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Avila's El Ranchito

24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
+1 949-855-4989
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
24406 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3920
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

I have gone to this place for years. I moved to Tennessee 4 years ago and I make sure to stop here every time I'm visiting. Great service and even better food. My favorite is the Mama Avilas soup with homemade corn tortillas. I wish...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

When the wife needs her Mexican food fix, this is our go to. It is a family owned and opportunity. All the locals come and here. The food is amazing. Never ever have had a bad meal here. Taco Tuesday is always fun. You will...More

Thank adamsA4061ZZ
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Love, love, love mama avila's chicken soup it is so flavorful and delicious! I got it with my tampiquena steak. My dish was also delicious and served with a cheese enchilada. I could not finish everything but I did a great job considering I ate...More

Thank qhunnyb
Reviewed 21 January 2018

There were 6 of us and everyone's meal was delicious. It is a fun, lively place. The decor is wonderful. We got there early (cuz we had kids with us) and by the time we left there were quite a few people waiting. The marguerites...More

Thank Martha U
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We had tried to eat dinner at El Ranchito several times but we couldn't wait 25 minutes so we left and wondered why other people were willing to wait. So during the holidays we ate a late lunch there and found out the answer: the...More

Thank Staidthere
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Love this place ...alway my go to for great Mexican food and margaritas ..love their carnitas and table side made guacolmole

1  Thank Martin M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The food is excellent and served hot. The service was a little slower than normal, but it was New Years Day, and very busy. This is one of most farvorite Mexican Restaurants in our area. If you enjoy good food this is the place to...More

Thank R9003APmikem
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I have also enjoyed my food and that is the only reason I go back. The service is not the best. For example I ordered a soda water to drink and I got sprite . I told a young lady who works at the restaurant...More

Thank billieb716
Reviewed 20 November 2017

El Ranchito is quickly becoming a favorite when we are in town. stopped in for lunch an it was very good. Really like the eclictite decor. Very good Margaritas. I don't think you can go wrong there.

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The food is great - Large portions, Somewhat Pricey. I'd like it better if the prices were 20% less, but the food was tasty. The standard margarita was small.

Thank rayu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 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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