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Avila's El Ranchito

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2515 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2006
+1 949-644-8226
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in The area. Great ambience. They serve tortilla chips as appetizers and their margaritas are great

Thank cyn2702
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44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Have been going back for 20 years. This is classic Sonoran style Mexican; expect nothing fancy and no tex-mex. Excellent traditional combos and the best chicken tortilla soup! Highly recommended for a fun meal with great margaritas.

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Huntington Beach, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I dine at Avila s El Ranchero at least once a week. The food is fresh and delicious, portions are always generous. Try the chicken soup, bowl is huge and plenty as a meal. Love their fish tacos The entire menu rocks good comfort food.

Thank Joanne P
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I continue to go to El Ranchito on a regular basis. It is reliable. The food is always good but the prices continue to rise over the years. It continues to be the place to get Mexican food. I am surprised that there aren't that many other places in Orange County to get good Mexican food.

Thank gmgOc
Springfield, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome margarita with peppers in it! Food is awesome !! And it's where we had dinner after our wedding 4 years ago. Fitting for us to return. Beautiful neighborhood!

Thank vgomez13
Corona del Mar, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The soup is my favorite, the rest is pretty unremarkable. If you do "take out" be sure to check your order carefully - notorious for leaving things out.

Thank sandie h
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Make this short and sweet this place is wonderful. The service and food is outstanding! This is a place you never leave disappointed.

Thank Chris S
Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Really good Mexican food in a pretty cool building. Great salsa, ceviche, Shrimp Mojo de Ajo. Grande margarita's are really good with a nice kick! Bar is fun.

Thank Michael H
Gilbert, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Food, staff, bar & location are amazing. My family and I eat here at least 3x's during our 10 day vacation. Highly recommend.

Thank TSZB69
Laguna Niguel, California
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Avila's in Corona del Mar is the best of Avila's chain of family restaurants. Many years ago they were in a small, hole in the wall location on the opposite side of PCH, and while the food was good, the location was quite grimy. This location is beautifully decorated, clean, spacious, and the Avila service and food is top notch.

Thank HPaige1111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2515 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Corona del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 949-644-8226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?