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Avila’s El Ranchito

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1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
949-376-7040
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: It's a chain restaurant and the other locations are in Trip Advisor - just...
It's a chain restaurant and the other locations are in Trip Advisor - just not this one..
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It was ok....

We traveled all day and started walking from hotel, and those was first restaurant we saw. The food was decent, service pretty good, margaritas excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Terri A
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Findlay, Ohio
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Findlay, Ohio
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We traveled all day and started walking from hotel, and those was first restaurant we saw. The food was decent, service pretty good, margaritas excellent!

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Mason, Ohio, United States
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I stopped here on a business trip and really enjoyed the food. The true test is when I brought the family out from Ohio. One of the best meals we had on the west coast. Not much of a view but the service and food were outstanding. We drive an hour and a half out of the way just to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I grabbed a quick dinner before the pageant. Luc dinner before the pageant kily we didn't have to wait for a table, it gets busy here! The prices are pretty good and the servings are nice size. If you sit inside, you do get a view of the ocean

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped here on our way up the Pacific Coast highway. I wasn't that hungry, so I got the soup/salad combo. I really enjoyed the soup, but the salad wasn't that great. We had a nice view of the ocean sitting in a corner table. Compared to other Mexican places we went on our trip, this one just wasn't that... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is one of our fav places to hang in Laguna Beach for really great margaritas & delicious Mexican food! The authentic chicken soup ( a MUST try!) with all the fixings keeps the locals coming back summer & winter- completely casual, beachy vibe...all that you'd expect Laguna Beach to be. Pick the patio! There may be a wait, but... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Restaurant was crowded for cheap $2 Taco night, great atmosphere, very buzzy, nice Margaritas, chicken Taco was tasty, one was plenty for me but my husband had a beef and chicken and enjoyed. Would recommend for a cheap eat out night.

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The party of 4 I was with all agreed that 3 of the 4 cocktails we ordered did not contain much alcohol. As this is my pet peeve the evening went south soon after. The food was so-so at best. The only positive was the server who was friendly and very efficient and the ocean view which was unexpected.

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Glendale, Arizona
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Superior place for delicious Mexican food and great margaritas. It has a nice outdoor area to eat, it's definitely worth a visit!

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Foothill Ranch, California
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were trying to get away from the crowded downtown area around Laguna Beach and just a few blocks away was this little gem! The food was wonderful and the views were great! We would definitely eat here again, and again.

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Waiting on our hotel room, walked across the street to this restaurant and had a very nice meal. Would definitely go there again.

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Additional Information about Avila’s El Ranchito

Address: 1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
Phone Number: 949-376-7040
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
Cuisine: Mexican

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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: 949-376-7040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

It's a chain restaurant and the other locations are in Trip Advisor - just not this one..

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