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fashion island mall, suite 601, Newport Beach, CA
+1 949-467-3350
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

excellent service- good food and drinks- their popovers are to die for with the strawberry butter :)

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Thank xaxeaimy
Newport Beach, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There's always a seasonal addition, to this fabulous menu. If the weather is nice, ask to be seated on the outdoor patio.

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Thank empty-nesters627419
Laguna Niguel, California
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Mariposa is a nice little restaurant located upstairs in Neiman Marcus. The decor is unremarkable, the service and food are good, especially the popovers, but everything is overpriced. Unless you're craving one of those amazing popovers, skip Mariposa in favor of one of the dozens of other great options in Fashion Island.

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Thank HPaige1111
Newport Beach, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

I sit at the bar and watch the shoppers going by. Every third person asks me questions about the food, the shopping or general directions. One customer heard I was a teacher and we had a lengthy discussion about her son's freshman English class.It was great fun. Their signature cocktail changes each month and is always a hit. There are... More 

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Thank drmaureen2014
Newport Beach, CA
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

The veiw is great, as are the pop overs and strawberry butter! It is the place to eat lunch if you are from Newport.

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Thank Kay P
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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

We always stop shopping to have alunch starting with the heavenly popover with strawberry butter and bullion followed by the tasty seafood salad and ice tea. It doesn't get much better than this. Always wonderful service in a nice setting. Quiet outside balcony dining too.

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Thank Hyflyingbee
Irvine, CA
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308 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Perfect atmosphere for a ladies lunch or lunch break when shopping at Fashion Island. Really good salad menu. Good selection of not too heavy entrees. The decor is white and bright. Right when we were seated we were served the best pop overs and a broth amuse bouche. Excellent attentive service. My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays and... More 

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Thank etan92612
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

This location is hidden and convenient if one spends hours in Neiman Marcus getting a makeover. Limited hours and menu. Although it always seems to be a bit loud due to accoustics, the serivice is Great. This restaurant has a few nice touches I've not seen in other places...upon being seated, a small cup of hot bouillon with a Cheese... More 

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Thank cookiegirlsuccess
Laguna Beach, California
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

lunch and shopping, what a novel idea! Smart who thought of this contemporary eatery found on the 3rd floor of Neimans in Newport Fashion Mall. Had 3 courses and the chef did not disappoint. Very good service with the staff always there for you. Reasonable and tasty, recommend you bring anyone there with a nice view of the buildings where... More 

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Thank edward b
Newport Beach, CA
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

Mariposa offers great food, great service, and often has the informal modeling. I love the popovers, the soup & sandwich, the shrimp salad, and the relaxed atmosphere. They never rush you and always serve you well. I've been taking my daughter for years, since she was about 4 years old, and she has always been welcome and enjoyed it. I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Cuisine
Soups, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: fashion island mall, suite 601, Newport Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-467-3350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?