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RED O Taste of Mexico - La Jolla, San Diego, CA

RED O Taste of Mexico - La Jolla

4.5
4.5
2215 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 291-8360

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Martin Munguia

  • Catering

    We offer a variety of off-site catering options. Please contact the restaurant for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    RED O is the perfect setting for all occasions including corporate dinners to holiday parties as small as 10 and up to 400 guests. We also offer off site catering if you prefer your own venue. For more information, please contact: KRISTINA SMITH, Director of Events, RED O La Jolla stacieg@redorestaurant.com 310.498.7850

  • Neighbourhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross Street

    Genesee Ave and La Jolla Village Dr

  • Parking Details

    RED O La Jolla offers valet parking as well as self parking. Its self parking garage is 4350. Validate your ticket at the host stand. Validation lasts three hours.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 🍾 Bottomless Brunch | Sat & Sun

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in RED O's savory Mexican Brunch from 11am - 3pm every weekend. Enjoy our "Cheers to the Weekend" Bottomless Brunch offering for $25 per person which includes Mimosa's, Red or White Sangrias, and Bloody Mary's. Pro Tip: You can switch between your brunch cocktails at no additional charge.
  • Taco Tuesday at RED O "Taste of Mexico"

    Multiple dates available
    We’ve taken Taco Tuesday and elevated it to new heights. Enjoy specialty craft cocktails, authentic street tacos made-from-scratch, and classic Mexican dishes with a modern, sophisticated twist. A la carte tacos $5 or try our new Taco Flights and mix and match your favorites!
  • Tomahawk Fridays, $99

    May 26 - Jul 28, 2023
    Join us on Fridays and enjoy 32 ounces of tender Tomahawk steak with pico de gallo, guacamole and served alongside red rice, refried beans and fresh tortillas for just $99. Offer valid for a limited-time, dine-in, on Fridays only.

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What 2,215 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. VCFam

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Everything is awesome! Been recommending it. Just not on a Holiday or Valentine’s day.
  2. MissyS

    San Joaquin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ceviche and lemon drops. Bar area is fun to eat and watch sporting events! Great service and ambiance!
  3. AWG49

    San Diego

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening. Our server Michael was very friendly and provided us with excellent and prompt service, even though he was slammed. It was a busy night.
  4. AmberM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    So I have feeling about this place. We arrived at 640pm for our reservation. Although they were quick with our drinks, it took more than 30 minutes to be able to place our food order. After we ordered it took over an hour to get our food. A group of 6 people (we were a group of 5 adults, with two little kids that ordered quesadillas) arrived after us, ordered, got their food, and left prior to us being served. It was frustrating to say the least. Our waitress, Maria, was extremely apologetic and kept telling us the food was almost out. When we finally got food, it was mostly good. One of us ordered a filet mignon that was completely over cooked and burnt. The chicken was really good, along with the fish tacos. The surf and turf was pretty good as well. Due to our issues with food and wait time, staff comped the steak and gave us a free desert platter. So I appreciate the staff trying to make up for the experience, but we didn’t end up leaving till past 10 pm. For more than $400, I expected better.
  5. DeniseH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant was beautiful and service was fine but food was marginal at best and severely overpriced. 3 small enchiladas for almost $40….give me a break. Dinner for 2 with 1 cocktail and one beer….$109. Ridiculous. Wasn’t even particularly tasty. Oh wait, we did have dessert as well. We shared a piece of cake since it was our anniversary. Don’t waste your time and money.
  6. GerryC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really wanted to try every item on their menu. I the salmon with risotto... DELICIOUS is just the start on how I would describe it!
  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a Friday nite late dinner at Red O. We were lured out by their Friday Tomahawk steak special (serves two). Great steak and sides. Plenty of food for two. Service was outstanding. Atmosphere great. Our experience eating at Red O (whether in the dining room or bar) has always been solid. I think the Tomahawk special is for a limited time. Check their web site.
  8. JeffK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Food was great. Environment and service fantastic.
  9. CarlosO

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music was a little loud and felt like I was trying to eat at a nightclub, but the restaurant itself is beautiful, our server Michael was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely eat here again.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great restaurant - often music too loud
  11. SarahR

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time we've been here and just love the ambience and food is always amazing 👏
  12. EmmiB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great for special occasion. More expensive but expect more than your average Mexican cuisine.
  13. daniel

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For Mother’s Day, I treated my Mom to a fantastic dinner at REd O.?we shared the flavorful duck taqueria, an applec salad with hearty abundance items, a great Caesar salad. My mom really enjoyed her seafood chile eel Leno, and I had great lobster and shrimp burritos covered in an amazing white cheese.
  14. KristenS

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother's Day Brunch was very well executed. A friendly, helpful staff that clearly works well together. We got there on the early side and didn't have to wait at any of the buffet stations or for any of the food. I had the "bottomless" mimosa and never once had to ask - I was promptly refilled every time I had a few sips. Price was reasonable compared to most other Mother's Day Brunch locations and the food was great.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service for Mothers’ Day brunch. Excellent selection of food choice and all very flavorful.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was horrible. Very poor quality and over priced
  17. JosieP

