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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
“chicken soup” (4 reviews)
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10:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Disappointed- food took forever to come out. It was pretty good but overpriced. If the service was better, it would have been worth it. The staff was too busy talking to each other at the bar to check up on us.

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening in this 'authentic feel' Mexican restaurant, which was reasonably priced for the quality of the food. We particularly loved the fajitas and the refried beans with the melted cheese. Huge thanks to Francisco who really looked after us and worked...More

Thank Mpk5
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after visiting the Mammal rescue center and Sawdust Festival. Sat outside parallel to PCH. Wasn't crowded but probably will later on. Food was pretty good, my quesadilla could've had some onions n peppers in it and a healthier dallop of...More

Thank David B
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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