RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

4.6
3518 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

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BobC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the food was excellent. Great attention to detail along with creative presentation of the food.

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vipMelR
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was FANTATSIC!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brandon was awesome! Will be back for another bestie day and hope he works ! Thank you

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vipEssa
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The food was good but the service was not. The server was rude at times and short mannered with us. The ambience is nice and it is a cute restaurant, but the service does not meet expectations.

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vipJohnO
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the sopes which were delicious then we shared the very tastyLamb w/Mole sauce! Too much cheese and not enough seafood in the seafood Chile rellenos! Watermelon margarita was perfection as was the butter cake! We had an amazing server named Kristen and will be sure to go back when she is working! Overall we saw many things that looked delicious on the menu and will definitely go back for more!

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Olive
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was so amazing. I love the dim lights, music and positive energy. The food was the icing on the cake, it was so perfect and special. It was my anniversary and it was just an amazing experience and night for us. Thank you for everything.

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KimiaF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience2

When it’s Taco Tuesday they should be clear on which seats are for taco Tuesday. This is the first time I’ve been told that there is only selective seats for tacos Tuesday.

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Jasmin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, the fish tacos were delicious. Our serve was very nice and attentive, it was worth the price point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Sat at the bar. Service was good and bartender was very nice and attentive. First time going here and will be definitely going back soon!

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Qball
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The meal was delicious and the service was great. However we ordered the Prime tomahawk and lobster for two and I must say the Lobster was smaller than usual. Actually last time we dined there they gave us two lobster tails because they were of this same size variety. But only one last night. For the almost $200 meal I expected more.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great from beginning to end. Had to call and tell then I was running late and needed to add a person and they were very accommodating
The food was good like always. And the drinks were as well

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MarkL
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Las Vegas and look forward in going to Red O every time we go to SoCal. This was out first time for brunch. The Pork Belly Sopes we completely amazing. We also had the Corn and Goat Cheese Tamales, we always get these. We also had the Short Rib Benedict and Lobster and Shrimp Enchiladas - all outstanding.

Service was fantastic. Try the Tequila cart, we tried the Don Julio 1942 Anejo, fun tasting.

See you all next we are in town!!

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vipStephanieH
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was great, service was wonderful. Hostess seemed a little too serious and unfriendly for my taste. I understand there are “rules”, but the way were greeted and told to come back at 11am was just curt and unfriendly. We did not feel welcome and were first time guests at this location. It’s ironic when the hostess is snooty.

RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Stephanie, I wanted to reach out and apologize for the unwelcoming feeling the host gave you. We are truly so grateful you chose RED O to dine and we are delighted to have you. I'm so glad to hear that the bar to great care of you! We appreciate your constructive criticism and will take it and work on improving our staff! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest regards, Hillari Hudson| General Manager RED O Restaurant | Newport Beach

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vipPatrickH
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very good food, great value … but the music was just too loud, with too much rap music in the DJs rotation.

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Nupz
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service was excellent but i didnt like the food .....they can do better !

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CarolynC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the decor! Good was good and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good as always, service was great.

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vipShFr
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Complimentary dessert with giant sparkler was fun touch

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes, good food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

food was tasty, but server was unable to prevent cilantro from being sprinkled across side dishes even though requested. up to 14% or people have an adverse reaction to cilantro, and ruins a meal.

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vipLindaA
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat in the patio, good daytime choice. The deep fried whole sea bream was delicious! I wish all the servers wore masks, though.

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AmberY
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s 21st birthday and it was awesome. Thank you

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vipPamW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside lunch with fantastic service

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vipTatianaD
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambiance and amazing service! We always have the best time here, it's the perfect spot for a night out with friends or a date night. Excellent in all ways, highly recommend.

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vipRobertJ
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent dinning experience at the Newport Beach locations, I can’t say the same for the La Jolla location.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

went to celebrate my birthday. We are vegetarian and asked for cheese enchiladas. they brought chicken enchiladas. I was about to eat it which is against our religion. Thank God I saw shredded chicken instead of cheese in it. asked the server about it he said oh because I put ch for cheese and they thought it was chicken. Thn my husband ordered veggie wetted burrito but they brought just veggies in the plate without even tortilla so we had to send it back and wait for another 15 mins. Server came and said sorry and started giving more explanation for that too. when the check came they actually charged for everything that went wrong. Manager never showed up to apologize. It ruined my birthday dinner and missed the sunset at the beach that I specially wanted to go after dinner because they were keep bringing wrong food out. Paid $170 for this horrible experience that was not worth at all. never wanna to go back again. Absolutely ruined my day.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We went there last night for dinner and the waitress was very confused on what we wanted. I had ordered the lobster enchiladas à la cart and my husband ordered the lobster enchiladas with salad instead of the rice and beans. We ordered a side of guacamole which came with no chips so we sat there and looked at the guac and had to ask for chips. Then my husbands food came with no sign of my food. I finally had to ask the waitress where my plate was. Then the bill came and we were charged an additional $50 for an additional enchilada which was ridiculous I had to get that corrected so overall the food was decent we still prefer Javiers ‘s in Newport Beach over this restaurant and probably will not go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place; good crowd, great food and drinks.

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Lcappello
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service not to mention atmosphere was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot. Great food and ambiance

LB
vipLunchBox
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have the best time here!! Awesome food, amazing service! Kendra was fantastic!! Such a great dining experience!!

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vipChrissie
Sacramento
118 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Going to Red O you can feel confident in the consistent quality of meals served.
It would be nice to see the “pick two” meal choices offered again.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great. Service was fast, friendly and knowledgeable.
The pricing was affordable. Loved the tequila cart.

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vipJENNEFERV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

First, The table was all uneven. Do you know how annoying it is for your table wobble the whole night. When your martini spills here and there. The service and food was good. Lastly the women restroom. Horrible horrible horrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and my host Carlos was fantastic. Would recommend this place to any of my friends and family member.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good ambiance, good food and decent drinks. I could only give it four ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because although I specified it was my boyfriends bday they didn’t do anything special. I’m used to taking him to really nice Michelin star restaurants and we always achieve a happy birthday on a plate. Would I go back yes but maybe not on a special occasion.

RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I wanted to reach out to apologize that your boyfriend's birthday was not recognized. We are so happy you chose RED O to celebrate and I'm so terribly sorry you did not receive our complimentary birthday dessert. I'd love to invite you back and will happily buy you any dessert you choose. Please feel free to contact me when booking your next visit! Hillari Hudson| General Manager Hillarih@redorestaurant RED O Restaurant| Newport Beach

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DougK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, enjoyed everything about the place.

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DavidV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have asked for a better experience. The service staff was outstanding, very attentive. Dinner was exceptional. The food was cooked perfectly and tasted great. We were celebrating an anniversary but now have already started planning an upcoming birthday so we can share the experience with friends. Very pleased with every aspect of this visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance & great food & great service.

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RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island is rated 4.6 stars by 3518 OpenTable diners.

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