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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%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp tacos” (11 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The name of this restaurant is perfect, because they serve great Mexican food at a great price. The place is full of locals and there’s limited seating, but it’s definitely worth the effort. They have specials including Taco Tuesday and Friday, as well as combo...More

Thank balanceok
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing Mexican food. Had lunch with a friend and ate their shrimp burrito. Excellent! Very small place with local atmosphere. Suggest avoiding the lunch hour.

Thank CaptainJoe360
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I spent more then one lunch in Great Mex. A down to earth place to eat. Nothing fancy but very good Mexican food at an honest price. The salsa's (both hot and not) were great and burrito's excellent.

Thank bmax625
Reviewed 6 October 2017 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 22 September 2017 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 14 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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