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Great MEX

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703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
+1 949-675-0808
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 6 had a great meal on 3rd July. Balboa was packed with 4th July revellers and parking took an age but we got a spot in GM quite easily. Got one table first then added the adjacent one when it was free....More

5  Thank Romford
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Came her before going on our whale watching tour. The service was great - you get that "at home" feeling. It is very small can maybe fit about 30 people. You order at the counter and then they either call you or bring food out...More

1  Thank Nalu22
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Went after our whale watching tour. Tacos were amazing!!!! Chili relleno was not authentic or yummy and cost $3 ala carte. The salsa bar was a great addition to the complementary chips. Highly recommend the carne asada Mexican tacos. Burrito was a little pricey but...More

Thank bacm
Reviewed June 21, 2016

We just happened across this little restaurant as we were walking back from our whale watching cruise. The line of people was out the door so we hesitated but the line moved fast and the food was definitely worth the short wait. I had the...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We decided to check this place out in passing while we were waiting for our beach rental to check us in. Turned out to be a great decision. It's little and very casual, but the food was great and the people working there were really...More

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great prices. great food. fast service, clean place and very authentic opens early closes late... very inexpensive

Reviewed April 18, 2016

This little local spot right on the main drag is exactly it's namesake. Great service, authentic Mexican food and inspired fish tacos. An absolute must if you're near the area.

1  Thank Russell D
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Best tacos I have had in a while. This place rocks. Tried 4 types. Great salsa too get the fish tacos !!!!!!!!!!!! Right off the beach

1  Thank Ron_Centerpoint
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Moved to Newport Beach in September and I was recommended in the very beginning to try Great Mex. I did, and since then I have been frequent guest. I love the food, the friendly staff and the environment. If this restaurant is not on your...More

2  Thank Filip B
Reviewed January 1, 2016

We came to see the Christmas Boat Parade and stopped here for dinner. Great place to eat and then walk to Newport Beach Pier and Balboa Pier. I had a salad and my husband had the tacos. Very inexpensive and tasty meal!

1  Thank Catherine D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-0808
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