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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I totally loved this place. My Mahi tacos were incredible, and I know my companion loved his dinner as well. The service was great, and they happily accepted our request to be away from the doors (it was quite chilly). The margaritas are not to...More

Thank Cathryn W
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Was here for lunch this week. Sat on the outdoor patio. Nice atmosphere, the waitress was friendly and attentive but the food was not great. I ordered the enchiladas which was recommended. It came with beans and rice, pretty standard Mexican food. So I was...More

Thank DonnaMee
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome place - well managed and great food! Right on pacific coast highway. We are from Detroit and wanted great food-and got it here.

Thank theresa146
Reviewed 22 March 2018

some of the best mexican food ive had. and im from phoenix where we have some of the best. a must eat

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We ate here twice while staying in Laguna, it was recommend by the Surf & Sand Hotel where we stayed as a good place to grab a casual bite. Food was all really good, service was terrific. Nice garden patio, great chips and salsa. They...More

Thank Yos G
Reviewed 9 March 2018

It was an unseasonably cold windy night in February when my son and I ate at Avila's. We still chose to eat outside, which was fine because they have many heaters on the outside patio and we were toasty warm! Depending on which seat you...More

Thank MAbelini
Reviewed 28 February 2018

I've given this place multiple opportunities to be "better" but the food continues to be real bland Mexican.... The margaritas are completed watered down even when you order Patron Tequilla.... Decent environment, dog friendly, lots of traffic noise though on the patio. Ok ocean view...More

Thank Holling911
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Indoor and outdoor dining just a block off the beach. The patio area is great, even when cool outside as they have large heaters going. The food is good and serving sizes are generous. Good drink list including margaritas, beer, wine. Several good craft beers...More

Thank 1TNtraveler
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Nice to see a place in Laguna Beach that isn’t over the top. Classy, chill, good food and service. Proper Michelada made, and the second one came before I even asked.

Thank nadeily
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Great tacos and a great location. Order the carnitas street tacos. The patio is a great place for dinner and a drink. The margarita's were a bit dissapointing, but ok. Great experience.

Thank bblomberg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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