Adventures of The Glam Foodie in LA: Red O

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Feb 22 2011

We had a fabulous evening at Red O!  The upscale Mexican resto (menu created by Rick Bayless) has all the fixin’s for a wonderful night- good food, tasty cocktails and a chill vibe. Beautifully and impeccably designed- the decor is cool, relaxed and chic.

The menu is broad, and offers a modern spin on traditional Mexican dishes. The bold flavors, top notch ingredients and amazing saucing produced pure “Food Porn” throughout the evening!

CHOW FAVES:


Sea Scallops Ceviche- Light and tasty with a good blend of flavors and textures!

Sweet Plaintains Sopes- Great play on sweet and savory.

Corn and Goat Cheese Tamales- Creamy and not too  rich. The corn and goat cheese complimented each other in an unexpected way.

Shrimp Empanaditas- One of my faves- I was popping them like chips! I couldn’t get enough.

Braised Shortribs Enchiladas- Fantastic- well balanced.

Red Fish with Roasted Poblanos and Veggies- Perfectly prepared and the sauce was delish!

Pork Shoulder and Belly, Homemade Chorizo, Potatoes, Avocado, Queso Fresco- The pork was tender and flavorful!

Shrimp- The shrimp had a nice smoky taste to it- well seasoned!

THE SWEET SPOT:

I wasn’t a huge fan of the desserts but the cocktails, apps and entrees made up for it!

Tres Leche Cake – It was missing something…

Lime Cake with Lemon Sorbet and Citrus Salad- Refreshing!

Buuelos – The salted caramel ice cream added a nice touch.

SIP: Slammin’ Margaritas!

Red O – 8155 Melrose Ave / 323-655-5009

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