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/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
I made a reservation, when I arrived the ...
I made a reservation, when I arrived they were quick to seat us. The food was amazing we had the ceviche, that was served with plantains, and my date and I shared the lobster and steak platter it was delicious. Definitely will be back.
This was my third time coming to Red-O a ...
This was my third time coming to Red-O and honestly all three times service and food have been amazing!! This time around I visited for my significant others birthday and it was just perfect. He loved his food along with the watermelon agua Fresca (it has been his favorite so far) and loved the birthday churros that were brought to the table. We will definitely keep coming back!!
Almost always, the weakest link in any r ...
Almost always, the weakest link in any restaurant is the hostess. Not so here. The three hostesses were EXTREMELY accommodating. I told them I was picky about where I sit so they gave me two excellent choices. Very nice. Before we were seated though, we sat at the bar for a drink. Our bartender, Stephanie, was fun and very friendly.
Finally, our shrimp enchilada was good but nothing special; however, our Fillet Mignon was beyond good. I, typically, get their NY cut which is great but I can't wait to go back and order the fillet. It was truly chop house quality perfect.
We had a great experience at Red O. It h ...
We had a great experience at Red O. It had been on our list of restaurants to get to and we are glad we did. The bar scene is eclectic with a mixture of young and older (like us) customers. The guitar music was exceptional. Some wore business suits all the way down to T-shirts and stylish work-out clothes. The service was exceptional. The menu was much like Mastro's , but with a Mexican flare to each dish. I had the scallops and my girlfriend had the shrimp and lobster enchiladas. Both excellent. I also had the tortilla soup. I will not have it again. It was more like French onion than traditional tortilla. As I said, overall great experience. We will be back.
Red O is a fun place for a date or just ...
Red O is a fun place for a date or just about any occasion. The service and front host staff is great-- friendly and not at all stuffy like many places in Newport. The live music is very good and not too loud. Go and have fun.
Red O is ALWAYS on point with food and s ...
Red O is ALWAYS on point with food and service. Stopped by for lunch on a Sunday and noticed that they didn't list the plantains which are offered on their dinner menu. When we asked our server about this, he told us "no problem" and had the dish prepared for us.....AWESOME! Such a great vibe and a good way to wrap up a weekend in OC.
Great ambiance and decor, and the food w ...
Great ambiance and decor, and the food was pretty good, but we felt rushed the entire meal. We went there for date night, had three courses (chips/salsa/guacamole & goat cheese tamales to start, the tablita for two (their version of "surf & turf"), and the passion fruit butter cake), and were in and out within 1.5 hours. Way too rushed, in my opinion! They tried to clear our plates before we were finished. I'd probably come back just because the food was really good, but I wish they would step up their service. Very attentive and polite but the pacing of the food was poor.
The server was awesome but the food didn ...
The server was awesome but the food didn't wow me. For $197 we had a ribeye that was way over cooked. (Med it came out well done.) we got the fish of the day and it was topped with the seasoning but the rest of the fish wasn't seasoned. The yellowtail aguachile was really good. Overall that's why I gave it 3 stars. Mostly for the service.
Everything was excellent. We were there ...
Everything was excellent. We were there around 5:45 pm and so parking was very easy. The food options were all interesting. The staff was friendly, professional, and attentive. Our meals were outstanding. Good portions and prepared perfectly. The price was very good for what we got. We will return.
The wine prices were totally obsurd. Ab ...
The wine prices were totally obsurd. About 350% above retail and other restaurants. The food is very good but very small portions, alacarte. Average main is about $50. Dinner for two with 1 cheapest bottle of wine was $380 including tip. I will never go back.
terrible service by the host when assign ...
terrible service by the host when assigned to the table. we were 4 people but assigned to a small round table for 4 people. i said that table is suitable for 1 or max 2 people. so, i asked for a bigger table to accommodate four of us. service by the waitress was excellent, she was very tall and used to play volleyball. the food was very average quality. people go there because for the ambient and crowd.
We came for my birthday dinner with my w ...
We came for my birthday dinner with my wife, daughter, and her boyfriend. We had a table
reserved, but we were having such a good time in the bar area, we decided to stay and have
dinner in there. Our waitress was very friendly, and we had an amazing time!!!
So it was Girls weekend in Newport and w ...
So it was Girls weekend in Newport and we were looking for a nice dinner spot. This one looked intriguing and boy was it ever! Incredible wine list, fantastic cocktails (their signature margarita was the best we've ever had), and the food. I had the scallops which were beautifully seared and served over a slightly spicy tomato-chipotle (?) angel hair and topped with avocado/mango salsa. The flavors melded beautifully. My friend had enchiladas and they were also delicious. It's about time someone took Mexican food to the foodie level. This place has done it, and quite well. The only thing I didn't love was the salsa that came with the chips. Nothing special, but we had the guacamole, which was good.
The ambiance is very cool, and the bar looked like a fun place to hang out, though we headed straight for dinner. We were there on a Wednesday evening and the place was pretty full. We still managed to get a last minute reservation, lucky us! You won't regret dining at Red O!
Wanted a pretty and interesting venue fo ...
Wanted a pretty and interesting venue for a meeting spot with old college roommates. So glad I found this place. Conveniently located, ample parking, beautiful interiors. Started out for happy hour and then moved into the dining room. The food is Mexican with a twist but also offers salads and soups, and a range of prices,
from about 17 to 45 per entree. After appetizers in the bar, I only ordered the kale salad with steak in the dining room. The steak was a little chewy and fatty but well
seasoned and the salad was interesting and flavorful. Everyone liked their entrees. And did I mention the place has an interesting, open, Spanish-Moroccan theme? I'll definitely be back.
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