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Avila's El Ranchito

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209 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
+1 562-493-8226
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“carnitas” (3 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
209 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty food, starting with great chips & salsa, on through great Sonora style Mexican food and tasty desserts. Full bar, and top the meal off with a nice walk up and down Main Street. What's not to love?

Thank quitoskid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small eatery on Main St in Seal Beach with some really good Mexican food. We got to have a table on the sidewalk area to people watch. Drinks and food were both very good.

Thank DiAnnesInLove
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Lunch Monday June 25 Got my fave’ : 1 item combo /refried beans only ( as opposed to rice AND beans) , extra tortillas . Service snappy. Owner visited each table asking if everything OK. Portions large enough so one can make an extra soft...More

Thank P-and-A-Belmont
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The menu is typical Sonoran Mexican food but its quality ingredients and well-prepared, so everything is delicious. The chips and salsa are a perfect match for an icy margarita or Dos Equis beer. I love the carnitas or carne asada (even on a salad). Enchiladas...More

Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Our family goes here once or twice a month. A few personal favorites, the Chile Relleno, the Mama Avila’s soup and the Chicken and Mole. The food and service is consistently very good and the owner often on site to stop by the tables. I...More

Thank clarkesinseal
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We went on a Saturday evening mid April with my wife, son and two teenage grandsons. Yes, challenging enough already! Good cocktails, great Margarita, and our order was taken promptly. Then things went a little downhill. When the food was brought out, it was auctioned...More

Thank Kleefrog57
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Great Mexican food. Wanted something light, went with some margaritas and their house soup with side plate. Really good.

Thank thomas v
Reviewed February 4, 2018

We've been going to Avila's almost every week for the last year. The food is consistently good, as is the service. We are usually trying to get a quick, good, dinner and head off to a meeting of some sort. They absolutely meet our wants....More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Food was very good. We had shrimp tacos, soup, chicken. Chips and salsa were very fresh. Margarita yummy! Reasonable prices. Easy to park.

Thank bennie8082
Reviewed January 23, 2018

If you have time, get in here at Happy Hour as their soup-tureen size margaritas are even cheaper, and you only need one. Lots of typical Mexican food choices on the menu and the place with outdoor seating has a cantina atmosphere. Menudo is only...More

Thank sophia713
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-493-8226
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