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Avila's El Ranchito

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2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
+1 949-675-6855
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 drinks, took our plates without asking if we were done, she never came back to... More 

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Thank STRAIT24
Newport Beach, California
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a hankering for Tacos, but not fast food tacos.. so she wanted to compare this Avila's to the one we went to in Laguna and the one she went to in HB... So all the menu items were fresh, hot, and a nice presentation... We were in and out in under an hour and a... More 

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Fountain Valley, Ca
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've eaten here twice in the last sixty days and the food has been quite decent all around the table. The bar is a bit expensive if you get something like a pitcher of Cadillac margaritas. But the place is busy and the staff go the extra mile to help from the front desk to the waiters.

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Thank MTrooper
Dana Point, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our favorite Mexican food place. Great everything, all the time! Best quac, chips and salsa. If you try it you'll love it :)

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Thank Steve_MBeach
Varenna, Lombardia, Italy
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

A delight for you stomach and soul! The food was good and the pitchers of skinny margaritas tasty but it was the fresh tortilla that made my night!

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Thank Stacy K
Santa Clarita, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went to this restaurant while staying at the nearby Marriott Newport Coast Villas. It was convenient, although parking was a little tricky. We had to park a few blocks away in a residential area. We happened to be there on their Tuesday Taco Night so we enjoyed 2 street tacos for $3, $2 crunchy tacos, and $5 margaritas. Delicious!... More 

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Thank Holly T
Birmingham, Alabama
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244 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We picked this restaurant off Trip Adviser while driving through the area. What a great find! No wonder they are celebrating 50 years. Fabulous food and service. Highly recommend!

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Thank luvtotravel0330
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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245 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Stopped in here for lunch while on a business trip. Friendly place with all your favorite Mexican dishes. Nice bar, too. Ordered the carne asada with shrimp, exactly as expected. Warm tortillas on the side are a nice touch.

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Thank SanNic44
Santa Rosa, California
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372 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Brent started us off right...chips and a great salsa, along with an Anniversary Margarita! I'd read about Mama's Soup, so we shared a bowl. It is wonderful, chicken broth, large chunks of chicken breast, rice, avocado, tomato, cilantro and lime and warm tortillas. Our entree's were excellent, I had the Shrimp al Mojo de Ajo, jumbo sized and sautéed in... More 

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Thank Pat B
San Clemente California
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163 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nothing fancy. You can be dressed in attire at this beach close Mexican restaurant. Food is good, generous and restaurant has been family owned and run for 50 years. All their locations are great. Good service as well.

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Thank DonnaKarson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?