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Great MEX

703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
+1 949-675-0808
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“taco” (16 reviews)
“fajitas” (4 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are not terribly familiar with this area and needed to find a caterer for a small Memorial reception . Great Mex provided ample food , great variety and very flavorful salsa ,for a very inexpensive price . They were so accommodating and helpful. They...More

Thank tdeimel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lady at the cashier is fantastic, helpful and ready to explain in a clear (and hilarious) way the dishes. The food? Great and the portions very generous. Do you want a really hot sausage? Try, you have found the right mex place!!!

Thank Simona V
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food in this family owned restaurant. The steak fajitas and carnitas quesadilla where both equally great. I was recommended this restaurant by one of the workers on the ferry

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We chose this restaurant on a recommendation from a worker at the Discovery Cube Quest kids museum. It was about a block away so we decided to give it a try over the pizza and sandwiches on the boardwalk. The location is very small with...More

Thank LALyndaD81
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We stopped in for a late lunch and we were treated to some yummy food. Burrito Quesadilla Nachos All were good, prices were good, and we left happy. They had a clean restroom too!

Thank G Roger P
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We walked by this place when we were in Newport. The place had line out the door so we knew we had to try it. Line went very quickly and decided to eat there, The place is very small but managed to get a two...More

Thank Cris514
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Counter service Cali-Mex establishment. The space is tight and people crowd around the salsa bar. Hard not to bump into people or furniture. Unlike some of the places, they do have bathrooms. I had a shrimp taco, a fish taco, and a cheese enchilada. The...More

Thank catchyginger
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Our family just loves this place when we are in town. Excellent Mexican food, amazing salsa bar,great prices and quick service. The kids love the free wifi of course.

Thank CH12345354
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I have been coming back for 6 years now and never once been disappointed. The tacos are just the best and the service is always friendly. Can't beat Great Mex!

1  Thank FulhamWill
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Tuesdays and Fridays are $1.25 for some, I think a bit more for carne asada and carnitas, and only a dollar more for shrimp or fish. We have "Taco Tuesday" night every year that we come down to the beach for a week, and for...More

Thank Dave N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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