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Avila’s El Ranchito

1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
949-376-7040
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Ranked #68 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: It's a chain restaurant and the other locations are in Trip Advisor - just not this one..
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English first
Laguna Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great potato tacos, salsa and fresh chips, also like the beef tacos. On coast why, but planting keeps noise and traffic out of sight and sound. Enjoy!

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We sat out on the patio as we had our dog with us. Service was fast and friendly. I had the Baja Bowl with fish and it was nicely done. The fish had been seared and fillets were tender. Plus it came with a whole avacado sliced on top. I could only eat half of what was served as there... More 

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Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

The food is good, but the menu as nothing outstanding on it. I ate the fish tacos, but like I said, nothing outstanding. The place has the potential for a good place to drink, the outside eating area is area good place to people watch. Guys, this place would be a good place to drink and watch women walk by,... More 

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Riverside, California
Top Contributor
542 reviews 542 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We ate here on a busy Friday night. It was a little too cold to sit on the patio so we took an ocean view table inside. Service was excellent. They have a great selection of Mexican dishes. I enjoyed the shrimp fajitas with fresh guacamole and warm flour tortillas. They has excellent rice and refried beans for the sides.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A lovely little place with good Mexican food and great beach vibe. Try the potato tacos! $3 mimosas for Sunday brunch.

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Stockton, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is right across from the Casa del Camino. The food is really good and the service was excellent!!! Sat outside and enjoyed the weather. Half a block from the beach.

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Murrieta, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I love Mexican food, we came across Avila's on an earlier trip and returned because the food and service was very good. The place was very busy but the service was not lacking. Katherine was our waitress & checked on us several times. I tried the beef enchilada & taco combo and both had so much shredded beef (which was... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went to this restaurant location thinking the food and service would be like that of the other of the family chain's restaurants. I should have known something was amiss when on a Friday evening at 6:30 the restaurant was empty. When we entered the restaurant, there was no hostess to seat us - staff member sad to sit anywhere. We... More 

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USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I come here all the time. The location is great ( near the ocean), the food is always good and reasonably priced and you can't beat the margaritas. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed and casual.

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Jupiter, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We were guests at a private party held on the patio, which has a very cool vibe surrounded by the enormous trees. Each table had the delicious Guacomole and salsa with chips with buckets of beer and pitchers of margueritas I could have made a meal out of just that but then platters of nachos with both chicken and beef,... More 

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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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