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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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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 via mobile

We went to Red O’s based on reviews we had read and for once the reviews were spot on. Though ambiance isn’t usually #1 on my list of criteria for a favorable restaurant experience, Red O’s more than impresses the moment you enter. Rich, dark,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CaptainNalga
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious brunch at RED O last Sunday in Newport with about 12 family members - ages 13- 80... Everyone loved the food, ambiance and service. Everyone was just perfect for our family party...Everyone loved their meals, food came out hot, and with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank erindL4091ZF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is maybe the best Mexican style I have had. They do offer a menu that will please just about everyone, as it is varied and not strictly Mexican. The service was very good as well. If you want to have a conversation get...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bill W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had the house margarita and appetizers on a weeknight, The drinks were strong and they left the shakers, which was perfect. My companion had food allergies and they were easily able to accommodate her but keep the food flavorful. We never felt rushed, but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank desilady1
Reviewed December 11, 2018

All the Margaritas are triple sec and delicious. Food is very good and over price. Nice music on Thursdays for orange county.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nazme1977
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

I keep telling my Mexican friends that they are slacking on their cooking because this food has so much flavor. This place is just beautiful. The decor is beautiful and the service was great. Appetizers: Queso Fundido ($12) and Shrimp Ceviche ($15) Both were delicious...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Qness47
Reviewed November 21, 2018

I really enjoyed the service last tuesday when my family came into town. There was a good amount of people in the resturant but still had a soothing atmosphere. I have been here several times and all times have had an overall great experience. Margaritas...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DanielEricks0n
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic modern twist of the wonderful flavors of old recipes. The service is fast, attentive and personable. We were so delighted that went two days in a raw. We had quesadillas, guacamole, tortilla soup, mole and fish tacos, all cooked to perfection. We were so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank satisfied-visitor_11
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I didn't realize that restaurants like this still exist. The entrance, the staff, the ambiance is sensational. This was our first time to one of Rick's restaurants. I am a big fan, and decided since we were staying in the area I couldn't pass up...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 536pamelag
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Enjoyed the atmosphere and decor because we were very early and there was not many people on a Tuesday at 3. Food was fantastic. Staff recommended duck taquitos, ceviche and guacamole. Happy hour goes until 7pm.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MominOC
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Response from MominOC | Reviewed this property |
Staff told us music is every day except Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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.
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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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