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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Too loud to carry on a conversation. Ser ...
Too loud to carry on a conversation. Service a little slow nod over priced
This was my first time at Red O and I'm ...
This was my first time at Red O and I'm glad I went. Everything was great from my wife's delicious lamb, to my exquisite camarones al mojo de ajo, and what can I say about dessert?? I had the tres leches cake and it was just perfect, I loved every single bite of it. Service was very very good I can't complaint about it. Our server did an awesome job from start to finish , definitely looking forward to come back soon.
great food, some shaky service issues
Food was great. Service was sometimes erratic. Our app arrived way before our drink order. A couple long gaps in service.
A beautiful setting with excellent servi ...
A beautiful setting with excellent service. Delicious margaritas with the best chips. Highly recommend the yellowtail aquachiles. We also split beef short rib sopes and carnitas with red chile. The food is all great, you can't really go wrong. This is a very special experience, perfect for any occasion.
I have been to this restaurant numerous ...
I have been to this restaurant numerous times and have always had a very good time. My husband took me there to celebrate my birthday. While the food and cocktails were great the service was disappointing. When we arrived the place was not busy so really no excuse for the poor service. Food did not disappoint.
The aqua frescas, tortillas, & apps (chips, salsa, guac, queso, fundido) were great! The entrees were good but could been hotter instead of just warm. Ambience and service were great!
It was our first time there but not our ...
It was our first time there but not our last. It had an upscale LA feel and atmosphere in Orange County. Great food, service and experience.
A great dining experience , service is s ...
A great dining experience , service is superb ! David our waiter and Franco the Manager went all the way to accommodate us and made our dining experience something to brag about ,David made sure we are enjoying our drinks and made sure it was to our expectation , he was checking every details to make sure we are taken cared off ! The food was great ! Fit for foodies ! My friends enjoyed the oysters and the scallops , the seafood menus are the best ! The halibut was cool to perfection ! The cocktails was the best !! The Cani wabo tequila margarita with tahini and jalapeño was spicy but not to burn your tongue , it was delightful !!
Our service was excellent and the food w ...
Our service was excellent and the food was soooo good! The braised short rib enchiladas are the bomb. The restaurant is beautiful. My friends and I enjoyed our lunch very much. We will be back. Thank you!
Delicious Mexican food which is more hig ...
Delicious Mexican food which is more high end and unusual.
Great ambiance, server was very pleasant ...
Great ambiance, server was very pleasant, not crowded. My friend had a Ceasars salad with steak which he liked. I had the taco trio, carnitas, fried fish and short ribs, I would try something else next time.
I have been to this Red-O several times. ...
I have been to this Red-O several times. Every time I had a good experience. This time was not so great. Seated us in the room outside of main dining area. Absolutely,no atmosphere. Service was slow and my rack of lamb chops were over cooked. To the restaurants credit they had a new order out to me in a reasonable amount of time. Overall I was disappointed, because I know they have done better in the past.
Delicious, up-scale fun!
This was our second visit to Red O, and it was just as amazing as the first time. All of the food is so good--guacamole, that special lobster/steak dish, the tequilas... Great atmosphere inside and out, and just a very fun night out. Enjoy!
Mother's Day Brunch
I scheduled a reservation for Mother's Day brunch about 4 weeks in advance. For an 11:45 check in time, we got there at a great time. The brunch buffet was towards the entrance and the line was long but moved fast. Food was great, very flavorful. I'd like to go back again during a non special event. Service was great, very attentive with lots of staff since they were so busy.
The food was delicious and I enjoyed the buffet for Mother's Day. The best issue is the Carnitas and I wasn't even expecting that to be my favorite.
Great food with that said they should ba ...
Great food with that said they should ban flash camera phones it gets annoying
Food was good, service was very slow. Ma ...
Food was good, service was very slow. Many,many many tables packed tightly together made for lots of noise and uncomfortable ambiance. Won't return - wouldn't recommend.
Energy was awesome. I would recommend to ...
Energy was awesome. I would recommend to order whatever you desire. I was motivated to order something "Mexican fusion" however all of the other items on the menu are pretty tasty as well. Best suited for groups. Lots of fun here.
