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Tablita (32 oz Tomahawk + 1 lb Lobster Tail) - RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA
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RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA

RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport Beach

4.7
4.7
5146 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Dining at RED O is an experience like no other that offers a unique combination of Prime Steak and Seafood with Rick Bayless’ signature Mexican inspired influences. With sustainably sourced and local ingredients, RED O creates flavorful dishes true to the authentic flavors of Mexico. RED O’s team of friendly employees creates a welcoming atmosphere that parallels the luxury resort interior of the restaurant. RED O also features an impressive bar and lounge where you’ll find specialty cocktails, an extensive tequila list and an award winning wine list. The bar also offers Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. daily and Late Night Happy Hour from 10-12am Tuesday-Saturday.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 120 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Thu–Sat 10:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 718-0300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Richard Myatt
  • Private party facilities
    RED O is the perfect setting for all occasions including corporate dinners to holiday parties as small as 10 and up to 400 guests. We also offer off site catering if you prefer your own venue.
  • Private party contact
    Director of Events: (949) 718-0300
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Cross street
    San Miguel Drive
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Valet parking available.
  • Entertainment
    Live Entertainment 7 Nights Week.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Weekend Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Feast on succulent, Mexican cuisine, made-to-order omelets, mouth-watering tacos, decadent house-made desserts, and sip beautiful craft cocktails or refreshing wines. Enjoy $25 bottomless brunch cocktails including mimosas, bloody Marys and sangria. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm.
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Offers

  • Cinco de Mayo at Red O

    May 5, 2024 only
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Join us for a Sunday Fiesta you won’t want to miss. Live DJ from 12-7pm, Mariachi, Tequila Ice Luge, Satellite bars, Taco Bar, Don Julio giveaways and more! The party starts at 12pm.

    Cinco de Mayo at Red O Photo
  • Taco Tuesdays at Red O

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    We’ve taken Taco Tuesday and elevated it to new heights. Enjoy energizing live music, specialty craft cocktails, authentic street tacos made-from-scratch, and classic Mexican dishes with a modern, sophisticated twist. This local’s secret is not to be missed.

    Taco Tuesdays at Red O Photo

What 5,146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Contemporary Mexican

  • South Orange County

    Most Booked

5,146 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Immaculate service Incredible food Superb interior style

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a special day and they were on their A game!!! If you ever want to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, this would be the place to go!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Vibe …. Delicious Mexican & Latin Inspired Food to have a good time with friends and family .

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  4. DDDDine

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Surprised this restaurant gets such high reviews. When you can't taste the difference between a shrimp and chicken enchilada, there is a problem. Chicken in the enchiladas was mushy (and not very much). A gentleman at a nearby table graciously bought me a second drink for my birthday, but there was no discernable alcohol in it. We felt rushed- we wondered if there was a shortage of clean plates as they kept asking if they could be taken away! Tables for 2 are too small; our neighbor ordered fajitas and need the serving tray on the stand in the aisle. Unfortunately, this caused several customers to accidentally knock into our chair and table. For our taste, a bit spicy, too.

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  5. GiselleP

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there for my boyfriend’s birthday and we loved it, food was amazing and so was the service. I can’t remember our servers name but she was so sweet! And greeted us with a birthday shot. Would def recommend and come back :)

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always accommodating and ashalina on Tuesdays makes bottle service so much fun and brings in so many great people

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  7. AnneC

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and attentive staff. We will be back!

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  8. Kazarius

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food with the best variety in tequilas. I always get the steak and lobster - epic.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty fun atmosphere, good service, food was ok (compared to other Mexican food we’ve had in California). Maybe I’m a harsh critic but I usually know how the food will be based on the salsa served ahead of dinner, and I found this salsa to be more like store-bought than kitchen-prepared. Fish tacos were soggy but tasty and the beans were excellent.

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  10. Chuck

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lobster Benedict and it was outstanding , we will be back for more.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was very polite & prompt . We were seated well & food was very good both quantity & quality wise . Their cocktails specifically spicy mango mojito was the best .

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and nice to see elevated Mexican Food. Prices are a little high but it is Newport Beach. I personally love spicy food but clients that I entertained was told that they mellowed out their fish tacos and shrimp dish but it was still too spicy. Overall good experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Red O has changed their menu, increased prices and everything is alacart. Gone are the days of just going on a week night. Special occasions for sure. Service so good and food delicious!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time. Our waitress and supporting staff were absolutely fantastic. She has worked there for eleven years which is very impressive! We sat in the bar area and it was beautiful and lively. If you want a quieter atmosphere the dining room and patios are gorgeous as well! Food and drinks are tasty! I highly recommend Red O!

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  15. VirginiaJ

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and exceptional service - wonderful experience!

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  16. KevinD

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love eating at RedO the ambiance, excellent service and food are always top notch!!

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  17. michaelb

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy eating here. Managment and staff are always accommodating and take very good care of us.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend you make reservations especially on the weekend. We went on a Saturday and it was so busy. A little disappointed our table was on the main restaurant but the extra space they have. Food was delicious.

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  19. CelesteH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, the ambiance was amazing and the DJ played great music. I really enjoyed everything :)

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  20. WarrenK

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    You'll need to ask yourself what type of ambiance you are looking for when dining at this establishment. It was very loud, we had to scream at each other during dinner to hear one another. All the tables around us were talking loud or screaming and at one point the staff turned on music, after which you couldn't hear anything but music. The staff was attentive, the food is good but nothing that unique. If you want a party, this is a great place to go. If you're looking for a nice dinner with friends, look elsewhere.

