Update: Sadly, Red O no longer serves Brunch in West Hollywood. We hear the Santa Monica location may start serving brunch one day soon.
Although Cheebo is our go-to for any weekend breakfast or lunch, Red O is our Sunday brunch must-have. Rick Bayless’ West Hollywood haunt has “the best guacamole EVER” according to our son. That’s a pretty serious endorsement since up until that moment in time, he was conviced Tere’s guacamole was the best. It put him in quite the predicament on the day he switched teams. If only Rick Bayless knew!
If we have nothing to do on a Sunday around 10a, Red O is the first words out of the kids’ mouths. Again, I happily drive across town to experience that “world renowned” guacamole along with the Huevos a la Mexicana and the Huevos Rancheros Verdes. It’s all scrumptious.
Tere likes the Steak & Heirloom Tomato Salad (I do too) and we’ve had the Dungeness Crab Cakes multiple times. We all love the Churros with chocolate-Kahlua dipping sauce.
There really isn’t a bad dish on the menu but the one thing I jones for is the margarita. I go for the Market Margarita otherwise known as the “Spa” margarita. It has cucumbers and feels very refreshing which is another way of saying I can drink MANY of them! Tere likes a little spice so she prefers the Alacran Cabo Wabo which has a red color and looks incredibly fire-y to me.
Red O also has a $100 margarita available on Fridays and Saturdays called The Benjamin, and rightfully so. If you’re uber-knowledgable about tequila, here is the recipe…amazing.
Extra anejo tequilas; Patron Burdelos, Herradura Selection Suprema, & Partida Elegante, Gran Marnier Cuvee du Cent Cinquentanaire. with fresh Mexican lime & 100% Organic Agave syrup, shaken & poured over homemade lime sorbet ice cubes & Louix XIII cognac float. Finished with Blood Orange caviar & edible gold & kosher salt rim, served on a silver platter with a stainless steel straw.
I’ve always wondered if Red O was going to make it because the crowd for Sunday Brunch always seemed to be a little on the light side but I hear the evening dinner scene is a madhouse. Tons of people enjoying the amazing food and out of this world margaritas. I really need to get over there one evening to check it out but for now, I’m pretty happy with my lazy Sundays and a Market Margarita.
Heather’s Rating: Worth Going Back Over and Over
8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046
Open: Sat & Sun Brunch 10:30a-3:00p, Daily Dinner starting at 6:00p