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Avila’s El Ranchito

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1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
+1 949-376-7040
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“tacos” (15 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
“chicken soup” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great experience at Avila's El Rachito. We arrived during Happy Hour and took advantage of the both the drink and entree specials. The salsa that is served with the chips is delicious. Food was prepared as ordered and was served quickly. Service was great. This...More

Thank welovedmaine08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got to Avilas around 9pm, no wait on a Friday night, but it was a little later. Very good chips and salsa, we sat outside and it was good people watching. I had the two item combo as always a taco and enchilada, with...More

Thank Fredsbuddy
Reviewed May 28, 2017

We enjoy eating at Avilia's. This time we ordered takeout and it was great. We appreciated the fact that the to go containers are microwave safe.

Thank Venita J
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Very nice wait staff. Very good food. Nice outdoor dining area. Worth your stop. Adequate beer selection.

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed May 16, 2017

I love a good chicken soup in a Mexican restaurant, and they had one! It was pleasant to sit outside with the heaters keeping us warm.

Thank MindyIndy
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Very good tacos and service! If you are in a mood of Mexican food you definitely must visit this place!

Thank Alex H
Reviewed May 8, 2017

I've eaten at several of the Avila's locations. While this review pertains to the Laguna Beach location, the comments hold for San Clemente, Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach locations as well. Drinks are fine. Service is generally prompt and courteous. Food is average...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Chile Relleno is the best I have had north of the border. All the combos are amazing and are decently priced considering the location. My wife and I ate here three times the weekend we spent in Laguna.

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place for lunch and we're really glad we did. The atmosphere and food were great. I will definitely go back next time I'm in town. I had the street tacos with chicken and my daughter had the Baja Mahi Mahi tacos....More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Great chips, salsa, guac, and drinks! Daily specials too! Kids eat free on Wednesdays! The steak was great and the staff was very friendly. Views from most tables inside so you can watch the sunset, and fire on the patio to keep the chill away.

Thank Roxanne C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 949-376-7040
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