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GuacAmigos, Newport Beach, CA

GuacAmigos

4.3
4.3
598 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 598 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Great for scenic views

  • South Orange County

    Great for scenic views

598 Reviews
  1. astropopcandy

    Orange County

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and hot when it came to the table. The chips were very addicting as they were light and crispy, making me go through a whole basket in minutes! Salsa was also perfect. It was just hot enough without turning into a bathroom break or watered down so you think you're eating tomato sauce. We were very happy with the food. Prices were too high for the Ala carte items, so I do not recommend ordering the food that way. They also included an unknown "service charge" which I thought was just a BS way of raising the bill for no reason. This needs to be stopped.

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  2. KertS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Great food and staff. Always been a nice experience every time I go.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and ambiance right on the water. Food was insanely good

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location and view of this spot is stunning. Great food as well and the prices of such are actually reasonable, especially for Newport Beach. lol I’m always surprised each time I come in as there isn’t that many people there. 10/10 would recommend! Always an enjoyable time :)

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  5. WendyMac23

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t beat that view! And the chips and salsa were amazing!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was also the bartender. You guys need more people. Despite him having a large party and doing multiple tasks, he did a fabulous job. Our server was Christian D 

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was not authentic Mexican food and the service was slow. Pretty sure our waiter was drunk.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was really good, I just had a hard time hearing the people I was with because the music was so loud with the DJ. Other than that it was good

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  9. CameronC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, chips can use some help. Kind of tough.

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  10. LisaW

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tessa was the best! I really enjoyed the service. It was a little loud for us. However, Tessa made the difference. Game changer.

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  11. CherylC

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the view and food! Kid meal was amazing! $10 dollars for American breakfast kid meals!

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  12. Walt

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite go to locations for a great Mexican food. Always great service and a view you can’t get in most locations.

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  13. Vinnie

    Orange County

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went there for a late lunch on Sunday. Food was very good. I ordered the chicken fajitas. The chicken breast was over-cooked and dry. The waiter was very quick to substitute the Carne asada which was fabulous. My Mom had shrimp fajitas, and my brother had Carne asada tacos. Which they thought were great. My wife had an a la carte chili relleno and tamale, which were very large and filling. Over all very good. Though I skipped on the $900 shot of Patron Lalique! :-D

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff wasn’t the friendliest and when we got home we realized they charged us a 3% service fee and charged us for a meal we didn’t order. Our fault for not looking at bill.

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  15. Buttercup

    Orange County

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service by Chris was OUTSTANDING! Food was good (ESPECIALLY the beans/rice - VERY different and authentic!). Interior looks dated, but this restaurant has been purchased by SO many different people in the last few years, just disregard the ceiling/walls and just look out at the water view! And, they need to STOP adding red chili pepper to EVERYTHING - including the chips!!! Let the taste of the food show through - the food tastes good without extra spices on it.

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  16. OCShortstop

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at GuacAmigos. On the water with great views from all tables. The decor, waiter and all the food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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  17. LvGr8Food

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    One of my worst restaurant experiences was today at this restaurant. I have been to this place at least 10 times before and never need treated the way I was today. I think the manager has no concept of customer service and if he continues, this restaurant will go down. The service of the staff reflects the attitude of the manager. They really didn’t care if we got our drinks or food on time or as ordered. When we called the manager to complain, his attitude was that of - I don’t really care.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant on the harbor and such a cool vibe

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is beautiful, we loved being able to watch the boats while we enjoyed lunch. We went around 1:00pm on a Sunday and it wasn’t too crowded which was awesome. My husband got the fajitas trio and loved it, I snagged one of his shrimp and they were bomb!! I got the surf taco trio, I loved the lobster one, the other too were good too, I just wouldn’t do the aioli on them next time, I’m not a mayonnaise person and the texture was too much for me but that’s a personal preference. Once I scraped it off it was good. Overall a great experience!

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  20. SandraF

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating my sons 22nd bday was a success. We had a wonderful evening.

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  21. Hailey

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous view and menu choices. Delicious food. Could turn the volume down a bit on background music.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible, never saw our server after we gave our order. Some of it came out wrong. No one came back to give us our bill, once I got it I had to go ask a host to run our card. Will not be back.

