RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

4.8
3016 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
What 3016 people are saying
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose A. Is one of the best servers I’ve encountered eating out. He is incredibly knowledgeable, doesn’t over sell, and is so in tuned with enhancing your experience. He’s honestly someone I trust to drive my entire meal. Every single suggestion and recommendation was spot on, and he was incredibly attentive. If for nothing else, I would come back time and time again for him to be able to serve me again, in addition, ALL the food and drinks were exceptional

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DebbieW
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. We sat in the outdoor room. Not the tent. It was sooo pretty and the waiter was great. Explained all the specials and went over the whole menu. Our food was delicious and presented fabulously. We will be back.

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PamchalD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

DEFINITELY CHANGED - they want you in and out in 90 minutes, the busboy took my food (thumb in m y food) as I was eating - we had to complain to the manager. We were seated in a spot where we were simultaneously hearing THREE different types of music as they have a DJ in valet now and a separate tent outside - out waiter was nice but the food quality, ambiance and frankly even the service were nothing like how Red-O used to be - we had to yell to speak and couldn't hear anything - unfortunate that Red-O has changed THIS MUCH as this was one of the better spots in NP.

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ClaudiaG
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, place was spectacular, clean, fresh ingredients, great food selections and proportions. Friendly staff, welcoming especially our server ALEX W. , he is a gem very attentive and great attitude. Hope he gets full recognition from management. He excels in customer service!

Thank you!

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vipArmando
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Mexican food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my friends birthday and was blown away at the level of good quality and service. I will definitely be back.

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PaulaL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating a friends birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The dinner was delicious.
We went for our anniversary and enjoyed the food very much in addition to great service.
I was disappointed that we did not receive a "special" dessert
I did mention to the hostess this was a special occasion and also made notice of it in the reservation.
Oh well I guess Red O does NOT pay attention to occasions

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ColinC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Margaritas were great. Service was on point and the ambience was lively and perfect. Very nice experience.

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StephanieZ
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio seating is perfect! Some of the best chips & salsa. Love the short rib enchiladas. One of our favorite restaurants when visiting the area. Our most recent server Samuel was great. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun food delicious as always!

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vipLindaN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time at Red O and I was pleasantly surprised by the energetic, very pretty and classy ambience. Samuel was our waiter and his service was impeccable. We will definitely be going back soon!

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PatioDiner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great semi-outdoor seating area with nice ambience and decoration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red O has the highest level of service and top notch food. We keep coming back and continue to enjoy everything Red O has to offer. This time we brought another couple with us to share the love. I mixed it up this time and deviated from my favorite Alacaran and got the Sun Burn! Similar spicy margarita with the addition of watermelon! Amazing. And for dinner my new go to is the incredible pork chop within cotija mashed potato over a chipotle crema! Wow!!!! Looking for excuse to head back! I love you Red O!!!!

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GUSU
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an enjoyable experience. My wife and I decided we would try Red O for an early dinner and what a pleasant dining experience. We were greeted by the hostess who was very nice and accommodating relative to our table choice. Jose came with chips and water and was also very pleasant and professional and checked on us throughout out dining experience. Rico our waiter was professional, knowledgeable and very friendly and certainly knew his Tequila and we chatted briefly before I order a few tasty sipping shots.
Our dinners were fantastic as my wife had halibut tacos and I had the filet mignon with plantains and beans. We also had a side of shrimp and a few margaritas. Kudos to the chefs and thanks to Rico and Jose for making our dining experience a memorable one. Once we finished it was time for a little shopping at the Spectrum and a nice ride down the coast. We highly recommend the Red O restaurant as their menu choices, service and ambiance are exquisite.
Thanks again

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience!

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EktaS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great service!! Loved it!! Highly recommend !!

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LillianH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious but the prices were high. The service was excellent but it is difficult to understand the server with the mask.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Chicken was way overcooked and the outside seating is not worth the price I paid for the experience. This was a second time and maybe our last.

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vipFOODIEFORLIFE
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually have lunch here when we visit Newport Beach. The outdoor patio was perfect and food delish! Great chips & salsa!

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Harvey321
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a friend’s birthday food was delicious drinks even better. A little on the pricey side but worth it

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vipChris
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun, upscale mexican food, love the courtyard area

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vipSydney
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday 🥳

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a good time, was disappointed that happy hour ended @6 and on the website says @7.

LD
vipLindaD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! I would especially like to give kudos to our server, who was absolutely perfect. We overstayed our welcome, but only because everything was so great!

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vipBennu0
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, the service led a lot to be desired. It took me 30min to get a new fork.

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vipFernando
Orange County
165 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a fun and atmospheric experience. Definitely a fun time. Our waiter Samuel was a pleasure and will ask to be served by him on our next visit.

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StaceyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambience! Highly recommend Red O.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and food was great!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing!!! Awesome and super friendly waitress and overall staff! Loved the DJ and the overall atmosphere was great! My family & I enjoyed a delicious Easter brunch!! Outstanding food/dessert, loved every minute!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Red o it's one of my fav places to go

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vipKenn
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and awesome drinks, we had brunch, ceviche, fresh lobster, highly recommend

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SammyM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

LOVED our server and the duck taquitos are a must when coming here! I've been here 5 times and have gotten something different every time, ALL yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great brunch great service. Simple

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vipYolandaB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch with family.

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MariaL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Red O ..this place was a refresh in all this Covid time ...we highly recommend this place to reunite with friends or just have a nice lunch or dinner or have a nice weekend out time .The food is delicious 😋!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 37th Birthday and it was amazing the food the atmosphere everything I am so happy I choose to have dinner highly recommended. Absolutely stunning location. Will recommend.

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

RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island is rated 4.8 stars by 3016 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.

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