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“Great Mexican Food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Original Red Onion Restaurant

The Original Red Onion Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Eastvale, California
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218 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

A really great place to eat. Food tastes fresh and the service is very good and friendly. One of our favorites when we are in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great Old School Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is the more traditional "heavy" style of Mexican food. And it's really good! Seems that everything is house made and fresh. Fun bar scene in the back, and service is pretty good. If you go on a Friday or Saturday night, you will have a wait and run into a crowd. It's a family place, where you can tell the locals have been going to multi-generations, they know you, and they make you feel at home!

Visited January 2013
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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172 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Mother in Law loves it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

my mother and father in law have been going to Red Onion for years and I understand why. The food is mild and the service is personal and lovely. If you really like Mexican food though, this might not be the place. It's pretty Americanized. Do love their margaritas, though.

Visited December 2012
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A family favorite since 1963”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Whenever we travel, our first meal out when we're home is at Jeff Earle's Red Onion. The service, quality of food and home town atmosphere have never been matched. It's like being with family!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JayandLani
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always pleasant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

I have visited this place several times over the last 10 years and it has remained a consistently well managed establishment.

The servers are always eager to please and have a chat.

The space itself is huge but not overbearing as it has several rooms and booths that keep the environment intimate.

Would surely go on a date or family
outing to this place.

Pros: Plenty of parking, service is great
Cons: Food has been a bit "Americanised" but still wonderful.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael M
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