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Avila's El Ranchito

24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
+1 949-855-4989
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well...I always hate when my experience doesn't match the reviews I've read but in this case, I do! First, I will start with the positives...our server was great - very attentive without being intrusive and the guacamole was delish - made at the table so...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere but most of all the friendly staff and yummy food! The chili relleno is excellent but the house soup is like old Mexico and order it every time! Street tacos to die for!

Thank Suzie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favorite restaurants to visit. The food is always great! I highly recommend the table side guacamole and the margaritas. Everything we have had has been fantastic.

Thank Sue1225
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant occupies a former church. Although the building has been a restaurant for decades, it still has a gentle, quiet charm. The porch is my favorite place to eat. The food is always fresh and tasty and the service is great. Being a former...More

Thank BarbMassage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lively joint which seems to always be busy. It has a surfer theme with surfboard tables and lots of surfing pictures. It is one of a number of Avila's Ranchito's in the LA area -- each one is decorated differently with a...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great decor in this restaurant! Food was greasier than I expected. I was shocked to see that they charge extra for Pico de Gallo, if you prefer that over the extremely hot salsa. This location is very close to my office, so we have had...More

Thank kimsvision13
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We love the decor in this place! there is so much stuff on the walls and hanging from the ceiling to look at. Food is very good as well. Only downfall NO Happy Hour.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

As I walked to the restaurant, I enjoyed the nice decoration and atmosphere recreated at the place. I was on a business meal with some coworkers and it was a great experience. I ordered the lunch chicken enchiladas and it was really good. Great option...More

Thank smm012015
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great guacamole! Great food and drinks! They are always so friendly and kind, I just love it here. Excellent service. I crave this place all the time.

Thank Theresa W
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I began eating at Avila's at the original in Huntington Park more than 20 years ago and have eaten at several of their many family owned locations over the years. We love the food, the servers are helpful and friendly, some things (gratefully) never change....More

Thank davefoshee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-855-4989
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