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Red O Mexican Cuisine by Rick Bayless

143 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6905
+1 949-718-0300
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (28 reviews)
“guacamole” (46 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
143 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6905
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Red O at Fashion Island in Newport Beach offers a lesson in managing expectations. The large, handsomely decorated venue, high prices, and celebrity chef all make for great expectations. There is no doubt that Red O is very good, but the expectations and reality don't...More

Thank 555NotGreat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a huge Rick Bayless fan. I have eaten at all of his restaurants in America and own every cookbook he has written. This will be the worst review I have ever posted on Trip Advisor. Service standards were very poor. Had to pour...More

Thank Donald H
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We were walking from the Marriott looking for a place to have a bite. Red-O looked a little fancy for our flip flops and shorts but we gave it a try anyway. The outside design looks high end american bistro/italian and inside is sleek/new age....More

Thank DJP85
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I brought my wife, kids, and mother in law to Newport Beach for a bit of vacation and met up with my cousin who lives in the area and her family. That added up to a reservation for 9 people on a Saturday night -...More

Thank Leo M
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We have gone here many times. It is a nice place for small plates/appetizers but we don't like their main entrees as much. Lately, we have noticed a definite slippage in service (it may just be we got the unlikely draw each time of a...More

Thank KeSuLu
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This adorable restaurant and bar is the perfect antidote for a long cross country trip. Try all the tacos and sample some of their unique and really creative drinks. The live acoustic guitarist was outstanding too...the one thing that bothered me was the Moroccan interior...More

Thank Stephanie148
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Let’s start by clearing up the design issue. This is moorish brought to Spain when the Moors settled in Spain between 750 and 1495 ad. You will see a lot of this type of decoration in Andalucia ( Granada ,Seville, Cordoba)and Morrocco. The question has...More

Thank petercD4277MP
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The moment you walk through the door you sende that lively, Mexican atmosphere but in a smart way. The entire room - there are more than one - is sizzeling with atmosphere, people, music and a smell of mexican spicies. Outstanding guacamole, meal was very...More

Thank Misssophie1234
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I was in awe before we even tasted the chips, Beautiful interior, the bar was amazing. Their menu includes some great sounding steak and fish dishes, interesting appetizers and yes chips and salsa like no others. We had some margaritas, many that were new to...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I frequent Newport Beach on mini vacations. Red O is the go to for Happy Hour,the menu has a variety of delicious apettizers. Our favorites are the Empanadas, Guacamole and Short rib taco's, they also have Happy Hour drink specials.

Thank David M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-718-0300
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