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Avila's El Ranchito

2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
+1 949-675-6855
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken soup” (10 reviews)
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“tortillas” (7 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We picked this restaurant off Trip Adviser while driving through the area. What a great find! No wonder they are celebrating 50 years. Fabulous food and service. Highly recommend!

Thank luvtotravel0330
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Stopped in here for lunch while on a business trip. Friendly place with all your favorite Mexican dishes. Nice bar, too. Ordered the carne asada with shrimp, exactly as expected. Warm tortillas on the side are a nice touch.

Thank SanNic44
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Brent started us off right...chips and a great salsa, along with an Anniversary Margarita! I'd read about Mama's Soup, so we shared a bowl. It is wonderful, chicken broth, large chunks of chicken breast, rice, avocado, tomato, cilantro and lime and warm tortillas. Our entree's...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nothing fancy. You can be dressed in attire at this beach close Mexican restaurant. Food is good, generous and restaurant has been family owned and run for 50 years. All their locations are great. Good service as well.

Thank DonnaKarson
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican place. Guacamole is very fresh and good. My husband had the steak quesadillas and I had a cheese tamale with grilled veggies and beans. Great food. Easy access to the place. Great service. Highly recommend!

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I was disappointed when I tasted their menudo because it was can menudo. Don't serve it if you don't make it. Other food was ok, I guess.

Thank Phillip Castro
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Best spot in the Newport Beach bar district on the Peninsula. Great drinks, Amazing food, always a bit crowded. Make sure to make reservations!!!

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Food was very flavorful and service was very good. If you have any dietary needs, you need to be clear about those needs.

Thank Intrepid M
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Avila's Newport Beach has good food, service and atmosphere. We had a largish (8) party for my birthday and they took care of us wonderfully.

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The restaurant was noisy and crowded (it was a Saturday night). The staff were efficient, but hurried. The food was okay, but certainly not exceptional.

Thank MinnesotaFamily2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-6855
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