RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

4.6
3374 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 3374 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hostess and waitress. Great dining experience

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vipLuvfood
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food. You must try.

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vipSuzannester
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses were so nice and accommodating abs found us the perfect table for 5 people! The alcove table in the indoor patio looking out at DJ was perfect fir the 3 24 year olds and 2 moms! Great food too! Love the chips and salsa!! Great service and our waitress was superb! Attentive and friendly and we had a blast! We got there at our 6:30 dinner reservation time abs it was still sunny so we wanted to be in the sunny happy location but still close to DJ! Loved it all! We’ll be back soon😄

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vipCindy
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious as usual, unfortunately we had barely started on our appetizers and the meal was served. Made what was an enjoyable evening less than perfect

KY
KathyY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a lovely experience, and our waitress, Brooke was the best!!

NC
vipNancyC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and it was awesome. Great ambiance and a great Hap Hour

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vipLisaV61
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was good a little hard to get someone’s attention to cancel a order that took way too long . My $55.00 steak was well done when I asked for med-rare . Other then that was ok and the margaritas were Delicious. The shrimp ceviche was nice a little lacking of seasoning. Beautiful ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food! Incredible service! Amazing ambiance. Amazing! Great parking. Good for all ages. Needs more of a dress code to fit with the ambiance. Always odd for me to spend $600 at dinner and see other patrons wearing flip flops, cut off shorts and tank tops. Dress up for this place, it has earned this respect.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Was not happy with the taste of food. We visited about a month ago and the taste was so delightful. Our second visit the food taste was just okay, it food and soup had no flavor, was disappointed!

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DRoberto
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with superb service!!

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AllenW
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best food we had in a really long time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Looking forward to coming to this place for a while, and was a little disappointed. Overall the restaurant and ambiance are nice. The service was great. They come around first with a tequila cart, which we did grab a taste. But make sure you look at the prices because they are very pricey. We ordered the shrimp ceviche which was good. We ordered the surf and turf which is a tomahawk steak and a 1 pound lobster tail. A little disappointed for the $189 you pay for it. Our lobster was mushy, like it was over cooked and It didn’t have that lobster taste. They did cut it up into pieces for us. The tomahawk steak was good but I expected a little bit bigger and a little bit more flavor. The drinks are good but a little pricey also. I don’t mind paying the money if it’s worth it, but in this case I would say it’s not that worth it. If we were to go back I would try something different.

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MariamM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The place was nice. Love the dim lighting and ambiance. I loved that they had a dj and good music. The food and drinks come in a nice timely manner. Our server was nice and patient. The two negatives was despite a reservation they still had a wait as they claimed they were running behind? And lastly, the occasion was a birthday for my gf and I but there was no candle or was even asked if we wanted dessert.

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vipDonh
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the drinks are great! Love the ambiance. Excellent customer service.

The lobster and shrimp enchiladas are amazing! Totally recommend this place.

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DeniseJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Sam, was awesome. Food was great

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Diningoutexpert
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was terrible. It is overpriced, given the quality.
I never go there again

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JoslynW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The experience was nice… the tequila bar is overpriced

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vipINEEDANAVYGROG
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was great!! Glad to have her!

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vipSasa
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary lunch. Great service and fabulous tasting food. Great vegetarian options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience overall!

TD
vipTatianaD
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance, outstanding service! I love this place!

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vipKatieC
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Ambiance was great. Staff very welcoming. But my 2 dinner companions got their meals but I didn’t get mine. The runner and our server couldn’t have cared less. I wait and waited and waited. Finally, I got our servers attention and he said the chef didn’t like the way my meal turned out and was making another one. 10-15 minutes later, my meal finally came and I ate alone. Our server promised a free dessert but it never arrived…but our bill did. We just left. We won’t be back!

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PhilK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was one of the nicest waiters we have ever had. Made us feel special.

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MJCN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Red O ! Our server was great and we loved learning about all the different kinds of tequila! Our server was personable and super nice. The food was great ! You had an option to have a pricey meal or a less pricey meal. I had the chicken tacos and they were delicious and filling. I also had a cool coconut water margarita which came in a coconut ! So cool :)! We celebrated my fiancé’s 30th birthday and they brought him a yummy slice of cake too! We had a side of guacamole, two entrees and two drinks for about 93 dollars but I felt it was very worth it 😊

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RafaelC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great food, but horrible experience from the waiter that assisted me. I was offered water, as soon as I sat down and was given options between sparkling, and still water?
All I said was that I wanted water, obviously as a guest, I was assuming I was not going to get charged for water, considering if you go to Javier’s or any other nice restaurant they do not.
I was also refilled my glass three times without being asked if I wanted a refill.
As soon as I got my bill, and saw the charge. I asked the waiter why I was charged $36?
He stated it was the water, and I told him I never agreed to paying for any water, as I thought it was included.
He removed one of the water bottles and had the nerve to tell me “I usually never do it, but I took one off”.
The nerve that waiter had to express that he removed only ONE bottle of water, rather than the THREE I was charged for?
You need to inform your customers there options and that they will be paying for certain things before offering anything before they sit down.

Horrible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything food and ambience wise was excellent. Just felt a little unsure about all the staff not wearing masks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The server was very tentative and provided exceptional customer service.

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SuzyM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overrated. At the end of the day it's still beans, rice and tortillas. Two chicken tacos, a little (and I mean little) beans and rice - $20. Service was great, but I can hit a mom and pops place for twice the amount of food and half the price and still experience authenticity.

It might be worth it for Happy Hour - I would meet for that.

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vipTaly
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipLaura22
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Deliciously food !

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipVasNiko
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality of food and service. We love the duck taquitos and huevos rancheros.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great night. Whole fish was amazing

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SueS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Salmon and the stuffed pepper my daughter and son had and service was good. Thats the good part.
Fish tacos were terrible, frozen fish sticks
Overpriced. Take the fish tacos off the menu please. You'll end up making someone sick otherwise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time and this lively restaurant!

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I would have given RED O a better review, but I felt uncomfortable because the servers were not wearing masks when leaning over us, our food and when filling our water glasses. I feel it is too soon for restaurants to be so relaxed. The guy that brought us take out containers had his fingers all over the inside of them. It just seemed like the servers were not taking into account that we are in the process of emerging out of a Global Pandemic. The other restaurants I have gone to recently still require all of their staff to wear masks.

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Julia
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

I’ve been to Red O several times and I really like it for business lunches. I went again with a colleague and we were seated right away and it is so nice inside with really nice atmosphere allowing us to have a great conversation. I ordered the chopped salad with chicken at the recommendation of our waiter, however when I got it, it was lukewarm lettuce, or actually warm so I wasn’t sure if it was the lukewarm chicken they put on top of it or what but it was not as appetizing as I was hoping. Our waiter was very nice but he was in a hurry, and actually was running from table to table, literally. I will go there again as more than the food, the quiet inside atmosphere and tables were perfect for conversation.

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PaulaL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always had wonderful food and a great experience overall at Red O. I highly recommend it.

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RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island is rated 4.6 stars by 3374 OpenTable diners.

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