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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Latin, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
143 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6905
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Reviewed 5 days ago

High end mexican at it's finest! Nothing to complain about other than perhaps the snooty server who seemed to have a smirk for some reason. Not sure why - we ordered drinks and appetizers; had to get her attention to order more drinks - we...More

Thank kmiller123
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome high end experience! Happy hour is phenom with fabulous drinks and excellent food choices. Service rocks. No reservations for happy hour.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The décor is still very nice, but the food this last time was not as good as in the past. We had the House Margarita, which was terrible, especially at $10 a glass. The menu didn't have as much of a choice as in the...More

Thank Stanislav P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers a great menu for happy hour. The staff is friendly and I loved their chips and salsa. The appetizers are small so order a few to get a good bite. Loved the decor, definitely coming back!

Thank mionnids7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Red O since it first opened here in Newport Beach and though it's a bit pricey, It's always been well worth it. Something has apparently changed because everything has completely gone down hill. It used to be that any night...More

1  Thank shelly830
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved Red O. This is one of the sophisticated fine dining Mexican restaurants with beautiful decor and lively ambience. The pricing is expensive for Mexican cuisine but definitely worth it. The dishes are a variation of traditional Mexican and that's what makes it unique....More

Thank paulrupesh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were 6 of us having diner last night in their dining room. The service was terrible. Had to track down a server to even take our order. No personality on service at all. No checking on us to follow up. The food was OK...More

Thank lbreves
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Red O is located in Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California - the owers were the original owners of the Red Onion restaurant - - Rick Bayless, is the creator of the menu - - terrific Mexican dishes - the bar has a very...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best Mexican food I have ever had. Upscale restaurant, beautifully decorated and the service is the best. My husband and I had different enchiladas, which were so good. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Thank luv2travel0015
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The variety of menu items really keep me coming back because I just love enjoying my favorites too and I can't get thru the menu. Yummy maragritas.

Thank Lori F
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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