1541 Ocean Ave., Suite 120
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I’ve been to the original Red O location a few times for both brunch and dinner and have always been blown away by the service and quality of the food. When I heard they had opened a new location in SM, I knew I had to check it out – especially for their amazing HH (4-6:30PM everyday)! Since I was promoted to Accounting Manager, we decided to stop by happy hour for a celebratory dinner and not feel bad racking up a big tab ($90 for the two of us, 2 drinks each and we both left stuffed) since it was a special occasion after all. :]
The restaurant itself is on Ocean Ave and is very bright and airy. When we arrived around 5:30pm on a Friday, there were plenty of high tops available in the bar and we were seated right away. Our waitress was extremely attentive in asking if we needed anything when she walked by, taking drink orders before HH ended and making sure our old plates got cleared as new ones were added to the table.
Classic Guacamole – $5 HH – Great price for a healthy helping of guac to pair with your free chips and salsa
Mary’s Duck Taquitos – $7 HH – If you are a taquitos fan, you will not be disappointed, these are served warm and crispy without feeling heavy and greasy
Ahi Tuna Tostadita – $8 HH – Sushi grade ahi tuna is all you need to know – these are delicious and probably my favorite thing on the HH menu!
Classic Albacore Ceviche – $8 HH – Jam packed with flavor, plantain chips are interesting and definitely balance all the different components in the ceviche
Soft Tacos – Carnitas, Shrimp & Short Rib – $6 for two tacos HH – skip the shrimp, if you’re only ordering one set, opt for the short rib, the crispy thin potatoes bring these tacos to the next level!
House Margaritas – $7 HH – Well balanced flavor, they can make it spicy for no extra charge.
Let me know if you ending giving Red O’s Happy Hour a try!
BB&B Rating 5//5