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Avila's El Ranchito

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$$ - $$$
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318 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5130
+1 714-960-9696
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Huntington Beach, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is located on main street in downtown Huntington Beach. Great atmosphere and a lively place to get some good mexican food. We had a guest from Denmark and she couldn't eat cilantro. We asked the server to get guacamole without this ingredient and it was the best. Burritos are large and good. I have enjoyed the food each... More 

Thank Shelly9922
Huntington Beach, California
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134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by this downtown location one night for dinner. I ordered 1 taco a la carte and my companion ordered the tostada plate. The food was excellent and although the taco had a lot of cheese and lettuce (and some shredded beef), I think $5,00 for a single taco is a bit pricey. However, the tostada plate came with 2... More 

Thank Jeff S
Fountain Valley
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Everything about it, except it's location, is a typical Mexican restaurant. Food was fine, service and cleanliness was fine and it is a family oriented place. Prices were also pretty typical.

Thank michellewB3656GJ
Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Had a great time here! I love Mexican Cuisine and I would say here is a very high level of the dishes, besides that the atmosphere is very nice and friendly. Surely Cheap but at the same time good environment I strongly reccomend to pass here.

Thank 8Giac6
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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889 reviews
444 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 927 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

my partner and I had been on a road trip around California, we had been on a long drive. we found this place and were not disappointed. waiting staff were very friendly. we ordered chicken salad taco and burritos. Boy oh boy the food was fantastic. Fresh and very tasty. Cold beers. Fabulous food place. Will recommend to friends when... More 

Thank enncle
Buffalo NY
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340 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

These guys are really good. They take Mexican and twist it into an upward taste. The Cameron Coctel ( a shrimp cocktail with lots of salsa, veggies and such) is excellent. Burritos are extravagant. Sit in the breeze,( it's always summer in Huntington Beach) and enjoy the day. An excellent bar as well. This place has been around over 50... More 

Thank Hewitty15
Huntington Beach, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants downtown. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is super relaxed!

Thank seckberg
Alta Loma, California
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375 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This was some great Mexican food!! Margarita s were great and strong!! I had a healthy Chili rellano which was very good! It had no batter but was stuffed with chicken and vegetables! I would recommend this!! Good ambiance, fun place!

Thank SteveLalaE
Huntington Beach, California
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I gave this restaurant a previous rating of average. It has been over a year and I am still rating this restaurant 3 stars. Every menu item has been tweaked so that there is a different taste. For example they use a lot of cilantro in the sauces and guacamole. A guest at our table was allergic to cilantro, so... More 

Thank hoho92649
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner here on our Huntington stop over and we were not disappointed. The portions were huge, the food super tasty and the price very reasonable. Our server Casey was so helpful and mixed my favourite drink from back home. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Julie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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: 318 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 714-960-9696

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