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Avila’s El Ranchito

1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
+1 949-376-7040
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoy visiting El Ranchito often. The prices are very reasonable, and the food is great. You can enjoy outdoor patio seating, or often score an awesome ocean view inside seat. Catch the free shuttle that takes you around Laguna afterwards and make a day...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank C3490MFjosephf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not fancy, not hip, just good food and a nice vibe. Been here several times over the last few years and the food is consistently good, the chips and salsa are addictive, and the prices are reasonable - especially for Laguna. Part sports bar, part...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jerome D
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Loved the sizzling chicken fajitas plate. The chips and guacamole were very good. Service was good too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PTycz
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This is one of my favorite mexican restaurants in Laguna Beach. I love their heated patio and beautiful ocean view from the interior, the casual ambiance and friendly staff. All their dishes are very tasty and their signature soup is one of my favorites. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank A C
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Avila's is one of my favorite places for Mexican food! It is SO authentic, so tasty, and the customer service is great. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Been here about 10 years ago with family (3 kids) and sat outside enjoying perfect weather and for Mexican food. Drove today from San Diego to Tustin. Wife said she wants tacos. Made a detour to Avila's in Laguna Beach. Ordered a Dos Equis beer,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DudefromCalifornia
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We often eat here as a family, great food, can’t beat their guacamole & chips! The outside patio is fab to sit out in, you also have a great view from the inside too of the beach and Laguna sunsets! All the staff are so...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Salmon Tacos and Chicken Enchiladas were delicious. Our waitress (Maddy) was friendly and provided quick service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sagehen2021
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Had the avocado burrito which was a large portion. Food was fresh and prepared perfectly. Great views of the ocean.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank vam518
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Everytime I visit Laguna, I stop at Avila's. They have a cute patio just off of PCH and within walking distance to the stairs down to the beach. All of the food is great but my favorite is their soup (and I'm not usually one...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Z9200NKchristineb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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