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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%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“flautas” (3 reviews)
“chicken soup” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3117
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Driving down the PCH and we stumbled across this gem. I got a margarita and the taco combo......best tacos ever!! My husband got the California burrito, which ha fries cooked in it! Service and the view were great! It is pricey, but worth it! Also,...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Good food. Slow service. Great view of the ocean from inside. Great deck outside-no view from front deck.

Thank Tricia K
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Cozy outdoor patio with heaters and right in the hub of Laguna beach- casual restaurant with good food and great margaritas!

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We walked in to this place with no expectations and the food was outstanding. Ahi Bowl was great and my wife had mahi-mahi tacos. It was happy hour on top of it and both meals were half price. Lot's of food and great service.

Thank keanoreno
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had lunch there during happy hour. The waiter was amazing: gave advice about the menu, jokes and good mood included. Loved the food! Good coctails, delicious food, great atmosphere. The prices are adequate. Full of customers

Thank Egle D
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by one weekend evening. This place has been here for 50 years. Can't survive that long with a bad model. The food and service are good. The ambiance is not bad, especially the outdoor seating. Pricing is fair. We liked the experience and would...More

Thank hayes_jd
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Laguna Beach very late so only wanted to grab something quick for dinner. We once entered the restaurant we couldn't decide. Everything sounded delicious. The waiter recommended a variety of different dishes and we loved it. Real Mexican at an absolutely reasonable...More

Thank WaLuOnTheRoad
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent! The fajitas were delicious but the guacamole was by the far the best - nice outdoor seating for people watching. Loved it

Thank sjpKentucky
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Next to la cada del Camino hotel with the beach in the back Food was great Fast & not too expensive Good ambience Walk around after you eat Lots of shops around and gallery art studios

Thank jorge A a
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This Mexican eatery has been in business at this location for 50 years. The food was excellent. The service was good. The prices were reasonable. It has an ocean view. That's all the good news. The bad news is that it looks like the restaurant...More

1  Thank Annette M
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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