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703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
949-675-0808
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Good food, we had a party of 6 and were served right away. They were very accommodating to young children. Small place but highly recommend.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We just happened on this busy little hole in the wall on the main street of Balboa Peninsula. It was packed with lunch time customers and we were not disappointed. Limited selection but fresh made Tex Mex food served quickly. Definitely good value.

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Houston, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I were on central time when we arrived and woke up super early to walk around and find a bite to eat. We came upon Great Mex and had The Most delicious chorizo and egg breakfast burritos! I loved the salsa bar and it was fun to watch the cook whip up our food fresh and on... More

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Palm Desert, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Restaurant was recommended by friends and after seeing the line waiting to get in, we figured we were not being lead astray. The 'no atmosphere' decor inside is 'atmosphere' afterall once you are seated and look around. Don't be misled by the the outside appearance or when you peek in the door ... really very good Mexican food served in... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great food, always busy, but doesn't look like much on the outside. But go in and order something. And on Balboa Island - very fun.

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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went to Great Mex after a whale watching tour for a quick bite to eat. My friend got the chicken bowl, which had a huge amount of grilled chicken and tons of fresh veggies. It looked delicious and my friend said it was really good. I had a more traditional combo plate with a shredded beef taco and beef... More

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Fullerton, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Good food, a hole in the wall location on the Balboa peninsula with an out the door line to order and very fair prices. Don't expect atmosphere and do expect a wait to order. I'll definitely be going back.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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295 reviews 295 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went to balboa island for some kyacking. After we went for lunch and found this great Mexican place. It was truly by name correct. We had tacos. Burritos and my favorite enchiladas. All were great shells were crisp chicken was white and tasty the service was friendly and quick. Even though it was very crowded they handled it quickly.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The menu has all the usual Mexican items and prices are pretty average. The food is really, really good! Tuesday and Friday are Taco special days. Taco's for $1. Line is out the door! I like spicy and this food is more spicy than average.

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San Diego
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

good food for a taco shop (I am from San Diego and know my taco shops!!!) All of us were diggin it!!!

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Additional Information about Great MEX

Address: 703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
Phone Number: 949-675-0808
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Cuisine: Mexican

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