RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

4.7
2861 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 2861 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food & nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great but it was very loud! Service and food were excellent

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vipLaurenZ
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner and drinks celebrating a job promotion! The Fashion Island Margarita is soooo tasty and is served with a beautiful flower floating on top! We had the crispy chicken tacos and the enchiladas suizas and both were the best we’ve ever had! Absolutely delicious! Great atmosphere with a DJ playing music and excellent ambiance with dimmer lighting. For desert we had the chocolate lava cake and it was so warm and sweet! Definitely have to return again soon! The service was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Red O
Ambiance service food all excellent
Thank you

MF
MeganFitz
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service in a great setting! Thanks!

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vipVishalM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Table was dirty. Had to clean it with our own wipes. Service was extremely slow. Waited 20 minutes for server to come back and take our main course order.

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Chadg
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with amazing service. Had an amazing date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good vibe

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AdolfoB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is top notch. Food was great. DJ is always jamming. I highly recommend for celebrations, brunch, beautiful job on the patio.

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OMGFOOD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vibe from the moment we walked in. Great staff, friendly, kind and over accommodating. Waiter was sweet and genuinely cared about the customer experience.
Food was superb, would highly recommend.

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vipBengal55
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food as always was exceptional as well as the ambiance, however, the server, his name was Joon, did not live up to Red Os service, he forgot our order of guacamole, we asked for it twice, and forgot to have a side of beans instead the beans were on the plate, and that was not wanted.

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vipDCyn
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tia was a very kind server. We loved her

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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Michael
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

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Trina326
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Drinks were delicious. Waitress was attentive and explained menu choices . It was a nice outting. Dessert was the best way to end the meal.

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vipLorrie
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipSHEREF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was not good at all. Especially not for the price. We won’t be back. I had the lobster and shrimp enchiladas, my son had the trio and my daughter had the impossible meat enchiladas.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

20 minute wait to be seated even with a reservation. Finally got seated and waitress was walking by our table for 25 minutes helping other tables before getting water to our table. Food took almost 1 Hours, we asked other servers for our waitress on multiple occasions but she never came to the table. The wrong Enchiladas came out once food finally arrived to our table since she chose not to write down our order. We asked which steak she recommended and ordered that one, I was charged for a steak that costs more. Overall it took almost 2 hours to be served and were not once even asked how the food is tasting, just to be overcharged for the food at the end. Manager isn’t able to provide receipt saying first transaction was refund/cancelled after he fixed bill. My credit card still shows 2 charges from this night. I dine here 1-3x a weekly as its combiner for business meetings and was very disappointed by this experience. To say the least my next business meeting will not be held at The Red O.

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Ramblin22
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Oh Boy, Hold The Door...JC you knocked it out of the park Amigo. The service we received was fantastic and the “House Margarita & Tart Cosmopolitan” cocktails were very tasty - a perfect way to start our Date Night.

The Goat Cheese & Sweet Corn appetizer was probably the best small plate dish I’ve had in a very long time and would highly recommend this appetizer for a combinations of flavors you’ll thoroughly enjoy.

My wife found her Red Fish entree to be perfectly prepared and paired nicely with rice & the grilled sweet corn side dish we ordered. I found my Lobster tail to be a bit on the raw side, but would give it another try if the opportunity arises during another visit to the Red O Taste of Mexico.

Overall, a very nice experience with a beautiful ambiance & elegant interior decor, great vibe, along with superb cocktails and nicely prepared meals...enjoy your ride and give the Big O Taste of Mexico a visit for your next special occasion and please tell them Ramblin22 sent you 🌈🕺😎.

Enjoy The Ride,

Ramblin22 🕺🌈😎

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JerryH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food , service, and ambiance was superb. I’m very happy that the managers kept it open though the pandemic. The staff was always cleaning making it a safe place to dine in.

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AMer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

As we were seated we were told we could only stay for 90 minutes. We were on vacation, had just sold our house and were really looking forward to relaxing after the stress of packing and moving.
The waitress rushed us the entire time and the place was far from packed. One meal was wrong, but the waitress did not come back to check, so we dealt with it.

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MalerieE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very chill spot to take a special someone for a special occasion. The plates are pretty expensive but such delicious food here.

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CeleneH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to go to beautiful ambiance. Loves it!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Chips were stale, plates that the food arrived on were dirty, they chose to only change the plates out instead of remaking the food. Will not be going back. Way over priced for quality of food, better off going to Javier’s

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AshleyL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for lunch on Presidents’ Day. Waitress was the best. Great food and drinks always.

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GaryL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was excellent. We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Red O is one of my favorite restaurants! Classy, beautifully decorated, great food and drinks, outstanding service. I would recommend The Red O to anyone. My husband and I dine there often and every time we have had a great experience. On Valentine’s Day every woman in the restaurant received a rose from the hostess which I thought was so nice and thoughtful. Thank you Red O, you guys rock!

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evelynv
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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NSJA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Went on Valentine’s night with my friend for “galentines”. Was thinking we could go and have a nice catch up time with each other over good food.

Waitresses were dressed like strippers in tight short red dresses with fishnet stockings. They were in such a rush to get us served it made me feel uncomfortable. Could barely finish a sentence before they chimed in.

Music both Inside and outside was curated by a DJ blasting old school R&B and dance music. We had to raise our voice the whole night just to hear each other.

Outdoor tent where we sat was really ugly. No decor, and no thought into the guests comfort. Speakers blaring into the tent? Get real! We were given no choice on sitting indoor or outdoor. Indoors was fully seated- doubt that is legal.

Overpriced and overrated.

Upon arrival they gave us red roses. Mine was diseased and the petals brown. An omen!

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Rick
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice job with compliance and as always great service and excellent food.

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vipShannonL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day lunch with our children. It was perfect for us and them. The service team was excellent and didn’t miss a beat. Such a beautiful atmosphere, with great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time coming to Red O and I have nothing but amazing things to say. Ambiance is amazing , food is spectacular and the staff is always very attentive. Definitely recommend having a reservation because it does get pretty packed. 10/10 recommendation.

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Definitely revisiting soon. :)

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vipMarcP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience4

I was very upset and disturbed when the host seated us indoors. The restaurant was packed and I asked the host if indoor dining was permitted and the host said yes. I said are you sure there is indoor dining allowed by the state and he replied yes.
I don’t think it’s appropriate to lie to a guest or to go against the health department regulations.
Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, food was delicious!

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Satisfaction2015
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was worth the price, and the ambiance and service was excellent. Crowded but not too loud, and the atmosphere reminds me of a vacation in Mexico.

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LauraF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the tomahawk steak with the lobster. Best meal I have had in ages. Fresh flour tortillas, beans and rice were included in this fabulous meal. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipSusan
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This is definitely a young adults place, and since we are definitely not in that category my review needs to to be taken in that context. It's a very busy, very noisy very crowded restaurant; they have sitting in several different areas, and we were able to sit on sofas outside around a fire which was very nice , but personally I prefer to sit at a table. However tables were not arranged in a covid proof fashion, in our opinion.
The food was good, not great, but above average for tacos, beans and rice fare.

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