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Red O Restaurant

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8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7016 (Cresent Heights Blvd.)
+1 323-655-5009
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18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 18:00 - 23:00
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu is Mexican, but nothing else about the restaurant is. The decor is LA glitzy, the music is loud, and the noise level is uncomfortable. The waiters scurry back and forth. If you're looking for a relaxed dining experience you won't get it here. The food was good, especially the Mexican street corn which is served in chunks cut... More 

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Hessle
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a very nice, overpriced drink in this swanky bar :) A great setting, but felt a bit of a rip off so chose not to eat here during our stay in Santa Monica. Great service at the bar however

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Amarillo, Texas
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was with a large group for dinner. Service was great. Food presentation was very good and it tasted wonderful. I had the salmon entrée and it was prepared perfectly.

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Thank vaughanm1976
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wonder for dinner with friends who seem very anxious to try to place. The setting is really nice and inviting and looks like a great place to spend the evening. The menu is fairly sensitive and the prices are fair. The food is average. I was not much in price with anything I ordered and most of it came... More 

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Thank Stephanie C
Highland, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not really impressed with the food. It was edible but overpriced. I had a combination platter for $24 that included a short rib taco and enchilada with a goat cheese tamale. The Mexican rice was nothing special. The chips and guacamole were good. Don't see a reason to return.

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Thank Brenda O
Perth
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

What a great night. Mexican (fusion or twist) dishes, service and drinks all fantastic. We tried and shared a wide selection of their menu and nothing disappointed. From the table of 4 everyone enjoyed all dishes but would nominate a different favorite. And the margaritas! Definitely try the chili version if you in any way like spicy. Fantastic. For someone... More 

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Thank Vaughanus
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

While Mexican is far from my favorite food choice, this restaurant exceeded all my expectations in part largely to the excellent staff and overall dining experience with my family. The lobster tails were exceptional (I'm told), and the Fillet Mignon was beautifully cooked. I didn't enjoy my vegetarian tamales, but the butternut squash soup I had was just delicious. Our... More 

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Los
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great food. Wonderful decor. Very dedicated staff. A rare combo these days in highly trendy restaurants like Red O in West Hollywood where you'd be to look at a the fabulous crowd that dines there.

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Thank J B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. Great food, great wine and great service. And if you like tequila then you won't find a better selection anywhere but take it easy!

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Thank Doug B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We were only in West Hollywood for 2 nights, but the Red O came with a good recommendation. The restaurant was very quiet for a Friday night but the margaritas made up for the quieter atmosphere. The food was good if not a little pricey and the service was friendly and helpful with menu choices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7016
    (Cresent Heights Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-655-5009

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?