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The Original Red Onion Restaurant

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736 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274-3604
+1 310-377-5660
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared expertly in a friendly environment. You'll enjoy this casual dining experience.

Thank Jim K
Rolling Hills, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food is always very good there,but lately they change some of my favorites,I love fajitas,we LOVE GO THERE FOR LUNCH OR DINNER

Thank Marija V
Long Beach, California
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We used to eat here relatively often when we lived nearby, but this was our first time here since we moved 3+ years ago. A friend was in town from London, staying in PV, and she really wanted Mexican food (something that is pretty much impossible to find in the UK and Europe, she says), so we took her here.... More 

Thank Lynda V
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I grew up in the neighborhood, and more recent visits to the Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes area to visit family has brought me back here. The restaurant building and interior are beautiful and always bring anticipation of a great meal, but I am disappointed each and every time. This time I ordered a child Colorado-style dish in what was described... More 

Thank Seabreeze48
Julian, California
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We've been eating at this restaurant since the '60s, and it never disappoints. Good food, good service, great ambience.

Thank chemoangellaura
San Pedro, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been a patron of Jeff Earle's establishment since I was in high school at Rolling Hills, and one of my must-do's when I was home on leave from the Navy was a dinner with family and an evening of drinks with local friends at "The Red O". Almost 30 years later, and because I'm back living in the... More 

Thank John S
Los Angeles
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Always good...local hangout. So happy to have it in the neighborhood. Interesting collection of antiques and movie memorabilia. Nice to hang out in the bar area and you will see everyone you know!

Thank witchawomn
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a staple on the Hill. Food can run hot and cold. By this I mean it can be very good or it can be very disappointing. But we still go back.

Thank GretaGarboFranklyn
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Decent overall decor, prices were reasonable for a sit down restaurant in PV, but food quality, margarita was subpar. This is a poor copycat of the excellent - El Cholo authentic Mexican chain in LA.

Thank Lawrence C
Torrance, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

What once was a Southern California chain of restaurants, this Rolling Hills jewel is the lone survivor. It is a very attractive "old style" place with very good food and excellent service. My wife and I really enjoy dining in any of their many beautifully decorated dining areas. We feel that the Original Red Onion is the best Mexican restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274-3604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rolling Hills Estates
  • Phone Number: +1 310-377-5660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?