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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 good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“flautas” (3 reviews)
“chicken soup” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

We were staying nearby, and walked past this place almost by accident and fancied a bite to eat and a Margarita. Overall, we had a nice lazy afternoon lunch away from the crowds of Down Town Laguna Beach. Plenty ofmseating, nice breeze through the windows....More

Thank The_Hatwoods
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we've eaten here and will probably be the last. Chips were cooked in what appeared to be stale oil. Salsa was 80% onions 20% tomato sauce. Waited over 30 minutes for simple meal. When it came, enchilada was minimally average,...More

Thank SCW757727
Reviewed June 24, 2016

I'm not a big fan of this chain. The food is ok, but overpriced. the drinks are always weak. this is a nice location though

Thank Susan R
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The location of the Avila's Restaurant is one block from the beach on the corner of Cress Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Like in any small beach town, parking can be a challenge but it is nothing out of the ordinary if you plan accordingly....More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Having lived in Orange County decades ago, we always try to stop at one of the El Ranchitos. We went to this one this trip and the food is the same as it was decades ago. Like everything else, the prices went up but the...More

Thank Kenny S
Reviewed May 23, 2016

The service is amazing. Rodger is a sweetheart. The food is great. I would highly recommend this place. I have dined dozens of times here, always a good experience.

Thank blewiis
Reviewed May 10, 2016

not a full menu! very overpriced and very small portions, the sasla and avacado bowl are very good.theres no parking and very small place not much room to pick from.

Thank Yamaras c
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Interesting menu. The grilled chicken is beautifully seasoned and not dry. My wife really enjoyed the Avacado Bowl, also with grilled chicken. The fresh salsa was very good and the tortilla chips were decent. The bar was nearby & some of the patrons there were...More

Thank TCheney
Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

I'd say the worst part of this restaurant is the service. The hostess initially told us there was a 20 minute wait for first available. 45 minutes later our names were called. The server rarely came by to ask if we needed anything. I ordered...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome it's one block up from the Capri Laguna on Cress st .and coast highway . The food is reasonably priced you get free chips and salsa and the food is Big portions. This places is the go to spot if you're...More

Thank JAS595
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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