Newport Beach

Newport Beach - Open for Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Takeout & Delivery.

Established in 1975. It all started in the kitchen over 55 years ago. Mama 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.

Established in 1975 In the heart of Newport Beach, on the Balboa Peninsula, stands the most famous of the restaurants. Sergio Avila is the owner of what is known as the “International El Ranchito” because so many out-of-towners frequent here. T-shirts sold at this restaurant have been seen all over the world! His daughter Maribel Avila Ley and Valerie Avila Gagnon manage this location along with Huntington Beach and Corona Del Mar.

LOCATION

Address:
2800 Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone:
(949) 675-6855

HOURS

  • Monday – Thursday 11 am to 9 pm
  • Friday 11 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday 10 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday 10 am to 9 pm
  • Happy Hour Mon, Weds, Thurs, Friday 3 to 6 pm
  • Taco Tuesday 11 am to 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…