RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island
organic romaine, toasted pepitas, cotija cheese, caesar dressing, grilled white tortilla crisp
Half Maine Lobster Tail
Short Rib Enchilada
red chile sauce, monterey jack cheese
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!
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.
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.
Amazing food, atmosphere, and service. We will definitely be coming back!
Great ambience, delicious food, and fast service.
Great service. Love the ambiance! Great food n drinks! Its a must!
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.
Birthday of one of our work partners
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.
Safe, clean, and fun. Thank you!
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.
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.
Food quality is not good and service is slow
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!
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.
Simply the best always. Hands down best food I’ve had this far
Amazing. As always!
Good atmosphere and food. Just a bit pricy.
The ambiance, food, drinks and service were amazing! Best brunch place!
the overall experience was great from the hostess to the bus boy everyone was polite, helpful and very friendly
from the second we walked in we loved it. our server was amazing and food was outstanding.
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.
Everything was wonderful! Service, food and margarita’s.
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
Only problem was next table party of 12 were extremely loud we can hear each other
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.
Great experience 😊
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.
The service was amazing
We live in Utah, but dine here every time we visit. We especially like the brunch items on Saturday.
We sat outdoors, appetizers and drinks were great. Perfect way to enjoy appetizers and drinks with friends!
Didn't know we could only order happy hour menu and were never offered another round of drinks
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.
Great service and the food is excellent! I love their brunch menu. So many delicious options.
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.
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.
Great service and food it’s one of my gf and I very favorite places to dine. Great job!!!
Great restaurant with great management and waiters and waitresses! Very protected in their services!
So beautiful and uniquely designed.
Food was delicious! Amazing Ceviche
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RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island is rated 4.7 stars by 2670 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.