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-Thursday 11 am–9 pm
Friday 11 am–10 pm
Saturday 9 am–10 pm
Sunday 9 am–9 pm

News and Media

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…

*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…

At 50, Avila’s El Ranchito is still all about family

When patrons of Avila’s El Ranchito sit down to eat, they’re handed a menu bearing a picture of Margarita “Mamá” Avila. The matriarch of the Mexican food restaurant group is standing by stacks of plates. Her face beams. The photograph suggests…