Posts tagged ‘Mexican’

Red O in Santa Monica

We’ve been anxiously awaiting for Red O to open in Santa Monica and it definitely has been worth the wait!!!! It’s exactly what the neighborhood needed. Located across from the Santa Monica pier on Ocean Blvd. I love the feeling of being on vacation. Great space, atmosphere and music! #Staycation

Red O cuisine by Rick Bayless features Mexican inspired dishes. Known for their Prime Steaks and Seafood, a great selection of tequiila, cocktails & wine.

Happy Hour 4 – 6:30

3 locations: Los Angeles, Santa Monica & Newport Beach

Our menu for the evening…..
Ahi Tuna Tostada
Mary’s Duck Taquitos
Yellowtail Aquachile
Beef Short Rib Sopes

Maine Lobster
Pescado Del Dia

Mexican Street Corn
Grilled Asparagus

12oz Carne Asada Brava
10oz Prime Bone-In Filet Mignon

Sauteed Baby Kale & Brussel Sprouts
Charro Beans

Dark Chocolata Ganache
Fruit Butter Cake
Goat Cheese Cheesecake

And of course I have been back again for Happy Hour and enjoyed Huevona Guacamole and Braised Short Rib Cazuelas for Tacos! Delish!!!!

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Dish with Trish at Red O Restaurant- Mexican Cuisine

All the yumminess that we had…

Tasting of Guacamole (LOVED ALL OF THEM!!)
Classic Guacamole – Chunky avocado, tomatoes, onions, fresh lime juice, cilantro & serrano chiles
Macha Guacamole – Arbol chiles, roasted garlic, tomatoes, onion & toasted peanuts
Yuzu Guacamole – Tomatoes, yuzu juice, shishito peppers, cilantro
Pomegranate-Walnut Guacamole: Toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds, sun dried tomatoes

Mary’s Duck Taquitos – Slow-cooked duck leg, tomato-árbol chile sauce, wild baby arugula (SO TASTY!!!)

Braised Short Rib Cazuelas for Tacos – Slow-braised 1855 certified angus beef short rib,
Colorado sauce, Weiser Farms pee wee potatoes, haricot verts, frisee

Bloomsdale Spinach & Mushrooms Cazuelas for Tacos – Shiitake, oyster & cremini mushrooms, caramelized red onions, garlic mojo, organic bloomsdale spinach, runner beans, queso fresco

Wood grilled 8 oz Filet Mignon, chipotle crema, cotija mashed yukon gold potatoes, grilled knob onions (MY FAVE!!!)

12 oz Wood Grilled Prime Ribeye – Adobo marinated prime ribeye, oven roasted Weiser Farms pee wee potatoes, grilled asparagus

Grilled Alaskan Halibut, white bean puree, yellow corn esquites, guajillo chimichurri

Garlic marinated Maine lobster tail, cilantro-fennel rice, charred Mexican knob onions, slow roasted baby fennel, Tajin butter

Mexican Street Corn – Deconstructed with cotija, serrano-cilantro crema (DELISH!!!)

Red Chile Kale – Lollipop kale, guajillo chile sauce, local potatoes, añejo cheese (COULDN’T GET ENOUGH OF IT!!!)

Fried Sweet Plantains – Homemade sour cream, fresh cheese (YUM!!!)

You really can’t go wrong.  Everything was so delish!!!

I am usually not a fan of tequila, but after trying some at Red O I can easily be persuaded!

*Melrose Happy Hour Sunday through Friday from 5pm – 6:30pm

I really enjoyed the live band playing Gypsy Kings music (My favorite).

There’s also another Red O location in Newport Beach (that’s my next stop). I’ve heard it’s worth the trip! (hint, hint)

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Javier’s Grill and Cantina

Late lunch on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Newport Beach!!!  With football player Chris Coyle (ASU & Houston Texans) and his family!


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