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Avila’s El Ranchito

1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
+1 949-376-7040
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
“chicken soup” (4 reviews)
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11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tacos and a great location. Order the carnitas street tacos. The patio is a great place for dinner and a drink. The margarita's were a bit dissapointing, but ok. Great experience.

Thank bblomberg
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Avila's is serving up decent Mexican fare in Laguna Beach. There are plenty of options on the menu and the prices aren't bad. We loved the fish tacos and burritos.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Margarita was great and the food was great as well. Sat at the bar and enjoyed the conversation with the bartender. it was a nice relaxing place to good grab some good Mexican food.

Thank slayers911
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The location was cute and had a good sized menu but the food was alright with me. There are several other Mexican restaurants in the area so make sure to try them to see which one you like best.

Thank piacentinidanielle
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had a great meal here-authentic Mexican food. Great house-made salsa and chips. Service was good too!

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Avila's served as the perfect family dinner for us while traveling in Laguna Beach. The staff is friendly. I love the outside patio where I can be outside and they have heaters all around the patio to ward off the beach chill that can happen....More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This restaurant is a pleasant surprise and almost seems where the locals would eat. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The portions are adequate and delicious. I can't recommend this restaurant enough.

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Eat here on the evening before flying home the next day. The waiter gave us some advice on the menu and what would go together. This was the best Mexican food I eat whilst touring California for 3 weeks. It seemed really authentic and there...More

Thank Alpina1
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Good price, good food and good service. They also have an outside eating area which was nice. It is right next to The Capri Inn where we stayed.

Thank Maximillian L
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Avila's El Ranchito is a small Orange County chain of Mexican eateries. The Laguna Beach branch is in a space that used to be two (in)famous gay piano bars (the Little Shrimp and Victor/Victoria's), so it has a history of fun. The space is great--...More

Thank Russ_W_and_Kevin_E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-7040
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