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Avila's El Ranchito

2201 E 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-3801
+1 714-547-9129
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (8 reviews)
“tortillas” (5 reviews)
“chicken soup” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
2201 E 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-3801
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11 - 20 of 36 reviews

Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The Chile relleno was amazing. Super fresh and fluffy... Obviously fresh and not canned. If you like carnitas make sure to try them here, they are tender and moist but still have that crispy outside char and you can taste a hint of lime in...More

Thank Judy A
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Came here with coworkers for lunch, had their specialty soup...delicious couldn't finish it, came with tortillas, fast service and delicious food, would go again

Thank Ann G
Reviewed March 24, 2016

I like this restaurant because the staff treat you like family. I don't think the food is amazing. It's not bad it's just not particularly inspired and, in my opinion, not especially tasty. However, the staff are so great don't mind a visit once in...More

Thank JoyMcN
Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Service makes a huge difference when you pay $12 for a couple of tacos. Avila's offers a great dinning experience that goes well with the quality food coming out of the kitchen. The best part of coming here is the exceptional service provided by Kathy....More

Thank Jose A
Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Good food for carnivores and vegetarians. I ordered the Chile rellano burrito. It was HUGE and yummy. It is happy hour here from 4 to 8pm. Well drinks are $4.75 there are $4 plates. The bartender is friendly and efficient. I will be back.

Thank Sailing_Sweetie
Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This a place to go for a good meal, not the greatest but you will be satisfied , ok service, nice location, I asked for guacamole with My dinner and they offered me avocados instead, as I said, it is not the Greatest but not...More

Thank gustavor984
Reviewed July 28, 2015

We'd just arrived, and asked to take a friend to dinner. She picked this place- we'd never been- and found the food and ambiance to be wonderful. I don't remember what each of us had, but the food seemed to vanish quickly enough. Most memorable...More

Thank Alan L
Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

By far the worst fajitas I have ever had. The service was very slow. I had barely enough meat for one tortilla. When I told them I did not care for it, they just smiled and gave me the bill. I would avoid this restaurant

Thank Bob R
Reviewed May 18, 2015

We asked the hotel staff where they would recommend GREAT Mexican food ... and this was their first choice. We noticed on a sign near their entry that they were awarded a

Thank John R
Reviewed May 4, 2015

In Newport Beach...probably other choices with beach and water views but this was good and had very nice service. I asked for balloons for the kids, and they were happy to provide them.

Thank LBHouston11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 E 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-3801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-547-9129
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