One of the front girls was very rude she ...
One of the front girls was very rude she tried to tell me to wait an hour when we had a reservation
Nailed it - A great Cinco de Mayo vibe!
Nailed it - A great Cinco de Mayo vibe!
Great gourmet healthy Mexican food. Noth ...
Great gourmet healthy Mexican food. Nothing quite like it. Highly recommend.
Loved the experience. Food was great and ...
Loved the experience. Food was great and service was great. Loved the music being played live and the bar was very quick to respond. My surf and turf was cooked to perfection. Will definitely be back here.
waited a very long time even thoughwe ha ...
waited a very long time even thoughwe had reservations. They offered quacamoke free as compensation. We didnt tell them we were waiting too long. When the check came they didnt take the guacamole off the bill and had to recharge it.
Service average Food average Noisy and c ...
Service average Food average Noisy and crowded
Went in to grab a bite to eat and have a ...
Went in to grab a bite to eat and have a few drinks. Great atmosphere with live music playing, ambience was really nice. The food was very good and looked very presentable. Not sure what our servers name was, but had a great attitude and was very nice. Made sure we were well taken care of and had an enjoyable experience. Would definitely come back again and recommend this place to anyone.
Amazing service! Food was great. Very e ...
Amazing service! Food was great. Very enjoyable evening
Sorry was really looking forward to a nice romantic dinner for 2...... it was loud /// we were seated outside ( not too romantic) and I truly felt rushed........ ugh I hate that for a $200 + meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not going back anytime soon...
We really enjoyed finding a Rich Bayliss ...
We really enjoyed finding a Rich Bayliss restaurant in the Newport Beach area. We were celebrating 3 birthdays with relatives from Chicago and it was just totally by accident that we found the Red O. The food was outstanding and the service was attentive but not overly so. We enjoyed it very much.
A Mexican twist
This was the second time I've been to this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion and they treated us very well. The food was excellent and the ambiance is amazing. You could stay there forever to and talk with the the people who came with all night long, that's how relaxing the place was you just don't realize how long you've been there.
We had a club lunch meeting here and it ...
We had a club lunch meeting here and it was great...delicious food and attentive service...we'll be back.
Definitely a great meal. The Mexican twist on the standard steak house was marvelous. I had a great filet with lobster combo. The scallops were done perfectly. My only negative note is that they make their guacamole in advance. It was chilled and very lemony. They should step it up a notch and make it table side. This is a special occasion restaurant as it is very pricey...
It was a good experience
It was a good experience
This was our third visit to the restaurant. The restaurant is in a great location and it packs people in. That said the food is average. The restaurant is also very loud.
Great food great service
Great food great service
Scallops were awesome!! Dessert is a mu ...
Scallops were awesome!! Dessert is a must - Passion Fruit Pound Cake!!
Best food ever! Enjoyed the food and dri ...
Best food ever! Enjoyed the food and drinks!
6 pm was a good time to dine here on a S ...
6 pm was a good time to dine here on a Saturday night. Busy but not a zoo, though it definitely got more crowded as the evening wore on. Attentive service by Michael, who waited on us several months ago. The food remains excellent though pricey. Introduced friends to it this time and they seemed impressed.
Excellent food and service better than a ...
Excellent food and service better than any steak and seafood restaurant around. The sauces with latin influence pair delightfully with prime steak and seafood. If you want a great dining experience pair with the award winning wine list or if you're feeling casual kick back with some craft cocktails in the lounge and listen to live music either way it's fantastic!
Not as good as we remembered
From past visits we remembered the impeccable service, great ambiance and good food. Our most recent visit left us disappointed. The service was still good and our server was very friendly, but she had several large parties to attend to and we did not get the same attentive service as when the restaurant first opened. The food was fine, but honestly not worth the money. My husband's starter (duck taquitos) were excellent, but the much-hyped catch of the day was only okay. My salad was average, and the shrimp in the enchilada suiza was overcooked. The beans and rice were underwhelming. The dulce de leche cake was delicious. I don't know what happened, but this restaurant is no longer at the level it once was.
Great experience for our family (kids ag ...
Great experience for our family (kids ages 8, 6 and 6). Staff is great and super accommodating!
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