Google+

Avila’s El Ranchito, Newport Beach Turns 40 With Throwback Thursday Prices in April

6

March 9, 2015 by danisdecadentdeals

Avila El Ranchito 40 years anniversary, mexican food newport beach, newport beach restaurants

Dani outside of Avila’s El Ranchito Newport Beach

Last night I was invited to an awesome party to celebrate 40 years of the restaurant Avila’s El Ranchito, at the Newport Beach location (2800 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach) with the Avila family & it was a great time!  The Avila family is so lovely and gracious and has worked so very hard to build their empire of 11 separate Avila’s El Ranchito locations! The mayor of Newport Beach was there to present Sergio Avila and his daughter, Maribel Avila (manager of the Newport Beach location) with an award. 

Avila El Ranchito 40 years anniversary, mexican food newport beach, newport beach restaurants

Avila’s El Ranchito Newport Beach (photo taken by Anne Watson)

Avila’s El Ranchito was always my favorite Taco Tuesday and when I used to live in Newport Beach, I never missed a week of the fun!  The taco Tuesday party at El Ranchito is only $5 and it is all you can eat quesadilla, tacos, chips, and they have great drink specials!  I need to start going there more frequently again even though I have moved to South Orange County.  It is truly a fun Taco Tuesday!

Avila El Ranchito 40 years anniversary, mexican food newport beach, newport beach restaurants

Dani with Manager of Newport Beach location, Maribel Avila – Avila’s El Ranchito Newport Beach

In honor of the 40 year celebration in Newport Beach, Avila’s El Ranchito will be having some amazing specials throughout the month of April that I would like to share with you!  I know you will love these deals, because while the food is tasty, the prices will also roll back to their original prices that were available when Avila’s El Ranchito opened in 1975! These prices will be available for this one special month only! Throwback Thursday events will be beginning Thursday, April 2, 2015 and will happen every Thursday all month long!

Avila El Ranchito 40 years anniversary, mexican food newport beach, newport beach restaurants

Mama Avila’s Soup – Avila’s El Ranchito Newport Beach

Details around the 40th Anniversary Celebration at Avila’s El Ranchito include rereleasing the original 1975 menu which features 2 item combinations that include the Azteca Burrito, Carnitas plate, Chingolingas, Mama Avila’s Soup, and more! Mama Avila’s Soup will be available for only $5.45 every Thursday in April! This dish is a house specialty made with fresh chicken broth, chunks of chicken breast and rice.  This dish is garnished with avocado, tomato, cilantro and lime & served with warm tortillas.  See details of each weekly menu in addition to the soup below!

Thursday April 2 menu will feature:

Sonora Combinacion: Crispy taco & enchilada which will be served with Mexican rice and beans.  $5.95

Chile Verde: Tender chunks of pork simmered with mild green chiles, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions. Served with warm tortillas $7.45

Thursday April 9 Menu will feature:

Carnitas: Chunks of learn pork cooked crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Served with guacamole, rice, beans, and warm tortillas. $7.45

Oaxaca Combinacion: Chile relleno, served with Mexican rice and beans.  $5.25

Thursday, April 16 will feature:

Chingolingas: A flaky pastry filled with chicken, served with rice, beans, guacamole and sour cream. An original Avila’s creation! $5.45

Oaxaca Combinacion: Chile relleno, served with Mexican rice and beans.  $5.25

Thursday, April 23 will feature:

Sonora Combinacion: Crispy taco & enchilada. Served with Mexican rice and beans.  $5.95

Taco Guadalajara: Crisp flour tortilla shell stuffed with beans, rice, lettuce and topped with sour cream and guacamole. Choice of chicken, beef, carne asada or carnitas. $5.95

Thursday, April 30 will feature:

Azteca Treasure Burrito: Shredded chicken or beef and beans. Smothered with salsa ranchera and melted cheese and guacamole. $5.95

Chile Verde: Tender chuncks of pork simmered with mild green chile, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions. Served with warm tortillas $7.45

Avila El Ranchito 40 years anniversary, mexican food newport beach, newport beach restaurants

Chingolingas – Avila’s El Ranchito Newport Beach

In addition to these awesome menus with rollback prices, there will be Free Giveaways in which Avila’s El Ranchito will give away collectable pint glasses- free with featured margarita, as well as anniversary t-shirts that will be free with a liter of featured margaritas.  These items are also available for purchase!

