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Avila's El Ranchito

2201 E 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 547-9129
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went to lunch here and met a friend. Menu is extensive, but, although there is a sign outside advertising a buffet, there is no buffet. Food was good. Service was very good. I'd recommend this place for lunch.

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Santa Ana, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best Mexican joint in the area. Yes, this is a chain, and I have been to 2 other of their locations and they are all comparable. Great place to sit down with a casual atmosphere, and great authentic food! Fajita burrito is my go-to!

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Anaheim, CA
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368 reviews 368 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I don't know how I got talked into coming here again. Its not even an average place. Came here before and wasn't happy my first visit, but I decided to try it again for a happy hour/ retirement party, and we sat in the cantina. The prices for happy hour were pretty good.. .but you have to hunt down the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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284 reviews 284 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to by a colleague and I was not disappointed. The food was very good and reasonably priced, with serving sizes being ample. An added bonus was the freshly made corn tortillas.

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Sacramento, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Delicious. Perfect dinner. My Mayan Treasure burrito was excellent!! My wife's Baja Bowl with grilled Mahi was also very good.

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Orange, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

One of my favorite places to dine. The bar has several TVs to catch the game. Tortillas are made fresh on location. My favorite was the carne asada tacos. Now that I have been watching what I eat, I order off of their 'Light' menu. Their chicken enchilada's are awesome! Love their salsa too! Expect to spend $10-15 for lunch.

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Golden, Colorado
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123 reviews 123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

What a cool place, and how pretty inside. It is an old church. The food was delicious! Everything had such a great flavor. Gosh I hope I can go back someday and wish it was just down the street from me!!!! My cost per person might be off, as I didn't have to pay! It was casual though but very... More 

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Fullerton, California
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459 reviews 459 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Anyone who works in the area knows how great Avila's is. The food is great and service is fast for lunch as they cater to the locals who are working and out for lunch. They make homemade tortillas which are awesome. There is so much on the menu that everyone can find something they would enjoy. Try the chicken tortilla... More 

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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888 reviews 888 reviews
763 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

It is a few blocks off the highways, so you do not get the usual drive-by crowd. We had steak and chicken fajitas and the chicken asteca sald. It was all very good with the exception of the chicken being -s chicken can be – dry. Good flavors, good atmosphere (better than a in-and-out Mexican place), good service, good beer... More 

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Anaheim, CA
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368 reviews 368 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We went for a birthday lunch and arrived at 11:30 to avoid some of the lunch rush. It didn't matter. Our waiter was rude, rushed us to the point he wrote down wrong orders, and the service still took 2 hours. This place was no bueno for us, as we filled up on chips and salsa for a just ok,... More 

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Additional Information about Avila's El Ranchito

Address: 2201 E 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone Number: (714) 547-9129
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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