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Javelina Cantina

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Mexican, American, Southwestern
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671 Hwy 179, Hillside Shopping Center, Sedona, AZ 86336-6172
928-282-1313
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Javelina Cantina is located in the Hillside Shopping Center. We offer...
Javelina Cantina is located in the Hillside Shopping Center. We offer traditional Sonoran Mexican cuisine. All of our food is housemade fresh daily and cooked to order, using the finest and freshest ingredients available. We offer indoor and outdoor patio dining with spectacular views of Sedona whether you're seated inside or out. Happy hour is from 3:00 to 6:00 daily. Please join us for Sedona's finest Mexican Cuisine. Visit us near sunset and you just might get a show, we usually see Javelina's on the north side of the restaurant around sunset.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Javelinas love tortillas

Had dinner here. 20 min wait at 5pm but they had a family of javelinas that they feed tortillas and tortilla chips to so we were quite entertained. Service was decent. Chips and salsa were good (i've had better). Portion sizes were huge so all of us had leftovers for lunch the next day. Food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Becky H
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Drove over from Prescott for the day for a change of scenery. Pleasantly surprised. The food is well prepared and ample portions. Special requests are no problem. Enthusiastic server was a plus, Robo. The only downer was when we were leaving. The hostesses droned the usual, "Have a nice day." with NO eye contact at all. Not even an attempt.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here. 20 min wait at 5pm but they had a family of javelinas that they feed tortillas and tortilla chips to so we were quite entertained. Service was decent. Chips and salsa were good (i've had better). Portion sizes were huge so all of us had leftovers for lunch the next day. Food was pretty good. Happy tummy.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The food was filling and the price was good. I ordered the steak burrito enchilada style. The salsa was tasty and the customer service was great. Will definitely go back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

After crawling through Sedona in 5 mph traffic, we ended up here for lunch. The service was as slow as the traffic. People who arrived after us finished their meal before we even had our first bite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Food at the bar is just as enjoyable in this popular eatery. Tip for those who do not like waiting. Liked the Baja shrimp tacos and the margaritas hit the spot after a day in the Red Rocks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is probably the best Mexican food I have had in the USA and Canada. My husband and I enjoy Mexican food often. This one was authentic (especially the salsa, guacamole and the beans) and delicious. Wait time was very reasonable. So were the prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We ended up at this restaurant after hiking around Courthouse Butte and Belle Rock, naturally starving. After a delicious complimentary app of tortilla chips and excellent salsa fresco, we had an amazing carnitas enchelida and a beef burrito (huge portions) . We also ordered the guacamole, which was expensive and lacking some seasoning - the only miss of the day.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had a great meal last night. Server was very accommodating and really enjoyed the food. Great view as the sun set. Margaritas were very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We sat outside on the patio and had a great view of the bluffs as the sun set. The server (Craig) was ultra-accommodating...asked us about the timing of the meal and was aware we are on vacation and might like to relax with our cocktails first. The Sangria was excellent with a nice lime overtone. I had the pork carnitas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We shared the triple combo plate for lunch and it filled the 3 of us. Delicious food, great decor and excellent service. Place gets busy evenings & weekends so reservations are recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 671 Hwy 179, Hillside Shopping Center, Sedona, AZ 86336-6172
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: 928-282-1313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children

Description

Javelina Cantina is located in the Hillside Shopping Center. We offer traditional Sonoran Mexican cuisine. All of our food is housemade fresh daily and cooked to order, using the finest and freshest ingredients available. We offer indoor and outdoor patio dining with spectacular views of Sedona whether you're seated inside or out. Happy hour is from 3:00 to 6:00 daily. Please join us for Sedona's finest Mexican Cuisine. Visit us near sunset and you just might get a show, we usually see Javelina's on the north side of the restaurant around sunset.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?