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Avila's El Ranchito

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24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
+1 949-855-4989
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love the decor in this place! there is so much stuff on the walls and hanging from the ceiling to look at. Food is very good as well. Only downfall NO Happy Hour.

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Thank Kevin M
Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I walked to the restaurant, I enjoyed the nice decoration and atmosphere recreated at the place. I was on a business meal with some coworkers and it was a great experience. I ordered the lunch chicken enchiladas and it was really good. Great option if you are around the area!

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Thank smm012015
Lake Forest, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great guacamole! Great food and drinks! They are always so friendly and kind, I just love it here. Excellent service. I crave this place all the time.

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Thank Theresa W
Prescott, Arizona
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223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I began eating at Avila's at the original in Huntington Park more than 20 years ago and have eaten at several of their many family owned locations over the years. We love the food, the servers are helpful and friendly, some things (gratefully) never change. Big selection of margaritas....Tons of great food....what else do you need???? Don't hesitate to give... More 

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Thank davefoshee
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My son told me about this restaurant so I met him there for lunch. Really good food and service (a bit slow) but after eating the food it did not matter. Want to fell your are south of the border try Avila's.

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Thank Chris S
California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love going here with the family and extended family. Their margaritas are excellent ! Haven't had anything that wasn't good here.

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Thank marriedCalifornia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful girls lunch out. Service was wonderful! Huge menu to choose from :). I ordered a bowl lunch (forgot the name) like a burrito bowl. Anyways, loved it! Everything was fresh and yummy! I will stop by here again on one of my visits to the area.

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Thank Ohbeck
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A very nice place to have dinner. Good cocktails and fast service. Guacemole prepared on your table is excellent. Rest of the food is good, not great.

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Thank Irmo K
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Came in late on a Sunday night , an hour before closing. Service was quick and friendly. Prices were good , food delivered fast. Never felt rushed to leave.

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Thank krobson5
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Th is stop at El Ranchito was probably my third or forth over several years. The decor is something you will only find in very few places. It's colorful, funky, very eclectic. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and a full bar. We stopped in around noon on a weekday and the place is packed inside. We started with Margaritas,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-855-4989

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