RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island
Steak & Eggs
two eggs any style, potatoes, fresno chile, cotija, tortillas, salsa morita
Lobster & Shrimp Enchiladas
creamy tomatillo sauce, melted jack cheese, red rice, black beans
shredded chicken, tinga sauce, fried plantains, queso fresco, crema, avocado, crispy plantain chips
Pretty good food! Bartender was attentive and service was overall well done. I would go back. It was still $95 (including tip) for two people at happy hour, but that’s cali for ya.
They got rid of bottomless madgsir
Would appreciate more plant-based options, particularly on the dessert menu. Overall, good experience.
Great Experience!! :)
Highly recommended for a date to empress.
Our server Lupe was the best! The food was delicious.
Love this place, however it does get busy. I enjoyed the food and drinks. But getting a decent table is a struggle. After talking to several people, I was able to get a table in the main room. Other than that, I highly recommend it!
If I were you Rick Bayless, I would take my name off. Focus on food was clearly missing and the only focus was on the scene. I always order the lamb and each of the 3 pieces came out with 3 different temperatures. Servers put their fingers into the food while serving, its sloppy, food was not nearly as good as before, wine glasses were not clean. Same restaurant but run as a night club scene than a James Beard winning, food focus restaurant. Very disappointing.
Amazing and vibrant evening! Best food, superb cocktails and the service was excellent and fun.
Beautiful place inside but food was ok not authentic Hispanic food.. service was good. Only thing we didn’t like at all was the music. It was to loud could not have a conversation with person next to you. Place like that doesn’t need blaring music don’t think it needs music at all let the people enjoy there company. We ate quick and left found somewhere else nice and quiet for a drink and had a good conversation. Don’t think we will be returning to this restaurant especially with that awful loud music.
This restaurant is very cool inside. I went to celebrate my birthday and the ambiance was the best part. They also had a dj which was pretty cool! Would definitely recommend and the reservation was fantastic. Sat us down very fast in a beautiful spot inside the restaurant!
I wanted a nice dinner and instead ate in a night club. If you want to pay a lot for food and listen to loud dance music the whole time, unable to have a conversation without yelling, then this is the place. The food and wait staff were excellent but far overshadowed by the ridiculous vibe of the place. Really not sure what they’re going for here.
We, my son, his wife, my partner and I, had a reservation and recently dined at Red-0 on a very busy Friday night. As with all of the better restaurants in Orange County beach area, Rod-O was hopping, bull and buzzing with activity and excellent music. We arrived on time and were immediately seated and offered cocktails and appetizers, both of which arrived in timely fashion and over which we lingered. We ordered a variety of mains that also came in good time. Each of us loved our dishes, the carnitas empanadas and tacos being among our favorites, though I had the lobster and shrimp chile rellaeno, which was simply superb. Service was crisp and attentive but in no way rushed us. There were no time limits placed on our stay at the table. Altogether a wonderful experience.
Amazing!!! Food was so delicious and the staff was super pleasant. My family and I are till talking about that food.
Krystal the waitress who served us. Very professional and attentive !
Very pleasant. Nice service and delicious food. Top notch
It took 30 minutes for our party of 2 to get seated - and they sat people right as they walked in while we sat there. The service was alright, not great and the dessert was nothing like we thought. It should be advertised that there is salty goat milk in the churros. Will not be returning, sadly
I would give it 4.5 stars, if system allowed that. The only downside is the noise, music is too loud, leading to a need to raise the voice significantly, if you want to have a diner conversation. Otherwise, it’s a great place. Great Food. Good Service
One of the most beautiful and enjoyable dining experiences I have had in quite a while! The food was excellent! Not just my dish but the other 5 people in my party enjoyed their choices just as well!
Food was amazing and the surf and turf was the best I ever had. Highly recommend for an occasion
The food is excellent. Make sure that you get there for the Happy Hour menu for a great selection to go with the tequila and mescal flights.
The ambiance is so serene & the service is SO on point! Must go back!
Average food/service with upscale pricing.
Wonderful dinner in the bar area.
Unfortunately my experience was not good and won’t really be recommending. The food is good but not worth the money. My complaint is about the service or lack there of. Unfortunately things were consistently forgotten, no one checked on us until we complained to the manager and even after things were not brought to us. When asking for things it felt as though the waitress was irritated. I work very hard for my money and to spend over $400 on dinner on a Tuesday ( which I never do) I expected a bit better. It’s unfortunate. If you’re going to go to the bar or just hang out it’s quite fun. But don’t expect any customer service. The bussers were great and worked hard but management needs to retrain their staff.
Excellent food and service provided by Lupe. We will be back.
Absolutely incredible. Great service and fantastic food. Be prepared to spend a little more as this place is a little pricy but worth the money. The chillaxin marg is a must. Food+ desserts were all 10/10. Can’t wait to come back.
Haven't been there in about a year but the food was just "meh". Used to be awesome, but yesterday it was just ok .
Great service, great food. We had a blast. Good crowd too.
Everything was fantastic. Food, drinks, ambiance and the service was next level.
Good was really delicious and service was great. I will definitely come back!
Great spot for a fun and different brunch. Kind of wish we sat outside because the vibe was fun and the music was pumping. Would be a great spot for a special occasion with a big group.
Our server Nicki was awesome! She handled our 9 top like a boss! Might I recommend using Toast and getting handhelds. So much more efficient.
Was great food and wonderful service BUT they sat us by a door that entered to a private party that was outside so we had waiters with trays over our heads squeezing through the door the entire time. If you aren’t careful and you move you could accidentally bump their entire tray so we spent most of our time worried and having to be careful and unable to relax. We come here a lot and will be back and hoping it was just a fluke.
Food was very flavorful and hot the service was great I would definitely go back better than Javier’s
Great service. A bit packed for social distancing standards and just maybe a little better for disabled guests.
Was celebrating a b day and the staff was great super accommodating and very nice! Made it a great experience!
It was my first time dining at Red O. My boyfriend and I were there celebrating me finishing my 1st nursing year. The drinks were great and the food was amazing! The service was incredible. I will absolutely be going there soon.
The food was bad. We ordered 3 dishes and a salad - fajitas was almost raw , instead of roasted vegetables they just put hot green peppers and onions. Trio enchiladas wasn’t tasty. Pork very fat.
So I would not recommend this place.