RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

4.7
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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. Red O also features an impressive bar and lounge, where you’ll find their specialty cocktails, an extensive tequila list and award winning wine list. The bar also offers Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm daily.
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Taline
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the guac, duck taquitos, sea bass and wet burrito. Chillaxin margaritas for drinks, ended with cappuccinos. Everything was fantastic, service was impeccable and exceptional. Honestly, haven’t had service like that in a long time. Couldn’t be happier and can’t wait to go back!

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vipThanos
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outside patio DJ music was much too loud for weekend brunch time. In this time of COVID we stay away from indoor dining wherever we go. It was not possible to sit outside here, converse, and enjoy our meal without needing to speak loudly over the music. When we mentioned this to the hostess, she replied that "this is the way the owner wants it." As a result, we only ordered a couple appetizers and left. We would have loved to have stayed and ordered drinks, a nice meal, and enjoyed our visit. Sadly, this was not possible on this visit.

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KevinZ
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Pricey, but I feel it’s worth it. The staff is always pleasant and how can you not be a fan of Rick Baylis.

The alacron margarita is excellent.

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DominiqueT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere, and service. We will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, delicious food, and fast service.

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SilviaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Love the ambiance! Great food n drinks! Its a must!

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vipEvaH
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first.visit And everything was delightful! The food was delicious and the service is impeccable! Our server JC WAS Outstanding as was everyone else! The tortilla chips were delicious, we so enjoyed the guacamole and salsa. The margarita that I ordered was outstanding and the chicken and Carnitas tacos were fabulous as well as the enchilada trio! Thank you for a delightful date night and we look forward to coming to visit again.

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WendyJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday of one of our work partners

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LindaCoach
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

We were seated in Pavillion and will not sit there again Staff is well trained and courteous. We came during happy hour but we're told you cannot order happy hour items in the Pavillion. Not cool. They take your temperature. Which surprised us. But we liked that.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe, clean, and fun. Thank you!

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vipAlexS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful decor. Great service. Food quality and quantity was just OK given the price. Wouldn't go back again unless someone else who doesn't understand food was paying.

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Satisfaction2015
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It price was worth the value of the meal and ambiance, the presentation was amazing and the food was delicious. More so than most other high end restaurants I’ve tried.

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vipLorenzo
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food quality is not good and service is slow

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MinaA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was great, food was good, however, one of the managers by the name of Eddie came over to our table and told us our 90 minutes was up and that we had to leave. We told him we were actually wanting to order dessert (menu in our hands), but that no one had come by to take our order. He then told us that if we wanted to order anything else, that we would have to change tables and move outside. Mind you, the restaurant had about 5 tables occupied inside (it was empty by this point because brunch had ended). He was extremely rude and unprofessional, I would definitely not recommend Red O. There are much better Mexican restaurants in OC that have great service.
The manager Eddie is extremely rude and unprofessional and needs to learn what great customer service means.
Save your money and go elsewhere!

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CindyR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and it was Great place I will definitely come back again.

Service and food were absolutely great! Had Not one complain. The place is mellow and very beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best always. Hands down best food I’ve had this far

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. As always!

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BrianDB03
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and food. Just a bit pricy.

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vipJuliaH
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food, drinks and service were amazing! Best brunch place!

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alexr
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

the overall experience was great from the hostess to the bus boy everyone was polite, helpful and very friendly

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JaimeM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

from the second we walked in we loved it. our server was amazing and food was outstanding.

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TanyaH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The ambience, the service & the food. A little expensive but we all had a great night. I took friends from SD & they couldn’t stop talking about the place. They look forward to visiting again. A plus is that outdoor seating with a DJ. What a great idea. You don’t feel like you’re sitting in a parking lot like other places. Even when things go back to normal this is something you should keep. It’s such a cool vibe. Such a fun place. This is the spot to be. Best restaurant in Newport. I can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Service, food and margarita’s.

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MarcellaD
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted upon arrival , seated immediately, hostess was wearing a mask, server arrived promptly upon being seated introduced himself and the menu(first time eating here) very attentive and checked on us just the right amount of intervals of time , both myself and guest will be returning to try more of the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only problem was next table party of 12 were extremely loud we can hear each other

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IvonneF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 2nd time coming to Red O and we always enjoy the ambience, food and service. We love the surf and turf tablita and the butter cake with passion fruit sauce, delish! I definitely recommend it to people.

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Donh
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience 😊

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vipMaryD
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

While we had great food and service, we could not have a conversation. Music too loud and surrounding conversations. Too many hard surfaces to bounce noise off of.

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Adelle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Utah, but dine here every time we visit. We especially like the brunch items on Saturday.

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ShawnW
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outdoors, appetizers and drinks were great. Perfect way to enjoy appetizers and drinks with friends!

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LindaC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Didn't know we could only order happy hour menu and were never offered another round of drinks

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MAHVASHH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

A great restaurant that I used to love going to. Now it offers less food double the price. Everything was way more expensive than it used to be and considering this was lunch not dinner that is more expensive, I can imagine what dinner would cost. We paid $420 for a party of six without tip. I paid $ 100 in tip because I wanted to help out the waiter who had to serve us wearing mask but I will not be going back to Red O as long as the operate they were they are doing now.

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YumYum
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food is excellent! I love their brunch menu. So many delicious options.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, ambiance fabulous! Was looking forward to the lobster Benedict and was a little bummed they changed it. It was still yumm but not as good as it was before they changed it.

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Jessicah
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mother here for her birthday. It was all of our first time there and we absolutely loved it! The service the food the ambience, everything was amazing!! I can’t wait to go back and take my boyfriend.

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RobertJ
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food it’s one of my gf and I very favorite places to dine. Great job!!!

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vipJANE
Orange County
90 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with great management and waiters and waitresses! Very protected in their services!

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vipkimmartini
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So beautiful and uniquely designed.
Food was delicious! Amazing Ceviche

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