Celebrity Bryan Cranston steps in as Guest Bartender at Avila’s Newport

Emmy award-winning “Breaking Bad” actor, Bryan Cranston stepped in as a celebrity guest bartender at Avila’s El Ranchito – Newport  Beach Peninsula location as restaurant operators, 3rd generation of Avila women took part in the fun serving up fabulous cocktails from Dos Hombres…
Mama holding menu in Huntington Park

*Margarita Avila is remembered for her strength, spirit and skill.

The Orange County restaurant world lost one of its pioneering finest this week with the death of Margarita Avila, matriarch of the Avila’s El Ranchito family-owned chain whose beloved Mexican food recipes helped make the restaurant group a regional success…

*Margarita Avila, the 93-year-old matriarch behind the empire

Margarita and Salvador Avila opened their first restaurant in Huntington Park in 1966. For more than 50 years, Margarita and Salvador Avila’s El Ranchito restaurants have been a go-to in Orange County for combo plates and margaritas. Regulars will definitely…
Avila’s Guava Margarita

Guava Margarita our Drink of the Week from Avila’s Santa Ana

Now that Cinco de Drinko is over, let’s celebrate a real raza victory: 2016 is the 50th anniversary of Avila’s El Ranchito, OC’s own Mexican-restaurant chain. It might’ve started in Huntington Park, but the other 10 locations are in la naranja, and the…