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The Original Red Onion Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS
Appetizers May Be Served in the Cantina Any Time
$7.25
With Guacamole $9.25
Nachos
$6.25
With Guacamole $8.25
Cheese Chips
crispy corn chips covered with melted cheese
$13.95
Nachos Supreme
Our Signature Supreme Nachos, Layered with a Choice of Roast Beef, Carnitas, Carne Asada, Chorizo Sausage, Grilled Chicken, Chile Verde, Chili Con Carne, Crab or Shrimp, Topped with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and Sour Cream
$9.95
Flautas
Two Rolled Flour Tortillas, Filled with a Choice of Roast Beef, Ground Beef or Chicken, Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and Sour Cream
$11.95
Flautas Supreme
Two Flautas, Filled with a Choice of Carnitas, Carne Asada, Grilled Chicken, Chile Verde or Chili con Carne, Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and Sour Cream
4 Slices $10.95
6 Slices $13.95
Mexican Pizza
4 Slices $12.95
6 Slices $16.95
Premium Mexican Pizza
A Flour Tortilla Crust, Topped with a Choice of Carnitas, Carne Asada, Chorizo Sausage,Grilled Chicken, Chile Verde or Chili con Carne, Topped with Guacamole and Sour Cream
$13.95
Shrimp Cocktail
Five Chilled Tiger Prawns, Served with Our Own Zesty Cocktail Sauce
$6.95
Taquitos
Two Rolled Corn Tortillas, Stuffed with a Choice of Ground Beef or Chicken, Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and Sour Cream
$8.95
Gorditas
Two Gorditas, Topped with a Choice of Roast Beef, Carnitas, Carne Asada, Grilled Chicken, Chili Verde or Chili con Carne, Served with Guacamole and Sour Cream
HOMEMADE SOUPS
Cup $4.95
Bowl $5.95
Albondigas
Cup $4.95
Bowl $5.95
Tortilla Soup
QUESADILLA
$5.5
With Guacamole $7.5
Corn Quesadilla
$8.95
With Guacamole $10.95
Stuffed Quesadilla
Our Flour Quesadilla, Stuffed with a Choice of Roast Beef, Carnitas, Grilled Chicken or Grilled Vegetable
$12.95
Carne Asada Quesadilla
Our Flour Quesadilla, Filled with Carne Asada and Mexican Cheese, Served with Guacamole or Sour Cream
$12.95
Chorizo Sausage Quesadilla
Our Flour Quesadilla, Filled with Chorizo Sausage and Mexican Cheese, Served with Guacamole or Sour Cream
$6.5
With Guacamole $8.5
Flour Quesadilla
$12.95
Shrimp Quesadilla
Our Flour Quesadilla, Filled with Grilled Shrimp and Mexican Cheese, Served with Our Homemade Mango-Papaya Salsa and Guacamole or Sour Cream
$12.95
Grilled Chicken Quesadilla
Our Flour Quesadilla, Filled with Grilled Chicken, Mexican Cheese and Our Homemade Mango-Papaya Salsa, Served with Guacamole or Sour Cream
SPECIALTY SALADS
Served with Our Homemade Dressing on the Side
$14.95
Chef's Salad
Crisp Green Salad, Topped with Sliced Jack and Cheddar Cheese, Ham, Chicken, Tomato and Egg
$17.95
Southwestern Salad
Fresh Greens, Topped with Sliced Jicama, Roasted Corn, Mango Slices and a 6 oz. Broiled Salmon Filet, Served with Our Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing. (Grilled Chicken Breast or Orange Roughy May Be Substituted)
$18.95
Seafood Salad
Fresh Salad, Topped with Shrimp, Orange Roughy, Sliced Avocado, Tomato and Egg Wedges
$19.95
Red Onion Steak Salad
A Bed of Mixed Greens, Topped with Sliced Jicama,Tomato, Tangerine and Avocado, Topped with a Broiled 6 oz. Filet Mignon, Sliced thin, and Crumbled Bleu Cheese or Feta Cheese
$5.95
Dinner Salad
Fresh Green Salad, Sliced Bell Peppers, Mushrooms and Tomato
$7.95
A La Carte Salad
A larger Version of Our Dinner Salad
$9.95
Caesar Salad
Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Tossed with Anchovies, Fresh Croutons and Our Caesar Dressing, Then Dusted with Parmesan Cheese
$11.95
Chicken Caesar Salad
A Variation of the Original, Minus the Anchovies and Topped with a Grilled Chicken Filet
$12.95
Red Onion Salad
A Bed of Mixed Greens, Topped with Sliced Jicama, Tangerine, Sliced Avocado, Glazed Pecans, Fresh Berries, Cucumber and Feta Cheese with a Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing.
$14.95
Brown Derby Cobb Salad
Patterned after the Famous Original, Chopped Salad Greens, Topped with Diced Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Feta Cheese and Hard Boiled Egg
TOSTADAS
Classic Tostadas: All Include a Generous Portion of Fresh Chopped Lettuce, Refried Beans,Grated Cheese, Sliced Tomato, Guacamole and Sour Cream
$13.95
Deluxe Tostada
Presented in a Large Flour Tortilla Shell, Topped with a Choice of Roast Beef, Ground Beef or Chicken
$9.95
Tostada
topped with Beef, Chicken or Bean
SPECIALTIES OF THE HOUSE
