GuacAmigos

4.5
333 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
GuacAmigos is a hip haven for fresh local ingredients, seafood with a spicy twist, traditional made-from-scratch favorites like carnitas, spicy crispy shrimp, and shredded brisket, plus sophisticated offerings like lobster. The extensive beverage menu includes handmade margaritas, local beer and high-end tequila for the avid connoisseur. With an open, airy space nestled in and the heart of Newport Beach, this intimate experience for the locals and visitors is a guaranteed must. Please note we are kid friendly!
Brunch menu is available Saturday & Sunday; Sunday from 11am - 2pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 333 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.5
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4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time, and I was pleasantly surprised! I will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Took my Wife’s sister here for her birthday. When I asked the host if they could send out a small dessert, he told me I had to ask the waiter. I had to explain to him that I didn’t remember which waitress was ours and I also didn’t want to ruin the surprise asking at our table. He seemed a bit annoyed with that and went to ask the waitress.

They brought a dessert out with no candle. Would not recommend to friends for celebrations.

Also, the restaurant was called Guacamigos, but no one liked the guacamole. Was a bit watery. Just think that’s something that would be fresh.

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KarissaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Flys everywhere! We made a reservation through this app and they did not keep it when we arrived. Saying we didn’t make one. The food was okay and we waited 15 min for a waiter to notice us. Choose somewhere else

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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TraceyC
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Love the food and everyone is very friendly, but the last few times we have gone we have had to wait an unreasonable amount of time to get our food and drinks. Our waitress was very nice, but she never checked back with us to see how we were doing or if we needed anything else. We had to call her over to order more tacos and drinks. Then we waited another 20 mins w/ no more tacos and drinks. We called her over again and she apologized saying it would be another few minutes. We feel that more staff would solve this issue. The waitresses and waiters appeared to be overworked. Again, this was not our first time experiencing this.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The dinner was for a double birthday and we had not seen each other since Covid. We had a great time and the service was wonderful and made the birthday girls feel special! We’ve been to the restaurant several times before and have always had a great experience and will return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a phenomenal time. Right by the water. Food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and yummy fajitas

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vipbgfriend0
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was understaffed, resulting in extremely slow service from the hostess as well as our waitress. The food served was terrible. The enchiladas we ordered were served cold and soggy, the cheese inside not even melted together. The rice was undercooked. We are usually pretty accommodating and not ones to fuss, but the experience here was so bad we returned the food and told them we could not pay for it. The manager we talked to took care of removing the appropriate items from our bill, but we gave him our candid feedback and while he was polite, he clearly did not care whatsoever about what we were saying and scurried off to the next table after apologizing.

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KeithP
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Second time visiting and were underwhelmed compared to our first visit. Appetizer was smaller and only lukewarm instead of hot. Portions were smaller also.

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vipGiannaH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Good for drinks with a view. Food ranged from underwhelming to sketch (looked and tasted like it was cooked days ago and reheated) and it was all over priced. The location and decor is awesome but that’s about it. Servers and staff were nice but not super on it. Bathrooms out of toilet paper/paper towels, had to wait in a line even though we had a reservation, we weren’t asked if we wanted additional drinks, etc. I wouldn’t go back again unless it was strictly for drinks.

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KevinR
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great food great service and great view. Highly recommend

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vipYummy
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was great with everyone’s dish except for one person. The Chilaquiles were too soggy but other than that it was pretty good

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SabrinaB
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great deals! The view is absolutely beautiful and the taco tuesday deals are awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Drinks were mostly ice. Out of iced tea. Food was cold and bland.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance and very accommodating staff. Food is very tasty and well priced for the area

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FullerFive
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time! Perfect spot before or after a Duffy boat outing. Food was good, huge margaritas, great chips/salsa, and then they brought churros and chocolate dip for our entire table after dinner. Nice view too of the harbor. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was my first time and food surprised expectations!

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Shants
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and even better food and drinks. I will definitely be coming back with my girls

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JulieG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat. Right on the water. The food was good.

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foodee
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

First we started with the house chips and dip. The dip that came with the chips tasted more like a sauce? it just wasn't our thing. For dinner we ordered the mahi trio tacos which were good and also the enchilada plate that was ok along with a couple of the house margaritas. Our drinks didn't taste like they had alcohol and watery after our first couple of sips. The view was amazing and the prices were good but, it's a shame the quality just wasn't there. I really hope they kick it up a notch on the food scale so they can stay in business...Newport's tuff to keep a float and I hope they make it!

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Jrod
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Food was amazing and service was even better!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Table of 7 (4 adults and 3 kids), food took a long time and one person received their food about 20 minutes after everyone else. Drinks were tasty but weak. Food was very spicy. Could have been a fun place but service was bad and 18% gratuity was added because of the size of the party. I usually tip more but it was like they didn’t care.

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CheyenneC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! They were able to accommodate my large party. They even spiced it up with some birthday treats! Will definitely be back.

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Sage
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their chips are some of my favorite. We went on taco Tuesday so it was busy but I had a reservation so I didn’t have to wait at all which was nice. Highly recommend.

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ScottK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great location on the water, really cool inside. We got a booth, the chips & salsa were great, super thin with a good salsa. Carne Asada natcho's were a great start, and the tacos were amazing. Good drinks and beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner was excellent! Great service!

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Ftown
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average at best. Service was slow and there wasn’t a big crowd. 1st time there. Probably last.

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SusanM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mother’s Day lunch was beautiful here. They came around often to make sure you had a flower. Mariachis played ( a little too loud an we sat further back) food is always amazing

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johnnieg
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch was great environment .Live Mariachis , great food and drinks ,beautiful views and great service .

PL
PaolaL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Gavin was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He made our first experience to this restaurant a memorable one. Good food, good ambiance and GREAT service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience!! Would 10/10 recommend.

BP
BriP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I've been here for weekend brunch twice. Food is good — nothing spectacular — BUT the service, ambiance and value is great! It's a fun place in a prime location. I will come again and continue to try new menu items. Chips and salsa are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great environment, service was okay, understandably though it was a Friday night. Drinks were great, food was good. Definitely will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveeeee the food and drinks

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VickiN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional as always. We've been coming here often and never disappointed! Those brisket taquitos are beyond incredible! The view is outstanding!

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vipUnsatisfied
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Place was very empty since we went on a Wednesday around 1 pm. Even tho it was cinco de Mayo they had no decorations for the occasion. I think it would be nice to have a few decor since this is a Mexican restaurant. We ordered the fish tacos which we very good. The chips and salsa were delicious also. Will definitely come back. We had a table by the window so the view was amazing.

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vipMonique
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was very average. Beef taco similar to Taco Bell.
Very nice view.

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ChrisL
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an early Mother’s Day brunch and it was great.

HH
HeatherH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and stunning views! Love this place! I ordered a burrito and it was SO HUGE!

FAQs

GuacAmigos offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 650-1818.

GuacAmigos is rated 4.5 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.