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Avila's El Ranchito

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24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
+1 949-855-4989
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

Th is stop at El Ranchito was probably my third or forth over several years. The decor is something you will only find in very few places. It's colorful, funky, very eclectic. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and a full bar. We stopped in...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed December 3, 2016

My husband asked a friend of his who lives in Mexico and commutes here to work, "where can we find the most authentic Mexican food around SoCal?" His friend recommended El Ranchito. It's okay; there are plenty of authentic dishes on the menu. But the...More

Thank Skinnyshelley
Reviewed October 31, 2016

This review is for the location on Portola in Foothill Ranch which Trip Advisor does not have listed as a location. My wife and I like to use the weekends to seek out new places to have lunch, and seeing this restaurant get a recent...More

Thank Steve_N_018
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Taco Tuesday is a busy night. Get there by 5:15 to get a seat without a wait. Enjoy your tacos at a good price. Of course, the rest of the menu is also well prepared and tasty.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed October 27, 2016

I am sorry to say it was about the worst Mexican food I had in a long time. Everything was overcooked and tasteless. I had the two taco combination. Maybe it was an off day for them. I don't know. I would not return. Sorry,...More

Thank likesc0mf0rt
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This has been our family go-to Mexican restauraunt for years. Recommend just about everything. Be aware the burritos are huge.

Thank Strider_11
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Lived in Lake Forest for 30 years and just recently ate at this place. Not sure why not. But it was great! Good atmosphere, reasonable prices, good service and best of all great food. Table side guacamole, yum! I love tamales so if those are...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Excellent service, atmosphere, and food. Prices also great. Usually a long line but it moves quickly and is worth the wait.

Thank jbrintonbleak
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

I go here all the time every other week. It is a feel good place. The food is good and consistent . Great margaritas.

Thank nrkeller
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The service is OK. But don't go for that....go for the table made guacamole. Or any of their entrees. Some of the best mexican food around. The margaritas are amazing and huge!!!

Thank Caitlin L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-855-4989
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