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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.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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
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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 noisy. Was here for a family get together with my sister in town. Music would have been ok if it was couples night, but had kids. Also my Chilean sea bass may have had an issue as I ended up getting sick later that evening
We like the food here and ambiance. Just wrong circumstances and Day to visit.
Upscale Mexican dining in a wonderful location.
Ambiance is wonderful.
Ate on the patio, it is quiet and has a feeling of
dining in a foreign country. The wait staff is attentive
to your every need. It is wonderful to be truly
"waited on." The food is unique and delicious, not
your typical Mexican cuisine. I highly recommend
this lovely restaurant, which fast has become my
favorite in Newport Beach.
What a disappointment! Stick to the grilled items, so you know it's made to order and have a better chance of coming to your table at a decent temperature. The kitchen needs to work on their quality control. Mexican dishes tasted like leftovers that weren't reheated enough. At least heat the plate, so the food has a chance to stay warm when it gets to the table. Sopes were cold and way too hard to be served on a plate. The short rib filling on the sopes and in my enchiladas was cold and just tasted like a salty, fatty mush. Love the LA location. The decor and vibe is great in Newport, but the quality of the Mexican dishes needs to improve.
We invited friends from out of town to the Red O. We were seated at a very small table for 4 so we requested a bigger table ( have sat there before and it is very uncomfortable). They accommodated us and sat us at a nice table. Our waiter didn't acknowledge us for almost 15 mins. He comes over and takes our drink order. It took 15 minutes to get our drinks. We sat there for over 20 minutes and got the busboy to fill our glasses. But the worst part was the AC was broken and we were all sweating so much. Really needed water and our drinks. If it was just my husband and I we would have walked out but we were meeting our guests there. Not a great experience especially with the AC not working. Even my cold beer got warm. Very unhappy.
Outstanding service and food! Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner for 2. She had the mariscos paella and I had the sizzling shrimp tacos. Along with a 3 tequila taster, the evenings meal was wonderful. I was very comfortable in the seating placement and the ambience was vibrant and fun without being loud and obnoxious. Will definitely be going backs.
My Wife & I went to celebrate her Birthday! Food, Drinks & Service was amazing! Laura our Waitress was very helpful, she was very friendly and recommended us a very tasty meal! Mmmmm just by thinking about makes want to go back and back again! Awesome Red O
Hostess was inattentive and didn't want to be bothered even though the restaurant wasn't busy. She made people wait to take their names while she snacked and continued her conversation with her fellow hostess.
Environment was cluttered and unclean - floors hadn't been swept, tables left uncleared. Large open rooms with lots of families with small children made it very noisy. This was not what we were expecting for a restaurant in this price category.
been wanting to try Rick Bayless's food for years and this restaurant did not disappoint! everything we ate was spectacular, the drinks were stellar, our waiter, Kyle was excellent and made wonderful recommendations that we took and were grateful for. we will most definitely be back and bring friends!!!!
I had been to Red-O before with my husband and loved it. This time, I recommended it to a business colleague for a meeting at brunch. The service was terrible. We had to ask for our margaritas about 20 minutes after putting in that order. They were asked to cook the eggs hard for one of the benedicts - they came out runny and had to be sent back. We ordered 3 desserts. Two of them came out - and we had to ask for the third 10 minutes later, because it had not yet come out. It took 10 minutes after that to get it - it was ice cream. Finally, someone in our party ordered a cappuccino and it came out luke warm. I'm not sure I'm going to recommend it again.
Missed our Saturday 2:45 reservation due to traffic. Got there at 3:10. the dining room was closed, so we needed to sit at the bar and order off the bar menu. I was not looking forward to that. The bar menu was very limited but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food we got. It was excellent. I do wish the bar menu had a bit more selection, but that is what we get when we are late. The service in the bar by the cocktail waitress was actually better than we normally receive here. And tableside service is quite good. I would highly recommend the time, staff and food if you are just looking for a quite place to grab a small, quick bite to eat late on a Saturday afternoon.
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