GuacAmigos

4.2
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116 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
GuacAmigos is a hip haven for fresh local ingredients, seafood with a spicy twist, traditional made-from-scratch favorites like carnitas, chicken Tinga, and shredded brisket, plus sophisticated offerings like lobster, caviar and Wagyu steak. The extensive beverage menu includes handmade margaritas, local beer and high-end tequila for the avid connoisseur. With an open, airy space nestled in and the heart of Newport Beach, this intimate experience for the locals and visitors is a guaranteed must. Please note we are kid friendly!
What 116 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
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4.3
ambience
3.8
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sooo good!!! Will definitely be returning!

DD
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first time at this restaurant and although the setting is amazing and food was ok, it is very pricey for Mexican good food which is such a common type of restaurant around here. Unless there was a compelling reason to return we will probably stick with other local Mexican restaurants in the area.

H
Orange County
100 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a nice birthday dinner, food was good , rice and beans were very spicy. It would be nice to not have everything so hot, great view of the bay. Restaurant looks very nice. Our server was very nice but disappeared a couple times don’t know if he had too many tables or what. It wasn’t that busy.

JW
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, up to par, actually exceeding it! GuacAmigos never disappoints.

D
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good and our table was great. It was noisy. The chips were too thin and broke apart.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My husbands bday

L
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, service and food. The view is beautiful!

D
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fajitas, burritos and margs. Great view of the Marina as well. I highly recommend it and will be going back!

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to the Restaurant. Definitely going back.

LS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It is a beautiful restaurant but it was dead on a Saturday night

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Computer system either was down or went down while we were there. Caused delays in food delivery and very little communication was given explaining the delay. Would have been nice to know there were delays prior to ordering so we could decide if we were okay with it or needed to go somewhere. We had a babysitter for only a set time so we ended up having to rush.

P
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I was shocked at how expensive it was for a few chicken tacos and mediocre margaritas. It didn’t help that a large party next to us was rooting for their football team- forgetting we were NOT in the bar. It was hard to talk to my friend across the table. All in I spent $108 for tacos, 2 drinks, plus 8.00 for parking. I am quite sure I won’t be going back.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a GREAT experience here for our 2nd anniversary. Will definitely be going back! Thanks for making our occasion special!

DE
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

maybe. there are so many great Mexican spot in the area. Not sure this would make the list.

MS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had read mixed reviews, but our grandson chose the restaurant for his birthday celebration so we went with it. Surprised! First, arrived in time for sunset view; greeted and served immediately and efficiently. Our waiter, Justin, enhanced our dining experience. Loved the guacamole prepared tableside. Everyone who ordered a platter including shrimp tacos raved about them. The chips were thin and crisp and tasty. Three stars for value because of alcoholic beverage prices...and entree prices compared with similar dining establishments. Would definitely return.

MM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very good food! The guacamole at the table was fun and yummy.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Very Good value for the money. Except the parking fee. There should not be a parking fee of $8.00 but more in line at $5.00 as most restaurants charge. Since the customer has no choice in parking, $8.00 + Tip feels like a bit of taking advantage.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, amazing service, beautiful atmosphere

LK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, but service was a little slow.

DB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Already recommended to our friends.

Price point for the food was above average but the service + ambiance was out of this world.

Overall great experience and we will be back!

SY
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This was our second time eating here. We recommended to family and met them there. The food was not good unfortunately. Bummed

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was a birthday dinner as I’d indicated through Opentable. It would have been nice if that was acknowledged. The food was not good. Very few tables were occupied (perhaps only 4 tables were occupied) but a repeatedly barking dog and child who was allowed to scream frequently provided ample noise and probably some indication of the

DT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I hate to give a negative review so I will start with the positive. The food is presented beautifully. The appearance is appetizing, especially the candied bacon avocado dip. Unfortunately, even though the restaurant is right on the harbor, there is no outdoor seating.

The service was painfully slow. Two of four orders came out wrong. Each of us received our entrees at different times making it awkward to eat or let your food get cold. Our busboy was the hardest working guy in the place and we would have preferred to just tip him.

d
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere - fun!
Excellent service, food and a view of the water.

DO
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been a few times now and really enjoy this little restaurant. Love the tableside guacamole!

AM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The team helping us was very patient with us as we took a long time to order food and made decisions. Great environment, service and the food was good.

HD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Way overpriced for what you get. Valet cost is crazy as well.

K
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Table-side guacamole was superb, as were skinny margaritas. Street tacos had good flavor but were very difficult to eat as the tortillas fell apart when removed from the rack. The only solution was to use a fork. And the guacamole side served with the tacos was terrible.

OT
Austria
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, location and service

JC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View is amazing. My cadillac margarita was delicious. The tableside guacamole is so good because you get it EXACTLY how you like it and they give you many choices of ingredients. Our waiter was very attentive. It gets pretty noisy around dinner rush.

N
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view. The place is clean and modern. Better Tex mex than I’ve gotten anywhere else in NPB. Plus great skinny (the real way) margaritas are delicious.

c
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We arrived on time and sat for 45 minutes without any service. We tried getting our server, but he was also tending bar. Finallly, he came over and agreed that they didnt have staffing to handle the tables, so we left without eating here. By the looks of things they are not going to make it because they are poorly managed. I cant tell you anything about the food.

m
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A birthday celebration. It did take quite a bit of time to get the check. Our server was great though. Food was fabulous!

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our service was not good. Our orders were messed up. We had a reservation for 12 for my husband’s bday. A high top long table felt very confining right next to the bar. Not enough chairs when we arrived.

S
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food is correct but common.
The service was very good.
But we are really disappointed by our experience with the valet parking.
They ask $8, it's quite expensive for this kind of restaurant, and if you don't want to give them gratuities, they ask you to find by ourselves our car in the parking.... never seen that !!!!
And as you know .... the last experience is often the experience that you keep in mind ...

MR
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Great view and service, expensive valet and bland food

a
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grandsons birthday.

A
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved it! What a treasure! First time there and we’ll be back!

CE
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Beautiful setting, food was good and a good value. Service was the real let down. Waited 20 minutes for the tableside guacamole to be made. Our party of 4's entrees all came out at different times, left three of us waiting 5 minutes for the last dinner to be served, after waiting for the first three to be brought out one at a time with a couple of minutes in between. Really poor service.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martie was our waitress and she provided amazing service! The food was delish!
We will definitely be back and request Martie!!