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GuacAmigos, Newport Beach, CA
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GuacAmigos

4.0
4
531 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
GuacAmigos is a hip haven for fresh local ingredients, seafood with a spicy twist, traditional made-from-scratch favorites like carnitas, spicy crispy shrimp, and shredded brisket, plus sophisticated offerings like lobster. The extensive beverage menu includes handmade margaritas, local beer and high-end tequila for the avid connoisseur. With an open, airy space nestled in and the heart of Newport Beach, this intimate experience for the locals and visitors is a guaranteed must. Please note we are kid friendly!
Brunch menu is available Saturday & Sunday; Sunday from 11am - 2pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 650-1818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Great for scenic views

  • South Orange County

    Great for scenic views

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  1. N

    Nope

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Wanted to go to Sol, that's a great restaurant! They were booked 2 hours out. Grabbed a Rez at this place in a pinch. I was grateful they had immediate reservations and were just down the street. Place was half empty and the music was TOO LOUD. I work in a music for a living, it was too loud. Nearly impossible to have a conversation without shouting. I get they're trying to make the atmosphere more lively but it's more a restaurant than a bar. People want to talk during a meal. Food was mediocre at best. Drinks were terrible. Second time here and they can't get a standard drink right, to the point I had to send it back on both occasions I've been here a couple years apart. Going cheap on the liquor. Would rather have a smaller portions of the correct drink and buy more than a big glass of lime water. Honestly one of the worst margaritas I've ever had. The view here is stunning. The restaurant itself has a great aesthetic vibe. Get the food and drinks right, it would be a great place. Shame.
  2. j

    juanitac

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food was yummy. Lots of choices. Mango margarita was great. Waitress was very attentive. Didn’t have to remind her about the bday we were celebrating! Thank you!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience we have had here in a while our server Jose is great when you come in first thing in the morning on a Sunday Jose was on point just like last time. This guy deserves a raise. It is always a great experience when your server anticipates what you will enjoy. 10 out of 10!
  4. P

    Pastalover

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was fabulous! How can you ever beat the view?? Second time there and was not disappointed!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Didn’t have my reservation on file and I even called in advance.
  6. JW

    JackieW

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This is our “Margarita go to” place
  7. JW

    JeffreyW

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time here and enjoyed Happy Hour pricing!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jesus was our server/bartender. Great service, ambiance, food & value.
  9. LL

    LLBs

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Our waiter Ramon G is perhaps the worst server I have ever experienced. The only time he spoke to us was during the ordering process. He dropped the food at the edge of the table (as if in a fly-by) when delivered from the kitchen, nothing was cleared from the table during the meal, drink refills were not offered, and no greetings or clarification was performed. It is hard to find a worse waiter across the globe.
  10. CA

    CAgirl27

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Short staffed, long wait past our reservation, dirty dishes all over the bar & tables. Food was cold. Margaritas were watered down. Our server was great but completely overwhelmed.
  11. AG

    ArmandoG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for quick food and drinks. I was shopping with my wife and oldest son. Beside to take a quick bit before headed back home (70 miles) away. GuacAmigos was a great choice. Plan to come back with the whole family.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view from every table!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was amazing & food was great , 10/10 !
  14. JD

    JillD

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Our first & last visit. The Hostess was rude. The food was sub par. Chips & salsa were good! We had the trio fajitas & green chili chicken enchilada. The margaritas were awful. Even order a extra shot of tequila. They were so weak. Very lime forward. Not good at all. Our server Sam however was lovely. Very sweet, attentive and friendly .
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We have enjoyed this restaurant several times over the past year and noticed the quality had declined along with service a few weeks ago during a visit, but last night it missed on all accounts. We had made reservations and arrived on time, we were not seated for at least 15 minutes and the restaurant was only half full. Drinks were slow and low quality, food was poor tasting and almost seemed pre-made, even the beans. Appears they are short staffed and doing what they can, great location and view so we hope they improve.
  16. SH

    SofiyaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was super attentive, food & drinks came out pretty quick. We went on a Sunday night so it wasn’t too busy. Loved the view from our table. We ordered avion Paloma, champagne mule, frontside sangria, shrimp tacos, and vegetarian combo. Everything was delicious & flavorful!
  17. MC

    MaryC

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    average mexican food and menu. generous portions, very reasonable prices for the location. View of newport Bay is outstanding !!!!
  18. CD

    CherylD

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Service was horrible!!!!
  19. M

    Maureen

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food and location is great. The service is very very slow.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Only one waiter on duty for entire lunch (3 hours - did best he could, but service was lacking and took long time to get our food)
  21. T

