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The Original Red Onion Restaurant

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736 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274-3604
310-377-5660
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Torrance, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What once was a Southern California chain of restaurants, this Rolling Hills jewel is the lone survivor. It is a very attractive "old style" place with very good food and excellent service. My wife and I really enjoy dining in any of their many beautifully decorated dining areas. We feel that the Original Red Onion is the best Mexican restaurant... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my husband dine here about 3-4 times a month. Love the tacos, regular crispy and street version. Carne Asada burrito, chimi style is quite indulgent- The portions are pretty large. Love the salsa.. The decor is a feast for the eyes!

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Thank Amanda C
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Favorite restaurant to so many locals. Great food, moderately-priced Mexican cuisine. They don't take reservations, so there may be a wait, but generally not more than 30 minutes. Food is great. Extensive drink list, full bar. Good service.

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Thank John R
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184 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Very nice setting and beautiful old restaurant with a lot of character, great food and service. Try the special.

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Thank Dan T
Torrance, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Wow! This place is great. The food, service, and atmosphere are amazing! The maybe the best Mexican food I have ever had.

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Thank realsteve777
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty, but this Red Onion has a dark decor with little natural light. If you prefer a cavelike atmosphere, you'll enjoy your experience. I prefer more light and openness, so the feeling was claustrophobic. The employees were friendly and attentive.

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Thank LivPurple
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you have lived in Palos Verdes, you know that this is THE place to dine locally. Well-prepared Mexican specialties in a well decorated casual atosphere featuring reasonable prices. I'm not a huge fan of Mexican food, but give the Red Onion five stars because anytime family or freinds returm to the area this is where they insist on going.You... More 

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Thank pvbadger
Palos Verdes, CA
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

One of the best Mexican restaurants in town. Classy ambiance. Always crowded, a good sign. All the classic dishes.

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Thank Vic_and_Leila
Lomita, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely LOVE The Red Onion! The food is delicious, the staff is friendly & the restrooms are very clean too! We go there at least 4 times a month. We've been going for years and have never had a bad meal.

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Thank Tonifejer
Boulder, Colorado
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190 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This restaurant has been around for so long and we used to go there all the time. So, every time Iʻm in town, I have to stop in there to eat. This is old style. You get the chips and salsa. You have the old style decorations. The menu is large and contains fantastic items that you might not see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274-3604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rolling Hills Estates
  • Phone Number: 310-377-5660

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