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and great customer service, I will definitely refer to friends and family.
  18. MichaelB

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Great service. The ceviche was the best I've ever had. Was disappointed that two of us ordered an entree that came with rice and beans, but they forgot to include them. I assumed I misread the menu, so I didn't say anything -- but I didn't misread it.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    We had problems with our experience with seating and service. But when we ultimately brought this to the attention of the manager, they were very quick to address, comped the bill and responded really well. I don’t know what caused the situation but stuff happens and the response from management was excellent.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my mom to celebrate Mothers Day, the food was delicious and good ambiance.
  21. Jorgejr

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Horrible service. Came in between brunch and dinner.
  22. Gabe

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife here because she loves Mexican food. I’m usually not a huge fan. This place blew my mind though. The duck taquitos were delicious, the ceviche was super fresh and spicy. We had mimosa‘s, the OJ was fresh squeezed. The dessert sampler was probably the best i’ve ever had. Try the coconut butter cake. Excellent service and a beautiful venue!
  23. WBWBWB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tequila selection and the food was really good.
  24. JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and great service. They had a DJ which made the experience even better.
  25. Jayna

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Great interior, but servers are not well trained. Not on time food/beverage serving, dish breaking noise and keep asking to leave for togo boxes while we were still working on.
  26. Disko

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful first time here! The decor and ambiance was wonderful! Our server, Michael was superb! He was very attentive and quick. The food and drinks were delicious!
  27. PrettyHappy123

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Was visiting San Diego and stopped here to celebrate our anniversary. The food was amazing and the ambiance in the restaurant was very nice and quiet. The drinks were well made. However, our server Israel R. wasn’t the best and we kept having to flag him down for different things. We asked for 2 glasses of champagne to do a toast and we got them, but it was like pulling teeth. The service put a damper on our anniversary experience.
  28. LisaC

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was just very overpriced - loved the atmosphere but a drink should not cost $17.00 and fish tacos were 30...
  29. KATHYT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Well there wasn’t valet at lunch had to park far away .. beautiful inside service was very good but the prices were way too high 18 for a martini that wasn’t even full . Guacamole 16.00 for a tiny bowl . 12.00 for a bottle water and 38.00 for three enchiladas so over gauging the customer ! It wasn’t crowded at all and the prices will keep customers away .. Sorry most likely won’t return …. 🙁
  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent …perfect for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner!!
  31. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food! The goat cheese tamales were amazing and the short rib enchiladas were the best I’ve ever had. Great service as well. We’ll definitely be back!
  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate Bdays! Food was good and service excellent.
  33. SQ333

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere. Beautiful lighting from fireplaces and lamps. Food was delicious. Fabulous Caesar salad and great tacos. Beans could use a bit of something. Cadillac margaritas !!! But the SERVICE! I’ve lived here for50 years and never been treated so effortlessly with grace and efficiency. THANK YOU, Maria for your smiling face and fantastic service. And from the man who seated us to every busboy, server, etc. you all make the expense of dining out worth it! Will return as often as possible!
  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have family date night. Food is great and the service is excellent.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Very good food Delayed service Music quality can Improve.. Reggaeton is not mexican
  36. DebbieW

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful place and atmosphere; my girlfriend’s had a blast! The food was amazing 🤩
  37. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our reservation time was not honored. We had to wait an hour and a half past our reservation time to get seated. The host was so unapologetic about it, I’ve never experienced anything like it. Once we got our table, the service and food was great but it’s unacceptable to not have a reservation time honored
  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Reservation was at 7:45pm but did not get sat until 9pm. Restaurants should not be able to use a reservation system if they can’t honor it. Food also took 45 minutes.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Be aware that your reservations mean nothing there. You could be seated an hour after your reservation time. Plan accordingly
  40. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately we waited for 2 hours past our reservation time and still weren’t seated. We finally left after the host was unapologetic and seemingly unconcerned at the lack of organization. This restaurant has no capacity for a big crowd and should not accept reservations without being able to honor them. Disappointing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from RED O Taste of Mexico - La Jolla using the Order Online button. RED O Taste of Mexico - La Jolla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 291-8360.

RED O Taste of Mexico - La Jolla is rated 4.5 stars by 2215 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for RED O Taste of Mexico - La Jolla

4340 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122-1233

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Genesee Ave and La Jolla Village Dr

  • Neighbourhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    RED O La Jolla offers valet parking as well as self parking. Its self parking garage is 4350. Validate your ticket at the host stand. Validation lasts three hours.

  • Executive Chef

    Martin Munguia

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 291-8360

  • Catering

    We offer a variety of off-site catering options. Please contact the restaurant for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    RED O is the perfect setting for all occasions including corporate dinners to holiday parties as small as 10 and up to 400 guests. We also offer off site catering if you prefer your own venue. For more information, please contact: KRISTINA SMITH, Director of Events, RED O La Jolla stacieg@redorestaurant.com 310.498.7850

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