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Avila’s El Ranchito

1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
+1 949-376-7040
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
“chicken soup” (4 reviews)
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10:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good price, good food and good service. They also have an outside eating area which was nice. It is right next to The Capri Inn where we stayed.

Thank Maximillian L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avila's El Ranchito is a small Orange County chain of Mexican eateries. The Laguna Beach branch is in a space that used to be two (in)famous gay piano bars (the Little Shrimp and Victor/Victoria's), so it has a history of fun. The space is great--...More

Thank Russ_W_and_Kevin_E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointed- food took forever to come out. It was pretty good but overpriced. If the service was better, it would have been worth it. The staff was too busy talking to each other at the bar to check up on us.

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening in this 'authentic feel' Mexican restaurant, which was reasonably priced for the quality of the food. We particularly loved the fajitas and the refried beans with the melted cheese. Huge thanks to Francisco who really looked after us and worked...More

Thank Mpk5
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after visiting the Mammal rescue center and Sawdust Festival. Sat outside parallel to PCH. Wasn't crowded but probably will later on. Food was pretty good, my quesadilla could've had some onions n peppers in it and a healthier dallop of...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We ate at many restaurants during our vacation at Newport, including #1 rated Mama D's and this was my favourite restaurant. It was very reasonably priced compared to others we are at and great Mexican food. Highly recommended

Thank hajobry
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Group of 7 of us we had a reservation but still had to wait a half hour as this restaurant is small. they sat us quickly and the wait staff was very attentive. The chips and sals are great, but ask for the "extra hot"...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Great experience at Avila's El Rachito. We arrived during Happy Hour and took advantage of the both the drink and entree specials. The salsa that is served with the chips is delicious. Food was prepared as ordered and was served quickly. Service was great. This...More

Thank welovedmaine08
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We got to Avilas around 9pm, no wait on a Friday night, but it was a little later. Very good chips and salsa, we sat outside and it was good people watching. I had the two item combo as always a taco and enchilada, with...More

Thank Fredsbuddy
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We enjoy eating at Avilia's. This time we ordered takeout and it was great. We appreciated the fact that the to go containers are microwave safe.

Thank Venita J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-7040
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