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“Great chicken soup” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Avila's El Ranchito

Avila's El Ranchito
318 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5130
714-960-9696
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Calgary, Canada
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great chicken soup”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Ordered the chicken soup the first time, very good, then came back for mexican dishes the following week. Close to the action on main street so will go again.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southern California
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“Good Mexican restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

My favorite is the chicken soup. It has large chunks of chicken and is a meal sized portion.

Visited April 2012
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EuphoriaSue
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“Hungry When I Arrived, Satisfied When I Left”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Oddly this restaurant doesn't seem to have a large selection of good vegetarian meals, so I got some nachos without cheese which, I guess, was the problem, though the chips were quite crispy and good, the beans well cook, though without a lot of flavor. I ordered a side of guacamole and with the salsa I ended up having enough leftovers for two more meals.

My friend got fajitas, which he seemed to enjoy very much.

This restaurant has a fairly large selection and is in a hoppin' spot on Main Street. A convenient location if you've been visiting the pier or just walking around downtown, decent service, and fairly average prices.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Camarillo, Calif
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“The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Avila's in Huntington Beach is the best Mexican food that my wife and I have found so far in Orange Cty. in the five months we 've lived here.

Visited January 2012
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Raleigh Nc
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“Good atmosphere, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Delicious Mexican food with outdoor dining and good view of main street.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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