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Avila's El Ranchito

2101 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
+1 949-642-1142
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
2101 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times. The food is never bad. We always have a good meal when we go there. They give you freshly made tortillas! The guacamole is really good, sometimes it needs salt but that's a preference thing for us....More

Thank thekopfsteins
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We're out in the OC to escape from the desert inferno. We needed a dog friendly patio and called Avila's and they said sure! We are happy so far

Thank Berlinda B
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Walking distance from my daughter's house. Fun to walk over for a drink or lunch. Great menus with something for everyone. Recommend bartenders Antonio and Ernesto! Don't miss the handmade warm tortillas.

Thank deggs
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Found this place for a late lunch. It was really nice family place and the food was good and it was a lot.

Thank Pierre R
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went here for dinner before a show for a bachelorette party. We were sat on the patio which always means slower service. It took a good 15-20 minutes to get our drink order in, but the drinks were good and well received. The chips...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Short walk from large parking lot to festive entry, promptly greeted by friendly staff, ushered to the dining room, past a busy and absorbed cocina, seated to a spacious booth, with homemade warmed tortillas awaiting, and bountiful chips placed aside the indigenous tangy salsa; Sizzling...More

Thank BFDiner
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Avila's, Costa Mesa, is our neighborhood favorite. We usually sit at the bar and order directly from Tony. He is very attentive and friendly. We usually go for Taco Tuesday when they offer specials on drinks and select appetizers. Always good.

Thank Bunny0016
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Avila soup is my absolute fave. This charming, family run business has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. It's like comfort food. The staff is incredibly friendly. They have fresh made tortillas right in front of you, and boy...More

Thank JHuante
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The restaurant tries to look like a Mexican house (I guess, I have never actually been to Mexico). Bright colors, lots of flowering plants, tile floors, stucco walls. The staff was competent - chips and salsa came right away, as did water. The salsa was...More

Thank Dolores G
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Lunch today was great. Shrimp, spicy and the garlic shrimp were excellent, fish tacos, and chili rellenos, too. Guacamole was fresh and tasty. Service was impeccable.

Thank Melissa M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-1142
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