Red O Santa Monica
1541 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-1600
Cross Streets: Colorado Ave.
Parking:  Valet
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Private Dining, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Event Space
Red O is a world-class restaurant collection which strives to deliver superior cuisine and service in a stunning vacation inspired atmosphere. Offering a unique combination of prime steaks and seafood using authentic Mexican sauces prepared with ingredients that are primarily sourced from local farms using sustainable practices to create dishes of un-paralleled flavor and quality. Red O’s team of friendly employees create a welcoming atmosphere that parallels the luxury resort interiors of the restaurant. Red O also features an impressive bar and lounge, where you’ll find their specialty cocktails, an extensive tequila list and an award winning wine list.

THE CHEF – RICK BAYLESS While many people know Rick Bayless from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Master in 2009, others may recognize him from either one of his eight award winning cook books or his highly Public Television Series, Mexico – One Plate at a Time. Rick has also received other glowing distinctions including winning James Beard awards for: Midwest Chef of the Year, National Chef of the Year, and best American Chef of the Year.

As a pioneer in supporting sustainable practices, Rick received the Humanitarian of the Year award in 2007 by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for his work with local farmers. Rick and his team began the Frontera Farmer Foundation to attract support for small Midwestern farms. Each year, grants are given to local farmers for improvements to their family farms.

In 1987, Rick opened the casual Frontera Grill. In 2007, Frontera Grill won for Outstanding Restaurant by the James Beard Organization. Soon thereafter, Rick opened the elegant Topolobambo in 1989. Topolobampo is one of Americas’ only fine dining Mexican restaurants and the only one to receive a Michelin star. Rick recently opened his third restaurant XOCO – a casual service restaurant that features house-ground chocolate and wood wood grilled tortas.

Rick and the Red O team launched the highly acclaimed Red O Restaurant on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles in May 2010, and in 2013 opened their flagship location in Newport Beach.
Need to know details about this restaurant
Restaurant Style
Casual Elegant Dining
Dress Code
Business Casual, Upscale

Sunday - Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday - Sa

Open Late
Thursday - Saturday until 11:00 p.m.

Good to know details about this restaurant
Prime Surf and Turf Tablita - 1 pound maine lobster tail, grilled 32 oz. prime tomahawk chop, herb b
Payment Methods
Cash, Visa, American Express
Meals Served
Dinner, Dinner
Full Bar
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Price Range
$$$$$ ($31 and above)
Private Dining, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Event Space
Date Place, Outdoor Seating, Romantic, WiFi, Special Occasion
Ceviche, Prime Surf & Turf Tablita, Pescado Zarandeado, Margaritas
Private Dining & Event Bookings available.