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Great MEX

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703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
+1 949-675-0808
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 21:00
Tue 07:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Hollywood, Florida
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Make Mexico Proud again!! Great... the best Mexican food that I have had in years. This is the clean a well established restaurant. The staff isn't very easy to engage in communication but they provide decent service. The people cooking know what to do, that's why I rate them so high. You can eat in or take out. There is... More 

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Thank cithinker
Launceston, Australia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this eating establishment. We wanted to try some different Mexican food outside the usual tacos. The waitress was very helpful in suggesting what to try. We had tortas. These were amazing. Huge servings. We had to take some home. We also tried some sort of chips with chilli coriander dipping sauce. We had never tried these. They... More 

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Thank DanandWendy
North Vancouver
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great stop here. We were hungry and wanted some cheap eats. Even though it was cheap, the quality is good. Small place with many cheap eats and some specials on certain days of the week. We had the California burrito which was wrapped in fries and gravy. Sounds disgusting, but was flavourful. They are licenced so you can have a... More 

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Thank KenKiK
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Food is very good. I recommend the bean and cheese nachos (awesome). The prices are very good also, you can find $1.25 tacos (small ones but tasty)

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Thank Angeles H
Perth, Western Australia
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182 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of 6 had a great meal on 3rd July. Balboa was packed with 4th July revellers and parking took an age but we got a spot in GM quite easily. Got one table first then added the adjacent one when it was free. We had fajitas, a burrito and a quesadilla and all was great. Fresh, tasty and... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Came her before going on our whale watching tour. The service was great - you get that "at home" feeling. It is very small can maybe fit about 30 people. You order at the counter and then they either call you or bring food out to you. The salsas are great - you get a lot of variety from the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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168 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Went after our whale watching tour. Tacos were amazing!!!! Chili relleno was not authentic or yummy and cost $3 ala carte. The salsa bar was a great addition to the complementary chips. Highly recommend the carne asada Mexican tacos. Burrito was a little pricey but delicious.

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Thank bacm
Davenport, Iowa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We just happened across this little restaurant as we were walking back from our whale watching cruise. The line of people was out the door so we hesitated but the line moved fast and the food was definitely worth the short wait. I had the shrimp tacos and my mouth is still watering just thinking about them. My daughter was... More 

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Thank Amy F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We decided to check this place out in passing while we were waiting for our beach rental to check us in. Turned out to be a great decision. It's little and very casual, but the food was great and the people working there were really charming. Glad we stopped in.

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Thank Lauren C
Maui, Hawaii
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great prices. great food. fast service, clean place and very authentic opens early closes late... very inexpensive

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-0808

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