Served with a Choice of Soup or Salad, Corn or Flour Tortillas, Accompanied by Two of the Following Sides: Black Beans, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice, Mexican Zucchini, Grilled Vegetables, Cottage Fried or Mexican Fried Potatoes
$13.95
Chili con Carne Platter
Tender Pieces of Beef, Cooked in a Bold Red Sauce
$13.95
Chile Verde Platter
Tender Pieces of Pork, Cooked in Tangy Tomatillo Sauce
$16.95
Carnitas
A Generous Serving of Mexican Roasted Pork
$14.95
Pancho Villa
16 oz. Ground Round Steak. Broiled and Topped with a Roasted Ortega Pepper and Monterey Jack Cheese in Our Special Sauce
$14.95
Spanish Grinder
16 oz. Ground Round Steak. Broiled and Topped with Our Famous Ranchero Sauce
$16.95
Chicken Mole
Oven Roasted Half Chicken, Topped with Our Mole Poblano Sauce Made of Pureed Chocolate, Raisins, Peanuts, Almonds, Ancho Chiles, Sesame Seeds and Mexican Seasonings
$16.95
Chicken Santa Fe
Tender Chicken Breast, Filled with Sauteed Mushrooms and Mexican Cheese, Topped with a Roasted Ortega Pepper, Monterey Jack Cheese and Our Special Sauce
$26.95
Carne Ortega
8 oz. Filet Mignon. Topped with a Roasted Ortega Pepper, Monterey Jack Cheese, Our Special Sauce and a Marinated Mushroom
$26.95
Steak Zapata
Tender Slices of Filet Mignon, Simmered Together with Roasted Peppers and Mushrooms in Our Special Sauce
$26.95
Filet Mignon Steak
8 oz. Broiled Filet
SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES
Served with a Choice of Soup or Salad, Corn or Flour Tortillas, Accompanied by Two of the Following Sides: Black Beans, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice, Mexican Zucchini, Grilled Vegetables, Cottage Fried or Mexican Fried Potatoes
$19.95
Grilled Salmon Filet
$19.95
Orange Roughy
Grilled or Blackened. Grilled or Blackened with Chef Paul Prudhomme's Famous Cajun Seasoning
$19.95
Baja Fish Tacos
Two Soft Tacos, Filled with Grilled Orange Roughy, Lettuce, Tomatoes and Cheese
$21.95
Shrimp Monterey
Six Juicy Prawns, Sauteed in a Tangy Spanish Sauce
$21.95
Marinated Shrimp
Six Juicy Prawns, Grilled to Perfection
RED ONION COMBINATIONS
Enchilada and Tacos May Be Prepared with Chicken, Roast Beef, Ground Beef or Cheese, Other Substitutions May Be Made for an Additional Cost. Entrees are Served with Rice and Beans OR Substitute up to Two of the Following Sides: Cottage Fried or Mexican Fried Potatoes, Mexican Zucchini, Grilled Vegetables or Fresh Fruit. Soup of the Day or Dinner Salad Add $4.25. Chile Verde or Mole Poblano Sauce May Be Substituted on all Enchilada or Burrito Combination for an Additional $1.50
$12.95
One Enchilada and Taco
$9.95
One Enchilada OR Taco
$15.95
Two Enchiladas and Taco
$12.95
One Enchilada OR Taco and Chile Relleno
$12.95
One Enchilada OR Taco and Tamale
$16.95
Enchilada, Taco and Tamale OR Chile Relleno
$12.95
Two Tacos
$10.95
Burrito Combination
Served Wet or Dry with Ground Beef, Roast Beef, Chicken or Bean.
$12.95
Two Enchiladas Rancheros
Topped with Our Famous Ranchero Sauce
$12.95
Two Enchiladas
TACOS
Tacos are Stuffed with Fresh Lettuce, Tomato and Cheddar Cheese and May Be Fried Crispy or Served Soft Upon Request. with Guacamole or Sour Cream Add $0.95
$5.95
Bean
$5.95
Chicken
$5.95
Ground Beef
$5.95
Roast Beef
$6.95
Carnitas
$6.95
Grilled Chicken
$6.95
Carne Asada
$7.95
Fish Taco
Grilled Orange Roughy on a Steamed Flour or Corn Tortilla
$8.95
Machaca Taco
A Large Fried Flour Tortilla, Stuffed with Machaca Mixture of Roast Beef, Scrambled Egg, Bell Pepper, Onion, Tomato, Shredded Lettuce and Guacamole
$6.95
Guacamole Taco
ENCHILADAS
A Rolled Corn Tortilla, Filled with Your Choice of Meat, Ladled with Our Homemade Sauce, Topped with Melted Cheese
$5.25
Cheese
$5.95
Ground Beef or Roast Beef
$5.95
Chicken
$6.95
Carnitas
$6.95
Chile Verde
with Tomatillo Verde Sauce
$7.95
Shrimp Enchilada
with Green Sauce, Sour Cream and Cheese.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
CUISINES
Mexican
FEATURES
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations
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All reviews chile relleno guacamole chicken tacos rice and beans mango mexican food palos verdes avocado dressing many years ground beef family favorite owner jeff great meal full bar menu items prices are reasonable margaritas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As the original, and last of the Red Onions in the South Bay, this restaurant in Rolling Hills has not lost its personal touch. Great service and ambiance, and the food is really outstanding considering the very reasonable prices. If you like Mexican food, this...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank FrederickBurg
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

