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The Red Onion

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Silver Spur, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food and Service

Loved the atmosphere! Enjoyed a lovely meal with my family and friends all of our food was delicious and so we're the Cadillac margaritas. We never felt rushed to leave and really had a great evening. Would visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
nstadler
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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257 reviews 257 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were very excited to try The Red Onion will all the good reviews. The place has been around since the late 1940's and the owner is second generation. Located about 15 minutes from Terranea, the restaurant has a nice charm and large dining room. Bar is off to the back and small. This is old Mexican cooking. Lots of... More 

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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98 reviews 98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Loved the atmosphere! Enjoyed a lovely meal with my family and friends all of our food was delicious and so we're the Cadillac margaritas. We never felt rushed to leave and really had a great evening. Would visit again.

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Southern California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We probably go here about once every 6 weeks and have for many years. Th food is consistant and pretty good. Our kids all love the red onion so it is a high priority for us

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LA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The red onion is always good. I love the combination fajitas and a margarita! It's always family friendly and a nice atmosphere.

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Port of Los Angeles, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Whenever you visit this place you take a step back in history. The authentic "Hacienda" style decor is still ever-impressive and the surroundings are comfortable and inviting. The food is consistently delicious and the service is prompt, friendly and courteous. Once you have been there, you will want to return again and again, just like so many of the "locals"... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good Mexican food. Has been here for years. My children loved it growing up. We still enjoy going there

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Corona, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is my top 3 ....... ok , really top two for Mexican Food. Service always good and the food ....... Oh Boy . Always make sure we fit this place in when we are in the area. Top Notch

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This the original Red Onion. It's outlasted its siblings and competition, possibly because it never felt the need to follow the latest food fad. It's not on anyone's list of hip, new eateries, so don't expect "creative" variations on traditional Mexican dishes. This is the real stuff and plenty of it. As many times as my wife and I have... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We are locals to this area and LOVE the Red Onion! Delicious food, good service, beautiful atmosphere. Check out the caricatures of old Hollywood movie stars and movie studio memorabilia. Has enough room for a party (with reservations!). My favorites: Steak fajitas- enough food for two; gorditas- shredded beef with sour cream and guacamole; and #9 combo plate. Check it... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went based on the Trip advisor review and were SO disappointed that I wanted to warn others before they go. The room was SO loud with large family groups that we couldn't hear each other at all. I think it's the go to place for families with children that play, run and yell. The food and drinks were really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Silver Spur, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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