Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa - Open for Indoor & Outdoor Dining and Takeout.

Established in 1977 – Located near Hoag Hospital in Costa Mesa, this restaurant in owned by Maria Elena. She acquired her mother’s love of the kitchen, preparing new dishes using authentic ingredients prepared in a fresh new way. “Botana Carnitas” and “Pepe’s Special” are some of her creations coming from this ‘test’ kitchen. Handmade tortillas are a favorite with the locals.

Costa Mesa Avila's El Ranchito

LOCATION

Address:
2101 Placentia Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone:
(949) 642-1142

HOURS

Monday 11 am–9 pm
Tuesday 11 am–9 pm
Wednesday 11 am–9 pm
Thursday 11 am–9 pm
Friday 11 am–10 pm
Saturday 9 am–10 pm
Sunday 9 am–9 pm

News and Media

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