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Newport Beach

Red O Mexican Cuisine by Rick Bayless


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Classic Guacamole
Tomatoes, onions, fresh lime juice, cilantro, serrano chile
Queso Fundido
Melted​ house cheese blend, caramelized onion, roasted poblano chile, chorizo
Blackened chicken, poblano chile, caramelized onion, cheese mix, guacamole, pico de gallo
Fresh Corn & Goat Cheese Tamales
Fresh corn masa, laura chenel goat cheese, tomatillo salsa
Mary’s Duck Taquitos
Slow-cooked​ duck, tomato-árbol chile sauce, wild baby arugula
Shrimp Ceviche
Pico de gallo, cucumbers, avocado, serrano, lime juice, plantain chips
Carnitas Empanadas
Fresh corn masa, house cheese blend, avocado tomatillo salsa
Yellowtail Aguachile
Hamachi sashimi, spicy lime broth, avocado, knob onion, cucumber, orange
Ahi Tuna Tartare
Chile-cumin oil, cripsy tortilla, guacamole, wakami, harissa aioli, pickled red onion
+ Add choice of grilled steak, chicken breast or jumbo shrimp to any salad 6
Artisan sandwiches served with pickled escabeche
Steak Torta**
Telera roll, jack cheese, Portobello mushrooms, red onions, arugula, avocado, garlic lime dressing
Chipotle Chicken Wrap**
Napa Cabbage, chipotle puree, avocado, red onion, queso fresco, mixed greens
Chicken Milanesa Torta**
Telera roll, crispy chicken breast, black beans, jack cheese, lime marinated cabbage, tomato, avocado, chipotle aioli
For children 12 and under
Grilled Chicken Quesadilla
Corn tortilla, monterey jack cheese, guacamole, white rice, black beans
Monterey Jack Cheese Quesadilla
Corn tortilla, monterey jack cheese, guacamole, white rice, black beans
Grilled Steak Taco
Corn tortilla, hanger steak, jack cheese, guacamole, white rice, black beans
Grilled Chicken Taco
Corn tortilla, chicken breast, jack cheese, guacamole, white rice, black beans
Make any margarita a cadillac with a float of grand marnier 3
Signature Red O Margarita
Cabo wabo blanco, o3 orange liqueur, house-made limonada. Served over ice with a salt rim
Alacran Margarita
Sauza hornitos reposado, veev açaí spirit, O3 Orange Liqueur, limonada, serrano chile syrup. Served over ice in a tajín-rimmed goblet
House Margarita
El espolòn blanco, triple sec, limonada. Served on the rocks with a salt rim
Organic Skinny Margarita
Sauza tres generaciones organic blanco tequila, fresh lime, organic agave nectar. Served on the rocks with a salt rim
Casa Blanca Margarita
Casamigos silver tequila, our signature clarified lime, stirrings all natural triple sec. Served up
The Grant Margarita
El tesoro anejo tequila, mandarin napoleon, fresh lime & agave. Served up with red citrus salt and gold dusted dried pineapple slice. Servers with a shot of el tesoro paradiso extra anejo tequila on the side
Summer Heat
Beluga vodka, mango, fresh lemon, habanero-honey. Served over ice
La Rosita
Skyy vodka, fresh lemon, hibiscus syrup, apple essence. Served up with a sugar rim
Moscow Mule
Stolichnaya vodka, fresh lime, ginger beer. Served over ice in a copper mug
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mexican, Latin
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking at its tempting menu for Newport Restaurant Week, we set out for this giant, commercial restaurant at Fashion Island. With its super loud acoustics (including bongo players at the entrance), the atmosphere is festive and great for people watching fashionably black-dressed Orange County trendsetters...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank HBSnowFlower
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool place! Upon arrival we were very excited to see the “vibe” of the restaurant was very modern and trendy. You felt like you were going to get a great meal! The guacamole and ceviche to start we’re delicious! We when got the salmon...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank jesssss_meco
Reviewed December 31, 2019

What a chick and wonderful place, the whole staff is exceptional focused in your culinary experience, reservation is a must as it tend to pack quickly, the service and food is fantastic with a flair of nouveau cuisine. Big restaurant but with a cozy feeling,...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank amarcolv
Reviewed December 29, 2019

We went for Happy Hour. Great appetizers. Duck taquitos were really good. Corn tamales were a little on the sweet side, but good. The drinks were great. Bartenders were very accommodating and always there when you needed another Margarita.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank KMM043
Reviewed December 1, 2019

Greta spot for a Christmas party. Great room off to the side, although it’s open the heaters keep it warm. The food selections were great and the quality matches

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

One of our favorite places in the Newport Beach area. Beautiful restaurant. Very personable, attentive and engaged service. The food innovative, well-spiced, inspired and very tasty. The bar options are extensive and fun. Manager Amy delivered a nice birthday dessert platter to help us celebrate....More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank daroldmark
Reviewed November 22, 2019

My wife and I stopped in for a very late bite as we had missed lunch--the bar area was open, but the dining room had closed until dinner. We decided to order a few appetizers and also ordered two entrees. We thoroughly enjoyed both the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank adalbert3
Reviewed November 22, 2019

We were served Salsa and Chips with out water directly after being seated. The Salsa was very fresh and good, but rather mild. They did had a Habanero version, but warned us about it. We asked for just a small amount and mixed it into...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank MidsouthFoodies
Reviewed November 21, 2019

We were surprised how busy the place was at 6:30 in the evening. And it‘s really huge. Interior is nothing like Mexican style, the food, however, is. Wide variety of typical Mexican dishes to choose from. The shrimp and fish ceviche had a very nice...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Peter B
Reviewed November 7, 2019 via mobile

What a delightful experience. Our server was excellent. The shrimp salad scrumptious. Memorable evening.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Staff told us music is every day except Tuesday and Wednesday.
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