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Avila's El Ranchito

) #21 of 589 Restaurants in Santa Ana ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican
2201 E 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-3801
+1 714-547-9129
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (8 reviews)
“tortillas” (6 reviews)
“chicken soup” (2 reviews)
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2201 E 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-3801
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy having a meal at el ranchito. Great quality food and home made tortillas make it even better. My family recently went for father's day and enjoyed the food and environment. We have also reserved an area of the restaurant for a baptism event...More

Thank glendaa725
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Locals have loved this restaurant for decades, ever since Mama Avila started cooking her family recipes. Tucked away on First Street, you have to know it's there, but it's worth hunting for. Authentic Mexican dishes in great old decor it's perfect for lunch, dinner or...More

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went there for supper for the first time with friends, both the atmosphere and the food were second to none. Our server Michelle was very helpful and friendly, one of, if not the best Mexican food restaurants that I have gone too, would definitely...More

1  Thank Normie59
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It is a family owned and (I am told family run) business. Excellent food and a very fine atmosphere, reminiscent of Mexico. The service is very good and the fare is excellent. There was live music when we visited. very fine for a family outing.

Thank montraveller030
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I had lunch at this quaint Mexican restaurant. I ordered their Avila's soup which is made with chicken soup and vegetables. Very delicious!! Their chicken tacos were good, too. Nice place to have lunch or dinner with friends or family or special someone.

Thank stregine
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been going to El Ranchito for over 25 years. Their food is great and their staff is very warm and welcoming, especially Kathy. Kathy has a loyal following of customers as she is probably the best waitress my husband and I have ever...More

Thank 1975Susan
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a fun Mexican restaurant that offers a wide-selection of typical Mexican Food. However, their chicken soup is the best. They also offer low-calorie meal & beverage options.

Thank LSolis2013
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

A little expensive, but very tasty carne asada tacos with fresh made tortillas. The chips and salsa are one of he best around. It is in an old pueblo so it feels very authentic. Excellent service and definitely family friendly.

Thank Melinda P
Reviewed 29 June 2016

One of my favorites and we also hold meetings here for my Alumni Association. Very Accomadating and the food is excellent!

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The service is great and they make tortillas fresh everyday the food is great and a great selection to chose from

Thank Olivia D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 E 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-3801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-547-9129
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