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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)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305
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Reviewed yesterday

We went here after the Fun Zone water tour, as it is an easy walk. You order at the counter, a small place. We each got a 3 entrée combination. A 2 entrée would have been enough. The beer was $4.25 a bottle or close...More

Thank pspoker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were craving a good meal and went to Great Mex on a Saturday evening. Managed to get a table and ordered at the counter. The food came quickly and OMG - it was fantastic. I ordered 3 soft tacos with different kind of meats...More

Thank Fuzzyhunden
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We asked a local for restaurant suggestions in Balboa and he said, “there’s a fancy place over there, and another fancy place over there, but the locals go to Great Mex for truly great authentic Mexican food.” We followed his suggestion and happened to hit...More

Thank Deja S
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Awesome fish tacos and excellent chicken tacos as well. Careful with the salsa bar, they aren’t labeled or we didn’t notice and the hot one is HOT. Definitely recommend for a simple inexpensive excellent meal if you are craving authentic Mexican.

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped at this restaurant on the recommendation of our Segway guide. Sure glad we did. Great Mex was perfect after a long day of travel from the east coast and a Segway tour. It was very quick and much better than the Mexican food we...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 10 February 2018 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 10 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
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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
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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