    Tejaz

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was way too slow for how Un-busy they are for a Sunday evening. It was pretty empty tonight and I see a lot of staffs but service was super slow. Our waitress is nice but we hardly see her. After we ordered and got our meal the service was non existence. No one offered us if we wanted more water or drinks or anything throughout the entire time we were there or even asked to clear our table. We had to wait a while to ask for dessert and our bill. Also when we got our dessert we had all our empty appetizers and entrees plates that we finished on the table and I even moved it to the side for anyone to take it away but as another server left the our dessert he didn’t even bother to take our empty plates as I even pushed it to the side when he was standing there. It was a really weird service for a non busy night. Food was okay and price just doesn’t justify the food and service. View isn’t all that, it’s typical Marina Newport if you’ve seen it your entire life. Valet was also $8 for a pretty empty lot for that location and we still tipped the valet guy a good tip and he just seemed like it wasn’t good enough? I’ve been In a Newport my whole life this spot has definitely got some weird vibes going on.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    3% charge for what???
  23. RS

    RajatS

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food was terrible
  24. J

    Jamie

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great other than the $8 valet fee when there were plenty of parking spots and we parked ourselves. Also, the tortilla chips had too much fake BBQ seasoning though our server tried to find some with less seasoning, which was nice.
  25. b

    buenprovecho

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Reservation was made, we were seated right away. Service was extremely slow, restaurant wasn’t super busy either. We were seated at a table by the bar, therefore, had to wait for the bartender to make drinks and tend to tables around us. We received chips, salsa and water glasses. The young male could have used a gray to hold three glasses of water, instead to be lazy, he held the glasses by the top, where one drinks from. Yuk!!! We asked for straws, because of that, something we don’t typically do. We started with appetizers and with a name like GuacAmigos, I expected the guac to be great, we were let down, it was just okay. Salsa seemed to be made with canned tomatoes, but not too bad. We ordered esquites (street corn) that were completely flavorless, someone forgot the seasonings, it was definitely covered in sauce, just missing all the flavor. We asked a passing busser for salt, he nodded and never came back. We waited and waited for someone, anyone. Finally asked someone else passing by and he brought over s&p shaker that were empty. It was almost as if this was joke, with how bad it all was going down. When we finally receive our meal, we informed the busser that the shakers were empty, he asked if we wanted more salt, I explained we want “some” salt and we never received any. He leaves the empties on the table and brings back a plastic portions cup with salt from the kitchen. Our tacos were good. Needless to say, we didn’t take home the leftover bowl of tasteless corn or guac. Not a great dinner experience at all and will definitely not be returning.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Nice place nice view but the food was definitely not a authentic Mexican food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Staff were good and friendly
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great everything except no toilet paper in any of the woman’s stalls.
  29. LT

    LindsayT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value for the portion size. Food is very good and has a great view! Kid friendly which is always nice.
  30. SH

    SugaHil

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Mexican. The cheese dip texture wasn’t the best but everything else was incredibly tasty.
  31. JL

    JimboLA

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve dined at Guacamigos a number of times and it keeps getting better and better. Everything from food to service is now top notch and the view of the harbor is fantastic. Highly recommend!
  32. j

    jmako

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We saw our waiter right away & got our drinks. After20 minutes we asked another server what was going on. She then took our order. The food was average. Pre fried shells for tacos is inexcusable. I’ve had better tacos at Del Taco. The guacamole was great!
  33. T

    Theresar

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Everything we ordered were was spicy and it did not mention on the menu. I could not taste the meat or even the avocado from the guacamole. Service was poor. Could not get water refill and it took 29 minutes for them to give us back our bill with our credit card. After they served our food no one came by to even ask how our food was and or asked if we needed anything else, like water. Took my leftovers home and threw away in the trash. Sad; I absolutely love Mexican food.
  34. N

    Nomnomnom

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun time out. Good food, good drinks and great service. We loved the guac and queso. Ordered the mega margs. Each ordered an entree. Note on dessert: if you order the banana foster churros… order it without the flame! Trust me. The grand M soaks into the churros. It’s overwhelming strong and you aren’t able to enjoy the churros at all. The flame burned the churros as well. Trust me. We were disappointed 😔. Don’t do what we did.
  35. F

    Fernando

    Orange County

    308 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    308 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommended.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great place to eat with a good view.
  37. AL

    AngeliqueL

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great view, amazing brunch!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was good and the margaritas were yummy. My only complaint was the taco shell. It tasted like cardboard. A fresh fried shell would have been appreciated. When you eat in Newport Beach you expect more. Taco Bell has a better shell. But I will be back and won’t order a taco next time.
  39. CF

    ChrisF

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot to have a fun taco Tuesday on the water!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

GuacAmigos offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 650-1818.

GuacAmigos is rated 4 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for GuacAmigos

2607 West Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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