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  23. WyzeSky

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been here twice, and will be back for sure. Food: Excellent. Drinks: Excellent. Ambiance: Wonderful. Service: Not Excellent (twice), bad enough between being inattentive or just AWOL to make Guacamigos a backup choice. That’s the wait staff. Other service staff was very helpful.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my cousins visiting from Germany, to GuacAmigo for dinner last night. We had a table with a view of the harbor, many boats passing by. Every bite of our food was fantastic and delicious! Our server Tessa, was extremely friendly, attentive, and prompt. Our entire experience was phenomenal.

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  25. Rocky5

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    food was very average. Served cold and just not that great . Service was good .

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  26. DianeM

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always awesome. Happy hour vibe is always fun. The food is great and the views of the water are unparalleled. We enjoy GuacAmigos very much.

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  27. GloriaS

    Orange County

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant..best starters are the fried avocado slices with a great ailoi. The question dip with the BEST tortilla chips..a must!! Carnitas tacos, cheese enchiladas also top notch!!

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  28. PratikH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The GuacAmigos staff was great. Super nice and accommodating. The food was solid and the views were phenomenal. The parking is also free! Definitely coming back more.

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  29. Skygirl

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurant to go in Newport with a great view and well priced food. The chips and salsa are super addicting!

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  30. Roman

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful location. Great margaritas. Would recommend.

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  31. JenniferL

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Value for the price was not great based on ambience of the property. Great location but interior needs updating and better cleanliness. Feels like an El Torito restaurant at Javier prices.

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  32. TerryD

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Didn’t care the food or drink. The queso was very grainy. My taco and enchilada were very greasy and not very warm. The Cadillac margarita had too much lime for my taste it made my mouth pucker . Ordered a shout of Grande Marnier to try to cut the extreme lime taste but didn’t help. The tortilla chips were good warm thin and crisp.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    No one ever came to our table. We ended up leaving and weren’t even asked why.

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  34. TEENAM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GuacAmigos is a fine Mexican restaurant with great food, a nice harbor view and excellent service. My husband and I had a dinner date at GuacAmigos on our wedding anniversary, and we loved the experience.

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  35. KeirenH

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal and the service was great! The only downside was that we arrived by boat and they do not have docking available! We had to dock at Billy’s at the Beach and walk to the restaurant!

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  36. Mward27

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and awesome service!! They had a happy hour on Friday to which was great. Really good birria tacos and enchiladas. Margaritas also really good. Overall great spot to each and grab a drink. View is also really nice.

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  37. SteveB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not up to my standards. To be fair I love Mexican food and this was just a white washed version. The tacos I like don’t have lettuce on them. Service was excellent though. Drinks were ok but needed a double for the margarita to not taste like fruit juice. Over all it was ok. I will be back for the Mexican eggs Benedict because that sounded amazing.

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  38. ChristineB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really good food & service. I would suggest it!

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  39. Yesi

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was decent and so were the drinks. As far as customer service, that was not the best. Our appetizer came out way after our main entrees. We only saw our waiter when he took our order but there was never any other communication such as “your food is taking a bit longer than usual or is there anything else I can grab for you.”

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is great for the views and some of the foods were good but that’s about it. As soon as I arrived I was not greeted and almost thought maybe I had to seat myself because many staff members saw I was there but did not help get me seated. After waiting at the hostess desk for a bit someone finally seats me and I’m immediately served chips with salsa and water from the bus person. After this it was a lot more waiting! There server was nowhere to be found and she only came to my table because another staff member had to tell her we have been waiting. Drink and food orders were taken in a rush and the wait after that was not bad. I had a spicy tequila drink (I don’t remember the name of it) and it was very delicious with good heat! The mango mega-rita was just okay and did not have garnishes listed on the menu. For food, me and my partner both got combos. The combo #5 comes with 2 tacos and a tamale and #6 two tacos and a Chile Relleno. Both meals had good flavor but the food is definitely not authentic Mexican i.e. there was shredded American cheese on the tacos and hard shells for the tacos similar to Taco Bell, Ground beef was the base for the beef taco. In total for this I paid a little over $80. I would not choose to go here again on my own.

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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 4.3 stars by 598 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for GuacAmigos

2607 West Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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