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Avila's El Ranchito

) #16 of 175 Restaurants in San Clemente €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Latin
204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
+1 949-498-5000
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“enchiladas” (22 reviews)
“camarones” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
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1 - 10 of 177 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

As mentioned in my previous review of HH Cotton's, Avila's is another of the new, fun, hip places that are now taking over from some of the old, tired places on this classic stretch of road in old San Clemente. In what used to be...More

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a pet friendly place and found this gem. The service was good (not great). The food was great. Large portions reasonably priced! Good selection for the little ones. Including the dog.

Thank christinawaldao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Avila's with friends and enjoyed the Azteca burrito, salmon tacos and enchiladas. Large portions, good location and service.

Thank db7477
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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 21 May 2017 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 31 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
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Ernie G
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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: 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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