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Avila's El Ranchito

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318 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5130
+1 714-960-9696
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are here tonight and had a great meal. I had the California chicken and my wife had the carnitas. Lots of food and both were great. Kids did the kids menu and that was very reasonably priced. Strongly recommend a night here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by the hotel. And are we happy we ended up here. Margaritas were amazing. Chips and salsa fresh and spicy. Steak fajitas. Best I've ever had

Thank michelle0404
Huntington Beach, California
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good bartenders, good food. Always reliable for fast service. Locals hangout. Always run into someone you know from the neighborhood!

Thank Carol E
Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place. Always great food, inexpensive, locals hang out. Bartenders are really sweet and make a strong drink!

Thank LionessCarol
Edmonton, Canada
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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their chicken soup is worth the trip. Chips and salsa was also great as were the margaritas. Unfortunately I thought the tacos were pretty ordinary.

Thank Fraser131313
Huntington Beach, California
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We frequent this restaurant/bar a few times a month. The Happy Hour is what draws us in. Starting at 3pm and going till I think 6pm, Margaritas, well drinks and beers are very affordable. In addition to the affordable drinks, we recommend the bean and cheese burritos and the chicken tacos that are small but tasty and cheap. Two people... More 

Thank Jeff P
Huntington Beach, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This place is located on main street in downtown Huntington Beach. Great atmosphere and a lively place to get some good mexican food. We had a guest from Denmark and she couldn't eat cilantro. We asked the server to get guacamole without this ingredient and it was the best. Burritos are large and good. I have enjoyed the food each... More 

Thank Shelly9922
Huntington Beach, California
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Stopped by this downtown location one night for dinner. I ordered 1 taco a la carte and my companion ordered the tostada plate. The food was excellent and although the taco had a lot of cheese and lettuce (and some shredded beef), I think $5,00 for a single taco is a bit pricey. However, the tostada plate came with 2... More 

Thank Jeff S
Fountain Valley
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Everything about it, except it's location, is a typical Mexican restaurant. Food was fine, service and cleanliness was fine and it is a family oriented place. Prices were also pretty typical.

Thank michellewB3656GJ
Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Had a great time here! I love Mexican Cuisine and I would say here is a very high level of the dishes, besides that the atmosphere is very nice and friendly. Surely Cheap but at the same time good environment I strongly reccomend to pass here.

Thank 8Giac6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 714-960-9696

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