My boyfriend and I go here alot and I really like the food here. Beans are fresh and quanitys are large. I have to say though, don't go here if your in a hurry. There service can be slow at times but we keep coming back because we really like the food and atmosphere. They make killer Cadillac Margaritas!! :)
This place is awesome. Great food, the best margaritas anywhere (try the Cadillac or the Surfer's Dream), great service (I don't know what that first reviewer's problem was) and all at a nice price. You can't go wrong.
As far as food goes, Avila's is really good. I have not had a bad meal there yet. The service, on the other hand, leaves a lot to be desired. To say that it is slow is an understatement. One time when we went there one of the cooks decided not to show up, so they were short staffed in the kitchen. We did not know this at first however, and wondered why, after an hour, we still had not received our food. When we finally complained about how long we had been waiting, which was becoming unbearable with three young children, we were casually told that a cook had not come in, and that the food probably would be out soon. No apology, no offer to make up for the delay, or anything. I thought that was extremely unprofessional. Another time a friend and I were having lunch together and we got unlucky enough to get a female server we knew to be very slow- her attitude seems to be that she will get around to doing her job when she is good and ready, and usually doesn't bother being terribly polite. As if that wasn't bad enough, she decided how much she was going to tip herself by taking her tip out of our change. That, as far as I am concerned, is inexcusable. I will decide what the tip should be, not the waitress. Anyway, for good food, a to go order is probably your best bet, as the service tends to stink.
Quite simply, the best! Period. Great food, great drinks, great ambiance. It seems we live at this restaurant once or twice a week. The staff knows us and what we like... to the point where we barely need to order anything as our favorite appetizers and drinks magically appear without a word, and the staff rattle off our list of favs until we just have to nod our head. Just like the fictional TV show Cheers... this is a place where everyone knows your name. It is worth making the trip from wherever you are!