GuacAmigos

4.3
357 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
GuacAmigos is a hip haven for fresh local ingredients, seafood with a spicy twist, traditional made-from-scratch favorites like carnitas, spicy crispy shrimp, and shredded brisket, plus sophisticated offerings like lobster. 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!
Brunch menu is available Saturday & Sunday; Sunday from 11am - 2pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 357 people are saying
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4.2
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4.5
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFresitalina
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The restaurant has a very nice view but the food is very mediocre.

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RebeccaH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent, Service was very good. We love the vibe and will definitely be back.

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Rats
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place. Reasonable prices. Food pretty good. And don’t forget the view. Got to be the best value place in Newport in terms of the view! We will be back.

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Flygirl72
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My daughter recommended Guacamigos. I’m always open to trying new restaurants and it had nice view so why not. Service was good however the food was quite disappointing. I ordered the crispy shrimp taco and to my surprise the shrimp appeared to be popcorn shrimp from the freezer section and the crispy tortilla were the crunchy box tortillas. I end up making nachos with the chips guac shrimp and salsa. Now that I tried Guacamigos I have no reason to return.

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CarolinaL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

To much spice all food !
I can’t eat
Over spice

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipDarthTater
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Hostess was rude

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DavidA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great, the views are amazing but it was easy to tell that there were not enough servers for tables as they were running between tables and trying to play catch up all night. Otherwise a great experience and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was horrible. Took for forever to provide service. Then service was rushed. Drink were super watered down. Food was okay. Will not go again

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jeannetteg
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The setting is nice and right on the bay. Our server was very attentive. The food was good but not great. Nice energy with a mostly younger crowd. Noise level is not conducive to a quiet dinner conversation.

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vipFriends
Salt Lake City
102 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is an excellent Mexican restaurant in Newport Beach!
It is reasonably priced and the food is excellent. Don’t forget the churros with Nutella.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Servers did their best but they were understaffed. Food was so so. Nice place though

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and margs. Service was a little slow

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, everything was excellent

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vipLvGr8Food
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Only reason they did not get a 5 star is because of their really indifferent service. Their drinks are great, their food is amazing and the ambience is fantastic.
After seating - 10 - 15 minutes before anyone shows up.
Imagine if you are in a mood to have a couple of drinks and your waiter does not even show up to ask if you need another after your first drink - that is what happened.
By the time he checked on me, I was half way through my food.

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vipNewportEd
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for Sunday during lunch time. The place was not as busy as I would had imagine considered the excellent location (on the water with a great view.). Food was decent but seems a little bit understaffed. Food was above average but drinks were delicious according to others in my party.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic server, good alcohol for bottomless mimosas. The food is large portions and delicious.

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vipLAfoodgirl
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We love this place. The view of the harbor is nice. Chips and salsa are great. I also enjoy the street tacos. It’s kind of loud.

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JayD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. The staff made everything feel like a true evening out.

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vipAndre
Orange County
99 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Our server Morgan was great, the rest of the experience was less than than favorable.
When Guagamigos opened a couple of year ago, they seemed to have a more upscale menu of Mexican dishes. One of my favorites was the tostada stack which is nowhere to be found. We started with the queso dip which was cold and needed to be re-heated. Three of us tried the tres amigos enchiladas which were just average. All of our meals obviously sat on the heating table in the kitchen far too long since they had a crusty look.
Sad to see what was once one of our favorites has down hill so much. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipAmberM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Chips were stale. Food was average. Drinks were average. Went here for Father's Day and was so disappointed.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, we had made brunch reservations for Father's Day, and it did not disappoint. The vibe of the restaurant was awesome, the food and drinks were great, as was the service. Will definitely be back again!

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vipNewLaQuintaResident
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a little loud for us and very cold. The waiter, Dawson, was amazing. The food was really good. I got the trio tacos and the brisket was out of this world. Chips were so good. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time, and I was pleasantly surprised! I will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Took my Wife’s sister here for her birthday. When I asked the host if they could send out a small dessert, he told me I had to ask the waiter. I had to explain to him that I didn’t remember which waitress was ours and I also didn’t want to ruin the surprise asking at our table. He seemed a bit annoyed with that and went to ask the waitress.

They brought a dessert out with no candle. Would not recommend to friends for celebrations.

Also, the restaurant was called Guacamigos, but no one liked the guacamole. Was a bit watery. Just think that’s something that would be fresh.

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KarissaS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Flys everywhere! We made a reservation through this app and they did not keep it when we arrived. Saying we didn’t make one. The food was okay and we waited 15 min for a waiter to notice us. Choose somewhere else

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TreyH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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TraceyC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Love the food and everyone is very friendly, but the last few times we have gone we have had to wait an unreasonable amount of time to get our food and drinks. Our waitress was very nice, but she never checked back with us to see how we were doing or if we needed anything else. We had to call her over to order more tacos and drinks. Then we waited another 20 mins w/ no more tacos and drinks. We called her over again and she apologized saying it would be another few minutes. We feel that more staff would solve this issue. The waitresses and waiters appeared to be overworked. Again, this was not our first time experiencing this.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The dinner was for a double birthday and we had not seen each other since Covid. We had a great time and the service was wonderful and made the birthday girls feel special! We’ve been to the restaurant several times before and have always had a great experience and will return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a phenomenal time. Right by the water. Food was excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and yummy fajitas

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vipbgfriend0
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was understaffed, resulting in extremely slow service from the hostess as well as our waitress. The food served was terrible. The enchiladas we ordered were served cold and soggy, the cheese inside not even melted together. The rice was undercooked. We are usually pretty accommodating and not ones to fuss, but the experience here was so bad we returned the food and told them we could not pay for it. The manager we talked to took care of removing the appropriate items from our bill, but we gave him our candid feedback and while he was polite, he clearly did not care whatsoever about what we were saying and scurried off to the next table after apologizing.

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KeithP
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Second time visiting and were underwhelmed compared to our first visit. Appetizer was smaller and only lukewarm instead of hot. Portions were smaller also.

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vipGiannaH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Good for drinks with a view. Food ranged from underwhelming to sketch (looked and tasted like it was cooked days ago and reheated) and it was all over priced. The location and decor is awesome but that’s about it. Servers and staff were nice but not super on it. Bathrooms out of toilet paper/paper towels, had to wait in a line even though we had a reservation, we weren’t asked if we wanted additional drinks, etc. I wouldn’t go back again unless it was strictly for drinks.

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KevinR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great food great service and great view. Highly recommend

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vipYummy
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was great with everyone’s dish except for one person. The Chilaquiles were too soggy but other than that it was pretty good

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SabrinaB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great deals! The view is absolutely beautiful and the taco tuesday deals are awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Drinks were mostly ice. Out of iced tea. Food was cold and bland.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance and very accommodating staff. Food is very tasty and well priced for the area

FAQs

GuacAmigos offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 650-1818.

GuacAmigos is rated 4.3 stars by 357 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.