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Javelina Cantina

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American, Southwestern, Mexican
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Scenic view

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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
Most recent review
I would drive 2 hours just to eat here!!

Some of the best Mexican food I have had in quite some time!! HANDS down the BEST salsa in a Mexican restaurant!! Patricia was our server and she was FANTASTIC!! Even gave us extra salsa to take home :) Margaritas are worth the money!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Mary M
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Some of the best Mexican food I have had in quite some time!! HANDS down the BEST salsa in a Mexican restaurant!! Patricia was our server and she was FANTASTIC!! Even gave us extra salsa to take home :) Margaritas are worth the money!!

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Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed everything about our dinner: the atmosphere (warm & cozy), the food (tasty), the prices (moderate), the service (prompt & courteous), and the view (wonderful).

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Not being too hungry, we ordered the chicken tortilla soup and a quesadilla to share. That was more than enough. We were very pleasantly surprised by the generous serving of soup, which had large chunks of chicken and vegetables - it was more than we expected. The quesadilla was packed with shredded chicken and was served with guacamole, salsa, and... More 

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La Quinta, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and it was great. The food was fresh and good and the view was great. Our server was attentive and pleasant. A good choice for lunch or dinner.

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Rushville, Illinois
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175 reviews 175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Met some locals on a hike and they recommended Javelina Cantina. Thought we would give it a try after a full day of hiking. Stopped in about 3pm and the place was full. Short wait and we had a table with a great view. Food was outstanding and large servings. I even had to ask for a box. Great service... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Throughout the years we have eaten here one time per visit to Sedona. We had always liked the food and astpohere. It's right across the street from The Inn at Oak Creek which makes it very easy to just walk across after a few margaritas. After this last visit I won't be back. The food itself was okay nothing to... More 

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Richfield, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Let's just say coming from Wisconsin, we were craving the SUN! This restaurant has great outdoor dining spots! Enjoyed the Mexican food as well! Kids loved watching the lizards while we dined outside!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

One of the best margaritas in town. Very smooth. The right proportions of tequila and grand mariner with home made mixer. Food and service was excellent. High marks from me.

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Sedona, Arizona, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As I live in Sedona, I have gone to the Javelina off and on numerous times. With good portions, good service and good value it is a great place to take out of town guests for a unique experience or occasionally for lunch. It can be noisy at supper time. Javelina is a combo of American Mexican. As a visitor,... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a fun place to go and sit on the deck and enjoy the amazing views as well have good Mexican food.

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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: American, Southwestern, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?