Lake Forest

Lake Forest - Open for Outdoor Dining, Takeout, & Delivery

Established in 1998 – It all started in the kitchen in 1966 when Mamá Avila brought the delicious recipes from Guanajuato, Mexico that had been in her family for generations. Over the years, Avila’s El Ranchito has grown to 13 locations in Los Angeles and Orange County. Each restaurant is under the personal care of a family member, guaranteeing the reputation the family has earned for treating our customers like part of the family.

The Lake Forest location owned by Sal Avila and run by daughters Monica and Natalie who are very involved in community events and local charities. Locals love us for our known for their Grande Burritos and delicious Margaritas. Stop in to see us and enjoy the Avila family traditions and exciting new local specials!

Lake Forest Avila's El Ranchito

LOCATION

Address:
24406 Muirlands Blvd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: 
(949) 855-4989

HOURS

  • Monday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Tuesday 11 am to 9 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Thursday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Friday 11 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday 10 am to 9 pm
  • Sunday 10 am to 8 pm

News and Media

Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants In Orange County

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BIZ Beat: Avila’s El Ranchito keeps it in the family

When Margarita and Salvador Avila look over their restaurant, Avila’s El Ranchito, they see 50 years of work that turned into three generations of family members now running 13 locations. “It’s fun to see it through their eyes,” Marcus Avila, owner…

San Clemente’s El Ranchito restaurant will cap the Avilas family’s celebration.

As a teenager in Huntington Park in 1966, Victor Avila would stop into his parents’ newly opened restaurant after school to help with whatever needed to be done. It was just Salvador and Margarita running it, but the entire family…

Avila’s CdM restaurant celebrates 50 years of El Ranchito

The Corona del Mar location of Avila’s El Ranchito celebrated the Mexican restaurant group’s 50th anniversary with a Summer Fiesta on July 21. The event featured drinks, mariachi music, souvenirs, raffles and, of course, food. The first Avila’s opened in 1966…