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 of the Orange location said. “They are pretty proud of what they’ve done.” Margarita Avila, 92, penned recipes and with a $2,000 investment opened the first location in Huntington Park. The rest were opened in Orange County.
The Orange location hosted a 50th anniversary summer fiesta Aug. 25. The restaurant was full from 5 p.m. to closing, Marcus said. “It was one of those days where you walk around the restaurant and you know everyone by name,” Marcus Avila, who opened the Orange location five years ago, said.
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