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“Love Avila's!”

Avila's El Ranchito
Ranked #34 of 693 Restaurants in Santa Ana
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Anyone who works in the area knows how great Avila's is. The food is great and service is fast for lunch as they cater to the locals who are working and out for lunch. They make homemade tortillas which are awesome. There is so much on the menu that everyone can find something they would enjoy. Try the chicken tortilla soup...its yummy!

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Thank Stacey M
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

It is a few blocks off the highways, so you do not get the usual drive-by crowd. We had steak and chicken fajitas and the chicken asteca sald. It was all very good with the exception of the chicken being -s chicken can be – dry. Good flavors, good atmosphere (better than a in-and-out Mexican place), good service, good beer on tap.

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Thank Morgan2010
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We went for a birthday lunch and arrived at 11:30 to avoid some of the lunch rush. It didn't matter. Our waiter was rude, rushed us to the point he wrote down wrong orders, and the service still took 2 hours. This place was no bueno for us, as we filled up on chips and salsa for a just ok, over priced lunch

Thank callmemochelle
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

We enjoyed the food and the entertainment on the Friday night that we visited El Ranchito. Our waitress was very helpful, attentive, and accommodating. The mariachi band was great. My only suggestion is for the restaurant to use less salt in their recipes, expecially the rice and beans. I am not able to eat much salt due to health issues. Most mexican restaurants use way too much salt.

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Thank Cascadesfrog
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Reviewed 7 December 2011

Our nonprofit had a function at Avila's El Ranchito Restaurant at the Santa Ana location on First Street. It was wonderful. The restaurant was decorated for Christmas and so we had to do no decorations ourselves. There was tons of parking, so the attendees had no difficulty with that issue. The dinner was buffet, so we didn't have to worry about the wait-persons struggling through the tables. The food was very very good, and the vegetables tasted especially fresh and crisp. The restaurant is laid out with a long hallway and then individual rooms off the hallway. Our group took up an entire room at the end. But as we walked through the restaurant we could tell that no matter where you sat, if you came here alone, you would not feel lost in a cavernous room . . . each place had an intimate feel to it. We enjoyed our evening very much.

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Thank Fatbird1
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