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Avila's El Ranchito

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2515 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2006
+1 949-644-8226
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for late lunch so the place was not crowded though it gets very crowded at other times. The y have a lunch menu with different menu combos. Saw Some different dishes which we normally don't see on Mexican restaurant menus here in Southern California like Chingolingas which is flaky pastry filled with chicken. My husband tried it... More 

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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I just had a family dinner with 14 people for my parents 50th anniversary and it turned out great! The manager was so friendly when I made the reservation, the service for the dinner was excellent and they weren't trying to rush us out, and the food was delicious!! My parents were so happy with the way the night turned... More 

Thank Fieldtravels
Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

One of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in The area. Great ambience. They serve tortilla chips as appetizers and their margaritas are great

Thank cyn2702
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Have been going back for 20 years. This is classic Sonoran style Mexican; expect nothing fancy and no tex-mex. Excellent traditional combos and the best chicken tortilla soup! Highly recommended for a fun meal with great margaritas.

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Huntington Beach, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I dine at Avila s El Ranchero at least once a week. The food is fresh and delicious, portions are always generous. Try the chicken soup, bowl is huge and plenty as a meal. Love their fish tacos The entire menu rocks good comfort food.

Thank Joanne P
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I continue to go to El Ranchito on a regular basis. It is reliable. The food is always good but the prices continue to rise over the years. It continues to be the place to get Mexican food. I am surprised that there aren't that many other places in Orange County to get good Mexican food.

Thank gmgOc
Springfield, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome margarita with peppers in it! Food is awesome !! And it's where we had dinner after our wedding 4 years ago. Fitting for us to return. Beautiful neighborhood!

Thank vgomez13
Corona del Mar, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The soup is my favorite, the rest is pretty unremarkable. If you do "take out" be sure to check your order carefully - notorious for leaving things out.

Thank sandie h
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Make this short and sweet this place is wonderful. The service and food is outstanding! This is a place you never leave disappointed.

Thank Chris S
Newport Beach, California
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Really good Mexican food in a pretty cool building. Great salsa, ceviche, Shrimp Mojo de Ajo. Grande margarita's are really good with a nice kick! Bar is fun.

Thank Michael H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2515 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Corona del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 949-644-8226

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