RED O Taste of Mexico - La Jolla

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843 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Mexican
Dining at Red O is an experience like no other - offering a unique combination of Prime Steak & Seafood with Rick Bayless’ signature Mexican inspired influences. By sourcing local and sustainable ingredients Red O creates flavorful dishes with a mindset on quality while still being true to the flavors of Mexico. Red O’s team of friendly employees create a welcoming atmosphere that parallels the luxury resort interiors of the restaurant.

We would love the opportunity to accommodate and serve your large party. For groups of 13 or more, please contact the restaurant at 858.291.8360.

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Complimentary specials

One Free Taco on Taco Tuesday

Join RED O in La Jolla directly across Westfield UTC for a Taco Tuesday unlike any other in La Jolla. Live DJ, Flair Bartending, and ONE free Taco with the purchase of a Happy Hour Margarita.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a good experience except for the busboy

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vipPBSteve
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good but not top notch.

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vipSophia
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love this place--been here many times and it does not disappoint!
Halibut is phenomenal, carnitas empanadas - don't miss!
Fajitas to die for - all very fresh & authentic.
Can't wait to return again!

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vipTSchneider
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Wanted a night out away from kids. Seemed like all the moms finished with shopping had their kids with them at this place. I have three kids just didn’t want to dine at a nice restaurant with them all over place. Javiers across the street should have been our choice!

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MichaelW
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here. Both times, we have had great experiences. The food and service were definitely 5 star.
It’s got a great vibe. It’s fun and just a cool place to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance was very nice, and remember thinking this would be a great place to bring a date or guests. Margarita was good as expected. The hamachi was not flavorful. Most dishes were not warmed up enough which made me think the dishes were made far in advanced and left under a warmer. Had the sweet corn tamales and the duck tacquitoes (spelling?) which were both on the dry side. Service was excellent. I mentioned to our server as constructive feedback regarding the temperature of dishes when we were leaving. The manager was very nice and surprised us with 15% off our ticket.
Maybe it was an off day.

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hdtv
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

the atmosphere was impressive. the servise was like as in any SD food place. we were disappointed by the food.

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vipOceansideresident
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Let's face it, we've got some great Mexican restaurants in the San Diego area. While Red O has fantastic food, it's also very expensive compared to other similar options. I guess that's why there was plenty of empty tables at 7:30 on a Saturday night.

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Red O. It had a wonderful vibrant atmosphere and the food was delicious. But most importantly the service was amazing. We forgot our waiter's name but he was very nice and helpful.

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tracyh
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great venue!

Nice table, great food, loved it, thanks!

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vipRitaW
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the goat cheese tamales which was really good - next time I would order without the Cotijo cheese on top since it is so overpowering. My friend tried the lobster poblano chile rellano and I tried the carnitas plate - both really good. Prices are in line with La Jolla dining. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Red O is a nice restaurant, but personally I prefer smaller places with a unique feel and ambiance. The food was good but was not blown away by it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went there

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and the service was outstanding! We had such a nice experience. I highly recommend !

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vipscastro
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was decent. Our busser appeared to be high as a kite but was attentive. Waiter was good, and food was decent with the exception of the tacos that were smaller than a taquito.

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vipllpierce
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious. We'll be back. Get the seafood chile relleno!

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AndyE
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and friendly eatery. We came in on a Sunday early afternoon for a quick bite. SDSU basketball was on and has asked bar tender if could put on our screen. Thank you and will be back again.

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vipBeth
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Went here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Delicious food but slow service.

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Johng
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The 2 hostess in the front will not greet you when you walk in. They try an avoid talking to guests as they walk in so you feel incredibly unwelcome.

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Mark
San Diego
20 reviews