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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 good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
“chicken soup” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 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 10 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
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Avila's is serving up decent Mexican fare in Laguna Beach. There are plenty of options on the menu and the prices aren't bad. We loved the fish tacos and burritos.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Margarita was great and the food was great as well. Sat at the bar and enjoyed the conversation with the bartender. it was a nice relaxing place to good grab some good Mexican food.

Thank slayers911
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The location was cute and had a good sized menu but the food was alright with me. There are several other Mexican restaurants in the area so make sure to try them to see which one you like best.

Thank piacentinidanielle
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had a great meal here-authentic Mexican food. Great house-made salsa and chips. Service was good too!

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Avila's served as the perfect family dinner for us while traveling in Laguna Beach. The staff is friendly. I love the outside patio where I can be outside and they have heaters all around the patio to ward off the beach chill that can happen....More

Thank Jennifer B
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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
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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