About Red O - Newport Beach
Dining at Red O is an experience like no other - offering a unique combination of Prime Steak & Seafood with Rick Bayless’ signature Mexican inspired influences. By sourcing local and sustainable ingredients Red O creates flavorful dishes with a mindset on quality while still being true to the flavors of Mexico. Red O’s team of friendly employees create a welcoming atmosphere that parallels the luxury resort interiors of the restaurant. Red O also features an impressive bar and lounge, where you’ll find their specialty cocktails, an extensive tequila list and award winning wine list. The bar also offers Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm daily.
Steak, Seafood, Contemporary Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Sunday: 11:00am -3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 7:00pm Everyday
San Miguel Drive
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Entertainment 7 Nights Week.
Valet Parking available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Red O Restaurant combines atmosphere, comfort & Mexican inspired prime steak and seafood for an exceptional dining experience. From 2 to 300 guests, Red O’s courteous and professional staff will provide an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
Red O - Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews
The food and drinks were good, a bit pri ...
The food and drinks were good, a bit pricy for some things. The atmosphere is great for a casual but classy lunch or dinner. More upscale than the average Mexican restaurant in food and service. Even great for just a small bite and drinks because the atmosphere is nice.
For some reason, they sat us between two ...
For some reason, they sat us between two other couples whose tables were just a foot away rather than give us some space. We ordered a side that was never delivered, but I don't think we were charged, so no big deal there.
Food was delicious as usual.
Everything was amazing from the start, h ...
Everything was amazing from the start, hostess was very attentive and smiled the whole time, our server Luis was excellent he went through all specials and described menu items that's we inquired about, his suggestions were excellent over all one of the best servers I've had and I work in the industry.. thank you Luis and staff at Red O
Noticed that the prices are going up. Es ...
Noticed that the prices are going up. Especially the wine list. Used to love coming here but it seems to be getting too expensive for what it actually is… Great Mexican food in a fun location. The ambience is always fabulous. Wish it was better value.
Always make a reservation just in case a ...
Always make a reservation just in case and that was a good idea! Packed and went into the bar for a couple and while we were there a ride lady walked over and told us she had been there for an hour waiting for a chair at the bar and the next one was hers... uh no. But then the bartender decided to intervene and we said we had been waiting for over twenty minutes. We took the seats and the bartender backed down. I had never heard of a bar where first ones there get to pick any seat anywhere in the bar and demand it. That was our only laughable moment. We live this place! The cocktails and ambiance along with the yellowtail appetizer was the best! The steak was so good we asked for the mole sauce in the side! Glad we did! Savory and flavorful. Waitress Laura was a doll! She was attentive and sweet! Definitely come back!
Red O is an absolutely beautiful restaur ...
Red O is an absolutely beautiful restaurant and really impressed the friend I took there for lunch. Service was exceptional. I had mentioned it was a birthday in my Open Table reservation & they made my guest feel very special without having to remind them. The menu is extensive and it was hard to choose. The goat cheese tamales & short rib enchiladas were delicious! A little pricy but worth it for a special occasion. I will return.
We had a Birthday dinner for my husband ...
We had a Birthday dinner for my husband at Red O in Newport last week. It was wonderful!... Beautiful restaurant and food and service was excellent!... We will definitely come back!... Thank you Red O for the wonderful evening!... 👍😀
Beautiful decor and ambiance. However, W ...
Beautiful decor and ambiance. However, We had to return the mojito drinks several times and when we got the bill the server charged us for them when he said he wouldn't. We asked and he took one off. All drinks were super watery and with no flavor. The fillet mignon was hard and over cooked. We returned it. Can you please call me so you can adjust drinks off bill. Thank you.
It just keeps getting better and better. ...
It just keeps getting better and better. First of all, my hat is off to Red O for supporting our veterans. Our party of four had two of the tomahawk steak & lobster for two dishes and it was "THE" best lobster I have ever tasted. The steak was out of this world as well. The noise level is a bit over the top, but the food, drinks & service are SECOND TO NONE! Can't wait to go back!
My friends and I really enjoyed the whol ...
My friends and I really enjoyed the whole experience. We all loved our food.; street tacos, short ribs, and the enchiladas suizas were the best I've ever had. Service was good. Noise level was totally fine; probably because it was lunch. We all would go back.
This was my second visit to the Red O - ...
This was my second visit to the Red O - I enjoyed it just as much this time as last. The restaurant has such a relaxed feel with beautiful decor and a sense you are in another country e.g. Mexico or Spain. I loved it and so did my friends. Our server was very good and very attentive.
Went for my birthday. Service was slow a ...
Went for my birthday. Service was slow and inattentive, except for the man who was in charge of our water refills- he was on point. Our server was gone for long periods of time, another server delivered our food but seemed confused. Food was just okay, did not meet expectations based on what we've heard of Rick Bayless. It was my birthday and we did not receive any mention of that. Was a big disappointment.
We had lunch and the food was just fair. ...
We had lunch and the food was just fair. I know they make good food as I ate at the LA location for dinner a month ago. They did get two thumbs up on their Red-O Margarita. Service was great and Ambiance is comfortable and makes you feel as though you got away to Spain or Morocco.
Red O is consistently excellent. Well p ...
Red O is consistently excellent. Well prepared food and outstanding service. Tiny disappointment that their taco combination was reduced from three to two choices, because all of the choices are so good, it's now a bit more difficult to choose.
Definitely recommend for lunch.
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