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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” (25 reviews)
“guacamole” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.All 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

I met some friends for lunch at Red O. I had dined there several years ago and had a lovely meal. However, this time it was really bad. I ordered street tacos. one fish (Barramundi) and one carnitas. The fish smelled and tasted very fishy....More

Thank JillyBean949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several years ago we ate a wonderful meal at Red O. Returning recently, we were interested to see if the quality had changed. If anything, it was even better than before. It was Orange County Restaurant Week, so the four of us opted to order...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch at Red O during Newport Beach Restaurant week and enjoyed our food. To begin, we enjoyed the delicious chips and salsa. Ask for their green salsa, it’s so good. The appetizer was a small portion of their goat cheese tamale. I really...More

Thank vegout2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant isn't your typical Mexican restaurant, though they do start you off with some delicious tortilla chips. The food is innovative and the drinks reasonably priced. A true find.

Thank claudineburnett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the chips and salsa. The duck taquitoes are great! Definitely worth ordering. Hostess tends to try to seat you in a table by the door but she corrects this if you speak up.

Thank TravelGlo4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is refreshing to the eye and indulgent to the max. I love the food and the cocktails. Well done!

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a quick bite and some drinks. Love the queso fundido and salad! Tacos are awesome too! The servers and hostess were super friendly.

Thank Tgeraten10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We selected this place because it was Rick Bayless's. It was our last meal in California and we thought we would do Mexican food one more time. When we walked in we were a little confused it felt like a Moroccan place to us. The...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on New Year's Eve. The place was SEVERELY unprepared for the crowds on New Year's Eve. There was a line way out the door of parties waiting to be seated. The main lobby was packed with people waiting, who had checked in with...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Fine Mexican food is not an everyday speciality. New Port Beach is blessed with two such experiences, as Javier’s gives Red O a run for its money. Try them both and judge for yourself. Both are amazing.

Thank TonyFi18
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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