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Avila's El Ranchito

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$$ - $$$
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24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
+1 949-855-4989
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Lake Forest, CA
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great decor in this restaurant! Food was greasier than I expected. I was shocked to see that they charge extra for Pico de Gallo, if you prefer that over the extremely hot salsa. This location is very close to my office, so we have had several co-worker celebrations there .... I only go to this location, if the work party... More 

Thank kimsvision13
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We love the decor in this place! there is so much stuff on the walls and hanging from the ceiling to look at. Food is very good as well. Only downfall NO Happy Hour.

Thank Kevin M
Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

As I walked to the restaurant, I enjoyed the nice decoration and atmosphere recreated at the place. I was on a business meal with some coworkers and it was a great experience. I ordered the lunch chicken enchiladas and it was really good. Great option if you are around the area!

Thank smm012015
Lake Forest, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great guacamole! Great food and drinks! They are always so friendly and kind, I just love it here. Excellent service. I crave this place all the time.

Thank Theresa W
Prescott, Arizona
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321 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I began eating at Avila's at the original in Huntington Park more than 20 years ago and have eaten at several of their many family owned locations over the years. We love the food, the servers are helpful and friendly, some things (gratefully) never change. Big selection of margaritas....Tons of great food....what else do you need???? Don't hesitate to give... More 

Thank davefoshee
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My son told me about this restaurant so I met him there for lunch. Really good food and service (a bit slow) but after eating the food it did not matter. Want to fell your are south of the border try Avila's.

Thank Chris S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love going here with the family and extended family. Their margaritas are excellent ! Haven't had anything that wasn't good here.

Thank marriedCalifornia
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138 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful girls lunch out. Service was wonderful! Huge menu to choose from :). I ordered a bowl lunch (forgot the name) like a burrito bowl. Anyways, loved it! Everything was fresh and yummy! I will stop by here again on one of my visits to the area.

Thank Ohbeck
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A very nice place to have dinner. Good cocktails and fast service. Guacemole prepared on your table is excellent. Rest of the food is good, not great.

Thank Irmo K
Rochester, New York
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Came in late on a Sunday night , an hour before closing. Service was quick and friendly. Prices were good , food delivered fast. Never felt rushed to leave.

Thank krobson5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-855-4989

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