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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 good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“tamales” (29 reviews)
“guacamole” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
143 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6905
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Reviewed today

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 6 days 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four adults and two teenagers enjoyed dinner at Red O; double celebration of high school graduation for young man and 20 year anniversary for one couple. All six of us enjoyed great food. Four of the 6 are gluten-free with two of those with serious...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met my friend in Newport Beach. We found this great place for happy hour food. Everything was so fresh and yummy. The tamales, salsa, chips, kale salad, tacos and guacamole.

Thank Truth1914
Reviewed June 12, 2018

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 June 7, 2018 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 May 4, 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 April 23, 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 April 1, 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
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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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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.
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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