Red O - Newport Beach
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 7:00pm Everyday
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.View Private Dining Details
The food is unique and tasty, well prepared and beautiful in presentation.
Service at the bar was beyond horrible. Food was okay but not good enough to return after paying $300 for 4 people for Mexican food.
Father ‘s Day
When visiting Newport Beach we make it a point to have dinner at the Red O. The service and food is outstanding. The outdoor space is recommended to those who want a more quiet environment.
Great service, very good food. The bottomless drinks were great. Our server was great and we were not rushed.
As usual, the ambiance of the restaurant and live music really made our experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the halibut tacos and skinny margaritas. We have been here a few times even just for appetizers, drinks, and live music because enjoy the beverages and liveliness of the restaurant. Sultry :)
Best high end Mexican in orange county
Fantastic service, knowledgeable staff and great tasting food. Halibut tacos were incredible and don't skip the passion fruit butter cake for dessert!
Anniversary and they gave us celebratory champagne!
Love Red O!!
I added one person and tried to change my reservation on line but they said it was fully booked. When we got there the place was 80% empty. The meal was good but the place was 90% empty by the time we finished our meal. What happened to this normally crowded place?
Lunch and happy hour. Fajitas are not memorable and should be skipped. The enchiladas are quite good but not Javier’s level. The kale salad is my favorite salad ever. Salsas and guacamole are súper on point.
Eric, our server, was very funny, prompt and attentive.
Everything was fine, but just not great. Although we had a reservation, we were seated in a weird off-shoot room that didn't have the character that the main restaurant had. The food was good, and had the meal been $100 for two people (with cocktails and tip), I would have given a better rating. But the meal was $180 with cocktails and tip, and it just wasn't special in any way. Best thing we had was the Mexican Street Corn.
Wait staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was creative and yummy. Great ambiance but a bit loud for talking in the main dining room.
Amazing night! Food was perfect, atmosphere was perfect. Head Chef Anthony was perfect greeting us at our table. Best restaurant in Newport!
It was good
Really nice dining experience, excellent service really great food we were very pleased
Always a good time at Red O, vibrant crowd and Good Live music.
Don't go to Red O based on the menu options listed on Open Table. Red O has failed to make the necessary updates, which leaves guests to asking their waiter a couple questions about food options causing them to feel annoyed. My apologizes for thinking there was a plate available when it is listed on the online menu. It was disappointing as I used to like going with friends and family. Well the great thing about Open Table is they have so many ml or options to choose from that I'll find my new destination restaurant soon enough.
The restaurant is great . I loved the decore and the live music, the food is average, I expected more delicious dishes
Red O was very disappointing. The ambiance was extremely unpleasant with loud music throughout the restaurant. We arrived early in the evening and the dining area was sparsely occupied. The host was seating us next to the bar area where the music was very, very loud. I asked the host if we could be seated away fro the bar and he was annoyed and told us to stand at the table by the bar while he went back to the entrance to "check the seating map". He was gone for several minutes and we awkwardly stood at the table. There were 15 plus empty tables. We were then seated on the patio where the music was as loud as at the bar.
All our dishes were bland and mediocre.
Overall rating is unsatisfactory.
Taco salad was long on lettuce and a little short on "rewards." Chicken enchiladas were magnificent. Allie was a spectacular server. First time dining there, won't be the last!
Food was uneventful, disappointed in the service
Great Saturday brunch with girls!
Great food with perfect portions & presentation. Love decor & energy.
We had a lovely birthday lunch celebration with friends. The ambiance was lovely and the service was excellent!
Excellent food and service for lunch meeting.
Quite loud (not energetic). Even loader in bar area.
What happened to the live music? A disk Jockey on this night.
Expensive for Mexican food but the food is good.
The bartender was great and ended up taking care of us. She was good and the food was good. The only thing that was bad is that I had to wait about 10 mins for the host to get to the front, there was another party also waiting. I’m sure the host was busy that wasn’t the problem. What was upsetting is that they didn’t hold a table for us and gave us the worst table in the restaurant right in the middle of everything even though we had a reservation. So we ended up having to sit in the bar. There was no point in having a reservation.
Amazing anniversary dinner!!
We definitely coming back!
Food and service have gone downhill from what it used to be.
Service and food spot on!
Only two issues we Had to keep asking for water. We asked for ketchup for the fries and we never received it. Food, drink was great. The waiter was good and brought churros for the bday girl.
Great as always.
First visit - nice decor - food was very good (a bit too much cheese on the enchilada) but the service was very, very slow, kind of disoriented and disinterested. Perhaps I hit them on a day when they were short staffed. It was not busy that day. I am betting that eating at the bar would be an option for more attentive service. I would return. Maybe it's just me, but having valet parking when your restuarant sits in the midst of the shopping center parking just seems like an overkill, but I suppose if I had a Maybach I might think differently.
Amazing service as always. Drinks, dinner, dessert... can never go wrong.