Red O Restaurant

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 5 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Fryer, Tortilla Chips + 4 more
100% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 718-0300
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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2016

    So many options! Staff very knowledgeable about needs for very sensitive celiacs. Corn Chips are in fried in dedicated fryer... best we've had!

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    5 ratingOctober 27, 2016

    This place is amazing! I'm used to having very few selections when my husband and I go out, so I was pretty excited to find that 99% of their dishes are gluten free! In fact, there were only 3 items on the menu that contained gluten, and they were clearly marked. Chicken enchiladas were so good! Oh, and their tortilla chips are gluten free too!!!

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2016

    Excellent food and atmosphere. Kids ordered quesadilla and those were so good I could have just ate that for dinner. Celiac aware. All corn tortillas used and only the mole sauce has gluten. No reaction here and waitress was very aware of cross contamination issues

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    5 ratingMay 19, 2015

    I typically like eating Mexican cuisine at hole in the wall type places but that went out the window once I got diagnosed with celiac and severely damaged villi. This place has good food and I can't wait to go back to try more items. It's more upscale, so don't get shocked at the prices. The major thing here is that I feel safe. They have a dedicated fryer for the chips but the thing that amazed me most is that the menu marked the items that contained gluten...not the other way around! The staff seems knowledgeable about food allergies and will put an allergy alert on your ticket if you let them again, I feel safe eating here. Come here for dinner on a special occassion or for lunch and try the prix fixe menu that is a great deal...or for happy hour for drinks and appetizers. Munch away at the chips and salsa...maybe some guac or ceviche too.

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    5 ratingJuly 03, 2017

    4340 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

    Most things on the menu are GF. Staff understands cross contamination. Food was delicious and I didn't get sick. Ask about the fryers. They have more than one and sometimes the chips are safe, other times not.

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    5 ratingMay 09, 2017

    4340 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

    Went here for happy hour. The HH menu items that contained gluten had ** next to them. And that was only one: the quesadilla! The empanadas were delicious, and we also ordered tacos. Tuna tartare looked good too. I confirmed that they use a fryer for the chips that is only GF. Swanky place, great menu. I'll be back!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Tortilla Chips


  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm

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