San Clemente

San Clemente - Open for Indoor & Outdoor Dining and Takeout

Established in 2003. In 1966 Salvador & Margarita Avila opened their first restaurant in Huntington Park serving Mamá Avila’s authentic family recipes from Guanajuato, Mexico that she has passed down from generation to generation.

Each location of Avila’s El Ranchito is owned, operated, and loved by a member of the Avila family. The San Clemente location is owned by Victor Avila and operated by his long-time general manager, Karen Edwards. The restaurant fits in well in this beautiful beachside community with it’s surfing decor, family appeal, authentic food, and creative margaritas. We know your friends and family will enjoy!

San Clemente

LOCATION

Address:
204 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone:
(949) 498-5000

HOURS

  • Sunday through Thursday 11 am to 9 pm
  • Friday & Saturday 11 am to 10 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…