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Avila's El Ranchito

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
+1 949-498-5000
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (15 reviews)
“enchiladas” (17 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We can always rely on a great traditional Mexican meal at this great restaurant in the heart of downtown San Clemente. Great spot for people watching while enjoying a tasty margarita.

Thank sjworldtravels
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

El Ranchito is one of our “go-to’s.” I could eat the salsa with a spoon. The tacos are the best, love the chicken soup, burritos and margaritas. The service is excellent so don’t order food right away if you want to relax with a cocktail...More

Thank Linnnnne
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Typical Mexican food, all average to good. Chips were good for sure. Tried several items at our table, and we were all pretty happy. Chilaquiles were rated as "not the best i have had", but we all had a nice time. Not a brunch menu,...More

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This place is my wife and I's favorite place to eat when we visit San Clemente. We go to visit our marine and every time we go we eat here AT least once. To my please we went twice this trip. We come down from...More

Thank Thoman2500
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The family atmosphere was great and the food, authentic and delicious. The menu offered some unique appetizers - try the appetizer platter for mini versions of everything, it was truly delicious, and the homemade salsa complemented the chips well - which are brought immediately to...More

Thank TraceyMonte
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Three of us came here and had a nice dinner! Food is God and the service is very quick for good. Love the chips and salsa. Lots of dishes to choose from. Like the various combinations! We all enjoyed our meals!

Thank JimW551
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Being in east coast time my wife and I wandered in very hungry. They had just opened and we were in the mood for some authentic Mexican cuisine. We were not disappointed. My wife had the chicken taco salad which came in a crunchy bowl...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

All four of us enjoyed eating here. The flautas are fantastic! The kids meals were not too expensive and they offer chicken nuggets if the kids don’t like typical Mexican food.

Thank kerriedoane
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Came across this restaurant while exploring the San Clemente downtown. It was a very satisfying visit! Ordered from the lunch special and the food were delicious. I had the enchilada combo and my sister had the taco and soup combo. Lunch was finished off with...More

Thank mbellastyle
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Be there when Mike is bar tending, such a great guy, always smiling and he makes a killer margarita!

Thank casey2001338
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Ernie G
7 August 2016|
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Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they serve breakfast every day, all day!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-5000
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