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Avila's El Ranchito

2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
+1 949-675-6855
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken soup” (10 reviews)
“taco” (15 reviews)
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Being me, I know Mexican and Tex-Mex food pretty well. The food here was above average good. I had carnitas (pork) which was good, the charro style beans were good, but their rice didn't cut it for me. The guacamole and salsa were fantastic and...More

Thank sota701
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time we are in Newport we stop at Avila's El Ranchito. We came here when it was their original location with just a few seats, and fell in love with it. Now that they have branched out and have many more locations we definitely...More

Thank SamwiseTraveler
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Whenever we come to Newport Beach , we make sure we make time for a meal at Avila's El Ranchito . Every item we have tried on the menu is so good . Very kid and family friendly !

Thank tdeimel
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Have been here twice, both times the food was great. The service was also very good. I think you can tell a lot about a Mexican restaurant by their salsa, Avila's is great. Get there on "Taco Tuesday " for a great deal and great...More

Thank timlN4919MB
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This place was much better then expected. After drinks across the street, we needed to get some real food in our bellies. The ingredients were very fresh, the service was pleasant and the wait time was minimal.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Close to beach area. Nice place, one of the few places where you can sit outside. The service was very good, the food was fine, but not special.

Thank Leopold M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The neighbours from our beach rental told us to try it, not dissatisfied! Superb food, reasonably priced, portions very generous so don't over order.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Kudos to El Ranchito for saving a historic church and preserving much of the original architecture. The Mexican menu offers traditional favorites, and the service is definitely with a smile. Nice location for exploring old town Orange after lunch.

Thank RuNanS
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We wanted Mexican food so we went on a Wednesday night. The first table that sat as at was very dirty with food on the floor. The table was wiggled and it was just not a good beginning. We moved to a hard chair instead....More

Thank AwardproTravel
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A group of four of us went here for supper on a Friday night. I'll start with the food taste was great no complaints there. However, the waitress we had was horrible. She lacked friendliness, customer focus and even a personality. Never got refills on...More

Thank STRAIT24
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-6855
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