RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport Beach

4.7
3615 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.

Experiences

  • Dia De Los Muertos

    Nov 2, 2021 only

    Día de los Muertos calls for a fiesta and we know just how to celebrate. Rise to the occasion with RED O Restaurant for our biggest Día de los Muertos x Taco Tuesday yet! Get ready for a night filled with face-painting, taco specials, charcoal & fire cocktails, a Live DJ and more. You’re not going to want to miss this, book a table today through OpenTable.

Offers

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    Sun 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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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 3615 people are saying
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vipMcgowankm
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except we felt rushed. Main course showed up while 2 people still eating apps. We were hoping for a leisurely dining experience

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BHbaxter
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food was amazing g!

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vipJosephR
Central Coast
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Edger and Jonathan were very professional and attentive to our needs. We had a great time.

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Knightsofmv
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch for my birthday with friends!! The food at Red O was amazing as always. The bottomless brunch drinks, yes please! This time I chose the white sangria which was light and fruity and wonderful. We also ordered the dessert tray which has the chocolate lava cake, the butter cake and tres leches - so good!

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Angie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely and beautiful place

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dsauce
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place
Service is outstanding 👍
Very clean and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good customer service and they took care of my mom completely on her birthday celebration

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JaishonC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only issue that we had was with the front desk, they didn’t say hello they were exceptionally rude when she walked us to our table she pretty much through the menu on the table that my mother-in-law we really hope that they work on that issue and the noise level was extremely high. The rest of the evening was outstanding the food and the service was excellent beautiful restaurant and we will go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had a reservation but seated us outside dinning room.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ju! Was amazing served. Made the experience worthwhile.

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MaeJane
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caesar was awesome host! food was great and the service!!

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OscarR
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing.! Love coming here

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vipTiinaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The host stand was amazing even though who greeted us was a manager. They saved us the outside seating and waited until our full party was there. The bar staff was attentive and fast, our cocktail server Melissa was amazing, the woman who breaked her was attentive. Amazing ambiance and service. I’m a regular here and am never let down by the food, service, music and atmosphere. Love the added glowing sign in the bathroom!

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vipBruce
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun atmosphere, great food and excellent service! Chips and salsa are right on point and the margaritas are fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Liked the environment! Great experience!

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vipGeorgeH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Great service. Unique tastes.

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ThomasA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service but music very loud that hard to have a conversation.

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vipKevinC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

The restaurant has been allowing guests to get very drunk and loud. There is so much screaming, shouting and it is very unfair to the other patrons trying to enjoy their meals and it ruins our experience. This has been happening more and more and it’s very common at brunch and we tried coming in last night for a nice dinner and same thing, 20 minutes in they welcomed a large party of women who quickly became intoxicated. It’s sad to see such a nice place go down the gutter.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super nice place, a 5 star. Food is fine, not the best Mexican food but ambiance and service was great.

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evelynE
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the Short Rib Enchiladas were awesome. Empanadas were flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food, was a great experience

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is just ok>. I was disappointed with the lobster benedict - served only lukewarm. Service was good. Ambience cheerful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Drinks and food were excellent and great vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The DJ was awesome last night. 🎉👏🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red O is an experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch- awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely experience sitting outside. The food was very good (but pricey).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! The food was delicious and the service was amazing. Shout out to our server Edgar, he was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance is romantic for couples but has a very strong upbeat feel for those hanging out.. definitely feel like your in the “in” crowd. The food & drink was good however not worth the price. Thankfully my friend and I shared guacamole & short rib enchiladas and the waiter took upon himself to split it on two separate plates which was enough for a full plate. Very sweet of him! We also got the “Red O” which is like a sangria and the presentation was beautiful. The only issue is prices!! So one short rib enchilada plate, guacamole and two sangrias came to $98 with tip. I’ve paid higher for sure but wasn’t expecting that.. would have been a lot for one meal on my own.

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vipbdBinDP
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RedO was so much fun! The vibe, decor, food and staff were all top notch. RedO has a couple vegan option (thank you!) and the drink menu is to "infinity"... and our server (J.C.- I will add no doubt he is a professional server!) was perfectly engaged and extremely knowledgeable with the entire menu and about tequila! We chose to dine at RedO for our 21st anniversary out of all the restaurants in OC... and we are so glad!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out for my wife's birthday

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RachaelT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was so good!!! A must try place

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TereD
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tortilla soup and the squash soup are amazing!

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vipJillC
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, son and myself came here for an early lunch. We ordered a pitcher of “Chillaxing” margaritas - very refreshing and delicious with cucumber. My son ordered the shrimp fajitas which comes sizzling hot to the table and looked amazing. A generous portion of vegetables and jumbo prawns with tortillas and a side of rice and beans. My husband and I each ordered the braised short rib enchiladas - again with the sides of rice and beans. The meat was very flavorful and came with a red sauce. My husband ate his, but I ate half and will gladly have the other half for dinner. Service was attentive and friendly !

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CharlotteK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place. Very large and busy, but no problem with service. A bit noisy, but that's the norm at such a large restaurant!
Food and drinks were wonderful.
Ask to be by the fireplace on a chilly night! It added to our enjoyment of the restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food wasn’t very good and waiter was rude.

RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport Beach
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm truly sorry that your visit was disappointing and I'm upset that the server was rude to you. That is certainly not the standards that we hold here and it's unacceptable. I'd like to speak to you further regarding your experience and invite you back with a gift card to assist with your next visit. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience at HillariH@redorestaurant

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EvangelaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was timely and server was friendly and knew a lot about the menu items. I’d definitely recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Service was impeccable as always. Starting From the host/hostess podium to the overall dining experience. We always have a great time and always feel very welcomed.

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vipMark
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible energy! Red O is our new favorite!

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RED O Taste of Mexico - Newport Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 3615 OpenTable diners.