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Avila's El Ranchito

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
+1 949-498-5000
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (21 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (12 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
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1 - 10 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All four of us enjoyed eating here. The flautas are fantastic! The kids meals were not too expensive and they offer chicken nuggets if the kids don’t like typical Mexican food.

Thank kerriedoane
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came across this restaurant while exploring the San Clemente downtown. It was a very satisfying visit! Ordered from the lunch special and the food were delicious. I had the enchilada combo and my sister had the taco and soup combo. Lunch was finished off with...More

Thank mbellastyle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be there when Mike is bar tending, such a great guy, always smiling and he makes a killer margarita!

Thank casey2001338
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Our waitress was very efficient and helpful. She made a suggestion after we inquired about a dinner selection.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Love love love Mama Avila's special soup! Energetic spot on Del Mar Avenue to enjoy lunch or dinner. Good food at good prices. Friendly staff and congenial atmosphere. I was a regular while living there.....gotta have that soup!

Thank highdesertinn
Reviewed 15 August 2017

As mentioned in my previous review of HH Cotton's, Avila's is another of the new, fun, hip places that are now taking over from some of the old, tired places on this classic stretch of road in old San Clemente. In what used to be...More

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Needed a pet friendly place and found this gem. The service was good (not great). The food was great. Large portions reasonably priced! Good selection for the little ones. Including the dog.

Thank christinawaldao
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Avila's with friends and enjoyed the Azteca burrito, salmon tacos and enchiladas. Large portions, good location and service.

Thank db7477
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We really liked this restaurant as we have 2 small children and it was a relax environment and catered to them. Good kids menu too. Food was good - I had the shrimp tacos and loved them.

Thank ACossette
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

First time dining here and chosen because of Tripadvisor reviews. Honestly didn't think it was anything too special. The atmosphere is lively and casual. Guests are in t-shirts, shorts, and flip flops. Kid friendly with kid's meals reasonably priced at $7.50. Lots of choices on...More

Thank MaikoG
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Ernie G
7 August 2016|
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Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they serve breakfast every day, all day!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-5000
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