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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (16 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
“chicken soup” (4 reviews)
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1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at many restaurants during our vacation at Newport, including #1 rated Mama D's and this was my favourite restaurant. It was very reasonably priced compared to others we are at and great Mexican food. Highly recommended

Thank hajobry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Group of 7 of us we had a reservation but still had to wait a half hour as this restaurant is small. they sat us quickly and the wait staff was very attentive. The chips and sals are great, but ask for the "extra hot"...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience at Avila's El Rachito. We arrived during Happy Hour and took advantage of the both the drink and entree specials. The salsa that is served with the chips is delicious. Food was prepared as ordered and was served quickly. Service was great. This...More

Thank welovedmaine08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to Avilas around 9pm, no wait on a Friday night, but it was a little later. Very good chips and salsa, we sat outside and it was good people watching. I had the two item combo as always a taco and enchilada, with...More

Thank Fredsbuddy
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We enjoy eating at Avilia's. This time we ordered takeout and it was great. We appreciated the fact that the to go containers are microwave safe.

Thank Venita J
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice wait staff. Very good food. Nice outdoor dining area. Worth your stop. Adequate beer selection.

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I love a good chicken soup in a Mexican restaurant, and they had one! It was pleasant to sit outside with the heaters keeping us warm.

Thank MindyIndy
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Very good tacos and service! If you are in a mood of Mexican food you definitely must visit this place!

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I've eaten at several of the Avila's locations. While this review pertains to the Laguna Beach location, the comments hold for San Clemente, Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach locations as well. Drinks are fine. Service is generally prompt and courteous. Food is average...More

Thank Tom M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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