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“Red O No”
Review of Red O Restaurant

Red O Restaurant
Ranked #203 of 10,800 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Cross street: Cresent Heights Blvd.
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We have been to Red O many times and have always left happy but not last night.
We made reservations just a few days before via Open Table. We have always eaten in the main room. There is also an outdoor area that looks nice when the weather is cooperating. I guess because of the late booking they put us in the back bar area. There are a number of booths there. It is an awful space in my opinion. We were at a window booth. The view was of the Valet Service accepting and delivery cars.
The tables were so dark that not only could we not see our menus but we could not see each other. If it was not for the "flash light app" on our iPhones, we would not have been able to select our food. We could see others using this kind of app all most of the tables. We asked for extra table candles but were told there were no extras.
The waiter had the personality of tepid tea. The only time he showed any energy was when he advised me to get the lamb dish instead of the chicken dish. The lamb dish was awful and I did not eat it.
It will be awhile before we got back, I think.

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Thank avrammiller
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I have read everyone of Rick Bayless's cookbooks and have wanted to go to one of his restaurants for quite some time. So while staying in L.A. for the week we decided to dine at Red O. Nice ambiance with great design of the dining room and a great selection of tequilas. The food was outrageously good. The flavors where perfectly balanced and very satisfying. The service was flawless. This was truly a wonderful dining experience.

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Thank Ira_10
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Delicious food, wonderful ambiance.
LA gets a bad rap. There are great restaurants with wonderful, innovative food all over town.
One surprising thing is the lack of great design and ambiance to go along with the excellent food.
Sure there are some lovely places, but Red O has a splash of theatricality to make dining an 'experience' - to use an overly abused phrase.
Not cheap, but highly recommended for a special occasion.

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Thank mmppwwzz
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We loved our evening at Red O. Food was great, waiter was charming, ambience was fun. Looking forward to going back. The only deterent to going back more often is the limited vegetarian items. Would love to see more creative vegetarian dishes.

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Thank TR_California
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

ya this place is good, nice scene, great food, maybe im simple minded but id rather walk over to the taco truck and get some tacos

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Thank Devin D
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