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  21. LRLTMM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The outdoor patio pop up tent by the parking lot for my husband’s birthday was a true disappointment, especially given we went early and had reservations. The noise level is so high, no one talked. Food is great but not worth it without a little care to the ambiance or at least noise level.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiero la receta de la cake de Pasion fruit y saludos a mi amigo cesar mi mesero favorito

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  23. GaryJ

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The bartenders; Maria and the guy with the beard that has been there for 9 years are excellent. Very personable and provided excellent service Gary and Amy

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was our first time dining at Red O. we had a great table in the section to the side of the main dining area. The main dining area is a little darker and a little louder, but definitely has a very hip vibe. Our area was more traditional. Had enchiladas, brussels sprouts. & skinny margaritas. The food was outstanding. Lots of servers, so very attentive. Also, no attitude anywhere which is much appreciated.

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  25. SteveC

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was amazing! Best salsa I have ever had! The fajitas were delicious!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience is always amazing. The bartenders, with some pretty tasty cocktail.

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  27. MitziG

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best service from all the staff. Great food front appetizers main course and of course desserts!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Our host Brandon M was the best. He was attentive, friendly and helpful when picking out menu selection. The food was amazing. Great place

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I felt we were rushed I was still eating when waiters started to remove plates then brought the check and we weren’t finished

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, great atmosphere, food and drinks were amazing!! We will be back again, next time we are in town.

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  31. DonCandFamily

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon was delicious! All our meals were. Great service.

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  32. outstanding

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been a fan of Red O since they opened their doors. While the food was fresh, beautiful and delicious the service ruined the day for our party which included out-of-town guests. Our server was “out of it.” He forgot everything we ordered. He failed on drink orders and didn’t ask for our food orders for over an hour. We had to flag down food runners. I ended up pulling an assistant manager aside and while he took a couple items off our bill he didn’t take control. I don’t go out for lunch or dinner to receive anything for free. I go for great food, great ambiance and a great experience. This server was behaving as though he were on drugs. I must also note that the bathrooms were filthy. Paper towels on the floor and wet ones on the counter. The ladies room smelled like a urinal. So disgusting. I’m no longer going to recommend Red O due to this experience on 3/16/24.
    RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport BeachResponded on March 19, 2024
    Thank you taking the time to share this feedback with us. I'd like to apologize on behalf of our team at RED O. Each time we receive review response like this one, or an email about a subpar experience, we directly review your feedback with our restaurant managers. I want you to know that we will do the same with this feedback. We are here for our Guests. We are committed to improving ourselves every day, and rely upon honest guest feedback in order to do so. While this experience was not ideal, we will use your feedback to get better. We hope you will give us another chance to redeem ourselves in the future. Warmest regards, Hillari Hudson||General Manager RED O Restaurant || Newport Beach,CA

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I believe the music was too way loud. We had a hard time talking as a group

    1 person found this helpful

  34. Resurge

    Orange County

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was wonderful. Service great. Birthday surprise was fabulous!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my very favorite restaurants in Newport. The food, drinks and atmosphere are all top notch and it’s so convenient to have a fantastic meal and then shop for the rest of the day!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    561 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    561 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and drinks. However the order for our grand son came out incorrectly. Service was attentive and friendly. The restaurant is very loud and makes a conversation difficult.

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  37. GUSU

    Las Vegas

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3/10/2024 What an amazing evening at Red O in Newport Beach. We had reservations for 5:30 p.m and were greeted by Sherlyn and Stella. These hostesses are amazing and so welcoming. They both represent what stellar customer service is! All of the staff here are superb. We were seated by the fireplace at a nice and cozy table. Melissa was our server, and she is exquisite and just simply a wonderful person. We ordered drinks and some guacamole. My wife had Don Julio Blanco with pelligrino, three limes muddled and mint, and I had the Cincoro chilled on a large ice cube. We enjoyed the chips, salsa, guacamole, and drinks and had a wonderful visit with Rocky, who is also such an amazing person with kindness and such authentic character. Great conversation. Melissa stopped by again, and we chatted and then ordered the entrees. My wife had the Branzino entree, and I ordered the Jumbo Lobster tail with the #3 sides. While awaiting the food, we had another wonderful conversation with Ceasar, another kind and truly authentic person, and another quick visit with Rocky. The staff here are like gems and family, so to speak. Just great people. The entrees came, and we both ordered another drink. Everything was superb, and it was a wonderful evening from start to finish. It was a spectacular evening and highly recommended.

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  38. DonnaH

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine here often so I suspect an off night. Brandon was awesome! MINE— The shrimp ceviche not so much — wonderful fresh ingredients but atypically bland and 100% TOTALLY TASTELESS. HIS— Chicken fajitas, very light on chicken and largely bell peppers and negligible other vegetables. Disappointing outing.

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  39. RhondaS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful meal. Will definitely be back! Great food and service!!

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  40. BajaQueen

    Orange County

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the restaurant week menu although the only actual value was the lobster Benedict, all of the other offerings were cheaper purchasing off the regular menu.mimosas were an additional $10, but the glass was filled with ice??? Guacamole was great and so were the Huevos Rancheros.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport Beach using the Order Online button. RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 718-0300.

RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 5146 OpenTable diners.

RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport Beach does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 120 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport Beach

143 Newport Center Drive, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Additional information

  • Cross street
    San Miguel Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Thu–Sat 10:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Valet parking available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Richard Myatt
  • Entertainment
    Live Entertainment 7 Nights Week.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 718-0300
  • Private party facilities
    RED O is the perfect setting for all occasions including corporate dinners to holiday parties as small as 10 and up to 400 guests. We also offer off site catering if you prefer your own venue.
  • Private party contact
    Director of Events: (949) 718-0300
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