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

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…