RED O "Taste of Mexico"

15 ratings
$$$ • Mexican Restaurant
85% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
143 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Celiac

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Red O is absolutely delicious. Most of the menu is corn based, and only a few items have gluten (like kids burritos). The fryer is gluten free so we could actually eat their chips and salsa. How often do you come by a menu that marks what has gluten instead of what's gluten free because most is celiac safe!!! So much to choose from that's celiac friendly.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I think I had the best enchiladas I’ve ever had.... Red O has insanely good food! Almost everything is gluten free and is marked on the main menu! I felt safe eating there, as the staff took precautions and made sure to note that I have Celiac.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for keto
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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First visit: Most of the menu is gluten-free, so there’s less chance of cross contamination. There were many options and our food was great. Our server was also knowledgeable.

Second visit: server was reluctant to note gluten allergy on my order. Said the item was gluten free because it said so on the menu. I tested the food before eating and found gluten. They offered to remake it but seemed ignorant about cross contamination. Be careful. I took the food to go and gave it to a family member.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 7 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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This is a VERY nice restaurant. Wow right out of the movies. You will bump into a celebrity or two. Great GF offerings.

Enjoy

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I was able to eat guacamole and chips because they have a dedicated fryer!!

My best friend had the chicken fajitas and they came out with at least 5lbs of chicken with onions and pepper on the plate with homemade tortillas, rice and beans on the side! I had the rib eye tacos and they were amazing and came with tons of meat and a side of rice and beans.

Moses was an amazing server answered all of my questions and was very considerate of my needs. I will be back they were also very considerate of Covid they require masks until eating, take your temperature at the door, social distances tables and were constantly cleaning.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Probably my favorite GF restaurant. Most of the menu is gluten free. I’ve eaten her many times and never had any issues. The food is amazing! The hardest part for me is choosing what to have.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Never disappointed and most staff is very familiar with gluten and cross contamination. Super delicious!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Solid Mexican food combined with knowledgeable staff and ... no reaction at all from me so appears to be celiac safe. (I’m pretty sensitive.) Fun atmosphere and good drinks. Wish the waitress had been a tad more friendly but I’m not going to be picky given everything else.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wow! Had a great lunch here. Fish tacos and the chips and salsa are yummy! I am very sensitive and had no problems. They have many gf options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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 know....so 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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