Avila El Ranchito 40 years anniversary, mexican food newport beach, newport beach restaurants

Family fun at Avila’s El Ranchito Newport Beach (photo taken by Anne Watson)

Avila’s El Ranchito also has a “Cheers for Charity” event going on that started on March 1st in which every month in 2015, Avila’s El Ranchito Newport Beach is partnering with a different local charity to give back in celebration of their 40 years in Newport Beach. $1 from each margarita sold will go to the benefitting charity during that month. All charities are included below!

  • March: High Hopes Head Injury Program
  • April: Surfing Heritage and Culture Center
  • May: Orangewood Children and Family Shelter
  • June: Share Our Selves Orange County
  • July: Shalimar Learning Center
  • August: ChildHelp
  • September: OC Animal Care
  • October: Hoag Hospital Breast Cancer Research Center
  • November: Hoag Hospital Prostate Cancer Research Center
  • December: Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
Avila El Ranchito 40 years anniversary, mexican food newport beach, newport beach restaurants

Avila Family – Avila’s El Ranchito Newport Beach

Salvador Avila came to the US with his wife, Margarita, and children from Guanajuato, Mexico. Margarita Avila, also known as Mama Avila, created all of the items on El Ranchito’s menu from scratch with her own recipes.  The Avilas opened their first El Ranchito restaurant in Huntington Park in 1966.  After four decades of hard work, Avila and their children (and grandchildren) now own and operate a total of 11 EL Ranchito restaurants in Southern California! In addition, nearly all of the members of the three generations of Avilas in the region – a total of 40 – are involved in the family business!

Avila El Ranchito 40 years anniversary, mexican food newport beach, newport beach restaurants

Hard at Work making toritillas, pesto quesadillas, and tacos – Avila’s El Ranchito Newport Beach

“At El Ranchito, our employees are like family,” says Maribel Avila, daughter and business partner of owner Sergio Avila. “We invite them to our dinners where Mama Avila still consults on what the menu will be, and now we are donating to various charities they support. We are trying to give them everything the Avila family provided for our generation.”

Avila El Ranchito 40 years anniversary, mexican food newport beach, newport beach restaurants

Carnitas Tacos – Avila’s El Ranchito Newport Beach

Have you ever visited an Avila’s El Ranchito restaurant? Please share your experience below! What are your favorite items on the menu? J Make sure to take advantage of the 40 year celebration deals above! Where else can you get an awesome home cooked meal from a family style restaurant for under $6?  What a great deal and amazing yummy food!

Avila El Ranchito 40 years anniversary, mexican food newport beach, newport beach restaurants

Fun with friends at Avila’s El Ranchito Newport Beach

To subscribe to my blog to get weekly deals like these and other dynamic ways to save and to live champagne dreams on a beer budget, simply scroll down & enter your email address where it says to follow blog via email. You will then receive an email asking you to confirm subscription. Simply confirm subscription and you will be subscribed. 🙂 Thank you for your time and feel free to spread the word to others that want to learn all different kinds of ways to save money on food, travel, shopping, and products:) Please feel free to like my facebook page, Dani’s Decadent Deals as well to get daily deals everyday for everything from clothing, travel, restaurants, activities, adult events and kids’ events. 🙂 Have fun saving!!! 

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Avila’s El Ranchito, Newport Beach Turns 40 With Throwback Thursday Prices in April

  1. This is such a great marketing campaign. What was the best thing you ate?

  2. Grace says:

    Thank you for all these great deals!

  3. tara pittman says:

    This place uses green chile so it has got to be good. I love mexican food.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Archives

Categories

Recent Posts

%d bloggers like this: