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Avila's El Ranchito

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2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
+1 949-675-6855
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place walking around. We definitely not disappointed the food and the service was amazing! The complimentary fruit and soup bar was great, they allowed our 2 year old to just eat from there.

Thank amy q
Yorba Linda
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132 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We moved into the area six months ago and have eaten here several times! Service is fast and efficient ! Food is very tasty! We have tried several things and we have been happy with all! Pricing is very good! We would recommend eating here!

Thank Richard N
Downey, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

My family was there on a very busy Sunday...Fathers Day! There was a long line outside but we thought we'd take a chance anyway & the wait was only 15mins. Place was packed so we expected slow service. Our server was Delia & she was so great! We all had a different dish, my husband loved his carne asada plate... More 

Thank scotchcare
Las Vegas, Nevada
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We wanted a quick "little something" to hold us over till dinner since we hadn't eaten anything all day and it was already 2 pm. The chips and salsa are absolutely fantastic!!! We decided to share a cheese quesadilla, beef taco and chicken flautas. Everything was very good. The guacamole to me was ok, but I am very picky about... More 

Thank Bazbarth
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Went here late Sunday night for Mexican. One of the few places open till 10pm on Sunday. The spot looked amazing on the inside I loved the traditional Mexican look. The salsa was great and looked fresh and home made. I ordered the chile relleno and it was amazing! I would recommend this to any of my friends going to... More 

Thank Omar G
Rochelle Park
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

service and food is excellent! the food is fresh. the waitress are courtesy. cozy restaurant. While I was out there I went to eat twice. Try it you like :-)

Thank Carmen V
Flemington, New Jersey
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a dinner on mid week night. The restaurant was busy. I sampled their bowl of chicken soup. The soup was outstanding with fresh ingredients and large chunk of chicken. We also sampled their combination dinners of Taco, Chile Rileano with beans, rice and mixed vegetables. All dishes used fresh ingredients and tested well. The service... More 

Thank 7007Sunit
Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Avila's used to be a church, back in the day. The windows are beautiful, toy can still yell where the alter was, and the rectory had been concerted to a more private seating area, possibly for private parties. The service was good and we were seated immediately. My husband ordered the chicken fajitas and I had the tequila shrimp. They... More 

Thank Lillian S
San Jose, California
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

It was our first time dining there, we knew they had good food and service from friends. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of their mole, I'm very picky about Mexican food -specially mole. But today after ordering the mole enchiladas with just cheese in them I am a fan of theirs and can't wait to return! My family... More 

Thank Strllradvsoca
Placentia, California
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The food is always good at any of the Avila's restaurants. It's not a fancy place but it certainly is festive. The chicken soup is a favorite and the mango margarita is tops. Try the restraunt in Laguna Beach and take a walk after the meal. It will not disappoint. The place is great if you have a big group... More 

Thank LaunicaMama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-6855

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