RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

4.7
3058 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Dining at RED O is an experience like no other that offers a unique combination of Prime Steak and Seafood with Rick Bayless’ signature Mexican inspired influences. With sustainably sourced and local ingredients, RED O creates flavorful dishes true to the authentic flavors of Mexico. RED O’s team of friendly employees creates a welcoming atmosphere that parallels the luxury resort interior of the restaurant. RED O also features an impressive bar and lounge where you’ll find specialty cocktails, an extensive tequila list and an award winning wine list. The bar also offers Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. daily.

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3058 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AshleyT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Beautiful location and service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Decent food, AMAZING SERVER. He was extremely vigilant and had a lot of knowledge of the food and drinks menu. Would’ve been 5 stars if hostess didn’t have an attitude problem.

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vipSuzi
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My family always enjoys the upbeat atmosphere at Red Os. We each have our favorite dishes. I love the Sea Bass and my granddaughter her quesadilla. Son is a steak guy , daughter in law enchiladas. Here we can relax and talk, laugh and have a good time as a family while savoring the yummy Mexican food plus we are huge fans of Rick Bayless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This place was cool for drinks that’s about it not outstanding service or food.

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OCCAAZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waited 35 minutes past our reservation to be seated, after being seated, another 10-15 minutes to get water, chips & salsa, waited about 10 minutes for our server to run the bill. Have been there before during lunch and liked it, horrible experience on Saturday - will not be back.

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vipCharnaS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too loud throughout the entire restaurant.
Worst skinny margarita ever
Sat for at least 15 minutes and had to run down a waiter
Food was very overpriced for what it was.
Won’t go back ever!

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ShawnaMP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and had the most wonderful experience! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience except way too loud!

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vipHaroldM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Always enjoy the restaurant. Service was just ok this last visit. have been there 2 times in the last 10 days. Food was great as always.

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AndreaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the most wonderful experience at Red O last Friday night. Ambiance, food, and service were outstanding, would highly recommend for a couple, friends, or families to enjoy. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. Covid guidelines extremely sloppy. Servers pulling masks down to speak to us. Extremely unsafe, disrespectful and disappointed in the lack of safety measures taken.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service4ambience4

It turned into Javier’s. Music volume is club level. They even had a DJ there Saturday night. Just know that the target audience (real housewives, men in extra medium shirts, etc) is certainly changed.

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Paul
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi end Mex. Great experience with the service and vibe.

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AlexF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with a larger group of 10! Our waiter was super accommodating and so was the restaurant! Will be back for sure!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
76 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rito was fantastic. Great experience!

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vipMrsG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! We had some margaritas, happy hour tacos and split the burrito. Can’t wait to go back!!

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DavidS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing server and met CDC guidelines.

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vipTimH
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were seated a little late but it was worth the wait. The enchiladas trios were excellent and the carnitas too. Great place for a hip vibe yet casual atmosphere.

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Tashia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got the lobster and tomahawk steak for 2 with rice, beans and guacamole, and shrimp ceviche it was absolutely amazing!. They have every type of tequila u could ever want (Casa Azul Plata my favorite). We will definitely go back.

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EmilyR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing I wish I got the waitress name. She was so attentive and was always in top of things.

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vipJLR523
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Food is always great at the Red O. Nice selection of drinks. But the blasting horrible music on the patio almost killed the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Not impressed

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vipAmarS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Red O has def turned into a landmark spot for the OC...great ambience, great food and great service

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vipNobu
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time. We had brunch so menu limited but food delicious. Last time we were here was many years. I will come back with other family members and friends

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mimiP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alfonso was absolutely the best server! He was attentive, friendly, and ensured everyone was having a great time

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geoffv
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We made reservations and had to wait an hour. Never had to wait when we made reservations. Also the value (price to quality) is definitely not there.

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vipVadimF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience!

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ShahrzadV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had booked a table for 7 , but they gave us a table for 7.45 !!!! I was soooo disappointed! There was several people in the registration area that i think they didn’t know what they were doing!and one of them was soooo rude!👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Second time there within a month. First time service was good.. not great, but good. The last time there (last Friday) service was awful. Started with a wobbly table (drinks spilling) and when asked the server to see about getting it fixed she responded “I’m not going to do it... that’s not my job and I don’t get paid to do that”. I responded with “Me neither”. Long waits to get food and drink order and only had 90 minutes allowed to sit, yet we still managed to accrue a hefty bill. Drinks are WAY over priced and same for average Mexican food. I don’t mind paying for average food or drink, but it should at least come with great service. Ambiance is upscale, but food and service don’t match the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service. This time I ordered the lamb chops - hands down best thing on the menu! Great ambiance you feel like your on vacation

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Douglas
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food! Service was excellent definitely going back soon.

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EveC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! We enjoyed the ahi tuna appetizer and margarita!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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GJanell
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of my fav restaurants! Top recommendation!

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vipJohnP
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service!

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KillerBZ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was over the top! Service was great...not rushed and not kept waiting.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose A. Is one of the best servers I’ve encountered eating out. He is incredibly knowledgeable, doesn’t over sell, and is so in tuned with enhancing your experience. He’s honestly someone I trust to drive my entire meal. Every single suggestion and recommendation was spot on, and he was incredibly attentive. If for nothing else, I would come back time and time again for him to be able to serve me again, in addition, ALL the food and drinks were exceptional

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island using the Order Online button. RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 718-0300.

RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island is rated 4.7 stars by 3058 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.

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