I return home to Palos Verdes once a year and a trip to the Red Onion is a tradition with us. The atmosphere and service is still great, but the food was very bland this time. What happened? The salsa had a nice kick, but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MontanaGal17
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Great Mexican restaurant in Palos Verdes. Just moved into the area with from the original Red Onion Mexican restaurant. The food was wonderful as well as the service. Excellent menu to choose from with a wide variety of choices. They have a full bar and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank S5856OOdavidg
Reviewed January 21, 2019

This place just feels good when you walk in . The staff is very polite and helpful. You can tell there are a lot of frequent diners. We loved the chicken in a mole sauce. That got us back the second day for another. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lewwjr
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Everything I order is wonderful. The enchiladas are great - either cheese or beef. I would guess the other enchiladas are as good but I have never tried them. The fajitas are amazing! Both the beef and chicken are fabulous. The appetizer, chicken wings, are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mrimoin
Reviewed December 2, 2018

This restaurant has, I believe, been here in Rolling Hills Estates at least as long as I've lived on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, almost 40 years. Some things haven't changed, and we're lucky for that. Owner Jeff Earle, who I think is the founder's son,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tomkX7747JK
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

I took my family to celebrate my daughter‘s birthday and her friend 2 days apart. When I first got there I mentioned we were celebrating a birthday they set us at a booth and my husband is a big guy. So I asked if we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Linda A
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Its okay and been open on the hill a long time. Not the best Mexian food we have ever had, but good enough. We still go their because it is close.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bob822
Reviewed August 23, 2018

When I order guacamole I expect to get avocado with some onion and/or tomato and some spices. Their guacamole was watered down with sour cream. I had chicken enchiladas and the chicken tasted like it was from a can. They just have cheap food and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank janedoe32
Reviewed August 9, 2018

My family has been eating at The Red Onion for almost 50 years. I've moved away and every time I'm home, I have to eat there at least once. Lived i several states and never have I ever come across a Mexican Restaurant that was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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