre. Shame on you Neiman Marcus.

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s
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The prices have really increased to where I will be reluctant to go back when salads are more expensive than a main course it really makes me question the restaurant and how they price things I was really disappointed with this and used to go here quite frequently

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S
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My best friend and I love to have lunch @ Mariposa. We are never disappointed! The service, food and ambiance are all exceptional. Don’t forget to save room for one of the fantastic desserts.

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OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Think it’s overpriced for what you get. $22 for a turkey sandwich with not a lot of flavor doesn’t really work for me

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H
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always enjoy lunch here, however this time it seemed noisier than it has before.

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n
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food great service nice atmosphere used Open Table for reservations and changed them 3 times and Mariposa was so gracious .

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LG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here multiple times and always have great service and meals. Lovely setting, great professional waiters. Menu changes up with great varieties. Receptionist is always very friendly and welcoming.

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e
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice place to have a nice ladies luncheon, and convenient for shopping! Food and service are always outstanding, highly recommend!

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BS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Mariposa for years. The food is always consistently good and the service excellent. Great for that special lunch.

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Y
Orange County
112 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and nice menu. VERY noisy (height of holiday shopping lunch on a Saturday); lots of screaming kids. Service was adequate.

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p
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We had a wonderful lunch, I had the seafood salad and it was delicious. Our waiter was very patient as we took awhile to order.
The restaurant didn’t disappoint except for the noise level. We moved so we were sitting right next to each other but with several large groups around us, we still had trouble hearing each other.
We will be back but at a different time!

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PA
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good service at Mariposa restaurant and we love the Waldorf salad!

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LV
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous lunch celebrating my Mom's 91st birthday

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FN
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for birthdays too , it was so nice that there were two birthday cakes when i said there two birthdays to celebrate

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I am gluten free and ordered a chicken salad which was breaded. I’d wish they would have mentioned chicken salad with wheat on it. My salad not so good. But other diners had food that looked great. Also it took an hour to order which was crazy. Like the at Atmosphere

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n
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

entrees ordered were the same.
When entrees were delivered order was incorrect and we waited for the correct entree to be brought to the table.

Extremely loud as there was a large group nearby. Service was limited as focus was on the large group.
Shrimp salad seemed to have fewer shrimp from what I recall from previous visit.

Will not return or recommend.

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E
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Mariposa. Service and food are excellent and servers are kind.
Fun, elegant atmosphere.

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M
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Mediocre food.

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