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Avila’s El Ranchito

1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
+1 949-376-7040
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
“tacos” (14 reviews)
“taco combo” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice wait staff. Very good food. Nice outdoor dining area. Worth your stop. Adequate beer selection.

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love a good chicken soup in a Mexican restaurant, and they had one! It was pleasant to sit outside with the heaters keeping us warm.

Thank MindyIndy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good tacos and service! If you are in a mood of Mexican food you definitely must visit this place!

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at several of the Avila's locations. While this review pertains to the Laguna Beach location, the comments hold for San Clemente, Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach locations as well. Drinks are fine. Service is generally prompt and courteous. Food is average...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chile Relleno is the best I have had north of the border. All the combos are amazing and are decently priced considering the location. My wife and I ate here three times the weekend we spent in Laguna.

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place for lunch and we're really glad we did. The atmosphere and food were great. I will definitely go back next time I'm in town. I had the street tacos with chicken and my daughter had the Baja Mahi Mahi tacos....More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Great chips, salsa, guac, and drinks! Daily specials too! Kids eat free on Wednesdays! The steak was great and the staff was very friendly. Views from most tables inside so you can watch the sunset, and fire on the patio to keep the chill away.

Thank Roxanne C
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Good food, had the soup. Service was prompt and attentive. Well trodden establishment, was quiet when we were there but looked like it had the potential to have been very busy in the past.

Thank stuart a
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Terrible margarita (made with artificial ingredients it tasted completely chemical) The beers were completely flat. The salsa for the complimentary nachos is a mix of cocktail sauce and "salsa" from a jar terrible just terrible flavor. Extremely sad to see how diluted all the recipes...More

Thank PattyFirenze5
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We went for a quick lunch, but speed is not the specialty. Really good food, however is. I had a yummy fajita salad that was just the right portion size. My wife had a combo that she much appreciated. It was well worth the wait.

Thank clsm929
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
It's a chain restaurant and the other locations are in Trip Advisor - just not this one..