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Great MEX

703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
+1 949-675-0808
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp tacos” (10 reviews)
“mexican food” (19 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been coming back for 6 years now and never once been disappointed. The tacos are just the best and the service is always friendly. Can't beat Great Mex!

Thank Willescapinglondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tuesdays and Fridays are $1.25 for some, I think a bit more for carne asada and carnitas, and only a dollar more for shrimp or fish. We have "Taco Tuesday" night every year that we come down to the beach for a week, and for...More

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

authentic at it's best. Ive eaten more expensive bur not better! Two blocks from the ferry. Park on the Island and enjoy the ride.

Thank 2inluv
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We lucked into finding this hidden gem before our whale watching tour at Davey's Locker. When we got there, it wasn't busy at all. The menu looked awesome and we had trouble deciding what we wanted because there were so many choices. We all selected...More

Thank boilerjenni
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The Mexican tacos were delicious. Their hot sauce was perfect! Very tasty and the price was right. One dollar refills for the drinks were also nice. It was hot and we were thirsty. My wife had the tamale and she said it was one of...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I ordered the steak fajita burrito and my wife ordered the chicken fajita burrito. These were the best burritos that we have ever had. Besides the high quality freshly prepared fajita ingredients inside they also had a great enchilada style sauce on the outside. They...More

Thank Nick_Ban
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Wanted a place that was informal and good culture food. This was a tiny little place but had great food and friendly service. Seating is limited so definitely better for small groups. You order at the counter and eat casual. We had grilled tacos, burritos...More

Thank tmattt
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Deals on Tuesday's and Friday's, great mex is the best Mexican on the balboa peninsula, try the shrimp taco!!!

Thank Julius L
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Balboa Pier just for the day and we're looking for a place to eat. What drew us was the smell of the homemade tortillas. The place is small and very clean. The food was so good. Best enchilada I ever had. A family...More

Thank kedder77
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Make Mexico Proud again!! Great... the best Mexican food that I have had in years. This is the clean a well established restaurant. The staff isn't very easy to engage in communication but they provide decent service. The people cooking know what to do, that's...More

Thank cithinker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-0808
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