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Avila's El Ranchito

204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
+1 949-498-5000
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“enchiladas” (21 reviews)
“camarones” (3 reviews)
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204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really liked this restaurant as we have 2 small children and it was a relax environment and catered to them. Good kids menu too. Food was good - I had the shrimp tacos and loved them.

Thank ACossette
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time dining here and chosen because of Tripadvisor reviews. Honestly didn't think it was anything too special. The atmosphere is lively and casual. Guests are in t-shirts, shorts, and flip flops. Kid friendly with kid's meals reasonably priced at $7.50. Lots of choices on...More

Thank MaikoG
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I've eaten at the Avila's SC location on several occasions. Service is generally prompt and courteous. Food is just average unfortunately. The basic combination plates, in particular, are dry and and flavorless. Other dinners are a bit better. Salsa helps, but you shouldn't need it....More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Party of 5, one wasn't fan of Mexican food, but was able to find good alternative, Grilled Fiesta Platter. Low carb fajitas was very good. The fajita steak was remarkably tender, unlike most pieces of meat used for fajitas. I ordered enchiladas, choices included shredded...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Nothing supper special about this place. It has great food and good drinks. You can even take you dog on the patio. Not a lot of seating and very popular, but I haven't been there with a long wait yet ! Our family tends to...More

Thank L0ri55
Reviewed 30 March 2017

When this was in Laguna Hills, the food was great. It's now just ordinary and pricey. Every time we go, we get disappointed. Watery sauces and average meats.

Thank Lolasuejen
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has delicious chips, salsa and chicken mole enchiladas. I didn't even pay attention to what the rest of my family ate since they devoured their food while I kept thinking why can't mole sauce taste this good on the East Coast. When in...More

Thank Icarl
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We went for lunch and were very satisfied. The waiters were very attentive and prompt. Between the two of us we had a tamale, enchilada, and chicken chimichanga. All were very delicious and filling. My hubby said it was the best tamale and enchilada he'd...More

Thank rynker55
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The food was killer! I got the shrimp enchiladas and my girlfriend got the mole enchiladas! We would be back if we lived here!!!

Thank SaltCityFalken
Reviewed 14 January 2017

El Ranchito is one of my favorite restaurants in San Clemente. I love the Mexican food here. The staff is usually very friendly, and although they may sometimes be overwhelmed with the number of customers they have I don't think I have ever left dissapointed....More

Thank rjodonnell
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Ernie G
Do you serve breakfast?
6 August 2016|
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Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they serve breakfast every day, all day!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-5000
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